Hi Kat, sorry it took me awhile to reply. I work two jobs, plus all the emails, phone calls and faxing to DC about the craziness going on right now! The January 8th, 2011 meeting will be about transparency (guest speaker, Brian Costin, Director of Outreach, Illinois Policy Institute), and your message gave me an idea. I think it's great that you will get some of your elected officials to attend! I will be sending out a "save the date" email to all WSP members, and thanks to you, I'll encourage them to personally invite any of their local government people, and those who will be running in April, to attend the meeting. I would LOVE to see many of them there. In fact, at the meeting, I will ask for a show of hands of anyone currently serving and those who will be seeking office.