Ferguson Commission to meet in Saint Charles County - KMOV.com

Ferguson Commission to meet in Saint Charles County

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) - The Ferguson Commission will hold its 12th meeting in St. Charles County Monday night.

The commission said issues affecting Ferguson not only impact the immediate area, but the entire St. Louis region.

Monday night's meeting marks the first time the commission will meet outside St. Louis City and County.

Although St. Charles County is the wealthiest in the state, officials said problems still exist, like growing pockets of homelessness and poverty.

Pat Holterman-Hommes is CEO of Youth in Need, a social service agency that works with more than 13,000 young people and their families. She said she welcomes the meeting in St. Charles because the commission is addressing opportunities for young people, employment, and education.

“Those things affect all of us,” said Holterman-Hommes.  “They affect the economy of our region, and I think we're only as good as the least of our citizens.”

Commission co-chair Rich McClure said the issues they are working on did not happen overnight, and many have realized solutions also will not be immediate.

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