Making points in D.C.
More than 40 business, civic, education, and governmental leaders visited the nation's capital May 10-12 to make their points on issues of regional importance with members of Congress from South Carolina and Georgia. The annual trip is organized in collaboration with the Aiken, Augusta Metro, Columbia County, and North Augusta chambers of commerce. The trip underscores the value of regional cooperation.
Aiken Chamber President J. David Jameson served as the group's spokesperson at the meeting with the US Department of Energy (DOE). His one-hour presentation focused on key points from the group's Savannah River Site (SRS) position paper that was delivered to DOE and to members of Congress (SC and GA).
DOE representatives at the meeting included, from left, Ken Bromberg, assistant deputy administrator for Fissile Materials Disposition (NNSA); Dae Chung, deputy assistant secretary of Environmental Management for Safety Management and Operations (DOE-EM); Colin Jones, senior policy advisor (DOE-EM); David Geiser, director, DOE, Office of Legacy Management and chair of the Asset Revitalization Initiative Task Force; and Mark Gilbertson, DOE-EM Manager, Office of Legacy Management and Core-team member of the Asset Revitalization Initiative Task Force.
Aiken County Council Chair Ronnie Young (left) and North Augusta Chamber President Brian Tucker listen as County Councilman Chuck Smith delivers his points concerning the region to Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC).