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Great Lakes Regional Collaboration

Release Date: 05/17/2004
Contact Information:

Cynthia Bergman, 202-564-9828 /

(Washington, D.C. – May 17, 2004) Administrator Mike Leavitt will be joined by Ohio Governor Bob Taft as Chair of the Council of Great Lakes Governors and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley as Chair of the Great Lakes Cities Initiative to announce a regional collaboration.

Who: Mike Leavitt, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency

Bob Taft, Governor, Ohio

Richard Daley, Mayor, Chicago

James Connaughton, Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality

Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

John (JP) Woodley, Assistant Secretary, Army for Civil Works, Department of Defense

What: Great Lakes Coordination and Collaboration Announcement

When: Tuesday, May 18, 3:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. CDT

Where: Navy Pier
Lake View Terrace Rooftop
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60011

Call In: Reporters outside the Chicago area who cannot attend may call 877-582-0414 ask for: EPA Great Lakes Call