Geologist-legislator addresses mining officials

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Genevieve Atwood, in her second term as a member of the Utah House of Representatives, addressed the American Mining Congress last September on ‘Effective Communications with State Legislators.’ She discussed four topics: (1) why communicate, (2) with whom to communicate, (3) the legislator's environment, and (4) how to communicate.

Atwood, who also is employed as a geologist by Ford, Bacon & Davis, Utah Incorporated, in Salt Lake City, spoke of the increasing inroads of government into our lives and the growing amount of legislation. Government is big business. Time spent on communication with state legislators can be viewed as a long-term investment because a large number of legislators stay in the political system, even though they may not remain at their present post for more than one or two terms.

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