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Town Hall Meeting: Weather Coalition Forum on Funding, Politics, and the Community's Priorities for the Next Administration

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Wednesday, 25 January, 12:15–1:15 p.m.; Room 257

Tight federal funding, super committees, political gridlock -- what are the consequences for our community, and what messages should we be sending to Washington as the 2012 election season heats up?  This panel presentation, to be followed by audience discussion, will first address the impact of FY 2012 appropriations, the outlook for FY 2013, and the politics and ramifications for our community of overarching efforts to address the country's economic woes.  The panel will also review conclusions drawn from last summer's AMS community meeting that will help us sort top-level priorities, identify opportunities in a challenging time, and enhance our advocacy message to Congress.  As a vehicle for that message, an outline of the draft "transition document" will be unveiled that will be used to inform presidential and congressional candidates as well as elected officials of the value of our community to this country.  Please join us for this town hall, sponsored by the Weather Coalition, and lend your voice to these critical topics during an extended discussion period. 

Panelists will include Pam Emch of Northrop Grumman, Wendy Naus of Lewis-Burke Associates, John Snow of the University of Oklahoma, and Jack Fellows of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. 

For additional information, please contact Laura Curtis (e-mail: lcurtis@ucar.edu).