The Greene County Commission is establishing a non-profit organization that will benefit Greene County employees and the historic courthouse.
The Commission is partnering with the Greene County Resource Management department and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for the 501(c)3 fund.
The non-profit fund will allow the Commission to resume a yearly appreciation gathering, and other morale focused activities for county employees. State auditor Nicole Galloway had been critical of the County Commission using taxpayer funds for morale building activities and items that were aimed at keeping the employees happy to be working for the County.
A portion of the funds will also be used to help maintain and preserve the Historic Greene County Courthouse, which cannot be done currently using taxpayer dollars. The fund will also look at restoration of some parts of the courthouse that would not be available to do under current budget restrictions.
The Commission will be releasing more details of the fund and specific goals on Friday.