Waterways Council to honor Sens. Alexander and Vitter

The following is the text of a news release from the Waterways Council Inc.:

(WASHINGTON) — The Waterways Council Inc. (WCI) will present its 14th annual Leadership Service Awards to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. David Vitter, R-La., for their steadfast championship of the inland waterways, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. WCI will also hold its 2015 Washington meetings on Feb. 10-12, which include the Waterways Seminar. All events will take place at the St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 10

• 8:30 a.m. — Waterways Council Board of Directors meeting (WCI members only)

• Noon-4:30 p.m. — 2015 Waterways Seminar

• 5:30-7 p.m. — Opening reception

Wednesday, Feb. 11

• 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Capitol Hill visits

• 5:30‐9 p.m. — 2015 Leadership Service Awards reception and dinner

Thursday, Feb. 12

• 8-9 a.m. — Membership Committee meeting (committee members only)

• 9-11:30 a.m. — National Waterways Foundation Board of Trustees (trustees only)

Registration and additional details about the program are available at http://www.etouches.com/108970.

Waterways Council, Inc. is the national public policy organization advocating for a modern and well-maintained national system of ports and inland waterways. The group is supported by waterways carriers, shippers, port authorities, shipping associations, labor and conservation groups, and waterways advocacy groups from all regions of the country. Visit www.waterwayscouncil.org.      

By Professional Mariner Staff