Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) Chairman and Salem Mayor Gary Brown, far right, and Steve Etcher, far left, director of Boonslick Regional Planning Commission in Warrenton, sits with 3rd Congressional District Rep.

Blaine Luetkemeyer, second from right, and a staffer as the group reviews MRPC's federal legislative priorities for 2013 during a trip to Washington D.C. in March. MRPC Assistant Director Tammy Snodgrass also attended the organization's annual trip to the nation's capitol.

While there, Brown and Snodgrass met with several Meramec Region legislators and their staff and also attended the annual National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) conference.