An album by ken.briers
Many of the Council Representatives that attend the 2018 Rail Passengers Association Advocacy Summit and Day on the Hill are featured in this photo compendium.
We begin with a few shots of Sunday afternoon’s meeting of the Board of Directors on April 15. The Rail Passengers board believes in transparency and opens meetings to all members that want to attend.
Following the meeting there was a Dutch treat dinner shared by Board members and their spouses.
The next photos reflect presentations at the Monday Summit sessions on April 16. Council Representatives and Rail Passengers Association members heard from representatives of Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration, a luncheon presentation on transit oriented development and afternoon sessions from field organizers and active council representatives. Attendees heard a briefing from a Congressional transportation staffer and broke up into Division meetings at the end of the afternoon.
Monday evening’s reception for the Heritage Circle and Silver Rails members was held on the private car Dearing, at Union Station. The event recognizes those who have gone above and beyond in helping Rail Passengers Association financially with larger donations, membership dues or planning for RPA in their will.
Tuesday April 17th's Day on the Hill culminated with The Capitol Hill Reception, honoring fallen Board member Jim Hamre and featuring his mother and his Congressman, Dennis Heck
Wednesday’s session featured recognition awards presented to outgoing Board members, and a Jack Martin award to George Chilson. Board elections and election of Council At-Large positions were announced.
Numerous Council members are pictured making comments during the Wednesday business meeting and finally there are some shots of regional groups caucusing at the farewell lunch.
Please enjoy and circulate!
(Thanks to Phil Streby and Sean Jeans-Gail for picturing me a couple of times!)