The Hermann region is an incredibly attractive community with a great story to tell. We are a mature bunch of people. Maturity has some advantages, like being able to face challenges and reach for solutions. Simply put, our challenges include a declining population, a lack of younger people and a lack of jobs. These negative trends can have a significant “ripple effect” and our desire to pass along a strong and vibrant community to the next generation is best served by addressing these issues as soon as possible.