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"Attracting and Retaining Workforce in Rural Communities" presentation at SCIGA

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The April 2019 meeting of the South Central Illinois Growth Alliance is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24 at the Kaskaskia College Lifelong Learning Center.  The Kaskaskia College campus is located at 27210 College Road in Centralia. Dinner will be at 5:30 pm with the meeting to follow.

Our program for the evening will be Ms. Pamela Schallhorn, M.A. from the University of Illinois Extension.  Pamela will be presenting “Attracting and Retaining Youth in Rural Communities”.

This presentation will serve as the kick off for two exciting initiatives at the South Central Illinois Growth Alliance.  At our March meeting the group agreed to move forward with a long term strategic plan, and a survey to gain insight into the needs and motivation of millennials. Committees were formed to work on both of the initiatives.  If you were not present at the March meeting and would like to join one of the committees please let me know.     

If you plan to attend this month’s SCIGA meeting PLEASE RSVP  by email, to


For those of you that travel 161 to campus please be aware that 161 is closed just east of Shattuc road.  Please allow for extra travel time.  Information on the detour and bridge project can be found at