County board actions: meeting date changes

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Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

County board actions

Board meeting date changes

  • The board established a special meeting of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday, November 21, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Committee and Housing and Redevelopment Authority meetings originally scheduled for Thursday, December 7, will now take place Wednesday, December 6, at 9:30 a.m.

Programs will help adults, youth and dislocated workers gain employment

The board approved an agreement to help job seekers of all ages access employment, education, training and support through 2022. Programs will serve adults who have been unemployed for a substantial period of time or who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. These services, which align with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, will also serve economically disadvantaged and disabled youth. The county will receive funding from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for these initiatives. 

Read more about this agreement

Read more about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Board recognizes National Adoption Day

The board joined communities across the nation in declaring Saturday, November 18, as National Adoption Day. Hennepin County is also observing National Adoption Month this November, an extra opportunity to recognize adoptive families for their contributions to the community and the lives of young people. By the end of 2017, it is estimated that at least 89 families will adopt 124 teens, children and infants in Hennepin County.

Read more about this observance.

County to develop program evaluation framework

The board directed staff to create a strategy to provide more consistent evaluation of county programs. This strategy will measure program results and continue to ensure effective use of taxpayer dollars. Staff will develop a strategic framework and report back to the board. 

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