The Christian County Economic Development Corporation board held their annual meeting on Friday in the People's Bank and Trust meeting room in Taylorville, to review current economic development efforts and plot a course for the coming year.
President of the board Gary Spurling presided over the meeting, and executive director Mary Renner gave an extensive report on current economic development efforts in the county.
After serving one year as president, Spurling is rotating out of the roll but remaining a board member. He told Regional Radio News after the meeting on Friday that the successes that are starting to be seen, are as a result of a team effort, led by executive director Mary Renner.
Spurling added that the various projects the C-C-E-D-C is working on, and beginning to see fruits of, have taken years.
Spurling was presented with a plaque for his years of service on the C-C-E-D-C board, and for his past year of service as president. The presentation was made by incoming president Amy Hagen.
Following the board meeting and lunch, board members and guests heard Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry give his "State of the City" address, and announce that Wal-Mart has committed to spend some 5-million dollars to renovate their Taylorville Super Center starting in January with completion in April.