Mayor to President Obama: ‘Fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’

The Grand Rapids Press is reporting the following encounter between President Barack Obama and Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, who was in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Annual Conference.

Heartwell said he was among a dozen mayors invited to the White House to personally meet the president. During his moment with Obama, Heartwell said he stressed the need to fund the “Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.”

Let’s hope that the President  heeds the mayor’s advice and offers up a strong budget in February that continues to support Great Lakes restoration and economic recovery.

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