* Well, at least we now know what the new COO does…
Good afternoon Directors,
I hope you all are looking forward to the state fair as much as I am. We do not have a state fair of this scale and magnitude in Hawai’i so I am very excited to experience the Illinois State Fair.
I apologize for the lateness of this letter, but I understand that it is a tradition to extend an invitation to the agencies, through the directors, for state staff to join the Governor in the Twilight Parade. Governor Rauner would be honored with their presence on the evening of August 13th. For logistical purposes I ask that you send a final list of staff in your agency who would like to walk with the Governor in the Twilight Parade to Wally Swenson by close of business Tuesday, August 11th. We welcome any and all employees to join, but unfortunately won’t be able to accommodate any participants who are not on the list.
We ask that you and your staff meet at the intersection of 9th and North Grand no later than 5:30pm on Thursday, August 13th. Please check in with a member of the Governor’s Office staff (wearing a blue shirt with the state seal on it). You will then be checked off the list of attendees and escorted to the parade staging area. The parade will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., so anyone not checked in at that time will not be allowed to accompany the Governor’s team, so please check in as early as possible.
Thank you all very much. I look forward to seeing you at the parade!
Chief Operating Officer
Office of the Governor
* The Question: Other possible duties for COO Lingle?
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