49th Annual Conference and Exhibition


Thank you for joining the NARC for the 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Raleigh, NC!
Take a look at our conference program for session details, and our speaker lineup for bios, headshots, and twitter handles.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Keynote Session with the Federal Reserve Bank
Street Design Guides
Music in My Mind: Enhancing Dementia Care through Personalized Music
  • Video: Alive Inside
  • PPT file was converted to PDF and reduced as much as possible, and still too large for our website. If you would like to have it, email anna@narc.org.
  • Carmelita Karhoff MSHA, Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman, Triangle J Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging
  • Amy Gorely MPA, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach, Carolina Meadows Retirement Community
Leveraging Data for Regional Growth
Introduction to the Region
  • Video: Smart Regions. File is too large for website. If you would like to have it, email anna@narc.org.
  • Kirby Bowers, EDC Member, NARC; Executive Director, Triangle J Council of Governments
  • Jennifer Robinson, Chairperson, Triangle J Council of Governments; Council Member, Town of Cary, NC
Keynote Presentation: The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Transportation Open Session and Committee Meeting
  • Staff Contact: Erich Zimmermann, Director of Transportation Programs, NARC – Proposed Port and Waterways Policy
  • James Garland, Capacity Building Team Leader; FHWA’s Office of Planning
  • Dwayne Weeks, Director, FTA’s Office of Planning and Environment
The Road More Graveled: Connecting Green Infrastructure and Transportation Planning
Workforce Development
  • Tom Wilkinson, Executive Director, Brazos Valley Council of Governments
Trip to the American Tobacco Campus in Durham: More than a Lucky Strike


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

General Session: Transforming Research Triangle Park: A Regional Approach
  • Robert Geolas, President & CEO, Research Triangle Park
  • Casey Steinbacher CCE, President & CEO, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Harvey Schmitt, President & CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Keynote Presentation: Keeping Economies Competitive
Keynote Presentation: The Aspirations of Public Leadership in Regions
Keynote Presentation: The Honorable Therese McMillan


The Evolution of Mobility Planning: A Review of Priorities
From East to West: Challenges and Solutions to Water Resource Issues
Broadband for Local Governments
Diverse Perspectives on Safety
You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure: Using Analytics to Improve Policy Making, Budgeting, and Performance for Your Region
  • Jennifer Connor, Government Analytics Advisor, SAS
  • Christiana Lycan, Product Manager, SAS
  • Randy Reid, Director of Performance Initiatives, ICMA
  • Marianne E. Sweden, Strategic Planning and Performance Manager, Budget and Management Services, City of Raleigh, NC
NARC’s 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition Awards Gala Dinner
In Memory of Walter A. Scheiber, NARC’s First President

Press and Other Media Coverage


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