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Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, City, County Reveal Community Priorities List

Owensboro Seal 02 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/30/13) - With the majestic Blue Bridge in the distance through a window in the background behind the city’s top officials, the Community Priorities List was revealed on Wednesday in a press conference.

Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce President Amy Jackson, Judge Executive Al Mattingly, Economic Development President Madison Silvert, and Mayor Ron Payne, were just a few attendees present to kick off the capital and transportation projects.

Amy Jackson, gave the top Capital Priorities, in no particular order:

–OCTC Advanced Technology Center Phase II
–Western Kentucky University- Owensboro Classroom Building Phase II
–Graduate Medical Center
–Downtown parking garage
–International Bluegrass Music Center

Gavin Roberts, of the Chamber of Commerce, gave the top Transportation Priorities, in no particular order:

–Upgrades to future I-67 corridor
–Continued I-69 upgrades, including spurs to Owensboro-Daviess County
–Hwy 60 out of flood plain
–Study and design of an Outer Loop for Owensboro
–Widening of Thruston-Dermont Road

Al Mattingly stressed that the process was “all about the community”, and Mayor Ron Payne agreed.

“United we stand, divided we fall…we all have learned that lesson,” Payne said. “I feel really good about the projects having the greatest impact on economic development for the community.”

Madison Silvert also introduced a “citizen’s academy” program for the progression of the community. The program, called “Greater Owensboro Advocates for Legislation” or GOAL, will help engage citizens in important issues in Owensboro and help bring the issues to the attention of Frankfort legislators.

“(It would make for a) real and demanding presence for this legislative session and upcoming legislative sessions,” Silvert said.

The Community Priorities List will be presented to the 2014 General Assembly in Frankfort when they go into session in January.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

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