Mayor Swearengin to Join Fresno County Officials In 'One Voice' Trip to Washington, D.C.
02/06/2009

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin will join more than 40 other Fresno County elected officials and private representatives on the seventh annual Fresno COG One Voice trip to Washington, D.C., next week.

Mayor Swearengin will leave for Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Feb. 8, and return to Fresno on Thursday, Feb. 12.

“The ‘One Voice’ trip is an excellent opportunity for us to speak with a unified voice directly to decision-makers and policymakers in support of vital projects for our Valley,” Mayor Swearengin said. “This is an excellent example of the public and private sector working together to improve the quality of life in the City of Fresno and throughout our county.”

For a complete list of Fresno County representatives and projects, visit the Fresno COG Web site by clicking here.

Mayor Swearengin will participate in meetings with members of the Valley’s Congressional delegation and their staff members to request funding and/or support of projects chosen for their regional significance, their ability to bring prosperity to Fresno County, and their potential contribution to improved air quality and transportation mobility.

The delegation is scheduled to meet with Congressmen Jim Costa, Dennis Cardoza, Devin Nunes and George Radanovich; California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein; and representatives from Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Washington, D.C., office. They also have scheduled appointments with chairpersons and staff from a variety of committees and federal agencies to discuss county projects, according to Fresno COG.

Contact: Michael Lukens, Press Secretary 559-907-1144

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