FAIRBURY – Two Jefferson County Commissioners were joined recently by more than 50 Nebraska county officials at the White House for a discussion focused on several issues, including agriculture and infrastructure policy. Among the representatives were county commissioners, sheriffs, mayors, and municipal officers.
Jefferson County Commissioners Mark Schoenrock and Gale Pohlmann were among the many that represented Nebraska. One speaker that really got their attention was Chris Mitton, with the Department of Transportation who talked about B.U.I.L.D. Grants which is providing 1.5 billion dollars that will be available to help with infrastructure at the county levels. Grants that Commissioner Schoenrock says can really help Jefferson County out right now.
Jefferson County Commissioner Gale Pohlmann said the talk of trade was very interesting and one of the most memorable parts of the conference.
Commissioner Schoenrock said it was a sincere outreach on the National Government’s part to address and understand what the county governments needs are.