Coastal Alabama Partnership kicked off the beginning of the 2022 legislative session by organizing its annual trip to Montgomery for a day of meetings and conversations with key statewide elected officials for the Mobile and Baldwin counties’ chambers of commerce, mayors and county commissioners, and business leaders.
On Wednesday, January 12th, the Coastal Alabama delegation congregated at the Alabama Department of State Archives and History. There they had the opportunity to meet privately with Governor Kay Ivey, Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth, Commissioner Chris Blankenship, ALDOT Director John Cooper, Casey Williams speaking as the Chairperson of the Fair Ballot Commission, and Senator Greg Albritton. The daytime meetings provided space for the Coastal Alabama delegation and statewide elected officials to highlight important issues for Coastal Alabama and demonstrate what can be accomplished when working together as a region.
The Coastal Alabama delegation joined the state legislature, state-wide officials, and staff for an evening Legislative reception to celebrate our local and state-wide lawmakers. Our regional chambers of commerce sponsored this reception, including the Mobile, Eastern Shore, Coastal Alabama, Saraland, Mobile Area Black, Semmes, Central Baldwin, North Baldwin, South Baldwin, Southwest Mobile, Dauphin Island, and Bayou la Batre chambers. Lots of conversation was had by our regional leadership to educate our state elected officials on coastal Alabama.
Coastal Alabama Partnership extends gratitude to all that attended the annual Day on the Hill. It takes the unification and collaboration of regional business leaders, local elected officials, and state-wide elected officials to make coastal Alabama the place to live, work, and play.