2016 National Conference of Regions

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Thank you for joining NARC for the 2016 National Conference of Regions!

Conference photos, materials, and presentations are available below.
Find session details in our program.

 


Skyline of downtown Salt Lake City with the Towering Wasatch Mountain range in the background NEXT UP: NARC’s 50th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

We hope you will join NARC and Wasatch Front Regional Council for this milestone event. Come early or stay late to take advantage of the unique and beautiful destinations that Utah has to offer. Learn more in these short videos: Utah Life Elevated and Utah Mighty Five.

 


 

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WELCOME TO WASHINGTON
Dr. Valarie J. McCall, President, American Public Transportation Association; Board Member, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency

FEMA INSURANCE AND MITIGATION
Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

TRANSPORTATION AUTHORIZATION WRAP-UP & PANEL: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Andrew Gruber, Executive Director, Wasatch Front Regional Council
Bob Fogel, Legislative Advisor, NARC
Michael P. Melaniphy, President & CEO, American Public Transportation Association
Pete Ruane, President & CEO, American Road and Transportation Builders Association
Bud Wright, Executive Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

EVOLVING ECONOMIES: RETHINKING GROWTH STRATEGIES
Lyle Wray, Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments
Tom Guevara, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs, U.S. Economic Development Administration
Dan Neff, Local Development District Program Director, Appalachian Regional Commission
Darin Chidsey, Director of Strategy, Policy and Public Affairs, Southern California Association of Governments

APA PRESIDENT CAROL RHEA
The Honorable Carol Rhea, President, American Planning Association

THE FAST ACT’s IMPACT ON METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
The Honorable Bob Dallari, Sr. Vice President, NARC; Commissioner, Seminole County, FL
Rebecca Lupes, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Highway Administration
Benjamin Rosenbaum, Senior Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Representative Dina Titus

ENDING HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA
Marlene Nagel, Director of Community Development, Mid-America Regional Council
Gene Lowe, Assistant Executive Director, U.S. Conference of Mayors
Elisha Harig-Blaine, Principal Housing Associate, National League of Cities

BROADBAND AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
The Honorable Bob Dallari, Sr. Vice President, NARC; Commissioner, Seminole County, FL
Yejin Cooke, Director of Government Affairs, National Association of State Chief Information Officers
Jean Rice, Senior Communications Program Specialist, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

REENERGIZING ENERGY POLICY
The Honorable Penelope A. Gross, Past President, NARC; Supervisor, Mason District, VA
Ellen Vaughan, Policy Director for Sustainable Buildings, Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Bill Fay, Executive Director, Energy Efficient Codes Coalition
Philip Haddix, Program Director, The Solar Foundation

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE SESSION
The Honorable Fred Strong, Councilmember, City of El Paso Robles
Bob Fogel, Legislative Advisor, NARC
Michael Parks, Assistant Executive Director, Brazos Valley Council of Governments
Lyle Wray, Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments

PURSUING CANOEING: PADDLING TOWARDS ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY
The Honorable Geof Benson, Board Member, NARC; Commissioner, Town of Beverly Shores, IN
Greg Lais, Founder & Executive Director, Wilderness Inquiry
Paul Labovitz, Superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore / Acting Superintendent of Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Bob Ratcliffe, Program Chief, Conservation & Outdoor Recreation, National Park Service
Roy Simon, Staff to the Urban Waters Federal Partnership & Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Ground and Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Alice Ewen, National Program Manager, Urban & Community Forestry, U.S. Forest Service

HUD’s OFFICE OF ECONOMIC RESILIENCE ACTING DIRECTOR DANIELLE ARIGONI
Danielle Arigoni, Acting Director, Office of Economic Resilience, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

BUILDING YOUR LOCAL WORKFORCE: WIOA AND YOU
Neil E. Bomberg, Government Affairs Director, American Public Human Services Association
Daria Daniel, Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties
Marc Katz, Government Affairs Director, National Association of State Workforce Associations
Bridget Brown, Executive Director, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
Kerry Desjardins, Policy Associate, American Public Human Services Association

ISSUES FACING THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT IN 2016
K.J. Hertz, Senior Legislative Representative, American Association of Retired Persons

DIALOGUE WITH EPA ON WATER PROGRAMS AND INTEGRATED PLANNING
Deborah Nagle, Water Permits Division Director, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FOOD SYSTEMS POLICY
William Murdock, Second Vice Chair, NARC; Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Anne Palmer, Program Director, Food Communities and Public Health, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Karen Banks, Senior Program Officer, Food Communities and Public Health, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

REGIONAL PLANNING WITH CENSUS DATA
Tyson Weister, Survey Statistician, American Community Survey Office, U.S. Census Bureau
Andrew W. Hait, Survey Statistician, Economy-Wide Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau

REGIONAL RESILIENCE BUILDS UNSTOPPABLE COMMUNITIES
John Cybulski, Manager, Quality Programs, Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)
Dana Johnston, Marketing Manager, Local Government Solutions, Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)

U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF COMMERCE JAY WILLIAMS
The Honorable Jay Williams, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development

ARTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Michael Killoren, Director for Local Arts Agencies and Challenge America, National Endowment for the Arts
Doug Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission
Gregory Burbidge, Senior Program Specialist, Atlanta Regional Commission

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION VICTOR MENDEZ
The Honorable Victor Mendez, Deputy Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation

Thank you to our Sponsor:

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