County Commissioners to Meet With Public Over Cutting Programs

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. - The Grays Harbor County Commissioners continuing to face budget issues, have agreed to a special meeting Monday evening to discuss the importance of keeping some programs in Grays Harbor County.

Local Volunteer, and supporter of the 4-H Program Tracey Baker said "We are encouraging anybody involved in 4-H for kids, to come and support the program, support the WSU Extension Program, and encouraging the kids to speak to the commissioners about the benefits of the program."

The requested funding for the year 2010 is $168,000, Baker said that in order for the Extension Program to exist the county has to contribute some amount of funds. Without county funding the program would no longer be offered in Grays Harbor.

4-H is a portion of the WSU Extension Program, the local 4-H Program includes over 2,500 Grays Harbor youth.