North Vernon Mayor Mike Ochs is preparing for his first trip to Japan.
During Monday night’s city council meeting, the Mayor talked a bit about the trip, noting that he was among a group of area mayors making the journey to talk-up their cities in an effort to encourage foreign investment, hopefully leading to American jobs.
Mayor Ochs said that the trip was being paid for out of local tax-Increment Financing dollars. He added that the nearly week-long trip is scheduled to depart on August 27th. Ochs credited Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman for organizing the Asian jaunt.