Congresswoman Johnson to hold Economic Recovery Workshop in Dallas, Shawn Williams to moderate panel discussion

On Monday April 20th, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will hold an economic recovery workshop, titled The Roadmap to Recovery. The workshop is designed to bring together representatives of financial organizations and federal and state agencies, who will share information on ways for North Texans to access economic recovery funding.

Three panels featuring agency representatives will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Yours truly (Shawn P. Williams – Publisher/Editor Dallas South) will serve as moderator for one of the panels as will Mike Davis of Dallas Progress.

Agencies that have confirmed that they will be represented include:

· Internal Revenue Service

· Taxpayer Advocate Service

· Texas Department of Transportation

· U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

· U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

· U.S. Department of Labor

· U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

· U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

· U.S. General Services Administration

· U.S. Small Business Administration

· U.S. Social Security Administration

Financial organizations that are sending representatives include Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Small Business Development Center. John Podvin, an attorney at Haynes and Boone, LLP, will speak about the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) and newly-created Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP).

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert will also give remarks at the workshop.

To RSVP for the workshop, please call Congresswoman Johnson’s office in Dallas at (214) 922-8885 or e-mail To submit a question to the panelists, e-mail, specifying which agency or financial organization the question is directed to.

What: “The Roadmap to Recovery” workshop

Date: Monday, April 20, 2009

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: The Music Hall at Fair Park

909 1st Ave.

Dallas, TX 75210

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