Whether it is encouraging efficiency in county operations or massaging the budget process to understand what our various department's need,the rest of the board and I have striven to make Jefferson County's operations harmonious, equitable, and lean.
We are also working hard to engage and collaborate with the other jurisdictions in Jefferson County, and around the state. In distributing the CARES relief dollars, we brought together the city of Port Townsend, the Port of Port Townsend, the PUD, and a myriad of community stakeholders to identify actionable uses for that money. The process and collaboration were so successful that we have continued the Intergovernmental Collaborative Group in 2022 and continue to look how we can work with our partners.
This includes adding more transparency to our work. I've championed adding an elected representative from a rural school district to the Jefferson Transit Authority to bring a broader voice to the table. Throughout my tenure, I have sought to bring the public voice to policy discourse.