Deadline arrives for Tri-Cities lobbying excursion
Participants for this year's trip will have the opportunity to meet with lawmakers to promote the Tri-Cities Region for its business friendly atmosphere and recreational activities, and urge support for regional projects that benefit our community. This year's trip will be February 16 - 17. Full package includes transportation, hotel, meals, and materials.
The Tri-City Legislative Council was formed 22 years ago to demonstrate a united front when promoting the Tri-Cities to elected leaders throughout the state. The purpose of the Tri-Cities Legislative Council is to share resources and avoid duplication of effort among the membership with respect to monitoring legislative information and events. The Tri-Cities Legislative Council provides a means to work cooperatively and speak with one voice for the Tri-Cities region on legislative issues.
Examples of success the council has had in Olympia:
In 2007, "Fueling Washington with BioProducts" was one of our priority papers. This was a partnership between WSU/PNNL and Department of Agriculture - the outcome - BESL.
Washington State University - Tri-Cities four year university - the Tri-Cities pulled together and spoke with one voice in Olympia - you now see the results in north Richland with our four year university.
The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center - $2M was appropriated by Washington State in the FY 2005 - 2007 budget for this local project.
Regional Public Facilities District (PFD) was formed to provide a pathway for regional aquatic and performing arts centers.
Cost for the full package (bus transportation, hotel, meals and reception) is $350, bus only is $60, hotel only is $145 and meals, materials and reception only is $180. To register, contact Kim Richards at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce 509-736-0510 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call the Chamber at 509.736.0510, or go online to www.tricityregionalchamber.com.