Rome, NY (WIBX) - 24th District Congressman Richard Hanna has appointed former state Senator Raymond Meier to act as a liaison for federal agencies in Rome. 

The Barneveld Republican made the announcement this morning before a crowd of about 300  during a Rome Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Beeches.

Hanna spoke about his committment to fostering economic growth and strengthening the federal agencies in Rome, including the Air Force Research Lab, the Defense Accounting Service office and the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic.

Meier is an attorney and former Oneida County Executive who served as the first Chairman of the Griffiss Local Development Corporation.