5 Reasons to Attend Cap-to-Cap

By Metro Chamber|January 22, 2020|Advocacy, News Coverage, Press Releases|

The Metro Chamber’s Capitol-to-Capitol program represents the largest and longest-standing delegation of its kind. That last part is worth repeating: the largest and longest-standing delegation of its kind.

That fact, in and of itself, is amazing and reason enough to want to be a part of this incredible experience.

However, here are 5 (more) reasons to attend Cap-to-Cap this year:

1. 50th

That’s right. 50. Half a century. A generation and a half. No matter how you slice it, Cap-to-Cap has been an institution at the Sacramento Metro Chamber for 50 years. This is going to be a special year. And there are other milestones this year: The 125th year of the Chamber. The 100th year of the ratification of the 19th amendment (women’s right to vote). A Presidential Election year.

Cap-to-Cap 50 will be an exceptional event.

2. Brian and Kiersten — Co-Chairs

This year’s co-chairs, Brian King, Chancellor at Los Rios Community College District, and Kierstan DeLong, Executive Vice President at Edelman could not be more excited for this year’s event.

Brian serves on the 2020 Chamber Board and jumped at the opportunity “to support work of the Chamber and celebrate the community.” Brian believes this is an exciting time to be in the Sacramento region and Cap-to-Cap brings together “so many communities and business leaders in one place.”

Kierstan is inspired by this being the 50th annual event. In her own words, “this is a big year, a powerful year (50 years of advocacy!). I’m really excited about the chance to work with Brian and can’t wait for the challenge.”

Both co-chairs love that the 50th annual Cap-to-Cap is not only an opportunity to celebrate the past but also look forward to — and springboard into — the next 50 years.

3. Special Guests

According to Chancellor King, “one of the most special parts of Cap-to-Cap” is the surprise announcement. His fondest memory was when Justice Kennedy spoke to group about the Supreme Court.

Madeleine Albright spoke to the group last year and Kiersten was blown away by her gravitas. “Ms. Albright was brilliant and funny and charming. It felt like she was really speaking to the Sacramento delegation when addressing the issue of trust. It really hit home,” said DeLong.

4. Nighttime tour of monuments

Every year, Cap-to-Cap attendees invited to join a nighttime tour of the National monuments. It’s one thing to see the monuments in books and in online pictures, but seeing them up close and personal — especially during the evening hours, is breathtaking.

Both Kierstan and Brian believe this is one of the perks of being in Washington, D.C. for Cap-to-Cap — a must-attend evening.

5. Support the Capital Region

Cap-to-Cap helps provide a tremendous financial boost and investment to the Capital Region. And this funding — some of it to support workforce development— impacts all of our communities. The delegation has had an impact on resources around water/flood management/wildfire recovery, and so much more.

As City Councilmember Rick Jennings, and former Oakland Raider, once said, “Cap-to-Cap is our Super Bowl.”

We hope to see you in DC. Learn more about Cap-to-Cap 50 here.

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