(SPRINGFIELD) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will travel to Springfield on Friday, March 3. The lieutenant governor will make seven stops over the course of Friday.

Lieutenant Governor Parson will hold a town hall on veterans issues at the Mid-Town Library, tour the work force development facilities at Ozarks Technical Community College, discuss dyslexia in public schools at Cherokee Middle School, talk about domestic violence funding at Harmony House, hold a roundtable discussion on senior issues at Phoenix Home Care, meet with area tourism and economic development leaders at the Hotel Vandivort, and speak at the National Federation of Pachyderms Banquet.

“The City of Springfield is home not only to quality educational institutions and businesses, but a thriving network of senior service institutions and tourism,” said Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson. “Keeping communities like Springfield thriving is vital to attracting new businesses, students, and tourism to Missouri and I look forward to the productive visits and conversations with area leaders,” Lieutenant Governor Parson said.

“We are excited to have our Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson on the OTC Springfield Campus,” said OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon. “The lieutenant governor, through his leadership in the state senate, has been a steadfast supporter of Missouri’s community colleges. His support for workforce and economic development has been essential in the success of OTC and Missouri’s community colleges in producing a work-ready workforce for our state,” Chancellor Higdon said. “Lieutenant Governor Parson understands the travel industry, and we are delighted he will be in Springfield to discuss ways he can help move the industry forward,” added Tracy Kimberlin, President/CEO of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.