By: Diane Benjamin
Below is the group who traveled to see Rivian’s operations in Michigan. On the couch are John McIntyre (County Board Chair), RJ Scaringe (Rivian), Kimberly Bray (Bloomington Council), and Barry Reilly (District 87). Standing to the right is Kyle Ham (leaving the EDC at the end of April) and Don Knapp (County employee), I think that’s RC McBride (Normal Council) in the middle. Mike O’Grady (EDC) was also there. Some of the others are union leaders. Does Rivian want a unionized workforce?
The named people traveled there at your expense, even the EDC people since they survive on tax dollars. I know Normal wrote a check to the EDC for $400 labeled Rivian tour Lavonia Mi. https://blnnews.com/2018/04/13/normal-monday-10-minute-meeting/
Barry Reilly claimed at the last school board meeting they had to sign a confidentially agreement. So, they went at your expense but they can’t talk about it.
I wonder if Kimberly Bray was picked to go because she thinks for herself on the Council? She obviously needs to learn how to play the game properly from other bobble-heads.
What public purpose did this trip serve? Since they can’t talk about it, we won’t know!
See the story here, this is all you will get: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rivian-welcomes-business-leaders-from-bloomington-normal-and-mclean-county-illinois-to-tour-its-plymouth-michigan-operations-300632551.html