On July 31, 2012, Olmsted County Commissioners, Administration, and staff hosted an “Issues and Answers Fair” for area State and Federal partisan candidates. A dozen candidates and staff members, as well as several members of the media attended the event to learn more about Olmsted County, its programs, and issues.
It is important that those running for and holding these offices to understand the interconnectedness of funding, as well as program management in the areas of: Finance, Health and Human Services, Public Safety, and Public Works and the Environment.
Pictures of the event can be found here. As you scan these pictures, you will note that Youth Commission members also attended; and that we were treated to exhibits of a falcon from Oxbow Zoo, the County’s electric car, and a water quality demonstration.