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Judy Thompson, an appraiser at the City Assessor’s office, works Thursday at her desk. The Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers educates assessors at conferences and week-long courses, and provides continuing education training for state accrediting and re-licensing of assessors. It’s one area that would be affected by a proposed reduction in travel, training and memberships. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

City of Willmar department heads describe negative impacts from proposed budget cuts


WILLMAR — Willmar city department heads have summarized what they believe are the benefits of city-funded employee organization memberships, training and certifications, and what they believe will be the detriments of cuts in those areas as proposed by Mayor Frank Yanish.

Yanish has proposed a 50 percent reduction in travel and training, and a 35 percent reduction in memberships and subscriptions in his proposed 2014 budget.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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