2024 Conference Agenda

Sunday, April 21, 2024

All conference events will be held in the Grand National Ballroom, unless otherwise noted.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PMExhibitor Set-Up
4:00 PM – 6:00 PMConference Registration and Check-In
4:00 PM – 6:00 PMSilent Auction Open
6:00 PM – 8:00 PMWelcome Party
Grand National Patio
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Monday, Apirl 22, 2024

7:00 AM – 8:00 AMBreakfast Buffet
7:00 AM – 8:30 AMSilent Auction Open
7:00 AM – 8:30 AMConference Registration and Check-In
8:30 AM – 9:00 AMOpening Ceremonies and Welcome
Welcoming Remarks and Invocation
Nick Williams, President, Alabama Association of RC&D Councils
Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance
Katie Conner
, Executive Director, Alabama Association of RC&D Councils
Craig Sizemore, President, Southeastern Association of RC&D Councils
William Hodge, President, National Association of RC&D Councils
9:00 AM – 10:45 AMKeynote Speaker
Kristin Scroggin
genWHY Communciations
10:45 AM – 11:00 AMBreak and Silent Auction
11:00 AM – 11:30 AMLegislative Update
Noopie Cosby and Drayton Cosby, Program Developer, Alabama Association of RC&D Councils
11:30 AM – 1:00 PMPartner Networking Lunch
Chris Langley, President, Alabama Association of Conservation Districts
1:00 PM – 1:15 PMBreak and Silent Auction
1:15 PM – 1:30 PMPartner Update
Dr. William Pucket, Executive Director, Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee
1:30 PM – 2:30 PMGeneral Session
Tim Lovelace
2:30 PM – 3:00 PMBreak and Silent Auction Open
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMAlabama Association of RC&D Councils Annual Board Meeting
Silent Auction Closes
Dinner off campus on your own

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

7:00 AM – 8:00 AMBreakfast Buffet
7:00 AM – 8:30 AMSilent Auction Open
8:30 AM – 8:40 AMPartner Update
Walker Williams, Natural Resources Conservation Service
8:40 AM – 9:40 AMSWOT Analysis
Grace Ellis, Executive Director, Alabama Agribusiness Council
Mike Roden, State Non-Profit Specialist, Alabama Association of RC&D Councils
9:40 AM – 9:50 AMPartner Update
Vickie Watkins, Executive Director, Alabama Association of Conservation Districts
9:50 AM – 10:00 AMBreak and Silent Auction
10:00 AM – 10:25 AMCouncil Project Highlight
Lauranne James, Northwest RC&D Council
10:25 AM – 10:35 AMPartner Update
Anna Cornelius, Chief Operating Officer, National Association of RC&D Councils
10:35 AM – 11:00 AMCouncil Project Highlight
Laurice McCollum, Tombigbee RC&D Council
11:00 AM – 5:00 PMDismissed for Lunch and Time On Your Own
5:00 PM – 6:00 PMCocktail Hour/Hospitality
The Camellia Room
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6:00 PM – 8:00 PMRobert Harbison Awards Banquet
Commissioner Rick Pate, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
Grand Door Prize Drawing
8:00 PMSilent Auction Last Call
8:20 PMGather Silent Auction Items and Pay
Cash, checks, and cards will be accepted

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

7:00 AM – 9:00 AMBreakfast Buffet

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