Barry County Commissioners have been invited to a White House conference to develop a working relationship between Michigan county commissioners and federal agencies on Aug. 8. A tour of the White House is part of the day.
The invitation, received by each commissioner, came from Billy Kirkland, deputy director of intergovernmental affairs, the liaison between state and local governments and the White House.
“What a unique opportunity for county commissioners,” Chairman Ben Geiger said. “Regardless of how you feel about the current administration, it’s a great opportunity that doesn’t come along very often.”
Geiger said he is going; commissioners have until Friday to decide if they can attend.