I am out at the Elks Lodge in Russell today. Our office is excited to be the host of the annual meeting for WKREDA (Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance) today and tomorrow! There are lots of Economic Development Directors and State Resource partners staying over night in Russell tonight!
This annual meeting provides the opportunity for rural economic issues to be discussed and for resource partners such as Ks. Dept. of Commerce to provide updates on programs to economic development directors.
Everyone is having a good time and getting into the Christmas cheer. Everyone was asked to wear something festive for both days of the conference. I myself got a pair of snazzy Santa socks! We are having a good old-time out at the Elks Lodge!