The co-chair of the Delta Regional Authority visited Cairo Friday for a meeting with local and regional officials, as well as a tour of the city.
Chris Caldwell was invited to Alexander County by the office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth in another effort to help bring stakeholders at all levels together to work toward moving Cairo forward.
As part of the tour Duckworth's office organized, Caldwell visited Bunge Corporation, the 10th Street Pump Station, Cairo public housing sites, the Cairo Historic District and the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
Caldwell also met with Cairo Mayor Thomas Simpson, Alexander County Board Chairman Joe Griggs, Laborers Local 773, Cairo Port District, Cairo School District, and representatives from state and federal lawmakers in the region.