Continuing efforts to offer an accessible and transparent local government, the Garrett County Commissioners are planning a series of public meetings off-site and throughout Garrett County.
This approach showcases the Commissioners’ steadfast commitment to actively engage with residents and ensure that every voice is heard regardless of geographical location.
The first 2023 off-site public meeting is scheduled for June 20 at the Bloomington Volunteer Fire Department located at 77 N Branch Ave, Bloomington, MD 21523.
“We want to continue to think a little outside of the box, so to speak, so we can reach and interact with as many constituents as possible,” said Commissioner Ryan Savage. “We’re looking forward to our next meeting to be held off-site in Bloomington as well as scheduled for a little later in the evening to invite increased participation. Taking our public meetings off-site and county-wide allows us to meet residents where they are, listen to their perspectives, and work together to build a thriving community.”
By holding meetings in the community, and beyond the Courthouse, the Commissioners seek to provide opportunities for individuals throughout Garrett County to actively participate in discussions that shape their shared future.
In addition to this geographical expansion, the commissioners have embraced technological advancements to enhance public viewership of these meetings. Each public meeting is streamed on Facebook to communicate with residents who may face constraints in attending public meetings in person.
To view the June 20 public meeting agenda, please visit this link
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