Greater Spokane Incorporated President and CEO Rich Hadley is about to do his 20th, and final, GSI D.C. fly-in.
More details in this Saturday SR.com story.
Anyone who spends time around Hadley realizes he is, in fact, a marathon runner. He will keep going, keep running, until he hits the line.
The fly-ins are similar in focus. They don't produce quick results and press releases. They gradually produce successes, such as increased funding for the North Spokane Corridor, expansion and new construction at Fairchild Air Force Base, and funding to do studies, such as the one GSI got in order to protect the Spokane Aquifer from a possible power plant construction in North Idaho.
I've never been along for one of the fly-ins, but it would be fun to do a video tracking the delegation's three-day jaunt. Maybe someone will do one soon.