Unite to Showcase Legislative Priorities
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Great Northwest Day at the Capitol 2019 drew more than 250 area constituents together to showcase the region in
Jefferson City on Feb. 5-6.. Nineteen counties, multiple communities and representatives from business, education,
healthcare and government came together to discuss issues that are critical to the region. This
year's priorities focused on caring for our youngest citizens, aligning to educate and advance workforce, rural high-speed broadband
access and affordability, safer roads and bridges and wind energy and water projects.
Representative Rusty Black, R- Chillicothe, posed with attendees at the luau during Great Northwest Day at the Capitol.
A luncheon kicked off the event on Feb. 5 with Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe. After a quick group picture, educational
roundtable presentations were held. Northwest Day at the Capitol's Priorities Chair, Christel Golnick,
began the discussion with an overview of the priority selection process and a more in-depth conversation on the priorities that
were chosen. The second topic was Missouri's Bicentennial and You by Kathleen Seale, senior archivist with the
State Historical Society of Missouri. The roundtable presentations wrapped up with Becky Cleveland, Brookfield Industrial Development Authority, giving a report on the Communities of Excellence program. The
Chillicothe / Livingston County delegation also met with 7th District Representative Rusty Black for a discussion on legislative issues.
Senator Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, posed with attendees at the luau during Great Northwest Day at the Capitol.