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Local programs awarded funds through county initiative
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Supervisor Robert Rickman

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Robert Rickman’s proposals to provide dedicated District 5 Funds to several worthy programs. Rickman represents the Escalon area on the county board.

Programs in the Escalon area to receive funds include:

$3,300 for the Escalon Farmington Community Garden Club “Blue Star Memorial” Marker;

$21,427 for Escalon Strong’s The Giving Pantry Food Recovery Program Needs;

$20,000 for the UC Cooperative Extension in San Joaquin County, 4-H Youth and Development Program in San Joaquin County Summer Camp Program Rebuild;

$20,000 for San Joaquin AgFest San Joaquin Junior Show & Auction Council Equipment Needs.

The Supervisorial District Funds were re-established by the Board of Supervisors in the 2023-2024 Adopted Budget, to afford each supervisor the opportunity to address district-specific unmet needs. Supervisorial district-funded projects are subject to existing County policy and business practice.

“I am honored to be positioned to support and secure funding for each of these programs and organizations that serve our youth and/or community as a whole. This is a prime example of keeping taxpayer dollars local and working for the residents of our communities,” said Rickman.