Lt. Gov. Simon to speak at summit, conference | News
MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - The Lt. Governor Sheila Simon says she will speak at the East Central Development Corporation's Downstate Economic Summit in Effingham and at the Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference in Mt. Vernon on Thursday.
According to Simon, she will be voicing her support for President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act and talk about her role as chair of the Governor's Rural Affairs Council. At the conference in Mt. Vernon, she says she will urge the attendees to stay engaged in the communities and talk her involvement with volunteers across the state.
Simon says her office worked with volunteers from the American Red Cross to coordinate emergency response efforts in the aftermath of devastating flooding that swept through Southern Illinois last spring. She is also exploring ways to expand pro-bono legal services to domestic violence victims and is working with volunteer legal experts to draft a new Statement of Economic Interest to make public officials more accountable.
She says she will be in Effingham at 9:30 a.m. and in Mt. Vernon at 11:30 a.m.
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