Vito Chiesa, the chairman of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, delivered his “State of the County” Address during the regularly scheduled board meeting on March 2.
Under a theme of resiliency, Supervisor Chiesa shared the “story of our community,” touching on a variety of county challenges and accomplishments in 2020. The presentation highlighted many achievements made throughout a year navigating the COVID-19 public health crisis and commended the county for leading through a pandemic.
Chiesa inspired residents to grasp onto hope for a better future, see the remarkable in everyday moments, and recognize how extraordinary things can come from ordinary people in the most challenging times.
The following is an edited text of the speech:
“Good morning, my fellow members of the Board of Supervisors, CEO Hayes, County Counsel Boze, those who are in the chambers today and…