first woman commissioner for
Patrick ran on a platform of honest, open government with
accountability. Comm. Patrick was determined to have night
meetings re-established so the people who work and want to see what is really
happening in this county can attend.
Patrick and Commissioner Cox were the first commissioners to hold a Town Hall
Meeting in the past 2 decades. Anyone
from any district could come and ask any question, and they did. They even got answers to those questions!
Patrick is very practical and all about the business of the county. Once
she has her mind made up, though, it is almost impossible to change
it. Comm. Patrick voted against a cell
tower in the county that TWG feels would have brought revenue to the county.
well as having a long comment about each and every item that is on the agenda, Comm.
Patrick questions the County
Manager about many issues
in almost every meeting which comes off as nagging to some. It is obvious she does much research for each
agenda topic and expects things to get done.
Patrick seems to be determined to get a road maintenance schedule for the
county so we can all know when our road will be worked on. She has also worked on several problems with
Animal Control and the department is running much more professionally.
Mary Patrick looks as if her main goal is to get this county running
smoothly. She continues to bring up
ideas to get rid of the waste of taxpayer’s money and to make accountability a
standard. Comm. Patrick is excellent with budgets and figures and is
trying to have efficient government.
are all reasons why TWG refers to Commissioner Mary Patrick as a bulldog with