Mayor, others spending weekend at Thompson’s caucus

Mayor Paul Winfield, Police Chief Walter Armstrong and Chief of Staff Kenya Burks are in Tunica this weekend at the Congressional Black Caucus Institute Annual Policy & Issues Conference, organized by U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.

They arrived at the conference Thursday and will return Sunday, said Winfield, who added the purpose of the trip is to find out how Vicksburg can secure more stimulus funds.

“There are a lot of people from D.C. here,” Winfield said. “Bennie Thompson is one of the most influential people in Washington … and these folks can tell you exactly what you need to do to get that money.”

Vicksburg Post
8/15/9