Virtual tour will talk about key issues for rural areas of Kansas

The state’s Office of Rural Prosperity is having its annual tour online this year to talk about efforts to help rural communities across Kansas.

Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers said the tour will be completely virtual this year because health and safety are the top priority.  He said the meetings will focus on issues like early education and child care, housing, broadband, community development, infrastructure and the impacts of COVID-19.

The tour follows up on a statewide listening tour that Rogers conducted last summer.  He said there will be seven virtual meetings that will be open to the public.  The first meeting is for north central Kansas and it will be held on Thursday, August 6th.  The meeting for south central Kansas has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd.   All meetings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Information on the meetings and registration will be available at the web site www.ruralkanprosper.gov/2020tour    Rogers says there will be dial-up options for people who have limited access to the internet.