(ALTUS) Business and community leaders from Altus will arrive in Washington D.C. this week to host the 54th annual Altus Quail Breakfast. The breakfast is a longstanding tradition that serves to honor our military and showcase Altus Air Force Base while also telling the tremendously positive story of what Altus has accomplished in the past year and the great things that are on the horizon.
Brian Bush, President & CEO of the Altus Chamber of Commerce and director of the Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation, is among the 60 individuals who will represent Altus in meetings with Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill and with military leaders at the Pentagon. “Our capability to work directly with and alongside Altus Air Force Base is one of the primary areas of focus as we visit with the Oklahoma Congressional delegation and with top ranking military officials”, explained Bush. “The number of people who make this trip each year demonstrates the support our business community provides and emphasizes the critical roles that aerospace and national defense play in Southwest Oklahoma. In addition, this event provides the opportunity for us to discuss important matters involving agriculture, banking and finance, business policy, and regulation because of the diversity and exceptional qualifications of the Altus leaders who attend.”
The delegation travelling from Altus includes officials from the City of Altus, members of the Chamber of Commerce, and members of the Military Affairs Committee. The Military Affairs Committee consists of Altus leaders who actively support the men and women serving at Altus Air Force Base through financial contributions and a willingness to serve in any capacity needed. Dr. Joe Leverett is the chairman of the Military Affairs Committee and will also attend the Quail Breakfast.
According to Leverett, “This the 54th year of hosting the Quail Breakfast, and it is an honor to have the opportunity to show the value of Altus, Oklahoma to our nation’s military and political leaders.” Leverett added, “Our ongoing relationship with Altus Air Force Base is widely recognized throughout the state and nation as a model for other communities, and that reputation provides tremendous opportunity for future growth in all sectors of our economy.”
The Altus Quail Breakfast, hosted on Capitol Hill by Senator Jim Inhofe, is the highlight of a week that includes several days of events and high level meetings that allow city officials and business leaders to have face to face meetings with decision makers in Washington, DC. The trip is supported financially by the Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation, the City of Altus, and the Military Affairs Committee, and the event has provided an unmatched opportunity for building relationships that benefit Altus in a multitude of ways.
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