Agenda

2023 Conference Agenda

Sunday, April 30, 2023

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 PMPresidential Dinner
Nick Williams, President, Alabama Association of RC&D Councils
Craig Sizemore, President, Southeastern Association of RC&D Councils
William A. Hodge, President, National Association of RC&D Councils
Colton Buckley, Executive Director, National Association of RC&D Councils

Monday, May 1, 2023

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 – 9:15 AMOpening Ceremonies and Welcome
Welcoming Remarks and Invocation: Nick Williams, President, Alabama Association of RC&D Councils
Presentation of Colors: Gulf Shores Police Department Honor Guard
Pledge of Allegiance: Gulf Shores Police Department Honor Guard
Ben Malone, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Chris Langley, President, Alabama Association of Conservation Districts
Katie Conner, Executive Director, Alabama Association of RC&D Councils
9:15 AM – 10:30 AMKeynote Speaker
Gary Huckaby
10:30 AM – 10:45 AMBreak and Silent Auction
10:45 AM – 11:30 AMPartner Updates
Dr. William Puckett, Executive Director, Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee
Vickie Watkins, Executive Director, Alabama Association of Conservation Districts
Sonny Brasfield, Executive Director, Association of County Commissions of Alabama
11:30 AM – 1:00 PMSweet Grown Alabama Luncheon
Aisling Fields, Sweet Grown Alabama
Commissioner Rick Pate, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
1:00 PM – 2:45 PMKeynote Speaker
Kristin Scroggin
2:45 PM – 3:00 PMBreak and Silent Auction Open
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMAlabama Association of RC&D Councils Annual Board Meetings
5:00 PM – 8:00 PMSilent Auction Open
Dinner Off Campus On Your Own

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

7:00 AM – 8:00 AMBreakfast Buffet
7:00 AM – 8:30 AMSilent Auction Open
8:30 AM – 9:45 AMGeneral Session
How to Find and Create Great Partnerships and Projects Panel
Council Project Highlights
9:45 AM – 10:00 AMBreak and Silent Auction
10:00 AM – 11:00 AMGeneral Session
National Programs and How Your Council Can Get Involved
Fun with Foundant!
11:00 AM – 6:00 PMDismissed for Lunch and Time On Your Own
6:00 PM – 8:00 PMRobert Harbison Awards Banquet
Grand Door Prize Drawing
8:00 PM – 10:00 PMHospitality
4:00 PM – 10:00 PMSilent Auction – Last Call

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

7:00 AM – 9:00 AMBreakfast Buffet
7:00 AM – 9:00 AMGather Silent Auction Items and Pay
Cash, Checks and Cards will be accepted

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