This Tuesday, January 6 will be the first BOCS meeting of the New Year. Traditionally, the Board will decide its vice chair. The position will be held for a year and is currently held by Supervisor John Stirrup. Other annual procedures will involve Chairman Corey Stewart addressing the Board, setting the calendar for the year and adoption of the board’s rules of procedure.
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Normally, the chair speaks about the progression of the county’s strategic goals, said executive Craig Gerhart on Friday. But Stewart is instead going to focus on “the economy, and showing how the county’s poised to handle the fiscal challenges” that are expected over the next couple years, Gerhart said.
Discussion of strategic goals is part and parcel of the board’s meeting schedule, anyway. Following the consent agenda, supervisors will receive an update on economic development and transportation, as well as human services — key issues that were identified and listed, along with education and public safety, as the core county concerns through 2012.
The strategic goals are important because they form the basis for budget planning for the upcoming years.
One highlight of the afternoon session will be a commendation for Ms. Caroline Custard, principal of Hylton High School for being named 2008 Principal of the Year.
There will be an evening session and the agenda seems full.