FORT WALTON BEACH — County Administrator John Hofstad will speak at the next Okaloosa County Republican Club meeting.

He will brief attendees on the upcoming budget process, competing budget needs, current capital projects, upcoming corrections facility needs and future economic development opportunities. Membership dues for 2016 will also be collected.

The meeting starts with socializing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at American Legion Post 235, 105 Hollywood Blvd. SW, Fort Walton Beach, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

The cost of $15 per person includes dinner, drinks and gratuity. Meal choices are crab cakes with grilled asparagus and cucumber salad or grilled chicken salad. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will also continue to collect membership club dues for 2016. 

To make a dinner reservation, call Vice President Nate Lepper, 376-2287.

For details about the club, call President Mark Franks, 240-1279.