Yesterday, the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce held its second Chamber Day at the Capitol. The event was a chance for the business community to meet with elected officials in Bismarck and to carry the message of important issues affecting our area, including the need for permanent flood protection.
“Without a doubt, the most vital issue of the day was pressing the legislators from across North Dakota about the need to support the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo diversion,” said President/CEO Craig Whitney. “This is an economic and financial issue that will devastate our community if not addressed.”
Chamber Day at the Capitol is held each year the North Dakota legislature meets. Chamber members participated in committee hearings, floor sessions and met with legislative leadership about significant issues.
“We cannot afford to have Fargo Moorhead go down in a flood like Grand Forks and Minot did,” said Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner. “It’s important for people in your community to get involved in these things and stay active in your Chamber.”
At the end of the day, The Chamber hosted a reception with more than 60 legislators from across the state in attendance. The reception was another opportunity for attendees to drive home the message of permanent flood protection for the area.