By STEVEN T. DENNIS
About 45 people turned out in support of funding for the Washington County Commission on Aging during a County Commissioners meeting Tuesday.
In the county's working budget, its contribution to the Commission on Aging would drop from $319,500 this year to $300,000 next year.
Funding was $350,000 last year.
Fred Otto, executive director of the commission, said cuts in county funding, combined with state and federal cuts, have resulted in cutbacks in a variety of services. Otto said seven staff positions have been cut and 10 reduced over the past five years.