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Thank you, Commissioner Branch and Okanogan citizens!

Letter to the Editor


Last updated 5/3/2017 at 9:52am

More than 60 engaged county residents attended the April 23 Community Outreach Meeting in Okanogan to hear Commissioner Chris Branch speak about Okanogan County. For almost an hour the commissioner spoke about current and future issues before the county, and the importance of being involved in good governance. He also answered audience questions.

Afterward, attendees brainstormed ways to be informed that included attending commissioner meetings, researching county issues, increasing voter registration, encouraging citizen participation in local government, and assessing and publicizing important county-wide matters that do or will impact us all. Participants from the entire county and both political parties were respectful and provided good ideas.

This and subsequent community outreach meetings are being sponsored by Represent Okanogan County (ROC), a nonpartisan nonprofit whose mission is to advance the transparency, responsiveness and accountability of Okanogan County’s elected leadership. This fall meetings are planned for Tonasket and Twisp, so check your local newspapers. Learn more about how you can shape and impact your county’s future.

Thank you to all who participated.

Sharon Sumpter

ROC President



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