Since March, one unfortunate theme – unsurprisingly, the coronavirus – dominated discussions amongst government officials at all levels.
If somehow the coronavirus was not mentioned during a town council, board of supervisors or school board meeting, reminders remained of the otherworldly situation in which the world found itself.
After stay-at-home orders were issued, local government operations continued via electronic means for a while. Citizens were encouraged to remain civically active by submitting emailed public comments and tuning in to live-streamed meetings. Once municipal buildings reopened to the public, social distancing precautions such as cordoned off rows of seats were implemented.
Here is a glance back at governmental activities spanning the last 365 days.
County Administrator John Egertson noted that the pandemic posed…