Washington Co. Commission Meeting Notes – 11-5-18

Washington County Commissioners met Monday and approved moving forward with a dependent care assistance program for county employees, as part of their flex spending account.

Concerns with gravel roads were discussed, with material being added to build up the base for roads damaged by recent rains, and additional truck traffic. Scott Zabokrtsky was unopposed and won the 1st District Commissioner Position Tuesday. Denae Jueneman was unopposed and was elected County Treasurer.

Voter turnout was 68 percent.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.