Recreation and 2008: Making Our Issues Count

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Recreation and 2008: Making Our Issues Count

Do you feel it is time for American’s national leaders to address how outdoor recreation can contribute to a better America? If so, you’ll want to participate in this unique and important session dedicated to empowering the recreation community in national public policy debates. The focus of the meeting will be on making recreation issues visible in the 2008 elections.


  • Honorable Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senate (R-TN)
  • Derrick Crandall, President, American Recreation Coalition
  • Jim Lyons (former Under Secretary of Agriculture)
  • Bill Horn (former Assistant Secretary of the Interior)
  • Neil Dhillon Managing Director, Ruder Finn, Inc.
  • other top political strategists and public policy communicators

When: Thursday, September 20, 2007 8:30 -12:30 p.m. (Coffee at 8 AM)

Where: The Stephen Decatur House, 1610 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.


  • Campaign veterans will discuss ways to make outdoor recreation relevant to top 2008 campaign issues
  • Expert advice on pitching recreation to appeal to candidates of all philosophical bases.
  • Discussion on use of recreation community “tools” to become a valued political assets.
  • An opportunity to prepare your strategy for making recreation issues count in the 2008 elections

RSVP: Call: 202-682-9530 or email

Cost: $50 per person (one seat free for Recreational Exchange subscribers) Register now: Recreation and 2008 Registration Form