October 31, 2016

Vision Fund Citizens Committee Moving Forward

The Vision Fund Citizens Committee is conducting weekly work sessions through November and plans to make a recommendation of which projects should receive 2017 funding to the Council in early December. The Vision Fund Citizens Committee is conducting weekly work sessions through November and plans to make a recommendation of which projects should receive 2017 funding to the Council in early December. (City Photo)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/October 31, 2016

 VISION FUND CITIZENS COMMITTEE MOVING FORWARD

Group hopes to finish work by end of November; make recommendation to Council

 RAPID CITY--After two productive days of public presentations, the City's Vision Fund Citizen Committee is continuing its work on project applications for funding from the Vision Fund.

            More than two dozen applicants provided public testimony to the nine-member Citizen Committee October 18 and 25.  The Committee has returned to weekly work sessions, reviewing applications and the information and input from the presentations.

            "As a Committee, we were truly impressed with the presentations as well as the scope of project ideas," said George Grassby, Committee chairman.  "Individually and collectively, the organizers of these projects are looking at improving Rapid City and the quality of life for its citizens well  into the future."

            Grassby indicates the Committee plans to conclude its work by the end of November and make recommendations for funding to the City Council in early December.  Approximately $6.5 million in Vision Fund money has been approved by the City Council for possible funding and the Council will make the final determination.

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