2017 National Conference of Regions

2017-NCR_Presentations-Available

Thank you for joining NARC for the 2017 National Conference of Regions!
Conference presentations and materials are available below. Please take a look at our photo album on Facebook to see members experiencing the Union Station mobile tour, conference sessions, and trip to Capitol Hill for the congressional breakfast. Please see our program for session descriptions.

Press coverage included three articles by Route 50:
Making It Easier for Public Fleets to Adopt Use of Alternative Fuel Vehicles;
Transportation Funding, Scrapping Obama-era Rule Among Federal Priorities for Regionalism Group; and
Private Investment in Public Infrastructure: Trust and Funding Present Obstacles.

Sunday, February 12

D.C.’s UNION STATION MOBILE TOUR
Attendees and staff participated in a mobile tour of Union Station train station in Washington, D.C. Phil Hancock, Assistant Secretary at Amtrak, guided us through the building, providing interesting photos and facts about its history along the way. Click the above link to see photos of the tour and learn more about this historic transportation hub. Want to learn more about Union Station and its history? Click HERE.

Monday, February 13

WELCOME TO WASHINGTON & INTRODUCTION OF NARC BOARD MEMBERS
The Honorable Ron Shaffer, NARC President; Commissioner, Johnson County, KS

THE FEDERAL POLICY AGENDA IN A YEAR OF CHANGE, PART 1
Ryan Holeywell, Communications Manager, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University, @RyanHoleywell
Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense, @taxpayers
Marek Gootman, Fellow & Director of Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagements, Brookings Institution, @MarekGootman
Anna Holmquist Davis, Director of Government Relations, National Governors Association, @NatlGovsAssoc

THE FEDERAL POLICY AGENDA IN A YEAR OF CHANGE, PART 2
Ryan Holeywell, Communications Manager, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University, @RyanHoleywell
Pat Jones, Executive Director and CEO, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, @PatJonesDC
Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation, @rpuentes

AN INTERSECTOR PROCESS FOR U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE
Neil Britto, Executive Director, The Intersector Project, @theintersector @neilbritto
Dan Carol, Senior Advisor, Georgetown’s Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, @DanCarolDC
Michael Decker, Managing Director and Co-Head, Municipal Division, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, @BondWonk
Nicholas Donohue, Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, @VaDOT
Peter Peyser, Principal, Peyser Associates, @peterpeyser

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
Chair: The Honorable Blair Milo, Mayor, La Porte, IN, @BlairMiloLP
Leah Boggs, Senior Environmental Planner, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, @MWCOG
Barry Carr, Clean Cities Coordinator, Clean Communities of Central New York, @CC_CNY
Colleen Crowninshield, Clean Cities Manager, Pima Association of Governments, @altfuelgirl
Kelly Gilbert, Director, Clean Cities at Metropolitan Energy Center, @MetroEnergyKC

MUNICIPAL FINANCE
David Parkhurst, Staff Director & General Counsel, National Governors Association, @NatlGovsAssoc
Emily Brock, Director, Federal Liaison Center, Government Finance Officers Association, @GFOA
Jennifer Hara, PPP Specialist, Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, @IP3Global

A LISTENING SESSION ON AUTONOMOUS & CONNECTED VEHICLES
Erich W. Zimmermann, Director of Transportation Programs, NARC, @erichzimm
Sarah Reed, Program Assistant, NARC, @sarahwreed

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs: The Honorable Fred Strong, Councilman, Paso Robles, CA, @PRCity
Lyle Wray, Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments
Michael Parks, Assistant Executive Director, Brazos Valley Council of Governments, @BVCOG
Staff: Erich W. Zimmermann, Director of Transportation Programs, NARC, @erichzimm

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
Chair: The Honorable Byron Ryder, Judge, Leon County, TX
George Rice, Executive Director, Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies, @iCERT1st
Steve Ambrosini, Executive Director, IJIS Institute, @ijisinstitute
Patrick Halley, Executive Director, NG911 Institute, @NG911Institute
Yucel Ors, Program Director, National League of Cities, @leagueofcities

LEGAL CHALLENGES FOR COMMUNITIES 2017 AND BEYOND
Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center, @SLLCSCOTUS

Tuesday, February 14

KEYNOTE: GEORGE HAWKINS OF D.C. WATER
George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, @GeorgeHawkinsDC, @dcwater

ADDRESSING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Jim Brooks, City Solutions Director, National League of Cities, @JamesABrooks
The Honorable Gary Moore, Judge Executive, Boone County, KY, @BooneCountyKy
Hadi Sedigh, Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties, @NACoTweets

THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT AND YOUR COMMUNITY
Cyrena Chiles Eitler, Compatible Use Program Director, DoD Office of Economic Adjustment
Jim Reed, Executive Director, Central Texas Council of Governments, @JimReed84

CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
The Honorable Bryan Caletka, Councilmember, Davie, FL
The Honorable Joy Fuchs, Commissioner, Washington County, TX
Megan Lape, Director, National Collaborative for Integration of Health and Human Services, American Public Human Services Association
Sullivan Robinson, Executive Director, Leadership Council for Healthy Communities

IBTS NATURAL DISASTER EXPERIENCES GAINED
Christopher Fennell, Senior Advisor, Institute for Building Technology and Safety, @IBTS_org
Blake Ratcliff, Director, IBTS, @IBTS_org

ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: ACCESS TO JOBS
Chair: Betty Voights, Executive Director, Capital Area Council of Governments, @CapcogEconomy
Amy Conrick, Co-Director, National Center for Mobility Management, Community Transportation Association of America, @nc4mm
Kermit Kaleba, Federal Policy Director, National Skills Coalition, @SkillsCoalition

BUILDING CONNECTED REGIONS: BROADBAND PLANNING & FUNDING
Aimee Meacham, Director of Outreach, BroadbandUSA, @NTIAgov
Laura Spining, Director, BroadbandUSA, @NTIAgov
Scott Woods, Director, BroadbandUSA Technical Assistance, @NTIAgov

LUNCH & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION WITH DR. NAT KENDALL-TAYLOR
Dr. Nat Kendall-Taylor, CEO, FrameWorks Institute, @FrameWorksInst (presentation was proprietary)

TRANSPORTATION ROUNDTABLE
Joung Lee, Policy Director, AASHTO, @mrjounglee
Kevin McCarty, Assistant Executive Director, U.S. Conference of Mayors, @usmayors
Art Guzzetti, Vice President for Policy, American Public Transportation Association, @APTAtweets
James Corless, Executive Director, Transportation for America, @T4America

AGING IN AMERICA
Mary Tonore Blumberg, Program Manager, Strategic Planning and Development, Area Agency on Aging, Atlanta Regional Commission, @AtlantaRegional
– (Too large for website; request via anna@narc.org)
Brande Mead, Human Services Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments, @MAGregion

ADVOCACY TOOLS FOR CAPITOL HILL WITH NARC STAFF
Leslie Wollack, Executive Director, NARC, @lawollack
Neil Bomberg, Senior Policy Advisor, NARC
Erich W. Zimmermann, Director of Transportation Programs, NARC, @erichzimm

Questions?

Contact Anna Rosenbaum at 202.618.6363 or anna@narc.org.

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