HEATH-NEWARK-LICKING COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2020
PORT AUTHORITY ANNUAL D.C. FLY-IN TO CAPITOL HILL SET
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 event is set for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26.
A 10-person public-private contingent will meet with 12th Congressional District Representative Troy Balderson in his Capitol Hill office and which is expected to include others with the Central Ohio Congressional Delegation. Meetings in the offices of U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are also scheduled.
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 58-year legacy of deterrent workload and modernization of the Air Force Primary Standards Laboratory are key issue points.
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 Tim Bubb, Licking County Treasurer Oliva Parkinson, Licking County Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer McDonald, and Port Authority CEO Rick Platt.
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/OhioPortAuthority.
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