Community encouraged to attend public meeting on community center planning

Citizens interested in the new Cook County Community Center are encouraged to attend apublic input meeting on Tuesday, June 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the community gymnasiun (the old school gym) at Cook County School  District 166.

If you are unable to make the public meeting, you may talk to members of the Community Center Steering Committee. Serving as Steering Committee Chair is Paul Sporn of Grand Marais. Other members are Commissioners Sue Hakes and Fritz Sobanja; Community Center Director/Extension Educator Diane Booth; ISD 166 School Board Member Jeanne Anderson; Maggie Barnard of the Cook County Visitors Bureau; Andra Lilienthal, Community Education; Cathi Williams; Gene Glader;  Paul Nelson, Firewise; Sue Prom; Karen Saethre; and ISD 166 Superintendent Beth Schwarz.

Minutes of steering committee meetings and other information about the community center planning process can be found on the Cook County website at