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GLIN==> 2006 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting



Title: 2006 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting

Contact: Tim Eder, executive director, 734-971-9135, teder@glc.org
Register online at www.glc.org/meeting.


2006 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting Oct. 3-5 in Duluth

Make plans now to attend the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, Oct. 3-5 in Duluth, Minn. Register online at www.glc.org/meeting.

With the theme of Future strategies: Wise Use and Protection of Our Shared Great Lakes, the meeting will address some of the major issues in Great Lakes resource management and policymaking, including cleaner, smarter Great Lakes shipping and funding to implement the Great Lakes Regional Collaborative’s blueprint for Great Lakes restoration. Participants will also be invited to assist the Commission in defining organizational priorities and charting a course to meet the challenges of the future in a half-day session on Strategic Planning.

The meeting will be immediately preceded by a trio of instructional tours of maritime- and clean-up projects in the Duluth area, conducted in cooperation with the Great Lakes Dredging Team on Tuesday, Oct. 3. An opening reception will be held later that day at the Great Lakes Aquarium, followed by the business meeting and special sessions on Oct. 4-5. There will be a dinner cruise on Lake Superior on Oct. 4, and the meeting will conclude at noon, Oct. 5 (See preliminary agenda at www.glc.org/meeting/pdf/agenda-prelim-08-22.pdf).

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites on Duluth Harbor. A registration fee of $125 U.S. ($140 Can.) covers meeting materials, two continental breakfasts, a luncheon on Oct. 4 and the opening reception. The dinner cruise is available for an additional $40 U.S. ($45 Can.); seating is limited to the first 70 registrants. Please register online at www.glc.org/meeting by Sept. 29.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn & Suites at a special meeting rate of $89 a night. To get this special rate, call the Holiday Inn & Suites by September 15 at 218-722-1202 or toll free 800-477-7089.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an engaging and productive meeting in October. Come join us!

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The Great Lakes Commission, chaired by the Hon. Thomas E. Huntley (Minnesota), is a nonpartisan, binational compact agency established under state and U.S. federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment and high quality of life for the Great Lakes­St. Lawrence region and its residents.  The Commission consists of state legislators, agency officials and governors’ appointees from its eight member states.  Associate membership for Ontario and Québec was established through the signing of a “Declaration of Partnership.”  The Commission maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies and other regional interests.  The Commission offices are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Great Lakes Commission

The Hon. Thomas E. Huntley, Chair; Tim A. Eder, Executive Director

Eisenhower Corporate Park • 2805 S. Industrial Hwy. Suite 100 • Ann Arbor, Michigan • 48104-6791

734-971-9135 • Fax: 734-971-9150 • Web: www.glc.org

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