Virginians Look Toward Combating Larger Problems
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling was in Leesburg today outlining his "100 Ideas For The Future of Virginia" campaign, a state initiative that focuses attention on finding solutions to significant challenges facing Virginia.
"Virginia is a great place to live and work and to raise a family, but just because it is a great place, does not mean it will always be a great place," Bolling said during a meeting the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce helped coordinate Tuesday.
The state needs to address critical large-scale topics such as transportation, Medicaid, gangs and combating Internet sexual predators, Bolling said, big problems, that will take significant solutions to resolve.
"The future will depend on our ability to find solutions to these problems," he said, adding that the 100-idea initiative is designed to jumpstart that process.
"Too often we're interested in the next election, rather than the next generation," Bolling said, encouraging those in attendance to join in the effort to help find solutions.
Bolling encouraged anyone interested in becoming involved to sign up for the Lt. Governor's advisory council. More than 1,000 people from across the state have already signed up, he said. The council will hold quarterly meetings in Richmond, as well as regional meetings to allow smaller groups to gather and exchange ideas, he said.
Today's meeting was his 35th since the program kicked off April 10.
More information is online at www.100ideasva.com
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