Do you want to have your say about how Guilford County spends the millions and millions of dollars it’s getting in federal COVID-19 relief funds?
Well, now’s your chance. Guilford County government is inviting county residents to take part in a series of meetings later this month called the “Community Conversations On Covid-19 Impacts And Recovery Funding Priorities.”
People will be able to take part in person or virtually.
The meetings will serve as a way for county officials to provide information to the public as well as a way for them to hear input on how relief money should be spent. Here’s the key question county leaders want help with: “What are the top 2 or 3 things that significantly impacted your family or business during COVID – and what should the county focus on during the pandemic recovery?”
The meetings will offer residents an opportunity to explain how the pandemic has affected their families or businesses so that the county commissioners will be able to determine the best way to prioritize spending.
Each meeting will take place in person as well as online from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates at the following locations:
- Monday, Sept. 20 at Southeast Guilford High School Gymnasium, 4530 Southeast School Road in Greensboro.
- Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Dudley High School Gymnasium, 1200 Lincoln St. in Greensboro.
- Thursday, Sept. 23 at Northeast Guilford High School Auditorium, 6700 McLeansville Road in McLeansville.
- Monday, Sept. 27 at Northwest High School Gymnasium, 5240 Northwest School Road in Greensboro.
- Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Southwest High School Gymnasium, 4364 Barrow Road in High Point.
Masks will be required during the meetings.
Those who would rather watch from the safety of their homes can view the meetings on Guilford County’s Facebook livestream. Virtual participants can also submit comments and suggestions using the online forum.
Anyone wishing to offer advice can also submit their comments through an online survey, as long as they do so by Thursday, Sept. 30.
Visit https://bit.ly/GuilfordCountyARPA for more information about the recovery money the county is getting. Some of the money is limited to specific purposes but some has a good deal of latitude as to how it can be spent.
To request special accommodations or interpretation services, people can contact Simone Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-706-5449.