We Are All Facing Similar Challenges

It's sunny in Washington...D.C., that is! I am just finishing up five days at the National Association of County Officials (NACo) Conference. I serve on the Community Economic and Workforce Development Policy Committee for NACo and represent Pierce County’s needs and concerns to this committee. I attend these conferences because I am not the kind of person that thinks that I know all the answers to the problems and concerns facing us today. This conference allows me to hear from other county council officials across our country. There are over 3000 counties in the United States. I am surprised to hear so many concerns similar to those that we are dealing with in Pierce County. Many are concerned with public health, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the loss of Medicaid…
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YouTube, Press Releases and Blogs…Oh My!

We have been talking a lot lately here at the Pierce County Council about communications. Most of us are old school so we like newsletters. Now we are moving into the 21st century, so I will be using different forms to communicate with you such as PCTV, YouTube, press releases, my web page and drum roll please…BLOGS! So here I am, writing my first ever blog. My hope is that this blog will provide insight into council activities, whether it be public meetings or behind the scenes activities. Let’s start with our council retreat. In the past, we have focused on items that we plan to work on like Comprehensive Plan Update, Shoreline Master Plan or funding for more sheriff deputies. This retreat was different. Since we have a new…
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