Polk County Commissioners Ainsworth, Pope and Mordhorst have given “consensus agreement” to a plan to re-form the local Continuum of Care that ceased to exist when Marion and Polk counties joined the Rural Oregon Continuum of Care in 2011. The Commissioners made their decision following an hour-long presentation by Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments Executive Director Sean O’Day and MWVCOG consultant Janet Carlson. Carlson is a former Marion County Commissioner who chaired the Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative Task Force along with former Polk County Commissioner Jennifer Wheeler, Keizer Mayor Cathy Clark, and former Mayor Anna Petersen. The presentation was given during a well-attended work session on Mar 19. Polk County’s agreement leads the way for Marion County and Salem.
Featured photo: O’Day and Carlson present to the Polk County Board of Commissioners during the March 19 work session.