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GLIN==> Great Lakes Day in Washington D.C.



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Great Lakes Day in Washington to focus on the region’s legislative
priorities for 106th Congress-Second Session

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Legislative, appropriations and policy priorities of
the Great Lakes
states will be the central focus of Great Lakes Day, scheduled for March
23 in
Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission and the
Northeast-Midwest Institute, the day’s activities will provide an
excellent opportunity for
the region's policymakers and opinion leaders to meet and discuss issues
with members
and staff of the Great Lakes Congressional Delegation and other key
public and private
sector leaders. The day begins with the annual Great Lakes Congressional
Breakfast,
featuring presentations by members of the Great Lakes Congressional
Delegation. The
breakfast will be held in Room B-339 of the Rayburn House Office
Building, from 8:00 to
9:30 a.m.

The day begins with the annual Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast,
featuring
presentations by members of the Great Lakes Congressional Delegation.
The breakfast will be held in Room B-339 of the Rayburn House Office
Building, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Dick Munson, executive director of the Northeast-Midwest Institute, will
offer remarks
and introduce the congressional speakers at the breakfast. Following
these presentations,
Irene Brooks and Nathaniel E. Robinson, chair and vice chair of the
Great Lakes
Commission, will present legislative and appropriations priorities in
the areas of resource
management and environmental quality, and transportation and economic
development.

“As the call for government to do more with less grows stronger, we must
continue to
seek new and innovative means of protecting our land and water
resources,” according to
Brooks, executive director, Office for River Basin Cooperation,
Pennsylvania Department
of Environmental Protection. “Our annual Great Lakes Day events are an
excellent
opportunity for legislators and regional leaders to come together to
discuss common
issues and lay the groundwork for future policy initiatives.”

An issues briefing for congressional staff and other interested parties
will be held
following the breakfast in Room 1539 of the Longworth House Office
Building from 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Directors and senior staff from the
Great Lakes Commission and numerous other state, regional and federal
Great Lakes agencies and organizations will speak.

The breakfast and issues briefing are open to the public. The $35 charge
(payable in
advance) for the breakfast will be waived for those with media
credentials, but everyone
must pre-register. Registration materials are attached, along with
preliminary agendas.
Space is limited; deadline for pre-registration is March 10.

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Contact: Dr. Michael J. Donahue
Phone: 734-665-9135
Fax: 734-665-4370
E-mail: mdonahue@glc.org

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