City leaders participated in the annual Government Day at the State Capitol.
Phyllis Fitzgerald, Mayor of Junction City, said that it is a great opportunity for elected officials in local government to gain experience in bigger State government.
“Every year – once a year – there’s a Government Day that is set aside, and that’s where the local government officials come to the Capitol and when you come [here] you get to visit your legislators…have an appointment with them, sit down, talk about any issues,” said Fitzgerald.
The day also gave local leaders an inside look at the bigger issues facing the entire State of Kansas.
“When you come to the higher level and you come with some experience from being at the local level, you have a better understanding when things are starting to be voted on – like the budget,” said Fitzgerald.
(Read more: Junction City Post)