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The Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism (LCPRT) department was recently awarded a grant from the Virginia Department of Education Child Care Stabilization Grant Program. On May 16, 2022, LCPRT Director James Smith provided an update to the Louisa County Board of Supervisors on how this funding will be used toward day care expenses, as well as delivered an overview of the goals to develop the functionality of the Betty Queen Center.
Watch the meeting highlight below or read on to learn more.
Mr. Smith discussed the following goals:
He went on to explain proposed and ongoing enhancements at the Betty Queen Center in pursuit of these goals:
As the funds from this grant were not included in the FY 2022 budget, the Board of Supervisors needed to appropriate the funds. The Louisa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved authorizing the budget supplement to Parks & Recreation for the Virginia Department of Education Child Care Stabilization Grant Funding at the May 16, 2022 meeting.
Meets the Following County Strategic Initiative
Description of Strategic Initiative
Strategic Initiative I
Capitalize on assets to grow, diversify, and strengthen economic well-being of citizens and businesses
Strategic Initiative II
Focus on County’s mission, performing defined roles and government functions effectively, being accountable to citizens
Strategic Initiative III
Commitment to identifying and discussing revenue options and opportunities
Strategic Initiative IV
Positive and interactive relationship with citizens, committed to helping citizens gain a greater understanding of their local government
In accordance with Strategic Initiative I, this item is intended to support the economic well-being of Louisa County. The County’s core values of integrity, accountability, transparency, and stewardship are all an integral part of this Initiative. It is Louisa County’s intention to employ the healthy mix of assets, location, and heritage to grow, diversify, and strengthen the economic well-being of County citizens and businesses alike.
The practice of good governance is the intention of Strategic Initiative II. This requires that Louisa County’s mission statement and seven core values remain the focal point in all decisions made by the Board of Supervisors. This item assists in the accomplishment of this goal and expands upon the objectives already attained in previous resolutions.
Louisa County’s future economic prosperity depends upon the commitment to identify and discuss favorable revenue options and opportunities. Strategic Initiative III requires that County leaders recognize favorable circumstances and act upon them in a manner that best suits the County’s needs. This item is intended to bolster the vitality of Louisa County’s future.
The Louisa County Board of Supervisors must maintain a positive and interactive relationship with County citizens and must be committed to helping citizens gain a greater understanding of their local government. This requires that the Board uphold values of integrity, transparency, and accountability as well as foster an environment where citizens’ concerns are a priority. This item supports the goals of Initiative IV in order to strengthen civic partnership in Louisa County.