Commissioners bring together Norfolk County legislators to discuss County, regional priorities

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The range of services provided by Norfolk County to local residents, students and communities was the talk of the State House on March 29th, with more than two dozen legislators and staff members convening to discuss the County’s legislative priorities and various updates.

The meeting, hosted by Reps. Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) and Lou Kafka (D-Stoughton), provided the Norfolk County Commissioners and County staff with the opportunity to bring legislators up-to-date on a host of issues relating to Norfolk County government.

Among the topics discussed:

  • A continued commitment to ensuring high-quality, cost-effective educational opportunities for Norfolk County Agricultural High School students;
  • Infrastructure improvements at the County’s 6 courthouses, the Registry of Deeds, County Administration Building and other County properties;
  • Norfolk County’s group purchasing initiative with local communities;
  • Regionalized services efforts, including the County’s recent partnership with Avon, Holbrook and Randolph to successfully secure a $46,000 Community Compact grant to offer more regional public health nursing services; and
  • Working to gain legislative approval to modernize County government funding mechanisms to better-ensure the fiscal stability of County governments across the Commonwealth.

The Norfolk County Commissioners continue to appreciate the strong support from members of Norfolk County’s legislative delegation and look forward to their ongoing partnership to bolster efforts to better-promote more regionalized services for years to come.