December 17, 2014 – In 2015, Bi-State staff is instituting a member government liaison program. Our goal is to enhance outreach and understanding of our member needs. The Bi-State Mission is “to provide a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and serve our members through technical assistance.”
Executive Director, Denise Bulat, often travels the Bi-State Region making presentations on agency services. She will continue to do this outreach on request. Added to these services presentations, planning staff have each been assigned a handful of local governments.
From time to time, throughout the year, you’ll get a call from one of our staff “checking in.” What’s new? Are there grants your community would like to pursue? Do you need help with a project? We will visit a council or board meeting to learn about issues and needs during the year. Contact may also be related to existing grant activities or projects/programs.
The liaison program will allow Bi-State to introduce you to our staff, many who have been with us for less than four years. The goal is to serve our members and our Bi-State Mission, so great things can happen in our region.