The Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will host the president and CEO of Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions on Tuesday at its monthly meeting.
Jim Waters is the guest speaker at the luncheon that will take place at the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center, 650 S. 10th St., Williamsburg, at 11:45 a.m.
According to a press release, Waters will give an aspirational presentation on "Blazing New Trails in Kentucky" that will include comments regarding taxpayer-friendly ideas on how to effectively address the public pension crisis, the need for reforming public education as well as giving parents more choices regarding where their children attend school. The idea are created by the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky's first and only free market think tank.
Waters will be advocating for making government more transparent and accountable at every level and how the issue of transparency affects each of the Institute's key policy areas.
Waters writes the "Bluegrass Beacon" column which appears in the Times-Tribune weekly and other newspapers and publications statewide. Waters focuses on offering free-market solutions to Kentucky's greatest challenges.
Waters is an award-winning communicator, having finished second in the 2015 Great Communicators national speaking tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan which included 500 entries from around the nation. Candidates were judged on their ability to communicate effectively with millennial and persuadable voters on complex policy issues.