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VAPDC 2012 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting

July 26-28, 2012
Virginia’s PDCs: Working Strategically for the Commonwealth’s Future
Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach, Virginia


Thursday, July 26, 2012
9:00 am-5:00 pm          Registration
Ocean Front Lobby
9:00 am-11:00 am        VAMPO Board of Directors Meeting
Captain’s Table A, Cavalier Conference Center
11:00 am-1:00 pm        VAPDC Board of Directors/Executive Directors Meeting
Captain’s Table A, Cavalier Conference Center
11:30 am-1:00 pm        Buffet Networking Lunch (Conference Attendees)
Coral Reef D/E
1:30 pm                        Conference Opening and Welcome
Coral Reef A/B/C
Marty Nohe, President, Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions
1:45 pm                        Session I: PDC Lightening Round "Show & Tell”
Coral Reef A/B/C
Moderator: Jim Baldwin, Executive Director, Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission
2:30 pm                        Session II
Coral Reef A/B/C
Moderator: Wayne Strickland, Executive Director, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
Speaker: Jim Regimbal, Fiscal Analytics
3:15 pm                        Break
Coral Reef D/E
3:30 pm                        Session III: Economic Development and International Best Practices
Coral Reef A/B/C
Moderator/Speaker: Mark Gibb, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Speaker: The Honorable James Cheng, Secretary of Commerce & Trade, Commonwealth of Virginia
Speaker: Suzan van Kruchten, North Holland Province, Embassy of the Netherlands
5:00 pm                        Sessions End for the Day
                                    American Rover Sunset Cruise
6:00 pm                        Bus Departs Cavalier Hotel for Downtown Norfolk
7:00 pm                        American Rover Sunset Cruise
9:30 pm                        Bus Departs Downtown Norfolk for Cavalier Hotel
Friday, July 27, 2012
8:00 am-2:00 pm          Registration
Ocean Front Lobby
Optional Activity - State of Public Transportation in Hampton Roads
Moderator: Dwight Farmer, Executive Director, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
8:00 am                        Buses depart from Cavalier Hotel
8:30 am                        Buses arrive at LRT Newtown Road Station
                                    Participants board next available train for Downtown Norfolk
9:00 am                        Walk to the offices of Willcox and Savage
9:15 am                        Presentation, Ray Amoruso, Chief Planning and Development Officer, Hampton Roads Transit
                                    Depart from Willcox and Savage no later than 10:30 am
10:45 am                      Participants board next available train for the LRT Newtown Road Station
11:00 am                      Participants Board the bus to return to Cavalier Hotel
12:15 am                      Lunch w/Keynote Speaker: The Political Landscape of the Commonwealth
Coral Reef D/E
Moderator: Marty Nohe, President, VAPDC
Speaker: Robert Holsworth, Managing Partner, DecideSmart
1:30 pm                        VAPDC Business Meeting
Coral Reef A/B/C
2:15 pm                       Session IV: DHCD Update
Coral Reef A/B/C
Moderator: Bonnie Riedesel, Executive Director, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
Speaker: Bill Shelton, Director, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
2:45 pm                        Session V: Virginia’s JLARC Study on Regionalism
Coral Reef A/B/C
Moderator: Wayne Strickland, Executive Director, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
Speaker: Mark Gribbin, Senior Staff Member, Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission
3:30 pm                        Sessions Adjourn
5:00-6:30 pm                Reception, Orion’s (11th Floor)
                                    Dinner on your Own
6:30 pm                        Chairman’s Dinner, Summit (11th Floor)
Saturday, July 28, 2011
7:30 am                        Continental Breakfast
Coral Reef D/E
8:30 am                        Professional Development Workshop: Running Controversial Meetings
Coral Reef A/B/C
Moderator: Woodrow Harris, VAPDC 2013 President
: William C. Bosher, Jr., Managing Partner, DecideSmart
                                    Speaker: Lane Ramsey, Managing Partner, DecideSmart
10:00-11:00 am Incoming Board of Directors Meeting
Captain’s Table A, Cavalier Conference Center