Governor's Office of Minority Empowerment
Governor Beshear to Address Governor’s Empowerment Conference

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 14, 2008  
Contact Information:  Cathy Lindsey

FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 14, 2008) – “Empowering Today for a Brighter Commonwealth Tomorrow” is the guiding theme of this year’s Governor’s Empowerment Conference. Governor Steve Beshear will be keynote speaker at the fourth annual event to be held Aug. 18 at the Lexington Convention Center.

“It is vital that we empower our citizens to achieve success in life,” said Gov. Beshear. “This conference provides participants the opportunity to learn more about resources and services that will help strengthen their communities and this commonwealth.”

Gov. Beshear will deliver the keynote address at noon in the Bluegrass Ballroom.

The conference, hosted by the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, was created to encourage public debate on issues affecting Kentucky’s minority populations, open access to public services and ensure public policy is fairly and equitably implemented.

Registrants may choose to participate from 10 workshops that focus on issues of government relations, owning a business, homeownership and foreclosure, Kentucky culture, minority health issues for men and women, and justice issues.

Free parking will be available in the Cox Street and High Street parking lots.