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We are leading an effort designed to change Lewis County
government in two important ways:
1. Increase the number of County Commissioners from
three full time to five part time. This provides increased
representation for our County.
2. Add a professional County Manager to oversee
This requires a change to what is called a “Home Rule” Charter
County. This allows for more than three County Commissioners.
We propose to adjust the role of the County Commissioners
from one that is responsible for the day-to-day running of the
County Manager to one that focuses on policy matters. They
would be paid significantly less than today, resulting in a cost
saving that would make room in the budget for an adequately
paid, professional County Manager.