VACo Annual Conference Update

October 2, 2015

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Virginia Counties Care
What do Virginia Counties Care about? Education funding? Stormwater issues? Transportation? Make sure to identify what your county cares about when you pick up your registration materials. This year, we are asking attendees to write what their counties care about and place it on their county, which will be placed adjacent to the attendee registration desk. Responses will be collected and listed in our newsletter.

Virginia Certified County Supervisors’ Alumni Education Program
Are you a graduate of the Virginia Certified County Supervisors’ Program? New this year, VACo, along with Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension, is a program specifically designed for the program graduates. On Saturday, November 7 at 3 p.m. graduates and current enrollees of the program will join together for an educational session on civility. This interactive session will incorporate a variety of ways to interact with fellow alumni. Dr. Mike Chandler, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech and Dr. Martha Walker, Community Viability Specialty, Virginia Cooperative Extension will moderate a panel of four county officials from across Virginia, including Steve Bowen, Chair, Nottoway County; Jane Dittmar, Chair, Albemarle County; Cathy Hudgins, Supervisor, Fairfax County; and Steve Miner, County Administrator, Accomack County. Following the panel discussion, groups will identify best practices they’ve used or seen. Finally, the class will share their findings and create a fact sheet for distribution to class and peers. These findings will be on display during the conference.

If you are a graduate or current enrollee, be sure to register for this inaugural event. It’s free for attendees and will provide you with tools you can use on your Board and in your life. Questions? Contact Phyllis Errico.

VACo Contact: Amy Elizabeth Vealey

 

VACo Annual Conference Tip

The early bird registration rate has come and gone, but registrants of member counties can still register at the usual $225 rate through the end of October. If you still need to register, make sure to do it before November 1 when member rate increases to $275.

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