Gov. Steve Beshear presented the 2015 Spirit of Kentucky Award to McLean County Regional Water Com-mission (MCRWC) during the 40th annual Governor's Local Issues Conference at the Galt House in Louisville on August 27.
GRADD is currently accepting public comments on the draft of the 2016 Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. This FEMA mandated plan requires an update every five years, in order for communities to be eligible for federal assistance.
The 47th GRADD Annual Dinner will be held Wednesday, September 16, at Owensboro Convention Center. The evening will feature award presenta-tions for regional excellence and a visit from our Sister Region partners in the Czech Republic.
A draft of this year's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) report is now available. The CEDS document provides an in-depth examination of the region's current economic climate as well as a forecast for future growth.
Tim Ross, Director of Public Events for the City of Owensboro, was the guest speaker at the GRADD Board of Directors meeting on August 19. He previewed the upcoming Owensboro Air Show, which draws thousands to the city's riverfront.