Commissioner Lynch Goes To Washington

Posted On March 10, 2014

Press release from Kevin Lynch, Dearborn County Commissioner

Kevin Lynch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.  provided

Kevin Lynch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Kevin Lynch, Dearborn County Commissioner and 2nd Vice President of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, visited Washington D.C. for a National Conference of Regions to meet with area Congressmen and Senators to discuss regional transportation issues, a long term transportation funding bill and to propose future legislation.

Over three days, meetings were held with Kentucky Congressman Tom Massie, Indiana Congressman Luke Messer, Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup, Congressman Steve Chabot and Speaker John Boehner. The group also met with Indiana Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats, Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman and Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul.

After a long day, Congressman Luke Messer was very gracious in inviting our group to relax with him at the exclusive Capital Hill Club, Lynch stated.

Lynch indicated that he also had the opportunity to speak with Greg Nadeau, Acting Administrator, Federal Highways Administration and Therese McMillan, Acting Administrator, Federal Transit Administration.

Lynch stated that “This being my first experience on the “Hill”, I was very appreciative of my fellow board members sharing their knowledge and experience navigating the politics of the “Hill”.

Other Board members from OKI in attendance included Ed Humphrey, Commissioner, Clermont County, Ohio, Gary Moore, President Elect, National Association of Regional Councils, Judge/Executive, Boone County, Kentucky, Todd Portune, Commissioner, Hamilton County, Ohio, Brian Cunningham, OKI Legislative Affairs Director, Ken Reed, OKI Treasurer and Mark Policinski, OKI Executive Director.

I am very proud to represent Dearborn County and our region as an Executive Board Member of OKI and a member of the National Association of Regional Councils, stated Lynch.