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Sierra Getaway Party brings spirit of the Sierra to State Capital

Sacramento, Calif. Join Sierra Business Council (SBC) and the 2008 Vision 2020 Award winners for an authentic Sierra experience in Sacramento at the Grand Ballroom on March 19, 2009 at 6 p.m.The Sierra Nevada region provides visitors and residents with respite from the daily grind. And the SBC is taking that spirit to Californias capital. Leaders and visionaries in the areas of agriculture, conservation, energy efficiency, smart planning and growth, sustainable development, and arts and culture will be honored on behalf of their tremendous contributions.2007 Vision 2020 Award winners included Perry Norris from Truckee Donner Land Trust; Jay Francis from Collins Pine Company; Bernie Vlach, Todd Thallhamer, Gerri Silva and Norma Santiago of the California Integrated Waste Management Board; El Dorado County Environmental Management and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors for their work on the Angora Fire Recovery Plan and Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett of CoHousing Partners and McCamant andamp; Durrett Architects.The Sierra Getaway Party will be a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the great and varied accomplishments of visionaries in the Sierra Nevada, said Nikki Riley, director of program management, Sierra Business Council.The Sierra Getaway Party features a no host bar, complimentary appetizers and dessert sourced from local Sierra Nevada Farms with the help of the Placer Gold Slow Food. This event is free to the public, but Sierra Business Council will accept donations. Visit http://www.sbcouncil.org/celebratesierra to RSVP today.

The Sierra Business Council serves the entire Sierra Nevada region. As a nonprofit association of more than 750 businesses, agencies and individual members, Sierra Business Council is committed to promoting a new perspective on regional wealth while emphasizing collaboration in planning and policy making.