Ed Hillhouse: New Director of East-West Gateway

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Well, that only took about 15 months.

Yesterday the East-West Gateway Council of Governments -- the metro agency responsible for divvying up federal transportation funds and ensuring that regional leaders play nice with each other -- named Ed Hillhouse as its new director. The spot had been empty since 2009 when Les Sterman left the agency after 26 years.

Hillhouse currently serves as commissioner of Franklin County, a position that has earned him a seat on the East-West Gateway board since 2002. Prior to becoming Franklin County commissioner, Hillhouse was superintendent of Meramec Valley School District in Pacific.

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