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2014 VAPDC Training Conference
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The 2014 VAPDC Training Conference agenda was designed to cover issues pertinent to Virginia’s PDCs.  The event provided attendees the opportunity to network with one another, share ideas and best practices and make new professional contacts.  The conference convened at 10 am on February 20th for a general session entitled  “Telling Your Region’s Story and Planning for Success”, where Jane Kusiak, Executive Director of the Council on Virginia’s Future provided an update on community indicators and data available through Virginia Performs. - Presentation

Following the lunch break, four concurrent sessions were held including:

  • PDCs as a Convener of Regional Issues:  Tips for Successful Meeting Facilitation.  A discussion led by Doug Jackson, DHCD - Presentation, Mini Workbook

  • Marketing and PR Challenges for PDCs.  Panelists Jeremy Holmes and Tyler Godsey, RVARC and Corey Miles, NVRC - Holmes, Godsey Presentation Miles Presentation

  • PDC Financial Management.  A facilitated discussion for Financial Managers.

  • Local & Regional Transportation Opportunities for PDCs.  A Panel discussion with Jennifer DeBruhl, VDOT Local Technical Assistance Division & J. Kelli Nash, OIPI - DeBruhl Presentation, Nash Presentation

Participants had the opportunity to share ideas, successes and questions throughout the day. The Conference concluded with a wrap up to discuss lessons learned and explored topics for future training conferences.