Governor Northam to Speak at Annual Virginia Rural Caucus Reception on January 30
RICHMOND, Va. - Governor Ralph Northam will be the featured speaker at the 2019 Rural Caucus Reception on Jan. 30 in Richmond where state, business and civic leaders gather to explore the future of rural Virginia.
The annual event, which is co-hosted by the Center for Rural Virginia and the Virginia Association of Counties, encourages collaboration and discussion around issues affecting the vitality and prosperity of rural Virginia.
“This Rural Caucus Reception is a timely forum for discussing the latest measures under consideration for boosting economic growth across the state, and especially rural Virginia,” said Kristie Proctor, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Virginia. “The reception-focused format of the event this year should give attendees ample opportunities for interaction and discussion of the key themes of the 2019 session, including broadband, workforce initiatives, I-81 improvement and economic development, to name a few.”
A number of secretariats, other state administration officials and members of the General Assembly’s Rural Caucus will be attending, and general registration is also available for interested members of the public. Attendees will gain an understanding of matters affecting rural Virginia and learn about possible solutions.
Last year, more than 200 business and government leaders and officials from across the state attended the event.
The 2019 Rural Caucus Reception will be held 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Omni Richmond Hotel at 100 South 12th St. in downtown Richmond.