Local professionals set 2014 goals

As we enter the new year, the Wapakoneta Daily News sought out several community leaders and asked them about their hopes and/or goals for 2014.

Allen Solomon, Auglaize County Sheriff “Work on the heroin issue that is combating the county through utilizing all the resources that we have available and through counseling.” “We’re starting a new sheriff’s citizen’s law enforcement academy that we hope will be held in January and will be held annually after that. The academy will have various instructors talk to citizens about what the sheriff’s office does so that they can be educated. The hope is those people will educate others about what we do.”

Steve Henderson, Wapakoneta City Council President “My goal for the city council going forward is that we work together as a cohesive team and do what’s best for the citizens of Wapakoneta.” “We have one new councilor, Rachel Barber, and I look forward to working with her and the rest of the council to do what’s best for Wapakoneta.”

Don Regula, Auglaize County Commissioner “We’ve got a couple projects that we started lasted year that we’d like to finish up.” “We expect to have an open house for the dog kennel in late January, early February.” “We’re continuing to make improvements at the airport---we’re planning to build a new terminal out there and a maintenance garage, as well as other improvements.” “We bought a property east of the courthouse last year, and we want to get rid of that house and expand the parking lot there.” “We started a salary survey for all county employees, and we hope that it will last for the next 10 years.”

John Bergman, Auglaize County Commissioner “We’re working with the city of Wapak to put a generator at the fairgrounds that will be used for an emergency shelter.”

For the full story, see the Saturday, Jan. 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.