CRG board positions open
JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Board of Supervisors approved its contract with the Center for Regional Growth in December and will review applications from supervisors interested in serving on the CRG board.
The board approved the $75,000 contract that has given the CRG a list of activities the members will be expected to enact as part of their marketing plan.
“It’s about helping the county’s economy,” Jon Stead, the Board of Supervisors’ administrative officer, said this morning. “The contract expresses a certain marketing plan for the CRG. It’s a contract that lists a number of activities including promoting industrial park space, new development and local loan pools for local businesses that might want to expand. All those things are there to help keep the economic development on [par].”
Newly appointed board Chairman William Waldron said the contract also included an agreement that would allow the Board of Supervisors to appoint up to three members on the CRG board.
He said the three county appointees don’t necessarily have to be supervisors, however.
“They could be individuals who want to serve on the committee for the county – to represent the county,” Waldron said.
Stead said the board will review applications this month, and he anticipates the board will announce its decision at a February meeting.
“We would like to have supervisors,” Waldron said. “But if we can’t find three supervisors who are interested on sitting on the board, then we would go to the community to find somebody who would be interested.”