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The Programs

Program 4 - Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 10:00-11:30 AM

Broadband Solutions

Join us for a highly-anticipated event, given the latest federal and state broadband funding opportunities that are presenting themselves. In the session, we’ll hear the latest news on federal and state broadband funding programs, and also hear from several service providers about how they are making partnerships work to expand broadband access in different parts of Virginia.

 

Meet the Speakers:

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Ajit Pai, a Partner at Searchlight, focuses on the firm’s broadband and digital infrastructure efforts and is one of Searchlight’s representatives on All Points’ Board of Directors.

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Richard E. Jenkins is the USDA/RUS General Field Representative (GFR) for VA, WV, MD and DE. He has degrees from Marshall University and the West Virginia Institute of Technology.

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Richard W. Jenkins
Field Representative
Rural Utilities Service, Telecommunications Program; U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Chris Kyle serves as Vice President Industry Affairs and Regulatory. He leads the new market development activities, and is the primary contact with local, state and federal legislators and regulators. He joined Shentel Cable marketing and sales in 2003.

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Chris Kyle
Vice President Industry Affairs and Regulatory, Shentel Cable

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Tamarah Holmes, Ph.D, is the director for the Office of Broadband at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). She has spent over 18 years in the public sector in the field of community and economic development.

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Tamarah Holmes, Ph.D
Director, Office of Broadband Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

Ajit Pai
Former
Federal Communications
Commission Chairman

 

Recording

Slides:  C. Kyle

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Jimmy Carr is the CEO of All Points Broadband. He founded All Points in 2014 to bring state-of-the-art connectivity to underserved communities in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic.

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Jimmy Carr
Chief Executive Officer
All Points Broadband.
 

Program 3 - Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 10:00-11:30 AM

Federal Partnerships

An in-depth look at efforts to establish and activate a federal commission in the Southeastern United States, which most recently includes a Southeast Crescent Regional Commission Coalition to discuss the role of federal commissions in rural economic development policy and develop strategies to bring it to fruition. 

An update from the Economic Development Administration about its ongoing efforts to promote innovation and competitiveness in order to prepare regions for growth and success, as well as the latest information about forthcoming EDA funding opportunities.

An update on “Happenings on the Hill” from NADO, including the presidential transition, key legislative efforts and stimulus package funding.

Meet the Speakers:

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A. GABRIELLE-WISE

 

A. Gabrielle-Wise is the president of the US Sustainable Development Corp, a certified NGO in consultative status with the United Nations.

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A. Gabrielle-Wise

Linda Cruz-Carnall, Regional Director

Philadelphia Regional Office at Economic Development Administration &

Lauren Stuhldreher, Economic Development Representative for Virginia

U. S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration

Mirielle Burgoyne, Deputy Executive Director

National Association of Development Organizations

SLIDES:  EDA, NADO

RECORDING 

 

NADO Links:

Equity Resources for Economic Development & Planning 

Resilience-CEDS Central

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JOE MCKINNEY

Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO).  

READ THE FULL BIO HERE

Joe McKinney

Meet the Speaker:

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DR. QUENTIN KIDD

Dean of the College of Social Sciences, professor of political science, and Academic Director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University

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Dr. Quentin Kidd

Program 2 - Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10:00-11:30 AM

What’s at Stake in the November Elections

Virginians will cast votes for three statewide officials and members of the House of Delegates in November. How might an evolving electorate react to state leadership changes the past two years? Which party has the leg up, and what could November’s outcomes signal for the 2022 Congressional elections?

SLIDES & RECORDING

Program 1 - Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 10:00-11:30 AM

A Host of Housing Opportunities

On Tuesday, June 8, we highlighted Virginia Housing’s new regional housing development program, as well as impactful opportunities though its Community Impact Grant and Capacity Building Program. We also heard how land trusts can be an important tool for facilitating affordable housing development.

SLIDES: Land Banks & VA Housing

RECORDING

 

Meet the Speakers:

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CHRIS THOMPSON

Director of Strategic Housing

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Chris Thompson

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J. MICHAEL HAWKINS

Managing Director of Community Outreach for Virginia Housing

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J. Michael Hawkins

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ERICA SIMS

President of HDAdvisors (HDA) and CEO of the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust and Richmond Land Bank

READ FULL BIO HERE

Erica Sims

 

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