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Leadership class visits Capitol

By submitted, 04/13/17 9:50 AM


PRESCOTT – Leadership Nevada County held its State Government session on February 9 in Little Rock.

The group met with state officials about pressing issues facing our state and the country as a whole. The day started with a visit with the Land Commissioners office. The staff in the State Land Commission office described the process of auctioning land for delinquent taxes in the State.

State Auditor Andrea Lea hosted the participants in her office. She shared information about how her office is conducted and the issues facing their area of work.

Before lunch the group met Governor Asa Hutchinson and was able to visit some with him and also had a photo made with him.

Senator Bruce Maloch, Senator Larry Teague along with Representatives Danny Watson and David Fielding visited with the group over lunch which was provided by AT&T. Later in the day the group was able to observe the House in action.

After lunch the group then went to visit with Secretary of State’s office and then the State Treasures office where they were able to go into the vault and have pictures made with about $250,000.

Following a full day of activities at the Capitol, the Leadership class toured the Clinton Presidential Center. The Class finished up the day with dinner at Benihana’s.

Anyone wanting to know more about Leadership Nevada County and how to be a part of the next Leadership class, can call Mary or Tammie at the Economic Development Office at 887-6208.

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