Reclamation to Host Final Managing for Excellence Public Meeting in Las Vegas

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615

For Release: February 11, 2008

The Bureau of Reclamation today announced that it will hold a meeting to inform the public about the Managing for Excellence project on February 29, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nev. This meeting is the eighth and final public meeting to inform the public about the action items, progress, and results of the project and to seek broad feedback.

The meeting will be held: February 29, 2008, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109.

The Managing for Excellence Project identified and addressed the specific 21st Century challenges Reclamation must meet to fulfill its mission to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.

Although you may register the day of the conference beginning at 12:00 p.m., we highly encourage you to pre-register for the conference online at www.usbr.gov/excellence or by phone at 303-445-2935. Please direct requests for sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired, or other auxiliary aids, at 303-445-2935 by February 15.

To find out more about the Managing for Excellence Action Plan, please visit the website at: www.usbr.gov/excellence or call Debbie Byers at 303-445-2790.

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