The Budget season is upon us. A year ago this was a new experience. I’m confident, that experience is going to guide the Board in coming up with the best budget we possibly can for everyone. I’m very clear, the Board is very clear, no one wants to pay more! Understood. That being said, most all of us still want more. There often is a fine line when it comes to wants and needs. I ask anyone with a comment, with a concern, with an idea, to contact me. Let me know what you’re thinking. I have, and will, continue what I consider an open door policy – whether that open door is my cell phone (preferred) (320-630-7372), my home phone (320-632-3435), my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), my house or yours, please feel free to contact me.
As your Morrison County Commissioner I strive, and will continue to do my best, to be and stay involved with an assortment of different committee assignments. Just a few highlights since the first of the year would include, but are not limited to:
Continued involvement with ARMER (Public Safety Radio System), Stand Up 4 You, Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM), Hazard Mitigation Planning, AMC (Association of MN Counties), The Ag Society, Participation in the Mock Car Crash at the LFCHS, Morrison County EMS & Recognition, Delivered safety talks to Pierz, Royalton, and the Little Falls High Schools, Community Health Fair (Little Falls Middle School), Town 101 (City of Little Falls), Take Back the Night (Hands of Hope).
I hope you are having an enjoyable summer:
Events coming up:
August 7, 8, 9, & 10 – MC Fair (August 8 - Cow Milking contest with Dairy Princess –vs- Sheriff Candidates, and House of Representatives Candidates –vs- one another)
August 12 – Primary Elections (Get out and vote – Your vote does matter)
August 12 – National Night Out (City of Little Falls – Fire Department)
August 22 – (Wacky Hacker Golf Tourney – Pierz Golf Course)
September 6, 7 (Water Fest, Camp Ripley)
September 9 (Hands of Hope Golf Tourney
It’s been nearly a year since I took the oath of office and became your District 2 Morrison County Commissioner. It hasn’t always been easy, but no one said it was going to be. I truly believe I’m working with a Board that gets things done and one that has demonstrated an open form of communication. We may not always agree on everything (we don’t) and the vote may not be 5-0 or 0-5 (many aren’t) but still we’ve managed to get the job done.
January 2013 Committee assignments were handed out (as they are every January).
The following is a list of Committees and Sub Committees that I’ve been a part of:
As a Morrison County Commissioner, the importance of being involved and staying informed is without question second to none. The above list is just a taste of some of the stuff I’ve been involved in and will continue to be involved in. Keeping communication with you, and engaging the County Board to keep communications flowing, will continue to be one of my priorities.
As always, if you have a question, or concern please feel free to contact me. I may not have the answers, but together we will find the answer and get the issue resolved!
Jeffrey J. Jelinski
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