Setting the budget is the most important thing the Quorum Court does. In 2021, COVID-19 has created new challenges and opportunities for navigating our revenue and spending.
We've received $4.5 Million dollars through the CARES Act and another $7.1 Million for rent relief. I believe we should use this money the way it was intended.
I also believe in valuing the workforce. When workers don't get annual cost of living raises, you tend to lose valuable people. I know how hard it is as a government agency to compete with what people can make in the private sector, especially in Northwest Arkansas’s strong economy.