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Mar 11

January 2019

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 8:53 AM by Julianne Fasching

Serving as board chair has been a rewarding and humbling experience. Reflecting on 2018, I want to offer a summary of important board activities from the past 12 months.
 
Highlights:
  • Breaking ground on the new Justice Center
  • Investing in much-needed technology upgrades and initiatives to improve service and efficiency
  • County Ditch improvements, resolving problems that date back 100 years. Ten projects completed in 2018
  • Improving Veteran Services – Tripled the number of walk-ins and phone calls from 2017 to 2018
  • Pilot project with the Water Task  Force to do invasive species inspections
  • Found a new hidden gem of a park – Mud Lake Co Park is small and peaceful
  • Winning re-election from District 3 voters to serve another term
  • Holding budget information sessions and listening to citizen feedback in public hearings
 
January events:
  • Jan. 2 Legislative Forum on school funding issues Jan. 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Discovery Elementary School auditorium, 214 1st Ave NE, Buffalo, MN
  • Jan. 7 MN Rural Caucus
  • Jan. 8 Board of Commissioners meeting 9 a.m. Government Center, Buffalo
  • Jan. 9 Board Committee Day
  • Jan. and Feb. Wright County Parks & Recreation offers dogsledding, snowshoeing and XC skiing events
 
Special thanks: To Sheriff Joe Hagerty for his years of service to the County.
 
I appreciate my fellow commissioners for their different areas of expertise and various perspectives. I also value the input and engagement from citizens. Please feel free to connect with me about questions you may have. Mark.Daleiden@co.wright.mn.us  I look forward to continuing the important work at Wright County.
 
View Board Meetings here: Wright County YouTube Channel
 
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