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The Association will represent its members on issues that affect Smith Mountain Lake and its watershed. Members’ interests will be advocated throughout the watershed and the Commonwealth, using education and information as the means to influence constructive outcomes.
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Members of the 2013 SMLA Board of Directors
Front L to R: Russell MacMullan Jr-V. Pres., Gale Taylor-Sec., Randy Stow-Pres., Tom Hofelich-Trea.
Back L to R: Russ Johnson, John Lindsey, Jim Pilversack, Rich Brager, Bob Camicia, Bill Piatt, Kristina Mize, Larry Iceman, Jim Buchanan, Tim Tingler, Pete Lewis, Pat Massa, Not Pictured: Lucy Bailey, Patricia Dade, Charlie Marshall, Mike McEvoy, Terry Naylor, Rob Whitener
Congressman Robert Hurt
Remarks from Robert Hurt
Delivered to the SMLA Town Hall Meeting 03/15/2012
I appreciate Kristina Mize and Russ Johnson inviting me to address the Smith Mountain Lake Association at your annual meeting and congratulate you on this special 25 year anniversary!
I regret that my schedule did not allow for me to attend tonight in person. I want to thank you for the leadership that many in this room have provided - in particular your support for the homeowners and businesses around Smith Mountain Lake.
I am working with the leadership of the Energy and Commerce Committee to advance the SHORE Act through the House of Representatives.
In addition, we are reaching out to other House members who represent areas similar to Smith Mountain Lake in order to continue to build support for the SHORE Act.
I appreciate the engaged citizens at Smith Mountain Lake, and in Bedford, Franklin, Pittsylvania and Campbell Counties as well, for bringing this important issue to my attention. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and the Senate to address this issue.
Thank you for the leadership and commitment you have exhibited from the Smith Mountain Lake Association, in addition to CURB (Cut Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens) headed by Bill Brush and TCRC (Tri-County Relicensing Committee) headed by Russ Johnson and now Chuck Neudorfer, and with participation from the four surrounding counties. There are other interested businesses and individuals who have spoken with my office and directly with me as I cover the District – attending Chamber meetings, local roundtables, and providing tours of impacted areas.
A special thanks to those of you, including Bill Brush, who took the time and effort to come to Washington and put together a well-prepared presentation for Sen. Warner, FERC, and AEP. It was certainly a positive step forward in communicating the issues that the Smith Mountain Lake area is facing from the revised Shoreline Management Plan.
I am extremely thankful for your hard work on this important issue that threatens the economic vitality of this region and for bringing it to my attention in your efforts to protect this lake. I look forward to continuing to support you in addressing federal issues that impede progress and to ensure the economic vitality of the region. Thank you for allowing me to serve this region in the United States House of Representatives.