Oct 19

A Look Back with the County Executive: Archer Alexander

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:05 PM by County Executive

The recent dismantling of a statue in St. Louis intended to honor the Confederacy and another in Charlottesville to honor one of its generals has stimulated discussion about the future of statues from the Civil War era. A former resident of St. Charles County played a role in the sculpting of a Civil War statue in St. Louis, and when you read his story I think you will agree with me that no one will be protesting it.

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Apr 03

Technological Advances and Government: Impacts and Challenges

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 11:49 AM by County Executive

Technology makes life easier. We can buy just about anything online instead of driving to a retail outlet. We make fewer trips to the gas station because our cars are more fuel efficient. In an emergency, we have the ability to call 911 from cell phones instead of relying on landlines. All of this is fantastic – but you may be surprised to know that these technological advances have created new challenges for government in a growing county like ours.

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Dec 16

Planning for the Future

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:15 PM by County Executive

St. Charles County is the third largest county in the state in both population and economy, and is one of the top 25 counties in the nation for high-tech job growth.  If you didn’t know these impressive statistics before, let the magnitude of them sink in for a minute.

Now, add in the completion of many successful County Government-led projects over the past 12 years, such as the expansion of the County Parks system and completion of the Page Extension. All of this is quite impressive when you consider how little we have expanded the size of County Government. However, with more growth in St. Charles County on the horizon, we need to plan for the future to continue to provide the best services to our citizens.

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