"My favorite thing about Finney County is the creative energy here. I think people want to improve their quality of life and provide a safe community to hand down to our children. It's been refreshing to see the dedication of Finney County employees in their service to the citizens."
Commissioner Clifford, or Bill, as he'll ask you to call him, was born in New York and raised in New Jersey. He attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado and flew in the Air Force for six and a half years before attending medical school at the University of Southern California. He lived all over the country until settling in Finney County in 1996.
Bill was elected to the Commission in 2014 and he plans to run again in 2018 for a second four-year term.
"I think local government is uniquely positioned to accomplish certain things, and I ran for County Commission to see these things through."
Bill wants to see specific road projects completed, improvements to trails and bypasses, and further development in connections throughout the community. But overall, his personal goal is to ensure services are provided in the most efficient way possible, while representing the interests of the citizens and taxpayers.
He and his wife, who is a member of the USD 457 School Board, are raising six children in Finney County. Previous to the County Commission, Bill served on the Garden City Community College Board of Trustees for three four-year terms.