HEATH-NEWARK-LICKING COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2018
PORT AUTHORITY TO LEAD ANNUAL D.C. FLY-IN TO CAPITOL HILL
Public-Private Delegation Brings Defense Jobs-Focused Agenda
HEATH –The Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority will lead a contingent of public and private officials to Washington, D.C. to meet with key members and staff of the Ohio Congressional Delegation. The same-day in-and-back event is set for Wednesday, May 16.
In the absence of a sitting member of Congress in the 12th Congressional District where the Aerospace Center is located, there is a Western Ohio flavor to the day. Representatives Mike Turner, Bob Latta, and Warren Davidson are among the members of Congress on the Port Authority schedule. Meetings in the offices of U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman as well as the office of Representatives Marcy Kaptur and Brad Wenstrup are also set.
The purpose of the day is to better acquaint Ohio’s Congressional Delegation with the status of key military work at the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center.
“The Aerospace Center is poised to break ground on a major modernization project with an eye toward continued modernization,” said Port Authority President and CEO Rick Platt. “We are seeking the awareness and action of Ohio’s entire delegation to Congress. Retention and expansion of the defense-related jobs at the Aerospace Center gets to the meat of our agenda.”
Officials from major employers at the Port Authority’s Aerospace Center campus—Boeing, Bionetics, and Defense Engineering Services Group—are attending along with local leaders, including City of Heath Mayor Mark Johns, Licking County Commissioner Duane Flowers, Licking County Recorder Bryan Long, and Licking County Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer McDonald.
The fly-in is organized and funded by the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority. Look for Twitter updates that day with the hashtag #HNLCPA and on the Port Authority Facebook page, Facebook.com/OhioPort.
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