By Kelly Peetoom
February - sometimes viewed as flyover month - turned out to be one heck of a ride. The Chiefs win the Super Bowl, the Kansas Legislature decides to close during Destination Statehouse, and we end the month with weather in the 60’s. I'm going to blame it all on the leap year.
Thank you to everyone that made Destination Statehouse this year a success. Although both the House and Senate were officially closed for business, many elected officials stayed in town and came to our lunch and evening event. Plus the updates from the Kansas Department of Commerce and Kansas Department of Transportation were very informative. *Note to the TIAK membership: your executive committee has researched the Super Bowl dates for 2021, just in case. Thank you Patrick Mahomes.
Now that our lawmakers have us on their radar, it's time for us to set up lunches, coffees, and visits with our elected leaders at home. Remember from last month’s newsletter, I mentioned having a 5-minute elevator speech always handy. Now is the time to execute.
Last, please be sure to check out the TIAK website for upcoming events. The April meeting in Salina is shaping up to be an educational seminar you won't want to miss. Hope to see you there.