Estes Introduces Bill to Name Wichita’s “Big Ditch” After Mitch Mitchell
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on Tuesday following his introduction of H.R. 3383, which will designate the Wichita-Valley Center Flood Control Project as the M.S. "Mitch" Mitchell Floodway:
“I'm proud to introduce legislation that will rename the Wichita-Valley Center Flood Control Project after M.S. ‘Mitch’ Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a visionary, whose long service to Wichita in public works and flood control led to the project’s completion. The Big Ditch has saved lives, prevented millions of dollars in property damage, and allowed for expanded growth and opportunity within our region. It is appropriate that it be named after its chief architect and a true Wichita hero.”
Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Committee on Homeland Security.