Friday, May 1, 2009

Post Schools Reviewed for Advocacy

Local representatives from the Chamber, City of Lakewood, and Congressional staff joined the Clover Park School District officials in a familiarization tour of elementary schools both on and off Fort Lewis.

Photo: The group starts its tour at Lakeview Hope Academy, a good example.

The fam tour was conducted to increase local understanding of the issues with providing educational facilities for military dependent children. Such an understanding will increase the effectiveness for the Chamber's upcoming Washington-to-Washington, D.C. trip scheduled for mid-May.

The Chamber's 24th annual trip, includes representatives from the private and public sector that communicate local defense and community issues with the region's Congressional delegation.

The tour, this year as in years' past, will include a day of visits with various Pentagon offices, for both the Army and the Air Force. Appointments will also include a briefing by the AUSA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The agenda will include appointments with several executive branch departments including the Dept. of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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