Mahoning Valley Meets Central Ohio For First Drive-In Event
Members of community to meet with State Officials about Valley Goals
February 20, 2018
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State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) as well as other members of the delegation are set to meet with members from the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber during the organization’s Columbus Drive-In event Representing Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Columbus. Nearly eighty-two local business leaders and local government officials in the region are scheduled to arrive early morning Wednesday to begin a day of networking and advocacy.

The group will convene at the historic Ohio Theatre to advance important issues that impact economic development and quality of life in the Valley Region.  State lawmakers worked closely with Chamber officials to coordinate select meetings with staff from the Governor's Office as well as Legislative leaders in the General Assembly.

“This trip to Columbus can pay huge dividends after State Legislative Leaders see the community support behind the Valley," Rep Boccieri said. "I think community leaders will see we've generated strong momentum for our region, each of the Valley Lawmakers have sponsored legislation that will improve the lives of families back home.”

The business delegation from the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber included Jim Tressel, Youngstown State University President, Doug Matheney, Special Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Fossil Energy, Darrell Rowland, Columbus Dispatch Public Affairs Editor, and Ohio Oil and Gas Association Executive Vice President Matt Hammond.

The group will continue to advance their policy priorities and initiatives on the federal level in a Fly-in to Washington D.C. this summer. 

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