For Immediate Release
March 11, 2014
Dearborn County Board of Commissioners
Release “2013 State of the County” Report
The Dearborn County Board of Commissioners released a “State of the County” report today. The report reflects on the efforts and success of 2013 and is designed to keep County Council and the citizens of Dearborn County updated on the goals, priorities, successes, and challenges facing our county.
An excerpt of the Executive Summary in the report states: “Major successes included cleaning up outdated ordinances, gaining a better understanding of the challenges facing managers and county Boards, building deeper and better relationships across the municipalities and community as a whole, bringing to resolution an internal struggle of jail overcrowding and a debate that had been occuring over many years, addressing the potential of being considered “high risk” for unemployment insurance due to repeated years of high claims, and stepping into a very competive situation to secure the largest economic development project in the unincorporated area of the county in many years.”
Interested citizens who read the report will gain a better understanding of the strategic goals the Commissioners have for Dearborn County. It includes details on progress this past year relative to economic growth, fiscal responsibility, communication & accountability, risk management, capital projects, and roads & bridges. As stated in the opening letter, “Whether it’s forging new partnerships, promoting economic development, or managing the day-to-day operations of the county, you can rest assured the trust you have placed in us is not taken lightly. We have much work ahead of us and remind you that our door is always open to hear your ideas and feedback as this truly is your government.”
Click on the following to view:“2013 State of the County” Report