Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Second in a series of economic summits will focus on the Flint Hills
TOPEKA — Kansans interested in the economic vitality of the Flint Hills are invited to attend the 2011 Governor’s Economic Summit on Flint Hills Visioning to be hosted by Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday, May 17, at Camp Wood YMCA southwest of Elmdale in Chase County. The event will be held in Ritchie Lodge from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance, and there is a $20 registration fee. Because of space constraints at the meeting facility, the event will be limited to 200 registered participants.
This is the second in a series of Governor’s summits concerned with growing the Kansas economy and creating jobs. Brownback’s administration will use the results of the summit to help develop a strategy to create thriving and sustainable communities throughout the Flint Hills region.
Regional stakeholders and policy makers will make presentations during the day. All participants will be involved in morning breakout sessions to discuss the future of the Flint Hills. In the afternoon, there will be more presentations and Governor Brownback will facilitate a roundtable discussion. In addition to Brownback, a number of speakers will address various issues related to Flint Hills economic viability.
Kansans unable to attend can watch the summit online. Links to the live stream will be broadcast on the summit’s website,; the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) website,; and the Kansas tourism industry website,
To register or learn more about the meeting, visit the Governor’s Economic Summit on Flint Hills Visioning website at For additional questions, phone KDWP at 785-296-2281.

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