County Extends Deadline to Apply for Budget Committee

The Mason County Commission has extended the deadline to apply for the County’s Citizens Advisory Budget Committee. The original deadline to apply for the committee that will make recommendations to help improve the financial stability of the County was April 5th. It is now April 30th.

This committee will be comprised of no more than seven members and include two residents, not employed by Mason County, appointed from each Mason County Commissioner District and Mason County Commissioner Terri Drexler who will serve as Committee Chair. Terms shall end December 31, 2018 unless extended by the County Commissioners.

The Advisory Budget Committee will review and develop recommendations to the County Commissioners on the following:

a. Recommend Budget Priorities based on mandates.
b. Recommend how to close the funding gap between expenditures and revenues.
c. Examine and evaluate new revenue sources and new revenue options and provide recommendations on which to pursue.
d. Define and recommend alternative budgeting methods, i. e. zero based, line item authority, biennial.
e. Define opportunities to better manage expenditures and revenues growth.
f. Establish recommendations for a county wide sustainable budget.

A report containing recommendations should be received by the Board of Commissioners by July 31, 2018.

Advisory Budget Committee meetings will be subject to the Open Public Meetings Act and members will be required to attend, at no cost to themselves, Open Public Meetings Act and Public Record Act training made available by Mason County.

Interested parties may obtain an application at the Mason County Commissioners Office, 411 North 5th Street in Shelton; by calling 427- 9670, 275-4467, or 482- 5269 ext. 419; or on County’s website: www.co.mason.wa.us. (Click here for a director link to the application.) Applications are now being accepted until April 30, 2018.