Joe Reagan, president of the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA), was in Franklin County for the third time since he was named to his present position earlier this year. He has visited East Central College, Union, and he was in Washington Thursday.
He came to learn about the county and its cities. He asked questions and particularly sought opinions about the region and the role of the RCGA. He told of the challenges facing the region and the RCGA. The challenges are similar to those of other cities and metro areas — public education, job creation, law enforcement and safety, transportation, the culture of the region, preservation of values, strengthening of ties to governmental entities and civic organizations, better communication and other subjects.
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