Program Chair: Marty Ferry and Jamie Page
Sam Stroupe, Howard County Presiding Commissioner
Howard County: Past, Present and Future
Sarah Gallagher, former Boonville Economic Development Director,
will present an update of the development of the Katy Railroad
Bridge connecting Cooper and Howard Counties. The bridge
is considered to be a major tourist attraction for the area.
Chris Kloeppel, a librarian at Howard County Public Library;
she is in charge of the Evergreen cataloging system; as well as local
outreach and E-books programs.
Amy Wilder, formerly of Fayette, will share experiences
as a feature writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Jean Schmidt, who is a veterinarian for the Missouri
Dept. of Agriculture, will share information about Plum
Island, a point of entry for animals coming to the US.