VACo Annual Conference Update

November 18, 2015


What a great conference! Thank you to all who participated in making the 81st VACo Annual Conference our best yet. Thank you to the 2015 Conference Planning Committee Chair Chair Mary Biggs, Supervisor, Montgomery County and all of the committee members for your guidance on increasing audience participation and interaction and conference format. The general and concurrent sessions were packed with information of interest to counties and can be reviewed on our 2015 Annual Conference Recap page.

Mulligan sales from the annual golf tournament were higher than any we can remember in recent history. Participants bought around $200 worth. All sales will go to a local Bath County non-profit, Bath Animal Welfare Foundation. BAWF provides low-cost and free spay/neuter procedures in addition to providing food and shelter to pets up for adoption.

This year there was free WIFI throughout the conference area. Reports generated show this addition was a success. Thank you Shockey for your sponsorship.
In 2015, we had a conference app with several more features than what we’ve had in the past. Reports show that we had a great turn out, and that attendees used the schedule, evaluation and feedback features. Thank you to all who embraced this new way of navigating and evaluating the conference.
Be on the lookout for the responses listed on the “Virginia Counties Care” map that was at the Annual Conference Attendee Registration Desk. Thank you to all who participated. We’re developing ways to incorporate this kind of general mapping of needs, lessons learned and other information into other educational programs. If you have a suggestions, don’t hesitate to let us know your ideas.

Don’t forget to sign up for a Steering Committee. Forms found in packets or online. Due by December 15. Remember, you must sign up every year. Your 2015 committee status does not automatically roll over. If you do not submit a form for 2016, you will not be on a committee.
Thank you, again, for participating in the 2015 VACo Annual Conference. Consider joining the 2016 Conference Planning Committee to be in it from the beginning!

VACo Contact: Amy Elizabeth Vealey, CMP


VACo Annual Conference Tip

Did you use any of the Conference Tips while at the 81st Annual Conference last week? What else would you like to hear about? Let us know your questions, so we can address them in 2016.

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