The Davis County Commission holds public meetings at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. Live streaming of the commission meetings was instituted in 2019, and it's a good thing. In addition to making the public meetings easier to follow or watch at a later time, the live streaming provided a way for everyone to tune in during extraordinary times when updates were needed and the meeting room became limited in capacity.
Each of the three commissioners has a lengthy portfolio of assignments and responsibilities that include county departments, regional boards, and various committees. The work is challenging and meaningful and the commissioners work long hours to benefit Davis County. View Portfolios Here >>
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The Clerk/Auditor, his team, an internal budget committee, and the Commission work closely to wisely use the $69 million dollars allocated to Davis County from the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) which is part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA.) The U.S. Treasury has guidelines we follow and we are committed to wise, conservative use of the funds. Large, one-time projects which are self-sustaining and provide a long-term impact are being discussed, in addition to continuing the County Health Department's COVID response.
Our Director of Health (who is also an epidemiologist) and his team have worked closely with the Davis School District throughout the entire COVID pandemic, and they continue to do so as school begins. Public health is not addressed in the U.S. Constitution; the authority for it is given to the states. Title and Chapters of Utah Code >>
Davis County has been recognized in the state and in the nation for the way we have responded to the pandemic. The drive-through mass vaccination clinic was truly remarkable. 95% of County residents age 70+ have chosen to be vaccinated. 45% of our junior and high school students are fully vaccinated and 55% have had at least one dose so far. The numbers of vaccinations in the 12-15 age group are still climbing steeply. We look forward to a vaccine approved for youth under age 12 later this year or in 2022.
Countless people in many organizations have given their all to protecting and serving residents, and they still do. The Health Department Director also gives credit to members of our community who have largely done their part. However, there is more work to do! When we focus on the local data and efforts, it's a lot less stressful and confusing. Here is the Davis County COVID dashboard to follow the local data: Covid-19 Dashboard >>
For information about public work sessions, commission meetings, and other public hearings, go to the Utah Public Notice Website >>