Fort Myers Beach Chamber official invited to State of the Union address by First lady Jill Biden
Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce President Jackie Liszak will be attending the 2023 State of the Union address Tuesday night as a guest of First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.
Liszak will also attend the State of the Union address dinner at the White House and will join the First Lady during the State of the Union address.
“I am thankful for this opportunity to draw attention to the need for continued assistance for Fort Myers Beach at both the Federal and State level." Liszak said. "Even though progress has been made, and we are so very thankful for the support we have received, we still need significant help to rebuild our island.”
The SW Florida community, including Fort Myers Beach, continues to recover from the destruction of Hurricane Ian.
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The Fort Myers Beach area was one of the hardest-hit on the state's southwest coast, with extreme storm surges and extensive flooding causing wide-spread damage.
“To those I meet at the White House dinner and at the State of the Union address, I hope to share my story of losing both my home and business to hurricane Ian and I hope to share the stories of my friends, neighbors and colleagues so that I may help put faces and names on what would otherwise just be numbers,” she said.
Liszak said she feels that the community just needs a hand up during this difficult time.
"I look forward to continuing to work with the residents, the business community, nonprofits, environmental groups, and our elected officials in this effort to rebuild our community," she said. "I do not want the nation to forget that we are still recovering and that we need their support now and into the future as we work to build back our island paradise.”
The State of the Union address will air on WGCU.
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