On Monday, Aug. 12, the Hesston City Council was addressed by , Alan Schrag with the Harvey County Economic Development Council (HCEDC)
Schrag said he plans on making changes to how the HCEDC communicates with City leadership.
“I’ve been the HCEDC representative for 20 years. We are appointed by our municipalities and we go to meetings and do our own thing. We don’t see our partners and there is no place for dialogue or questions and answers. The reason I am here, I would like to create a couple times a year, a time that there could be dialogue and we don’t have any agenda,” he said.
Schrag said there are systemic difficulties between the HCEDC and Cities when it comes to communication.
“One thing, I think that as a representative
of our municipalities, we have failed greatly, Part of that is the municipalities not demanding more and the reps, as soon as they are appointed, it is what they want and not what their constituents want,” he said.
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