Tom Dawson, President of Dawson Insurance, and Ann McConn, Fargo West Fargo President of Alerus Financial, have been named chair and vice chair of the newly formed Business Leaders Task force for Permanent Flood Protection.
“This group will provide a much needed voice to the business community regarding permanent flood protection for the area,” said Dawson.
A joint effort between The Chamber and the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, the task force is committed to ensuring the importance of comprehensive flood risk reduction stays at the forefront of the region’s priorities.
“It’s important we have a business environment where we can all be successful,” McConn said. “We’re really doing this for the future of our region.”
Chamber President/CEO Craig Whitney also noted the task force is working hard to ensure funding for flood protection for the area, despite recent actions by the North Dakota legislature. “We cannot and will not stand for any one person or group trying to derail this effort,” Whitney said. “We are confident that the North Dakota Senate will restore what we believe was the intent of the governor’s appropriation recommendations. We must do everything in our power to see that our area is protected.”