In the LWV ABC session on August 14, Chris Lord (District Manager of the ACD) gave a presentation on the need for a groundwater specialist at the Anoka Conservation District. ACD will be making a request to include funding for this position in the county budget to the Anoka County Board's Intergovernmental Committee on August 23 at 1pm.
Chris has asked for comment on his presentation - we've posted it here. Comments should be sent to Chris at email@example.com by Friday, August 18.
If you agree that this would be a good thing for the county to fund, you could contact your Anoka County commissioner before the August 23 meeting and tell them so as an individual. LWV ABC has not yet made a formal decision to support this; we will set a meeting and take a vote yet the week of August 14. Watch your email for updates. Here are some additional resources from the email we sent on August 11 advertising this meeting.
Anoka Conservation District is requesting an increase in funding from Anoka County to add a Groundwater Specialist to their staff in 2024. Currently, there is no Anoka employee dedicated full-time to groundwater.
Find out more on the ACD blog or download this ACD Groundwater Specialist Request PDF.
The Anoka County Board is currently considering the 2024 budget, including ACD's request for a Groundwater Specialist. LWV ABC as an organization does not have a position on the Groundwater Specialist.
As always, LWV ABC encourages all individuals to be informed and express their personal opinion - for or against proposals - to their elected officials.
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