Vice President Mike Pence’s first visit to Michigan in 2020 will be right here in Lansing 

Pence is scheduled to deliver remarks at the annual Michigan Farm Bureau Lansing Legislative Seminar– and event that focuses on issues affecting agriculture.

The president of the organization, Carl Bednarski says its a chance to send a message about the needs of farmers in the state.

“The message is that we represent our rural community in the state agriculture is here,” Bednarski said. “We can’t pick up our businesses and move them to another state.”

However, to plan a main event like this– takes a lot of planning says Spencer Flynn, marketing manager at Capital Region International Airport.

“There’s many many weeks of preparation that go into this to ensure that everything is going to be in place and ready and as safe and secure as possible,” Flynn said.

Today the city of Lansing also announced road closures ahead of the visit. 

Michigan Avenue between Grand Avenue and Cedar Street, along with the tunnel connecting Museum Drive to City Market Drive under the Lansing Center, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m tomorrow. 

And as we move forward in the 2020 election— Flynn says this might be a taste of what’s to come

“This is the first VIP visit that’s happened in my two years here at the airport but with the upcoming election cycle I’m sure there may be some more in the future,” Flynn said.