Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting
December 19, 2019
The Board devoted the first 2 hours of their meeting to the honoring of retiring employee Martha Martinez, former Commissioner Jerry Butler, and the late Reverend Clay Evans. Testimonials lauded Martinez for thirty-four years of exemplary service. Former Commissioner Jerry Butler received a touching tribute from the Board. HIs career as a popular vocal artist and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was noted. Commissioner Butler sang one of his hits, “Let It Be Me” to the delight of all present. The late Reverend Clay Evans was honored as an icon of the black community and for his work on civil rights with Dr. Martin Luther King.
Commissioners Daley, Deer, Suffredin, Arroyo, Sylvestri, Gainer and Moore thanked Dr. Shannon (CCH) for his service to Cook County Health. Dr. Shannon was present and acknowledged their kind words.
Observer - Georgia Gebhardt Meeting Length: 3 hours, 20 minutes (includes 40 minute lunch break)
Cook County Board of Commissioners - Committee Meetings
December 18, 2019
Dr. Terry Mason, CEO Cook County Department of Public Health, reported on an initiative to address food purchases made throughout the offices and departments of Cook County government. This includes Stroger Hospital, County Jail, Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and others. After assessing costs, vendors, quality of food for healthy eating, etc., the program will promote sustainability, economic development, using local food growers, good quality food and other healthy eating goals. The power point presentation of this program is available on cook-county.legistar.com
Other topics discussed and/or passed by the various committees:
Observed by Karin Hribar
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