Public invited to legislative breakfast

Published 12:01 am Friday, February 29, 2008

I wanted to make you aware of a great opportunity that is coming your way.

Monday morning your Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Legislative Breakfast on the second floor of the Eola Hotel.

We have had the opportunity to hear from our President on the State of the Union, our Governor on the State of the State and, now, our state legislators are coming to discuss our home turf — southwest Mississippi.

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Sen. Bob Dearing, Sen. Kelvin Butler, Rep. Angela Cockerham, Rep. Robert Johnson and Rep. Sam Mims have confirmed that they will be joining us. Those of you who have attended these sessions in the past can appreciate how fortunate we are to be represented by such a professional, committed and hands-on group of men and women.

These people consistently deliver straight forward, no-nonsense programs which help us understand the complex political process which unfolds the first quarter of each year in Jackson.

They help us understand how to communicate our needs — as individuals and as a community in the southwest corner of our state.

They will bring us up to date on important issues, which impact us legally, economically and environmentally.

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of face-to-face contact with our senators and representatives. These people take very seriously the fact that they are elected to do our business. They make themselves available at forums like our breakfast to hear your concerns and answer your questions.

Janet Sullivan, Jack Byrne and I — co-chairs of the chamber’s legislative committee — want to extend a cordial invitation to all of our citizens to join us Monday. Our breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be over by 9 a.m.

There is a $10 charge for current chamber members and a $15 charge for future members and guests.

Please pay at the door.

Mark your calendars, bring your questions and join us for some interesting and informative time together.

Stephanie Hutchins is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board.