NEWS RELEASE

Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Commissioners’ Session Room at 500 Court Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Commissioner Ryan Mack called the meeting to order.  Also present were Commissioners Gary Plotts and Mick Pocratsky, Sherry Carnahan, Finance Manager/Administrator, and Stephanie Metz, Clerk.

 

The Commissioners met in General Session and approved and signed various resolutions, contracts and documents. The Commissioners also reviewed the calendar of events and discussed upcoming meetings.

 

Julie Voll, Defiance County Family & Children First Coordinator, met with the Commissioners to provide a quarterly update. Julie reported that they recently held the Early Childhood Screenings in Hicksville and Defiance; she reported the following statistics:

 

Hicksville

Defiance

Total

Children age birth – 2

9

23

32

Children age 3 – 4

18

36

54

Total

27

59

86

 

 

 

 

Early Intervention Referrals from the Screenings

1

6

7

 

Maumee Valley Planning Organization (MVPO) is seeking public input via an on-line survey.  The survey should take no more than 10 minutes and can be accessed via the following link:  www.mvpo.org/ceds.  The survey will be open now until June 1, 2017.  The survey results will be included in the MVPO update to its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).  This planning document was approved by regional leaders and the US Economic Development Administration in 2012.  MVPO applied for and received a grant from the EDA to update the CEDS.  The successful update and implementation of this plan will enable MVPO to apply to become an Economic Development District, which will ultimately provide greater federal funding opportunities for economic development projects in the region.

 

 

 

Release Approved:          ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner