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Boone County "Week in Review"

Week ending November 14, 2009

Columbia, Mo. (November 13, 2009)


Georgian Delegation Visits Boone County: On Monday, Presiding Commissioner Ken Pearson participated in a panel discussion on governmental cooperation and gave a delegation from the Republic of Georgia a tour of the Roger B. Wilson Government Center. The tour was part of the Open World Program which gives participants from Eurasia and the Baltic States an introduction to United States federal, state, city and county government. The City of Columbia and Kutaisi, Republic of Georgia have been sister cities since 1997. The delegation met with Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren and learned about Boone County's election process. As part of the program, County Auditor June Pitchford was a panelist for a session on public finance. The delegation visited Columbia, Boone County and Jefferson City during their weeklong visit which was organized by Columbia's Public Communications Office.

Public Works Prepares for Snow: On Tuesday, the Boone County Public Works Department took a proactive approach to getting ready for winter with their annual Dry Run Day. Discussing snow routes and inspecting the snow plow trucks were among the activities for the day. The staff also got an overview on how the department's new Global Positioning System (GPS) technology will be used for documentation during snow events. For more information on Boone County's snow policy go to

November Declared Homeless Youth Awareness Month: On Tuesday, the Boone County Commission declared November to be Homeless Youth Awareness Month with a proclamation presented by Presiding Commissioner Ken Pearson to Sol House, a service of Rainbow House, at the Daniel Boone Regional Library. Last year, the National Runaway Switchboard received 2,562 calls in Missouri from homeless/runaway youth, and 230 of those calls were within the (573) area code. Every month, Rainbow House is contacted by at least ten local youth who have been abused or kicked out of their home. The Commission encourages citizens to strive to protect Boone County's youth and make every effort to empower young people to make healthy choices and become productive members of our community.

Stormwater Logo Contest Enters Final Round: On Friday, a panel of judges picked the first, second and third place winners of the stormwater logo contest. In September, all high school students in Boone County were invited to submit their designs for a logo that might be used in educational and promotional materials by Boone County, the City of Columbia and the University of Missouri for the Stormwater Management Program. There will be a $100 prize for first place, with second and third receiving a $50 prize. The first place winner's art teacher will receive $200 towards art supplies to be used in the classroom. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in early December.

County Collector Writes "County View" for Columbia Business Times: Boone County Collector Patricia S. Lensmeyer's editorial on keeping up with change in government is featured in the November 13, 2009 issue of the Columbia Business Times. Read the editorial here:

Boards and Commissions: There are several vacancies on the City/County boards and commissions. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. For more information on vacancies and to get an application go to or call Jessica Sapp at 573-886-4312.


Tuesday, November 17:

Wednesday, November 18: District II (Northern) Commissioner Skip Elkin will be on KFRU's Morning Meeting show at 9 a.m. to discuss the latest County news and take questions from callers.

Thursday, November 19: Staff from Boone County and the City of Columbia, and Assistant Chief of Staff to Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer, Gary Marble, will meet to discuss the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) preliminary digital flood insurance maps at 3 p.m. in room 220 of the Roger B. Wilson Government Center.


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Media Contact:
Porcshe Moran
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