• Special Webster City City Council meeting set for Thursday evening
A special meeting of the Webster City City Council has been set for Thursday evening at 5:15 p.m.The council will make a motion on a depository for City Funds plus other matters that may come before the council.
• Hamilton County Youth Organizations have a source of funding for Charitable Community Service-Learning Projects.
Youth-led organizations and groups in Hamilton County have an opportunity to apply for grant funds to complete charitable service-learning projects or programming that benefit youth in the county. The Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) Program is a youth initiative to engage young people in providing grant funds designated from the Enhanced Hamilton County Foundation. The YiP members will be a group of young people taking a leadership role to select the grants to be awarded to various Hamilton County youth-led groups or programs.
The focus of the YiP program is to promote service learning, civic engagement of youth, and preparing future leaders in Hamilton County. The main objectives of the YiP program are to give youth a voice and add something new and innovative to the community; provide support within the community for projects; finding ways to meet or address the needs of the community; youth impacting youth; and encouraging youth to get involved in ways they are able to give back to their community.
Youth-led groups can apply for grant funds through the YiP program. The money was allocated directly from the Enhanced Hamilton County Foundation specifically for this youth leadership program. The grants will be reviewed and awarded by the youth serving as members of the YiP Program. If there are groups you lead, volunteer for, work with, or are a part of, and you are interested in completing a charitable project or program to benefit Hamilton County, we encourage you to apply. Applications are due by February 14, 2014. Grants awarded are a maximum of $500, and will be awarded at the EHCF awards ceremony on April 22, 2014.
The application can be found on the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation website at http://www.enhancehamiltoncounty.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tiffany Larson at the Building Families Office, 515.602.6371, or tlarson(at)co(dot)wright(dot)ia(dot)us.
The YiP program is being overseen through a partnership of the Enhanced Hamilton County Foundation, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Bee Inspired CAPP Program through Building Families, and Community & Family Resources.
• Wright County Supervisors learn about new mission statement for Public Health.
A new mission statement for Wright County Public Health was presented to the Wright County Supervisors at their meeting Monday. New director Tiffini Mericle said the mission statement is "Delivering Quality with Integrity". Mericle said the statement has been worked on by public health staff over the past few weeks. Current public health director Linda Klehm will be retiring effective on Friday after 35 years on the job. The Wright County Supervisors approved the purchase of two new mannequins to be used for CPR training. The cost will be $250 for an adult and infant mannequin.
Officials with the Wright County Library Association met with the supervisors requesting a five percent increase in funding for next fiscal year to help with the library operations. The county has given $130,000 every year for the last several years. The libraries are located in Belmond, Clarion,Dows, Eagle Grove,and Rowan.
There was also a meeting with Dennis Bowman and Duane Asbe of the Wright County Charitable Foundation asking for $12,000 to hire a part time staff member for next fiscal year. The board will consider the request during budget discussions set to begin in January.
• Clarion City Council to meet on Monday.
• Van Diest Medical Center Board to meet Tuesday night.