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GLIN==> Great Lakes Day in Washington: March 23



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Registration Form: http://www.glc.org/announce/00/registrationForm.pdf
Preliminary Agenda: http://www.glc.org/announce/00/prelimAgenda.pdf
Issues Briefing Agenda: http://www.glc.org/announce/00/briefing.pdf
Background: http://www.glc.org/announce/00/congbreak00.html

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.

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 20.


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