Congressman John Shimkus used Vandalia as a gathering point for area mayors on Monday. Shimkus hosted a “Mayors Meeting” in order to get the mayors together to discuss and share ideas and advice on how to obtain funding for local projects in their communities. A packed room was on hand for the meeting at the Holiday Inn Express. And, Shimkus says he felt it was important to get everyone together and in the same room to share ideas and information.
Those on hand were able to get information from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the USDA and the State Comptroller’s Office.