2017 Speaker Presentations

Morning Keynote Session

“For the Love of Cities” – The Economic & Social Value of Emotionally Engaging Places

Peter Kageyama, Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation

Morning Breakout Sessions

Innovative and Measurable Public Engagement for Plans and Projects

Neil Burke, AICP, PTP, Transportation Planning Coordinator, Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Emily Parker, Senior Planner, CCOG

Genevieve Rubrecht, Communications Coordinator, WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff

Bill Thunberg, Executive Director, Lake Norman Transportation Commission

Community Collaborations to Fill Workforce Shortages

David Hollars, Director, Centralina Workforce Development Board, CCOG

Craig Lamb, Vice President of Corporate and Continuing Education, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Investing in Communities with the Community Reinvestment Act

Jeanne Bonds, Regional Community Development and Community Engagement District Leader

Genevieve Chow, Community Affairs Officer, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Victor Galloway, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Atlanta Region

Luncheon Keynote Session

Remaking Economic Development: Weathering Political Transitions

Amy Liu, Vice President and Director of Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Afternoon Breakout Sessions I

Regional Cooperation Through Data Sharing

Curtis Bridges, Principal Planner, Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Bjorn Hansen, AICP, CTP, Senior Transportation Planner, Union County

Matt Noonkester, AICP, President/Principal, City Explained, Inc.

Dana Stoogenke, AICP, Director, Rocky River RPO

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

Diane Gavarkavich, MPH, Director of Research Services, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

Emily Parker, Senior Planner, CCOG

How to Make Downtown Housing Work in Your Community

David Maurer, AIA, Principal, Maurer Architecture

Afternoon Breakout Sessions II

Efficient Governance: Taking Infrastructure Collaboration to a Higher Level

Dick Black, AICP, Planning Director, Union County

Dennis LaCaria, Senior Assistant to County Manager, Mecklenburg County

Jacqueline McNeil, Real Estate Manager, Mecklenburg County Asset Management

Bryman Suttle, Senior Planner, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning

Jonathan Wells, AICP, Planning Program Manager, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning

Dick Winters, Health Policy Coordinator, Mecklenburg County Public Health

The Internet of Things: Preparing Your Community

Terry Cox, President & CEO, Business and Innovation Growth Council

Dr. Gerard Hayes, President, WRCNC

Jessica Hill, AICP, Senior Planner, CCOG

Tom Snyder, Executive Director, RioT

Larry Steffann, General Manager and Co-Founder, Wireless Research Center and RioT

Jeff Sural, General Counsel and Policy Director, NC Broadband

Christa Wagner Vinson, President, Wagner Vinson Consulting

Aging in Place Through Healthy Community Design and Programming

Katherine Hebert, Healthy Community Design Specialist, CCOG

Katie Kutcher, Aging Programs Coordinator, CCOG

Angel Stoy, Aging Specialist, CCOG

Afternoon Breakout Sessions III

National and State Legislative Outlook

Brad Crone, President, Campaign Connections

Suburban Corridor Transformation: From Car-Centric to Multi-Modal

Don Brown III, AICP, Senior Project Planner, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

Scott Cole, Deputy Division Engineer, NCDOT

Randi Gates, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, Gaston Cleveland Lincoln MPO

Timothy Gibbs, AICP, Transportation Planner III, City of Charlotte

Susan Habina Woolard, PE, Town Engineer, Town of Matthews

Adrian Miller, City Manager, City of Belmont

Candice Rorie, PE, Transportation Engineer, Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Sustainable Water Management in a Growing Region

Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group

Yadkin Pee‐Dee Water Management Group

Yadkin Regional Water Supply Project

Ed Goscicki, PE, Executive Director of Public Works, Union County

Brad Boris, Water Resources Director, City of Morganton

Jeff Lineberger, PE, Director, Water Strategy and Hydro Licensing, Duke Energy

John Mullis, Town Administrator, Town of Norwood

Christine Putnam, Water Resources Director, City of Concord

Kate Wilson, Senior Strategic Communications Coordinator, HDR