The EDC will hold a special council meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday. This is a public meeting.

CHIPLEY - As the way to permanent improvements following the catastrophic storm that swept across the Panhandle, leaving in shambles much of Bay and surrounding counties, Washington County officials are poised to discuss potential disaster relief projects for the county.

Washington County Economic Development Council issued a public meeting advisory inviting the general public, as well as, representatives from each of the municipalities in the county to a special council meeting to be held 5-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12 at the Panhandle Technical College Saunders Building, 757 Hoyt Street, in Chipley.

The meeting comes after local officials and corporate representatives from impacted counties, including Washington, met with their counterparts in areas of Mississippi that are still in recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The trip shined light on options for recovery and provided some insight on how to shape a better city or county using new resources that become available following a catastrophic weather event.

Monday's special meeting will call for representatives to brainstorm on ideas on what kind of projects the county needs and wants in order to maximize the use of the new resources.

For questions, contact Ted Everett at 850-638-4157.