Annual State of the County Luncheon Held September 25, 2019
Annual State of the County Luncheon recognizes County accomplishments and celebrates exemplary work of employees
FRESNO, CA, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – With a look to the future of Fresno County and gratitude for the many employees who go above and beyond to meet the needs of our communities, Fresno County District 5 Supervisor and Board Chairman, Nathan Magsig, delivered the keynote address at today’s 2019 State of the County Luncheon, hosted by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce.
“Our County has a lot to be proud of and an exciting future ahead,” said Magsig. “We have overcome many challenges to begin work on a number of critical projects that are long overdue, all of which will serve to enhance our environment, operations, and most importantly benefit all those whom we serve.”
Recapping the achievements of the past year, Magsig made mention of numerous efforts that mark significant progress for the County. These include:
- Opening of new Dept. of Social Services Admin building and ongoing relocation of DSS staff and services to updated Clovis Campus (former Pelco headquarters)
- Adoption of 14-point plan to address homelessness issues throughout the County of Fresno
- Securing new, updated building to house District Attorney staff (Rowell Building)
- Selling of former downtown Juvenile Hall facilities to Fresno Unified School District to be repurposed into modern education facilities
- Site purchased and plans drafted for new County animal shelter facility
- New library projects in Reedley and Clovis moving forward
- Approved sale of old University Medical Center (UMC) campus to be repurposed as affordable housing units
- Fresno County Ag report identifies Fresno County as world’s top producer of agricultural products
Adds Magsig, “While our achievements thus far are significant, we must recognize and celebrate the diligence and tireless dedication throughout our County workforce. It is the selfless commitment of more than 7,000 County employees who go beyond the call of duty every day, both in the office and out in our communities, which makes Fresno County a better place for all of us.”
In addition to his remarks, Supervisor Magsig shared a video highlighting many sights and features of Fresno County and shared stories of several individual employees who exemplify going above and beyond.
The video may be found at the following link: https://youtu.be/aTrHvwH5-t8