This past weekend, members and invited guests of the National Governors Association convened in Washington, DC for their annual winter meetings. For the third year running, I had the privilege of covering the meetings of the Delta Regional Authority (DRA).
Established in 2000 by Congress, DRA makes strategic investments of federal appropriations into the physical and human infrastructure of Delta communities. Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee are all represented.
DRA staff makes final preparations
An invited guest sifts through meeting procedures
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Missouri Delegate Bill Ransdall exchange words (right) while Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam reviews notes (left)
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill calls for a vote
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Missouri Delegate Bill Ransdall exchange words
Governor Bill Haslam reads DRA reports on the year’s success
Governor Jay Nixon and Delegate Bill Ransdall