On Wednesday, May 14, the City of Vancouver will welcome Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general for I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, on his first visit to the city since assuming command in February.
“This is the first time the I Corps commanding general has visited Vancouver since 1993,” said Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt. “We are thrilled he was able to make the trip down from the base and look forward to introducing him to our city.”
On Wednesday, Lanza will be the keynote speaker at the Vancouver Rotary Club’s regular weekly noon meeting at the Red Lion Inn at The Quay. Lanza will update Rotary members on I Corps’ role in the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region.
After the Rotary presentation, Lanza will receive a tour of Vancouver City Hall from Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt, Mayor Pro Tem Larry J. Smith and City Manager Eric Holmes.
He will then meet representatives from the Fort Vancouver Trust at the O.O. Howard House on Officers Row and receive a tour of the Vancouver Barracks.
Finally, Lanza will be given a tour of Clark College by college President Bob Knight, who was also Lanza’s classmate while they both attended United States Military Academy at West Point.
“I am honored for the invitation to speak at the Vancouver Rotary, and have the opportunity to visit this beautiful ‘All American’ city in the Pacific Northwest,” said Lanza.
For more information about the U.S. Army’s I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Lt. Gen. Lanza, please visit www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/icorps.