SISU interviews Missoula’s mayor

Missoula Mayor John Engen answers students' questions during an exclusive interview with the class. Clem Work photo.

Missoula Mayor John Engen answers students’ questions during an exclusive interview with the class. Clem Work photo.

Better jobs, solutions to homelessness are Missoula mayor’s top goals

Developing more and better paying jobs and solving the problem of homelessness are two of Missoula’s biggest challenges, the city’s mayor told journalism students from China Monday.

John Engen, Missoula’s three-term mayor and a former journalist, answered questions asked by visiting students from Shanghai International Studies University and by Han Meng, a visiting photojournalist from The Beijing News.

Mayor Engen said Missoula’s economy is recovering from the latest recession, but homelessness and underemployment continue to pose problems. He also talked about his administration efforts to be transparent with journalists and public.

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