JOCO First Regroups, Looking to Future

Tom Knapp
Tom Knapp

JOCO First has recently taken a hard look at themselves and the Bomber Mountain Civic Center and have begun to reshape themselves into what they hope will be a more viable entity and facility moving forward.

Tom Knapp, with JOCO First, updated both the Johnson County Commission and the Buffalo City Council this week and explained how they are changing for the future.

Knapp said they have received nearly 1,000 surveys back from community members detailing what they like and dislike about the Bomber Mountain Civic Center, what they would like to see added, and what they would be willing to support financially in the future.

Knapp was asked if JOCO First's budget takes into consideration that the Boys and Girls Club will not being a tenant at the civic center, and he said the coming year's budget will reflect that.
He said they will remain a tenant for the first three months of this current calendar year, with an option to stay for an additional three months, which would have them as tenants through the end of the current fiscal year in June if they exercise the option.

He also said Buffalo Head Start has found a building to move into and will be looking at the possibility of purchasing the building, so they will not be moving ahead with replacing the Boys and Girls Club as tenants at the civic center.

We will have a look at the results from the recent community survey in an upcoming story.

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