Winder’s mayor and city council are considering the benefits of hiring a grant writer.
At a work session held Monday, Aug. 4, councilman Bob Dixon recommended council consider hiring a person or company to write grants on behalf of the city. Dixon said there are grants available that the city may be missing out on.
“There are so many grants out there,” he said, “and we have not obtained our fair share.”
Councilman Ridley Parrish, returning after an extended absence due to health issues, agreed.
“Grant writers are hard to come by, I think a good grant writer would do us well,” said Parrish.
Dixon said it may be possible to find someone willing to write grants under an agreement to be paid only if the grants are approved.
City staff has met with a couple of grant writing companies and will follow-up on those contacts and report back later.
For the full Winder story, see the Aug. 6 issue of the Barrow Journal.