Key Points: Washington Co. State-of-the-County Address

February 11, 2021

Local Government

Key Points: Washington Co. State-of-the-County Address

NWA Daily

Washington County's State-of-the-County address went live virtually on Monday - if you missed it, we've got you covered. Here are a few key takeaways from the event:

  1. The county judge’s budget was reduced by 1% from 2019.
  2. Washington County saw a 24% increase in new construction from 2019.
  3. The Emergency Management department coordinated the disbursement of over 100,000 units of PPE in response to COVID-19.
  4. The grants department received more than $10 million in grants

County Judge Joseph Wood mentioned that the county would prioritize improving leadership in services by focusing on infrastructure, public safety, and employee training in 2021. “We’re one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States. My vision for Washington County is to lead Arkansas by having exemplary leaders making good decisions for better services in Washington County," Wood said. -KNWA/Fox24

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