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See Our Legislature in Action

Leadership La Porte County is teaming up with the Michigan City Chamber of
Commerce, the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership and the Unity
Foundation to provide an affordable opportunity for interested La Porte County
residents to visit the State Legislature in Indianapolis on Tuesday, February 25th.

This trip is ideal for individuals who have business with our State officials, are
aspiring to run for office, or have never visited the state legislature. This is a
great opportunity to see legislation in action and to meet with La Porte County
legislators. The trip is offered as part of the Leadership La Porte County 36th
class. A few seats are available for community residents on a first-come first
served basis. High school students are also invited to participate.

The bus will leave La Porte at 6 am (CST) and return around 6 pm (CST).
Attendees can take a tour of the historic Capitol building, visit committees, and
view the House and Senate, which are expected to be in session. A box lunch
with local legislators is included. The cost of the trip is $30 and includes the bus
transportation and lunch.

“We are excited to partner with Leadership La Porte County on this year’s trip
and offer this educational and networking experience to our Chamber members,”
said Katie Eaton, President of Michigan City Chamber of Commerce. Mike
Riehle, President of Chamber Service for LEAP added, “The La Porte Economic
Advancement Partnership truly appreciates the initiatives of Leadership La Porte
County in promoting advocacy at the state level and applauds the Unity
Foundation for their partnership in these efforts. We believe advocating for our
members as well as our community should be a primary focus in today’s
environment as we strive to create a better quality of place. Education through
trips to our State House provides a much needed look at how things get done
and showcases what our legislative representatives are doing for our respective

“We are grateful for the financial support of the Unity Foundation and the
opportunity to invite Chamber members to join us. We welcome any interested
community member to participate.” stated Leadership La Porte County Executive
Director, Monica Komasinski.

“Unity Foundation supports education at all levels including learning how
government works. People will see first-hand what’s behind the headlines, meet
new people and talk directly with our legislators.” said Maggi Spartz, Unity

For questions, or to reserve your seat, contact Leadership La Porte County at
325-8223 or by email at .


Monica Komasinski, Executive Director
Leadership La Porte County

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