2017 D.C. Fly-In Info:
BLUEGRASS REGION'S 2017 REGIONAL PRIORITIES
CENTRAL KENTUCKY KEY FEDERAL PRIORITIES
Central Kentucky business, government and community leaders are gearing up for the Bluegrass Region’s annual Washington, D.C. Fly-In presented by Columbia Gas of Kentucky on July 12-13. The two-day trip offers attendees the opportunity to meet with members of Kentucky’s Congressional Delegation, agency officials, Congressional staff, and legislative experts to discuss important federal policy issues impacting the region, state and nation.
Attendees on the trip are diverse, and represent various sectors of the local economy such as government, banking, health care, non-profit, education, manufacturing, energy, and professional services. Members of the delegation act as “policy ambassadors” for Central Kentucky. They share the issue concerns of the business community with members of Congress, and advocate for policies or projects aimed at making the region a better place to live and work.
The annual “Kentuckians in Washington” Reception will be hosted on July 12 at Union Station to promote networking among Central Kentucky leaders and those Kentuckians living and working in various sectors in Washington.
This year, the Bluegrass Region’s federal legislative priorities include support for health care reform, regulatory and tax reforms, infrastructure investments, higher education reauthorization, funding for research and innovation grants, and improved access to capital for community banks.
Attendees will also meet with representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department for Health and Human Services and U.S. Supreme Court.
The Bluegrass Region D.C. Fly-In is organized by Commerce Lexington Inc. and the Central Kentucky Public Policy Group. Members of the Central Kentucky Policy Group are responsible for crafting the federal policy agenda each year. The group meets monthly to discuss issues important to the region, and membership includes 45 business, community and government leaders within the eight-county region of Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott, and Woodford counties.
2017 D.C. FLY-IN