February 16, 2004 - Posted at 3:38 p.m. CDT
PINE BLUFF, AR - The federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority says the region has critical needs in healthcare, education, housing, transportation, leadership, and access to capital.
Co-chairman Pete Johnson urges everyone to consider themselves public servants and be willing to work to improve someone else's life.
The federal agency does work in 240 counties or parishes in eight states. It was created by Congress to bolster economic development in the Mississippi River Delta Region.