Several Berrien County Commissioners were in Washington, D.C. this week for a gathering of county officials called by the Trump administration. The White House tells us commissioners from all over Michigan were on hand as discussions were held on local policies with administration staff. The commissioners also saw presentations by various federal agencies with the intent of building stronger relationships with local governments. Of all southwest Michigan counties, Berrien had the largest contingent on hand for the event. Present this week were David Vollrath, Debra Panozzo, Donnie Meeks, Ezra Scott, James Curran, Mamie Yarbrough, and Teri Freehling. As part of Wednesday’s events, the commissioners heard from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos.