April 18, 2018
This Week in Sedgwick County
Board of County Commissioners
- Board appointments: Ms. Joni Hobbs, Salem Township Clerk; Mr. Lamont Anderson, Third District Citizens Advisory Board.
- Commissioners congratulated five Project SEARCH interns who have completed three 10-week internships in various County divisions and departments.
- Ms. Donna Hawzipta, Register of Deeds Deputy, was honored for her 23 years of service to the organization. She will retire later this month.
- Commissioners approved the execution of the Project Eclipse Development Agreement with the City of Wichita, Spirit AeroSystems, and Eclipse Investment Association.
- County will invest $7 million in real estate (building).
- In return, Spirit AeroSystems is committed to staying in the community for the next 20 years and will add 1,000 additional new jobs in Wichita.
- The project is expected to bring roughly $2.7 billion into the local economy.
- Three grants were approved for the Division of Corrections:
- $3,051,441 for juvenile services from Kansas Department of Corrections
- $3,886,388 for community corrections adult offender programs
- $627,263 for substance treatment/peer mentoring services
- An off-agenda item for the Regional Forensic Science Center was considered.
- Commissioners approved a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 2018 Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program Grant in the amount of $245,000 for new DNA laboratory staff and equipment.
- The Sedgwick County Zoo is hosting a Party for the Planet to celebrate Earth Day. Attend this environmental fair on Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Visit Exploration Place this Saturday, April 21, Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are holding a weather safety class from 10 a.m. to noon. The presentation is free; attendees get $2 off museum admission for that day only.