2007-10-12 / Community

Chamber Of Commerce,RDRC Go to Washington

Locals Meet With Black Caucus

Chamber of Commerce Board President Alan Camhi pictured with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Chamber of Commerce Board President Alan Camhi pictured with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Representatives of the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation and Rockaway Chamber of Commerce traveled to Washington, D.C. on Friday, September 28, to participate in a conference hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). The Rockaway delegation included: Linda Plummer, RDRC Board President; Alan Camhi, Chamber of Commerce Board President; Betty Leon, RDRC Board Member; Kevin Alexander, RDRC Executive Director; and Valerie West, RDRC Director of Community Relations.

The CBC organization, founded in 1970, is comprised of African-American members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The five-day conference featured a number of seminars focused on economic development, social justice, educational advancement, and career development in the 21st century.

"The CBC Conference is an excellent opportunity for national community development leaders to meet with influential congressional leaders such as the Chair of the House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Charles Rangel.

Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate, was in attendance. Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate, was in attendance. We are also thankful for the hospitality that Congressman Gregory Meeks and his staff extended to our delegation," said Plummer.

Pictured from left to right are: Alan Camhi, Linda Plummer, Valerie West, Congressman Rangel, Betty Leon and Kevin Alexander. Pictured from left to right are: Alan Camhi, Linda Plummer, Valerie West, Congressman Rangel, Betty Leon and Kevin Alexander. Senator Hillary Clinton socializing with attendees. Senator Hillary Clinton socializing with attendees.

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