Board Honors Lorita Fernanders
By N3 News Team
The Newaygo County Board of Commissioners regular meeting featured two presentations honoring county employees.
A large contingency of co-workers and friends applauded when Lorita Fernanders was recognized by the Newaygo County Board of Commissioners for...
...her 26 years of service as a Corrections Officer on the occasion of her retirement.
The resolution read by Board Chair Patrick Gardner cited her loyalty, dedication, generosity and kindness while mentioning the mentoring she has shared with junior officers over the years.
County Administrator Chris Wren expressed his appreciation to Jessica Kellogg and Dave Wright for their intervention when an elderly man was found on campus grounds appearing confused and lost. Their actions led to the man being transported safely back to his residence.
The board voted to approve a grant application to the Department of Natural Resources for ORV (Off Road Vehicle) enforcement and submission of the Victim Service Bureau Grant.
The Victim Services Unit is made up of volunteers who serve as advocates in support of individuals and their families during crisis situations providing immediate assistance and referral information following an accident, fire or violent crime.
The board also accepted a grant from United Way of the lakeshore for the Commission on Aging’s Homemaker Program.
Administrator Wren reported on some recommendations made regarding the process of reclassification for county positions and spoke to the progress made on next year’s budget.
Mr. Wren also announced the posting of the Parks Director position with a revised job description now listed on the county website career opportunity page.
The next meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be Wednesday, August 10th at 9:30a.m.