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'Greatest job': Marshall enjoying new job at Delta Regional Authority

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mike Marshall, alternate co-chair of the Delta Regional Authority, poses near an aerial picture depicting a point of the Mississippi River. Marshall said he is enjoying his new job as second-in-command for the Authority, which is a partnership of 252 counties in eight states.
( Michelle Felter, Staff)
SIKESTON -- People say to find a job that makes you smile.

And that's what Mike Marshall has been doing since May, when he was appointed as alternate co-chair of the Delta Regional Authority by President Barack Obama.

"It's the greatest job in the world," said Marshall, who lives in Sikeston. "I love it."

Marshall does a lot of traveling with his new job. "I go to a lot of projects being funded or proposed to be funded by the Delta Regional Authority," he said. Those include safe drinking water projects, levee board meetings, and an initiative to help a community college have a certified school to teach and license crop dusters.

But he enjoys the constant movement.

"I'm in the middle of important projects and I like making a difference," said Marshall.

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