State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) is announcing the formation of an advisory committee to be tasked with providing input on how a $750 thousand state grant Brady secured can best serve the Bloomington community.
The committee will be chaired by former Bloomington mayor Jesse Smart. Four other members are to be determined.
“Jesse brings valuable expertise about the needs of our community to the committee,” said Brady. “I look forward to working with him and the members of the committee as we determine how this grant can best be used to serve the residents of Bloomington and the 44th District.”
Brady is asking the members of the committee to assess the needs of the area and make recommendations on how a $750 thousand grant secured by Brady can best serve the area. The members of the advisory committee will be responsible for reviewing proposals for how the grant can be used, making sure these proposals meet specific necessary criteria, and making recommendations.
The grant was originally secured to expand McGraw Park, and share a portion with Bloomington Central Catholic High School for football practice. However, that project has been voted down by the Bloomington City Council and vetoed by Mayor Renner, leaving Brady with the opportunity to find new ways to use this grant to enrich the lives of people in the 44th district.
“This grant is a great gift to the people of my district, but with a gift like this comes a very serious responsibility to ensure that it is being spent wisely,” said Brady. “I have formed this committee to ensure that this money is used in the best way possible.”
Requests for the use of these funds should be delivered to the Senate District Office by December 18, 2014.