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There is no fee for registering; however, the webinars focused on Leadership are limited to NACo members only. Registration links for these programs are available at www.naco.org/webinars.
Recordings of earlier webinars are also available at www.naco.org/webinars.
Join Our Innovative
Timmons Group is pleased to offer free live webinars to educate people about various topics in the realm of engineering, land planning, infrastructure, stormwater management, environmental and geospatial services and economic development topics. We recognize that in the current economy, conference travel and seminar expenses are being slashed from budgets everywhere.
Don’t fall behind on the latest issues, trends and best practices – attend our webinars from your desk!
Join Timmons Group for a series of webinars that will display innovative solutions, as well as the latest issues and trends, how-to informational sessions and client showcases. The first topic focuses on economic development, with a series of webinars related to site and community preparedness that will help attendees better understand what they can do to be more competitive in economic development pursuits.
The series will feature engineering, land planning, geospatial/GIS, infrastructure, environmental permitting and economic development topics and showcase innovative solutions that can be utilized to attract jobs and investment in this highly competitive market.
The first webinar titled “Are You Prospect Ready?” focused on how to be adequately prepared for your next prospect visit. You can view the webinar and find out about upcoming webinars by visiting www.timmons.com/news/webinars/.
Virginia Institute of Government Classes
March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12
Fee for each class: $100 per registrant
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Why Cloud Computing?
Proxios, Cisco and EMC will answer that question at breakfast seminars on
Thursday, April 25
Thursday, May 23
Thursday, June 20
Willow Oaks Country Club
6228 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225-1835
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• Explore how the cloud has evolved, and where it is headed.
• Get the fast facts on possible cloud benefits vs. traditional IT models.
• Hear case studies on how organizations overcame cloud concerns and benefited.
Grant Funds available
to Dam Owners
Dear Dam Owners and Floodplain Managers:
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Dam Safety and Floodplain Management Division is currently accepting applications for grants from the Virginia Dam Safety, Floodplain Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund. For 2013, a total of $305,000 is available for grants from the Fund. The maximum amount available per grant will be based on project scoring and the total amount of funds requested.
The Grant Manual details how to apply for a 50 percent matching, reimbursable grant and is available online at www.dcr.virginia.gov, under Dam Safety & Floodplain Management.
A paper copy may be requested for those who do not have Internet access by calling 804-371-6095.
Applications must be received by DCR no later than 5 p.m., May 15.
Following are the eligible project types:
Dam Safety (for government and private entities)
Dam Break Inundation Zone Analysis, Mapping and Digitization
Emergency Action Plan Development
Incremental Damage Analysis
Engineering for Dam Repairs
Flood Prevention and Protection (for government entities):
Locality Flood Warning and Response Systems such as Reverse 911 and IFLOWS
Improvements to Locality Floodplain Program and Acceptance in Community Rating System
Locality Floodplain Information and Educational Programs
Division Director, Dam Safety and Floodplain Management
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
203 Governor Street, Suite 206
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804)786-4570; Fax: (804) 371-2630
Draft Six-Year Improvement Program for transportation released for public comment
The draft six-year program is online at www.virginiadot.org/projects/syp-default.asp. The program can also be reviewed at Virginia Department of Transportation’s district and residency offices and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s Richmond office.
The public may comment about essential rail, public transportation, commuter service, bicycle, pedestrian and highway projects (except local/secondary roads) at the hearings. Public comments will be considered before the board adopts a final program in June.
Richmond, Culpeper, Fredericksburg
VDOT Central Office Auditorium
1401 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
May 28 at 6 p.m.
VDOT District Office
Potomac Conference Center
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
May 29 at 6 p.m.
Salem, Bristol, Lynchburg, Staunton
Northside High School
6758 Northside High School Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
June 4 at 6 p.m.
Chesapeake Conference Center
900 Greenbrier Circle
Chesapeake, VA 23320
June 5 at 6 p.m.
Individuals unable to attend the hearing may submit comments via mail and email. For VDOT projects, the mailing address is Programming Director, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For DRPT projects, the mailing address is Public Information Office, VA Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219, or e-mail email@example.com by June 7.
Grants Training in Fredericksburg, VA - May 29-30
Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Fredericksburg, May 29-30. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.
Click here for full event details.
Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.
Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.
Tuition is $425 and includes all materials: workbook and accompanying 420MB resource CD that's packed full of tools and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.
More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here.
If you prefer friendly, personal service, please call or write:
The Client Services Team
at Grant Writing USA
More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.
78th Virginia Certified Planning Commissioner Program
Opening Session: June 17-18
Meeting Location: Harrisonburg
Closing session: August 26-27
Meeting Location: Harrisonburg
Cost: $450 per person
Registration form available at www.planvirginia.com.
Contact for information: Mike Chandler@804-794-6236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.