I’m excited about the future of Cannon County.
Two years ago, when I took office, the county was in a position of having to borrow over one million dollars from Educational debt service to cover operational needs. I ran on a platform of putting processes into place to help our county run more efficiently.
Today, we are no longer in a position to have to borrow from educational debt service. Further, the County has received almost a million dollars in direct appropriation from the state and federal governments. The last two years have been spent improving County Government infrastructure to ensure our process are updated to ensure fiscally sound spending.
Every county has its challenges and ours revolve around, but are not limited to, the Jail, our Schools, the modernization and compliance of old buildings, roads and our Emergency Services. These seem like lofty challenges because they are, but I am confident that with sound planning, we can and will approach these next two years better off financially than we have been in past years. The solutions for some of these challenges will take patience – there is no getting around that. It may seem, sometimes, that competing demands are causing us to put solutions on a back-burner. We will take our time and do our best to find the best solutions and the most efficient use of County funds.
Our challenges are not unique to rural communities, and they do not take away from the our desire to make Cannon County a great place to live, work and visit.
As your County Executive, I’m excited about the future of Cannon County.
v/r, Brent Bush