CRESTVIEW — Newly elected Okaloosa County Commissioner Nathan Boyles will speak at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Crestview Public Library.


CRESTVIEW — Newly elected Okaloosa County Commissioner Nathan Boyles will speak at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Crestview Public Library.



“I am going to discuss some of the accomplishments that the county has made which may not have been publicized," said Boyles, District 3 commissioner.



Such achievements include balancing the county budget and improving several county roads, he said.



In addition, he mentioned area airport improvements along with the water and sewer departments' water and sewer installations at Eglin Air Force Base. 



"I will also discuss the challenges facing the county for the new year," Boyles said, adding he will discuss the “lean” budget cycle.



 Another challenge Boyles mentioned was working with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office to place resource officers in area elementary and middle schools.



"We will be discussing (with the sheriff's department) ways to make sure they have the resources without taking any officers off the roads and away from other units within the department," Boyles said.



A question-and-answer session will be included.



Boyles was invited on behalf of the Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization that presents several library fundraisers throughout the year.



A Friends of the Library general business meeting, also open to the public, will follow Boyle's speech.



Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.