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Legislative Reception - Tuesday - April 29th Legislative Conference - Tuesday - April 30th

4/29/2014 to 4/30/2014
When: April 29th Legislative Reception and April 30th Legislative Conference
Where: Crowne Plaza
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL  62703
Contact: Sue Triphahn

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Legislative Conference
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Crowne Plaza Springfield

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration, Diamond/Sapphire Ballroom Foyer, Level 2
Continental Breakfast Provided

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks, Diamond/Sapphire Ballroom, Level 2
Peter M. Murphy, Esq., IAPD President/CEO
Joe Petry, Chairman, IAPD Board of Trustees

9:10 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Making the Case for Parks and Recreation through Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results
Jeff Andreasen, Market Probe

9:55 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Developing a Relationship with Your Legislator
Senator Melinda Bush, Senator Darin LaHood, Representative Arthur Turner and Representative Barbara Wheeler

10:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Legislative Update on Hot Issues at the Capitol
Jason Anselment, IAPD Legal/Legislative Counsel

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Breakouts - Track A

11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Rotate to Next Breakout

11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Breakouts - Track B

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

After Lunch

Pick up Your Legislator Gift, Emerald Ballroom Foyer, Level 2. Meet with your Legislators…visit your legislators at the State Capitol to discuss legislative issues affecting park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies.


Breakout #1
Sharpening Your Advocacy Skills, Plaza E, Level 1
Interactive Roundtable

Breakout #2
Managing Electronic Communications in a Digital Era, Diamond/Sapphire Ballroom, Level 2
Kristopher Stenson, Electronic Records Archivist, Illinois State Archives

Breakout #3
Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Important Tips for Obtaining Grant Funding, Ruby Ballroom, Level 2
Kathy Barker, Senior Grant Administrator, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Grant Department


*Delegates choose (2) different breakouts to attend when registering