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2020 VAPDC Winter Meeting


National and Regional Economic Outlook
by Sonya Waddell, Vice President and Economist, Regional and Community Analysis, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Snapshot of Virginia Economy
by Fletcher Mangum, Founder & CEO, Mangum Economics

Thursday, February 6 - Friday, February 7, 2020

Omni Richmond Hotel | 100 South 12th Street | Richmond, VA 23219



Thursday, February 6, 2020

9:00 - 12:00 pm - VACo/VML Committee Meetings

12:00 - 2:00 pm - VACo/VML/VAPDC Meeting with Box Lunch

2:00 - 5:00 pm - VACo/VML Meetings with Legislators

2:00 - 4:00 pm - VAPDC Board of Directors/Executive Directors Combined Meeting

4:00 - 5:00 pm - VAPDC Program Committee Meeting 

5:00 - 6:30 pm - VACo/VML/VAPDC Reception


Friday, February 7, 2020 - Speaker Profiles

8:30 am - 9:00 am VAPDC Winter Meeting Breakfast

Potomac Room, Omni Richmond Hotel

9:00 am - 9:40 am What’s on the Horizon: The National and Regional Economic Outlook

Speaker: Sonya Waddell, Vice President and Economist, Regional and Community Analysis, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

9:40 am - 10:45 am State and Local Economic Perspectives


  • Sonya Waddell, Vice President and Economist, Regional and Community Analysis, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

  • Fletcher Mangum, Founder & CEO, Mangum Economics

  • Meghan Coates, Deputy Director of Finance, Henrico County

10:45 am Closing Remarks and Adjournment


VAPDC Winter Meeting $55

Optional Registrations
VACo-VML Registration (Day Briefings & Reception) $125

VACo-VML Registration (Day Briefings Only) $50

VACo-VML Registration (Reception Only) $70


Thank You Sponsors




















REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Online Winter Meeting Registration closes at 5pm on Friday, January  31, 2020. No cancellations or refunds after Friday, January 31, 2020. Cancellations prior to Friday, January 31, 2020 will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee.

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