Friday, September 20, 2013

WUPPDR to hold Annual Meeting Sept. 30 in Ironwood

HOUGHTON -- The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) will hold its 45th Annual Meeting at Tacconelli's, 215 S. Suffolk St., Ironwood, on Monday, Sept. 30

WUPPDR's regular business meeting will take place at 4:30 pm (CST). A buffet dinner ($15 charge) will begin at 5:30 p.m. (CST) and will include presentations by two keynote speakers: J.R. Richardson, Chair of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC), will present on recent business to come before the Commission; and Don Helsel, President of MI-TRALE, will present on the Western Upper Peninsula's ATV trail network. The program will conclude with a presentation of WUPPDR's Oreste "Chip" Chiantello Public Service Award to an individual demonstrating a long-time commitment serving the public.

A slate of local, regional, State and Federal officials, also including private sector individuals, will attend; and the general public is welcome. Persons planning to attend must RSVP by Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. An invitation to do so is available at the homepage. For a printed invitation or more information, contact WUPPDR at (800) 562-7614 ext. 311.

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