Solana Beach councilman participates in Capitol Hill Summit

Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts and Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron

Solana Beach City Councilman Dave Roberts was one of 150 participants from around the nation invited to participate in a Washington, D.C., summit held on Capitol Hill titled “Making AIDS History: Ending the Epidemic,” sponsored by The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). In addition to serving his constituents in Solana Beach, Roberts is a nationally recognized healthcare policy expert who was recently appointed by the Obama administration to serve two years on the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education in the Department of Health and Human Services.

“I was pleased to be invited to this critical healthcare conference focused on HIV prevention, treatment education, research and advocacy,” said Roberts. “AIDS will become history in our lifetime if we commit the leadership and resources to make it happen.”

Attendees at the summit, held in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building, included House Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senators Mike Enzi and Kristen Gillibrand, Representatives Henry Waxman, Barbara Lee and Jim Himes, clothing designer Kenneth Cole, award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg (who provided a special tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor), FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, television personality Chris Matthews of Hardball, Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron, and television commentator Cokie Roberts.

“I am energized to take the information that I learned at this summit back with me to Southern California to help work on this international problem,” said Roberts at the conclusion of the conference. “I am also pleased to expand my contacts from around the nation to help others understand the complexities of this issue and work for common solutions.”

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