Coconino County officials host legislative roundtable

State Rep. Bob Thorpe was among those in attendance at the forum.   File photo

Coconino County recently hosted a roundtable with state legislators to discuss topics such as state cost-shifts to counties, transportation funding and forest health.

The Coconino Board of Supervisors, constitutional officers, County Supervisor's Association and other county staff representatives hosted the recent discussion with District 6 state Reps. Bob Thorpe and Brenda Barton along with District 7 Rep. Eric Descheenie. 

“We appreciate our legislators joining us for a discussion regarding the county’s state priorities,” Chairman of the Coconino Board of Supervisors Matt Ryan said in a press release.  “It’s crucial that we continue this partnership and open dialogue heading into the next legislative session. We look forward to working together to meet the diverse needs of county citizens.”

The meeting was held in anticipation of the 2018 legislative session so local representatives could discuss important issues affecting the county with legislators. 

“On behalf of the constitutional officers, I want to thank our legislative delegation for taking the time today to discuss the many issues facing the county,” Coconino County Treasurer Sarah Benatar said in a statement. “The open discussions we have here are incredibly beneficial to building the relationships we need at the Capitol during the session.”

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