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You won’t want to miss this year’s Joint Annual Conference. In fact, the conference has so much to offer that we can’t cover it all here, so this is the first in a series of articles highlighting conference sessions and activities.
Today’s highlight is our session on Public Participation and Legislative Effectiveness with Joe Geiger. As Executive Director for the PA Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO), Joe Geiger has been instrumental in creating a high-impact membership organization which is responsible for advancing the entire community-benefit sector in Pennsylvania. An expert lobbyist, Geiger is also credited for the passage of Act 55, the Purely Public Charities Act of 1997, which created the Nonprofit Caucus, providing the sector a unified voice on key issues in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. Join us for his presentation on effective legislative tactics, policy, advocacy and local citizen engagement.
For more information about the conference, including registration information, click here.
Stay tuned for more highlights of conference sessions and activities. We look forward to seeing you in July!
April 21-24, conservation districts were highlighted during the 91st Annual Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Conference.
Exhibitors and township officials combined, the event hosts more than 4,000 people annually.
The three-day conference took place at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, PA.
“This conference is a great way for us to continue networking and supporting our partners in conservation,” said Brandi Hunter-Davenport, PACD Director of Education. “By participating, we’re able to learn from our cohorts, engage in open discussions and offer assistance where needed. This is definitely a worthwhile event.”
Both photos taken by Hunter-Davenport.
Thirty-four participants, including 14 from conservation districts, participated in the 2013 Agricultural Conservation Technical “Boot Camp” Level II Training. Other participants were from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, PACD, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Pheasants Forever and county farmland preservation offices. A mix of classroom and field experiences, the week-long training aims to further the knowledge and hands-on experience of those who put conservation practices on the ground in the commonwealth.
The training is sponsored by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, PA State Conservation Commission and the PACD.
The trainings were developed to provide an extensive overview of the E&S Manual, with specific highlights regarding the updates which became effective in November 2012.
The Scranton session will take place May 15-16 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, PA 18503. Click here for registration details.
The next session will take place May 29-30 at Villanova University at the CEER Building, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085. To register for this session, click here.
Registration for both trainings will close when capacity is reached or May 3, 2013.
There are not any other sessions scheduled or planned for the remainder of the year.
Questions about either of the trainings can be directed to Brandi Hunter-Davenport, PACD Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.