As part of the advocacy efforts of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism & City of Dubuque, the Annual DC Fly-In is held so that the voice of the Dubuque community can be heard in Washington DC. With approximately 40 anticipated attendees, the Dubuque area had representation from both public & private sectors.
With weather reports initially predicting snowfall in DC at 10″ – 14″, the Dubuque Delegation for 2013’s DC Fly-In made plans to get to DC early on March 4th & 5th.
A welcome reception was held at the Dubliner on Tuesday evening welcoming the delegation to DC.
Special Sessions were held on Wednesday and featured presentations by US Senator, Tom Harkin; US Congressman, Bruce Braley; and US Senator Chuck Grassley. Local business leaders also led conversations & presentations on Tourism, Brain Gain, The Amazing Race for Talent, Transportation, Sustainability and more.
A reception was held for both the delegation, and former Dubuquers now living in the DC area.
To view the Chamber’s legislative priorities for the 2013 legislative session, click here.
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