51st Annual Conference & Exhibition

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Conference Program

PRESENTATIONS
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MONDAY, JUNE 5

Breakfast & Welcome to the Region
Welcome: The Honorable Ron Shaffer, NARC President; Commissioner, Johnson County, KS
Bill Higgins, Executive Director, California Association of Councils of Governments, Sacramento, CA, @The_CALCOG
Ron De Carli, Executive Director, San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, San Luis Obispo, CA, @SLOCOGdotORG
The Honorable Pam O’Connor, Councilmember, City of Santa Monica, CA, @PamOConnorMetro @SCAGnews

Strengthening Local Leadership through Good Planning and Good Government
Kimberly Vacca, Citywide Planner, City of San Jose, CA

Transportation Open Session and Committee Meeting
Co-Chair: The Honorable Fred Strong, Council Member, City of Paso Robles, CA, @PRCity
Co-Chair: Lyle Wray, Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments, Hartfod, CT, @travct1
Co-Chair: Michael Parks, Assistant Executive Director, Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Bryan, TX, @BVCOG
Staff Contact: Erich Zimmermann, Director of Transportation Programs, NARC, Washington, DC, @erichzimm

James Garland, Planning Capacity Building Team Leader, FHWA Office of Planning, Washington, DC, @USDOTFHWA
Egan Smith, Managing Director, USDOT Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office, Washington, DC, @ITSJPODirector

President’s 2018 Budget: What You Need to Know
Leslie Wollack, Executive Director, NARC, Washington, DC, @lawollack
Neil Bomberg, Senior Policy Advisor, NARC, Washington, DC, @neilbomberg

Public Safety Open Session and Committee Meeting: Emergency Preparation for Terrorist Attacks
Chair: The Honorable Byron Ryder, NARC Immediate Past President; Judge, Leon County, TX; @bvcog
Chuck Bean, Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington, DC, @Chuck4TheRegion @mwcog
The Honorable Lee Constantine, Commissioner, Seminole County, FL, @ECFRPC

Bringing Alternative Fuel Vehicles to Your Community
Philip Kreycik, Consultant, Meister Consultants Group, Boston, MA, @MeisterCG
Georgia Nesselrode, Program Director of Local Government Services, Mid-America Regional Council, Kansas City, MO, @MARCKCMetro

Creating a Livable Framework for All Ages: A Discussion Group for Meeting the Needs of Seniors
Moderator: The Honorable Marge Vogt, Councilmember, Olathe, KS, @MARKKCMetro
Randi Moore, Program Manager, Senior and Disability Services, Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, Albany, OR

Lunch & Plenary Session: Using Data for Action and Impact
Moderator: The Honorable Ron Shaffer, NARC President; Commissioner, Johnson County, KS
Anubhav Bagley, Information Services Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments, Phoenix, AZ, @MAGregion

Announcing the Launch of the Scenario Planning Consortium
Moderator: Jessie Grogan, Program Manager, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, @landpolicy
Matt Carpenter, Director of Transportation Services, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Sacramento, CA, @SACOG
Kristina Egan, Executive Director, Greater Portland Council of Governments, Portland, ME, @kristinaegan
Ted Knowlton, Deputy Director, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Salt Lake City, UT, @WasatchCouncil
William Murdock, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Columbus, OH, @OhioMurdock @morpc

Sharing Innovations in Regions: Selected Case Studies
Moderator: Lyle Wray, Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments, Hartford, CT, @travct1
Tim Brennan, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Springfield, MA, @PVPlanning
David Cleveland, Executive Director, East Texas Council of Governments, Kilgore, TX, @EastTexasCOG
Ronnie O. Barnes, Program Manager, HGACBuy, Houston, TX

Tools to Help You Plan for a Sustainable and Resilient Community (GI, stormwater runoff, water quality)
Moderator: Kathleen Lomako, Executive Director, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, Detroit, MI, @SEMCOG
Travis Miller, Regional Planning Manager, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, Cincinnati, OH, @OKIRCOG
Larry Wiseman, Owner, CenterLine Strategy, Potomac, MD

Messaging for Success: Transportation Funding
Moderator: The Honorable Fred Strong, Council Member, City of Paso Robles, CA, @PRCity
Ron De Carli, Executive Director, San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, San Luis Obispo, CA, @SLOCOGdotORG
Rosa De Leon Park, Executive Director, Stanislaus Council of Governments, Modesto, CA, @FollowStanCOG
Bill Higgins, Executive Director, California Association of Councils of Governments, Sacramento, CA, @The_CALCOG
The Honorable Pam O’Connor, Councilmember, City of Santa Monica, CA, @PamOConnorMetro @SCAGnews

Healthcare Do’s & Don’ts from Urban and Rural Perspectives
Moderator: The Honorable Joy Fuchs, Commissioner, Washington County, TX
Kevin Deramus, Director, EMS, Washington County, TX
Dr. Todd Husty, Medical Director, Seminole County, FL; President/CEO, TMH Medical Services

TUESDAY, JUNE 6

Breakfast & Plenary Session: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Economic Dynamism and Community Investment in Small and Midsized Cities
Moderator: Will Lambe, Senior Community & Economic Development Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Michael Busha, Executive Director, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Stuart, FL
Tom Wilkinson, Executive Director, Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Bryan, TX, @bvcog

Plenary Session: The Impact of Emerging Technologies
Moderator: Bill Higgins, Executive Director, California Association of Councils of Governments, Sacramento, CA, @The_CALCOG
Professor Daniel Sperling, Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California – Davis, CA, @ITS_UCDavis
Steve Heminger, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco, CA, @MTCBATA

Federal Roundtable with Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration
James Garland, Planning Capacity Building Team Leader, FHWA Office of Planning, Washington, DC, @USDOTFHWA
Dominique Paukowits, Acting Director of the Office of Planning and Program Development, Federal Transit Administration Region IX, San Francisco, CA, @FTA_DOT

A Home for Everyone: Ending Homelessness
Moderator: The Honorable Rita Sanders, Mayor, Bellevue, NE, @mapacog
Elisha Harig-Blaine, Principal Associate, Housing Center for City Solutions and Veterans Housing, National League of Cities, Washington, DC, @HarigBlaine @leagueofcities

Lunch & Keynote/Panel Session: Civic Engagement and Civility
Moderator: Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director, League of California Cities, Sacramento, CA, @CColeman_Cities
Keynote: Cheryl Graeve, National Community Organizer, National Institute for Civil Discourse, University of Arizona, Washington, DC, @NICDInstitute #ReviveCivility
The Honorable Bob Dallari, NARC President-elect; Commissioner, Seminole County, FL
The Honorable Matt Holt, Freeholder, Hunterdon County, NJ
The Honorable Gary Moore, Judge/Executive, Boone County, KY, @BooneCountyKy
The Honorable Blair Milo, Mayor, La Porte, IN, @BlairMiloLP

Economic Development Open Session and Committee Meeting: Transportation as an Economic Driver
Chair: Betty Voights, Executive Director, Capital Area Council of Government, Austin, TX, @CapcogEconomy
Daria Daniel, Associate Legislative Director for Community and Development, National Association of Counties, Washington, DC, @NACoTweets
Gary Gallegos, Executive Director, San Diego Association of Governments, San Diego, CA, @SANDAG
Jack Steele, Executive Director, Houston-Galveston Area Council, Houston, TX, @hgaccog

When Disaster Strikes: Tools for Preparedness and Response 
Moderator: The Honorable Geof Benson, Commissioner, Town of Beverly Shores, IN, @NIRPC
Una Song, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC
Lisa Daglian, Senior Manager for Economic Development for the NY Metro Region, IBTS, New York, NY, @IBTS_org

 

Contact Anna Rosenbaum with (anna@narc.org) with questions.

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