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  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Commissioners appoint Hensley to Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley board of directors
    Washington County Commissioners today approved the appointment of Blinn College district president/CEO Mary Hensley to the Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley board of directors.
     
    Hensley will fill former Blinn president Harold Nolte’s spot on the board.
     
    “She’ll be an excellent person (for this position),” said Commissioner Joy Fuchs. “I’ve already met with her about workforce and she’s very much involved in workforce activities and things, which is great for our community.”
     
    In an excerpt from its website, Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley states its mission “is to provide an exceptional, customer-focused, and continually-improving workforce development system in the Brazos Valley region that exceeds customer expectations and enhances the availability of skilled, productive workers that exceeds customer expectations and enhances the availability of skilled, productive workers that supports the region’s overall education and economic development strategy.”
     
    The “region” referred to consists of seven counties: Brazos, Washington, Burleson, Leon, Madison, Grimes and Robertson counties.
     
    Commissioners also a resolution authorizing the county’s participation in the 2016 Indigent Defense Formula Grant Program.
     
    Participation will allow the county to receive funds from the Texas Indigent Defense Commission to “provide improvements in indigent defense services in the county.”
     
    In other business, the court approved the minutes from its September meetings as well as its budget workshop sessions, approved five fairgrounds rental and regulations contracts and approved accounts payable.