Lt. Governor and Secretary of Commerce Attending Rural Opportunities Conference, Registration Open

Feb 28, 2019

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Topeka, Kan. – Registration is open for this year’s Kansas Rural Opportunities Conference in Dodge City. The Kansas Department of Commerce hosts this conference annually to provide useful information about rural Kansas living, as well as to engage in a dialogue with rural Kansans to determine how the Department can bolster its efforts to improve the well-being of rural communities in the state. The Conference will take place at the Boot Hill Casino & Conference Center in Dodge City on April 2-3. New Commerce Secretary David Toland will be kicking off the conference and Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers will discuss the Office of Rural Prosperity. Lt. Governor Rogers and Secretary Toland will provide insight to community development efforts. “The Kelly Administration is committed to ensuring that all Kansans have a high quality of life, regardless of their zip code,” said David Toland, Acting Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce. “The Rural Opportunities Conference is a forum for learning about programs that can support and enhance rural communities, as well as an opportunity for residents to tell us their vision for the new Office of Rural Prosperity, which will be headed by Lieutenant Governor Rogers. Whether a business owner, local official, or just an everyday resident concerned about their community, the Rural Opportunities Conference is the place to be in April.”   Signup for the conference can be done here: https://www.kansas.gov/ssrv-kanpayxpr/services/KDOC/KFROCREG58/additionalInformation.html Any additional questions should be directed to: Jeanna Lee Jeanna.lee@ks.gov (785) 296-1868