Mar 13

Technological Advances and Government: Impacts and Challenges

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 1:55 PM by County Executive

Technology makes life easier. We can buy just about anything online instead of driving to a retail outlet. We make fewer trips to the gas station because our cars are more fuel efficient. In an emergency, we have the ability to call 911 from cell phones instead of relying on landlines. All of this is fantastic – but you may be surprised to know that these technological advances have created new challenges for government in a growing county like ours.

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Mar 02

School Safety is Top Priority

Posted on March 2, 2018 at 9:20 AM by County Executive

Since the tragic shooting in February at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., I have been asked what St. Charles County is doing to help prevent similar incidents from occurring. As a former educator, the safety of our community, schools and children are among my top priorities. My administration has worked over the past several years with schools, law enforcement and a variety of organizations and leaders in our community to put programs in place to create safe educational environments.

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Feb 08

A Look Back with the County Executive: Weldon Spring

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 2:55 PM by County Executive

The history of the land in Weldon Spring south of Interstate 64 is both interesting and controversial. Today, this scenic area of the county features a research park full of businesses, a valued conservation area and one of our largest school districts. It is also deeply rooted in our nation’s defense and energy industries, and the longtime focus of public health concerns. As with all opportunities to look back, important lessons abound.

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