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First Thursday looks at county discretionary funding

Each year dozens of non-profit organizations, agencies and services approach the Cook County Board of Commissioners for funding not mandated by any government, but none-the-less important to our overall quality of life.

Join Jay Andersen, host of WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversation  for a wide-ranging discussion on who gets funded and how.

For many years these requests have been addressed on an individual basis. In an attempt to reduce the subjectivity of discretionary funding decisions, commissioners are in the process of considering new ways of leveling the playing field.

“Developing a Discretionary Funding Format” is this month’s First Thursday Community Conversation, only on WTYIP North Shore Community Radio.