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Local Government Officials To Gather At U.Va. Aug. 11-13

August 1, 2002-- The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service will host the 51st annual Local Government Officials Conference at the University of Virginia Aug. 11 — 13. County supervisors, sheriffs, treasurers, commissioners of revenue, court clerks and voter and general registrars from around the Commonwealth will participate.

John Hager, assistant to Gov. Mark R. Warner for Commonwealth Preparedness, will be the keynote speaker on Aug. 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Old Cabell Hall. Attorney General Jerry Kilgore will speak on terrorism from 8 to 9 a.m. on Aug. 13, also at Old Cabell Hall. The Hager and Kilgore talks will be open to the public.

Conference attendees will assemble by specialties at various locations on Grounds to discuss new legislation, stress management, the impact of federal election reforms, working with the Internet, taxes and effective leadership. The conference sessions will be restricted to members of the sponsoring organizations.

Sponsors of the conference include the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia, Treasurers Association of Virginia, Virginia Association of Counties, Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers, Virginia Court Clerks Association, Voter Registrars Association of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Virginia Institute of Government and U.Va.

Organizers anticipate about 1,000 participants, approximately the same number as have attended the past several years.

Contact: Lee Graves, (434) 924-6857

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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