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Committee for Citizen Involvement Minutes - Draft

June 20, 2017
6 p.m.

Attendees: Jerry Andersen, Laurie Swanson, Rick Cook, Barbara Smolak, Joe Mazzara

Staff: Stacy Davenport and Katie Wilson

Visitors: Karen Bjorklund, Skip Ormsby

Jerry called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.

CCI Interviews

Three applicants were interviewed for the open recruitment. One applicant had an emergency and will provide written responses to interview questions for consideration by the committee.

Approval of May Meeting Minutes:

Jerry called for a motion to approve the May meeting minutes. Rick moved to approve the May meeting minutes, Barbara 2nd, approval was unanimous.

Community Awards

Joe expressed interest in having a community award named after Bob Reeves. The committee discussed the possible selection process for a community award and what kind of community awards were given in the past.

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and May is Community Action Month. The committee discussed tying in the award presentation with one of these months.

Review CPO Member Obligations

Amy distributed a draft letter to the BCC regarding CPO member obligations to qualify for county-funded liability protection and help reduce SLAPP liability prepared by Katie Wilson at the request of CCI. There was a lengthy discussion regarding the letter and possible edits and additions. It was finally decided to remove the last 2 requirements of letter because of concern it may be too much of a burden for the CPOs.

Barbara moved to change last 2 requirements before the letter is sent to the BCC, Joe 2nd, all in favor of submitting the amended letter.

Public Comment

Karen Bjorklund discussed the last CPO Summit meeting including clarification that there are some CPOs which do not want liability insurance. She also went over Public Meeting Laws.

Action Items:

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Next regular meeting: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

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