2018 National Conference of Regions

Thank you for joining NARC for the 2018 National Conference of Regions!

Conference presentations and news articles are available below.
Please see our program for session descriptions.
Photos are available on our Facebook page.

Press

Sunday, February 11

  • Union Kitchen Mobile Tour
    Attendees and staff participated in a mobile tour of Union Kitchen, located in the NoMa neighborhood of northeast Washington, DC. Union Kitchen supports the growth of food businesses by eliminating the need for would-be food entrepreneurs to take on debt to purchase expensive equipment, sign a long-term lease, or enter into a disadvantageous distribution contract. Instead, the incubator kitchen takes on many of the typical risks associated with starting a food business

Monday, February 12

Tuesday, February 13

  • Keynote Presentation: Dr. Daniel Kaniewski, FEMA
    Moderator: The Honorable Bob Dallari, NARC President; Commissioner, Seminole County, FL
    Daniel Kaniewski, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC
  • Keynote Presentation: Grover Burthey, USDOT
    Moderator: The Honorable Bob Dallari, NARC President; Commissioner, Seminole County, FL
    Grover Burthey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Transportation Committee
    Co-Chair: The Honorable Fred Strong, NARC Transportation Co-Chair; Councilmember, Paso Robles, CA
    Co-Chair: Lyle Wray, NARC Transportation Co-Chair; Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments, Hartford, CT
    Co-Chair: Michael Parks, NARC Transportation Co-Chair, Assistant Executive Director, Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Bryan, TX
    NARC Staff: Erich W. Zimmermann, Deputy Executive Director, NARC, Washington, DC
    Brittney Kohler, Program Director for Transportation and Infrastructure, Federal Advocacy, National League of Cities, Washington, DC
    Kevan Stone, Associate Legislative Director for Transportation, National Association of Counties, Washington, DC
  • Public Safety Committee
    Chair: The Honorable Byron Ryder, County Judge, Leon County, TX
    NARC Staff: Neil E. Bomberg, Senior Policy Advisor, NARC, Washington, DC
    Richard M. Leadbeater, Global Manager for State and Provincial Government Industry Solutions, ESRI, Inc. Redlands, CA
    Hadi Sedigh, Associate Legislative Director, Justice & Public Safety, National Association of Counties, Washington, DC
    Jacob Terrell, Associate Legislative Director, Telecommunications & Technology, National Association of Counties, Washington, DC
  • Economic and Community Development Committee
    Moderator: The Honorable Garret Nancolas, Mayor, Caldwell, Idaho
    Mike Wallace, Program Director for Community and Economic Development, Federal Advocacy, National League of Cities, Washington, DC
    Daria Daniel, Associate Legislative Director for Community, Economic, and Workforce Development, National Association of Counties, Washington, DC
    Arthur Scott, Associate Legislative Director for Agriculture and Rural Affairs/Political Outreach Manager, National Association of Counties, Washington, DC
    Wes King, Policy Specialist, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, Washington, DC
  • Water Policy Priorities and Issues in 2018
    Moderator: Tim Brennan, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Springfield, MA
    Carolyn Berndt, Program Director of Sustainability, National League of Cities, Washington, DC
    Steve Dye, Legislative Director, Water Environment Federation, Washington, DC
    Julie Ufner, Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties, Washington, DC
    Mae Stevens, Legislative Assistant for Environment, Senator Cardin’s Office, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
  • Keynote: U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty
    Moderator: The Honorable Bob Dallari, NARC President; Commissioner, Seminole County, FL
    Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Connecticut’s 5th District, Cheshire, CT
  • Keynote: John Feather, Grantmakers In Aging
    Moderator: The Honorable Bob Dallari, NARC President; Commissioner, Seminole County, FL
    John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging, Washington, DC
  • Automated Vehicles: Policy Perspectives
    Moderator: Grace Gallucci, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency, Cleveland, OH
    Greg Rodriguez, Attorney at Law, Best, Best, and Krieger, LLP, Washington, DC
    Greg Rogers, Senior Policy Analyst & Assistant Editor of Eno Transportation Weekly, Eno Center for Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Conversation on Climate Action
    Bob Perciasepe, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Arlington, VA
    Amy Bailey, Director for Sustainability and Engagement, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Arlington, VA

Wednesday, February 14

  • Congressional Breakfast at the U.S. Capitol / Thinking Big: Regional Solutions to National Challenges
    Moderator: William Murdock, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Columbus, OH
    The Honorable Gary Moore, NARC Past President; Judge Executive, Boone County, KY
    The Honorable Marge Vogt, Councilmember, Olathe, KS
    Scott Bogren, Executive Director, Community Transportation Association of America, Washington, DC
    Elaine Nessle, Executive Director, Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, Washington, DC
    Michele Nellenbach, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Governors’ Council, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, DC

 

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