Cook County "Go Team" and Cook County Chamber host public input meetings around county Sept. 4-5

The Cook County Go Team and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce have invited community members to public meetings in early September to consider a vision for the future of our county. Go Team spokesperson Jim Boyd said four meetings are planned, to ensure everyone can find one that works.
Boyd explains that Go Team is a group of more than 20 community leaders from around the county. The group has been meeting once every six weeks for the past year to examine the state of the county economy—which has performed poorly over the past dozen years—and consider meaningful steps that might help create a more prosperous future. Boyd said members of the Go Team were chosen with an eye to ensuring every area of the county was represented, along with all the major economic stakeholder groups, while keeping the membership to a manageable size.
The recently formed Cook County Chamber of Commerce, which is focused on bringing a higher, sustained level of prosperity to county businesses, was instrumental in creation of the Go Cook County project.
The meetings scheduled for Sept. 4 and 5 will present the Go Team vision and detail it five priorities. Those who attend will have an opportunity to comment on the vision and priorities, and thus to guide further Go Team work in refining both.
Cook County Go Team Public Meetings
* Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1 p.m. Schaap Community Center (attached to the Gunflint Trail 1 at mid-Fire Hall No. 1.
* Wednesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m. St. John’s Catholic Church, Grand Marais
* Thursday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m., Grand Portage Community Building, Grand Portage
* Thursday, Sept. 5, 7   p.m., Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte