Sen. Reid to speak at lake forum Saturday |

Sen. Reid to speak at lake forum Saturday

INCLINE VILLAGE -The sixth annual Sierra Nevada College Tahoe Forum features U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada’s senior senator, on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Lake Campus.

As a featured speaker at the forum, he joins the ranks of previous guests, including former President Gerald Ford, Steve Forbes, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick.

Sen. Reid’s topic is “Reviving America’s Infrastructure.” He will highlight concerns such as maintenance of roads and bridges, water quality concerns and school issues.

Although elements of the nation’s infrastructure are relevant to all citizens, they have a more critical impact in Nevada, because of its rapid population growth.

Recently, Sen. Reid attracted national prominence when he gave up chairmanship of the Environment and Public Works Committee to give Sen. Jeffords (D-Vt) a prestigious landing as he left the Republican Party.

Reid has a well-established reputation as a consensus builder. Currently serving as the democratic whip, he holds one of the most powerful legislative positions in Washington, D.C.

The forums were generated at the college to nurture a sophisticated intellectual culture typical in university communities.

“Each year the program grows,” said Howard Marguleas, a trustee of the college and chairman of the Tahoe Forum Steering committee. SNC Pres. Jim Ash described the scheduled address by Reid as enhancing the quality of life for North Shore residents.

For more information, contact Cindy Thompson at (775) 831-1314, ext. 4083.

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