2017 Agenda

Wednesday, March 15

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Governance Board Meeting
South Carolina Meeting Room

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration
Palm Court Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Palm Court Ballroom

9:50 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Palm Court Ballroom

10:05 a.m. – 10:40 p.m.
Issue Overview: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding
Issue Brief – Chad Lord, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition
Telling Your Story – Taylor Ridderbusch, Trout Unlimited; Nicole Carver, Milwaukee Water Commons
Palm Court Ballroom

10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lobby Visit Tips
Palm Court Ballroom

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Keynote Speaker – U.S. Representative Gwen Moore, Wisconsin
Palm Court Ballroom

11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Issue Overview: Water Infrastructure Funding
Issue Brief – Gary Belan, American Rivers
Telling Your Story – Hilliard Hampton, Freshwater Future; Bill Hafs, NEW Water
Palm Court Ballroom

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Engaging on Social Media and Meeting Practice
Palm Court Ballroom

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Issue Overview: Defense
Issue Brief – Chad Lord, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition
Lobby Visit Role play
Palm Court Ballroom

12:15 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Questions
Palm Court Ballroom

12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Break

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Palm Court Ballroom

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Preparation for Hill Visits and Training
Palm Court Ballroom

3:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Rally and Group Photo
U.S. Capitol

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Congressional Office Visits

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reception (registration required ahead of time, photo I.D. needed)
Canadian Embassy – 501 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

 

Thursday, March 16
Home Base: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E Capitol Street, NE

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Congressional Office Visits

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Great Lakes Commission Congressional Breakfast (registration required–register here by choosing the $40 GLC Commissioner/Observer/Partner/Public Great Lakes Day option)
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2168, the Gold Room