The Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Washington YMCA have agreed to move forward on a pair of projects in the best interest of both groups.

The board has crafted a letter for the YMCA to take to their meeting with Enhance Iowa to show county support to secure funding for a facility generator project. In turn, the YMCA locations in Kalona, Wellman and the new building coming to Washington could be used as emergency shelters by the county. The board and the YMCA have also discussed drafting and entering into a Memorandum of Understanding to allow all locations to be used for shelter in the case of a disaster in the area.