Mayor Kenneth Boswell and Communications Director Jason Wright had a rare opportunity this week to discuss local issues with national leaders at the White House.
Boswell and Wright traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this week to meet with Alabama’s Congressional leadership to update them on Enterprise and happenings in the Wiregrass and at Fort Rucker.
While in the nation’s capital, Boswell and Wright had the rare opportunity to be a part of a meeting at the White House.
“Having the opportunity to go to the White House is an honor for anyone,” Boswell said. “To be able to talk about the City of Enterprise with a member of the President’s staff, is something that is very special.”
The two met with Rick Dearborn, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Implementation for President Donald Trump.
During the 30-minute meeting, Boswell asked several questions of Dearborn about sequester, BRAC, and other issues that could affect industries currently located in Enterprise.
One of the big talking points was the President’s proposed budget and the increase in defense spending that would be proposed to Congress.
“With Fort Rucker in our backyard, any increase in defense spending is a good thing,” Boswell said. “Fort Rucker is vital to our national defense and with Rick working for Sen. Sessions for over 10 years, he knows how important Fort Rucker is to the Wiregrass and to our nation.”
Boswell and Dearborn also talked about economic development and discussed the President’s stance on creating jobs and updating infrastructure. Dearborn assured Mayor Boswell that the administration and the President are dedicated to national security and updating infrastructure while growing the economy and creating jobs.
“Rick did a great job with then Sen. Sessions and I know he will be a tremendous asset to President Trump,” Boswell said. “I’m proud of what he has been able to accomplish during his time in Washington and I am looking forward to working with this administration in the future.”
While in Washington, Boswell and Wright met with Senator Luther Strange, Representative Bradley Byrne and members of Representative Martha Roby’s staff.