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‘Where’s the next generation?’

CDC guest speaker opens up conversation on planning for the future

By Allison Flores

The Cuero Record

Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Joe Brannan was the guest speaker at the Cuero Development Corporation’s Community Leaders Meeting on Friday, Sept. 6.

Brannan touched on a few different topics relating to his experiences in his career; mentioning local and state government, regional planning, and even politics. However, Brannan spoke the longest about federal gerontocracy, which is a form of oligarchical rule in which an entity is ruled by leaders who are significantly older than most of the adult population.

“How do you get more 22 year-olds that aren’t ideological that don’t have guns or abortions or property rights, but they want to serve the community that they live in,” Brannan asked the crowd, “How do you get them in the room?”

He continued, “We need to demystify what we are doing. Have you ever explained to people in the community what it takes to run [an organization]?” 

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