Budget Committee Welcomes Citizen RepresentativesJun 13, 2018 03:26PM ● By Editor
Budget Committee Welcomes Citizen Representatives
June 13, 2018 – To be more inclusive of citizen input, Cook County Commissioners have added five members of the public to the County Budget Committee. Five citizens, one from each Commissioner’s District have been appointed to the Committee.
The Board of Commissioners approved the following representation at the Tuesday June 12 Board Meeting:
District 1: Arvis Thompson
District 2: Mike Carlson
District 3: Jim Boyd
District 4: Nick Burger, and
District 5: Liz Wagner.
The primary function of the Committee will be to review the budget process, long-range financial planning documents and overall County budget priorities. The Committee will:
- Be informed on statutory requirements and best practices for county administration
- Review, evaluate, and make recommendations on long-range planning documents and plans
- Work with staff to maintain the budget calendar and provide public opportunity for comment and involvement as required, and as planned;
“We are pleased to welcome additional public representation on the Budget Committee to help inform these tough decisions,” said Board Chair Ginny Storlie. “This is a great step in citizen engagement, and we look forward to getting down to work together as a Committee on the 2019 Budget. We thank all who applied and value the input they will bring to this process.”
The 2019 Budget Calendar and supporting documentation will be available on the County website at www.co.cook.mn.us/budget as they become available.
Contact: Jeff Cadwell, Cook County Administrator, 218-387-3687 or [email protected]