Fourth Governor's Flint Hills Visioning Summit

Fourth Governor's Flint Hills Visioning Summit

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The Fourth Governor’s Flint Hills Visioning Summit will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Camp Wood YMCA near Elmdale. The event will be held in Ritchie Lodge. There is a $20.00 registration fee, and lunch will be provided for those who register in advance. There is a limit of 200 registered participants.

The summit will bring together stakeholders from throughout the Flint Hills Region and across the state of Kansas. It is a follow up to summits held in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and will focus on growing the Kansas economy and creating jobs. Governor Brownback’s administration will use the input gathered from this summit and the other summits to help move along a strategy for the Flint Hills region. Regional stakeholders and policy makers will make presentations to help participants understand existing strategies. Participants will also be involved in breakout sessions to discuss specific issues and offer feedback, recommendations and direction for the future. Governor Brownback and Robin Jennison, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, are scheduled to attend.

Public involvement is crucial to the success of the program. The summit is another step toward creating thriving and sustainable rural communities throughout the Flint Hills of Kansas.

The registration fee is $20 per person; advance registration is strongly encouraged. Camp Wood is located at 1101 Campwood Rd., Elmdale, KS 66850, southwest of Elmdale in Chase County.  

For additional information, contact Linda Craghead, Assistant Secretary for Parks and Tourism, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, linda.craghead@ksoutdoors.com, or Kelli Hilliard, kelli.hilliard@ksoutdoors.com or call 785-296-2281.