Monthly Meeting Recap - September 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
The Williston API held their March General Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, September 15th. Larry Medhurst discussed the financials from March thru August and thanked the sponsors, Busy Bee's and PSG. The financial highlights are as follows: paid out 6 scholarships at $750 each and $10,000 for the Williston State statue. The current balance of the scholarship fund is $8,740.45 and the three API CD’s are $6,057.07, $6,116.27, and $6,070.92.

The following donations were made:
CHI - $5,000
Bras For A Cause - $3,000
Farm Rescue - $1,000
WHS Girls Swim and Dive - $1,000
Little Lambs Childcare playground improvements - $1,000
Miss ND Outstanding Teen - $1,000
Miss ND Educational Scholarship - $1,000

Ken discussed the upcoming Awards Banquet on Friday, November 20th at the Well. Members attend free and sponsorships registration is available online. 

Shawn Wenko with Williston Economic Development presented the 2020-21 happenings in Williston. A big box store was to announce their intent to open in Williston, but the process was delayed due to COVID. In late 2018, Williston was accredited as a certified Economic Development agency. This is a huge honor as only about a dozen community development agencies nationwide hold this accreditation. The new development where the old airport was will be titled Williston Square. This area is to be developed over the next five years and will house retail stores, restaurants, housing, a big box store, New Williston Brewery, and possibly a convention center. Two to three roads will be completed by the end of the year.  Plans are being discussed to revamp the 26th Street intersection. 

A few API coats were given away.