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Trips by*

Glen Downs


Total cost of 8 trips: $15,532.75


Trips traveled under the office of Walter Jones

Destination: 4TH NATIONAL MITIGATION BANKING CONFERENCE
Sponsor: TERRENE INSTITUTE
Purpose: ACCOMPANY CONGRESSMAN, MEET WITH BANKERS
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $406.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Association of Progressive Rental Organizations
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK TO APRO CONVENTION
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO KUALA LUMPOUR, MALAYSIA - LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND CIVIC LEADERS
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $5,510.00
source

Destination: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,457.29
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,258.20
source

Destination: GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,300.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND CULTURAL LEADERS TO DISCUSS MATTERS OF MUTUAL IMPORTANCE
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Glen Downs.


American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

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