XACC Board of Directors Endorses Issues 18, 21 and 22
Strong schools and good healthcare are vital to a community. We in the Xenia area are blessed to have both.
Greene Memorial Hospital has served Xenia and Greene County since 1951 and continues to provide in and outpatient as well as emergency care for our residents. Recent enhancements help to keep the facility providing up-to-date services. Issue 22 is a 5 year renewal of the levy that has been in place since the hospital’s inception and is needed to continue to provide these services to our residents and is for only the Xenia facility.
Since 1967 the Greene County Vocational School District (Career Center) has delivered high quality career-technical education for the youth and adults of Greene County. Issue 18 is a renewal for permanent improvements (not general operation, salaries) that will expand offerings and career options in areas that are in demand and refreshing current equipment to provide quality training.
The Xenia Community Schools continue to improve with increased enrollment, higher graduation rates and more graduates going to college. Programs are being added at all levels from preschool through high school. In order to provide the best environment and be the most fiscally responsible with updating equipment and buildings and the maintenance for existing ones, Issue 21 a 3.9 mill bond issue will, in conjunction with state funds, provide for the building of a new combined Middle and High School. Estimates to repair the current structures are more than two thirds of the cost of building new, up-to-date schools.
Because of these accomplishments and many others as well as continual concern and excellence for our students and community, the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce via the Board of Directors unanimously endorses these levies for Greene Memorial Hospital, Greene County Vocational School District and Xenia Community Schools and urges you to vote yes on Issues 22, 18 and 21 on November 8th.
Linda J. Johannes
Chair, XACC Board of Directors