A few of St. Clair County’s Board of Commissioners recently attended a conference at the White House. The aim of the conference was to talk about greater cooperation between local and federal leaders. County Commissioner Board Chair, Jeff Bohm, along with commissioners Dave Rushing and Jorja Baldwin attended the event. The three county representatives had several national figures address them and other leaders in the West Wing. Among those that spoke were the Director of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, and Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao.
St. Clair County District 2 Commissioner, Jorja Baldwin said, “The speakers and panel discussions were specific to challenges almost everyone in the room faces in their own counties.” She added that, “The question and answer period allowed them to share concerns, and most were answered with actionable advice. Baldwin felt that “with the contacts they made, [it will enable county officials] to grow their network to include federal allies to assist their office on a range of topics.”
Reporting for WGRT, Mike Smith.