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2012 Legislative Conference

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
8:00 AM
Where: Crowne Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Sue Triphahn

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Illinois Association of Park Districts
34th Annual Legislative Conference
May 2, 2012 Crowne Plaza, Springfield

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration
Continental Breakfast provided

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Peter M. Murphy, Esq., IAPD President/CEO, Linda Johnson, IAPD Chairman, Board of Trustees

9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. The Illinois Attorney General's Office:  A Key Resource for Your Agency
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General (Invited)

9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Building Strong Communities through Parks, Recreation and Conservation
Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President (Invited)

9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. The Financial Future of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Marc Miller, Director, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Invited)

10:10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Developing a Relationship with Your Legislator
A Panel of Current and Former Members of the Illinois General Assembly                                             

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Track #1

Breakout#1: Developing Your Advocacy Skills
Roundtable discussions facilitated by IAPD members experienced in grassroots advocacy.

Breakout#2: How to Get Green to Go Green
Learn about funding opportunities for energy efficiency improvements through federal, state and private grants

Breakout #3: Comprehensive Review of Pending Legislation
Update on hot topics at the Capitol by Jason Anselment, Esq., IAPD Legal/Legislative Counsel

11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Rotation to Track #2

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Track #2

Breakout #1: Developing Your Advocacy Skills

Breakout #2: How to Get Green to Go Green

Breakout #3: Comprehensive Review of Pending Legislation

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet with Your Legislators
Visit your legislators at the IL State Capitol to discuss legislative issues affecting park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies.

IAPD thanks the following Legislative Reception Sponsors:

Beverage Sponsor

Hors D'oeuvres Sponsor