|Alan Bersin, Chief Diplomatic Officer in the Department of Homeland Security|
Bersin spoke about the emerging middle class of Mexico and the opportunity that lies ahead for the mega region. As the largest binational region, it's important to show how the border can work and to continue to develop the innovative ports of entry, including funding for San Ysidro. Bersin talked about the accomplishment that both sides of the aisle have come together to achieve thus far but encouraged delegates to not lost sight of the enormous opportunity that the border presents.
|San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts|
San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts spoke next and thanked the delegates for taking the time to travel to DC. He noted that as a whole the delegation is stronger than if we were to come here individually. Our work in DC and across the nation has helped get grants for San Diego and the Chamber's annual DC trip continues to be a great success.
|Mayor Jerry Sanders|
|Mayor Carlos Bustamante|
With that the breakfast ended and the delegates were off and running to a variety of morning meetings including the Pentagon, Department of State and several Congressional offices.