A delegation of parliament members from Germany and Switzerland toured Lake Tahoe on Saturday, September 27, as part of a cultural and information exchange sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The delegation toured the South Shore and took a lake tour to Emerald Bay with Julie Regan, chief of external affairs for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. Members of the delegation learned about the TRPA and its regional planning role, as well as environmental protection issues in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
The delegation included:
- Monika Hohmann, a member of the Legislature of Saxony-Anhalt
- Clarissa Kern, a member of the Legislative Staff of the Legislature of the Free State of Bavaria
- Marcel Lenggenhager, a member of the Cantonal Council of Zurich, Switzerland
- Peter Patt, a member of the Saxonian Legislature
- Dr. Wolfgang Rohl, a member of the Legislative staff of the Legislature of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and clerk for the Committee on Agriculture
- Thomas Schmitt, a member of the Legislature of Saarland
- Dr. Fritz Tack, a member of the Legislature of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
- Ismail Tipi, a member of the Hesse Legislature
- Dr. Ingo Wolf, a member of the North Rhine Westphalia Legislature
National Conference of State Legislatures employees accompanying the delegation included Karl Kurtz, director of the NCSL Trust for Representative Democracy Division; Ann Morse, program director for the Immigrant Policy Project; and Gilberto Mendoza, policy associate for the Immigrant Policy Project.