The 2004 NAPC Conference Photo Album
May 6 - 8, 2004
Waterside Marriott Hotel - Norfolk, Virginia
Effective Community Planning ...
A Compass for Navigating Health & Human Service Issues
The 2004 conference was a wonderful success!
Special thanks to all the speakers, planners, and participants
for helping make this such a memorable event.
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We hope you'll enjoy these scenes from the conference!
NAPC sincerely appreciates the leadership of Conference Co-chairs
Pam Kestner-Chappelear (Council of Community Services - Roanoke, VA)
(left) and Mary Louis Campbell (The Planning Council - Norfolk, VA)!
On Thursday morning, May 6, a panel explored critical roles 2-1-1 can play in community planning, in a joint pre-conference session with participants in the national AIRS (Alliance for Information & Referral Systems) Conference. Pam Kestner-Chappelear was moderator and NAPC members Martha Blaine and Debby Kimbrell (Community Council of Greater Dallas) were among the panelists.
The NAPC conference opened Thursday evening, May 6, with a welcome session for new members and a reception, followed by the keynote address. Members of the board and staff of The Planning Council (Norfolk) joined NAPC members to get acquainted, welcome new members, and begin this year's gathering with good conversation and fellowship.
Board members of The Planning Council and Norfolk community leaders welcomed NAPC members from all across the country to Norfolk and to the 2004 conference.
Everyone was especially pleased to greet Connie Laws, former long-time Executive Director of The Planning Council.
Mary Louis Campbell and John Begala introduced keynote speaker Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation for Economic Trends in Washington, D.C.; his lively and thought-provoking keynote address, and his Friday morning session, were much-enjoyed by all.
Mr. Rifkin signed copies of some of his sixteen books including "The Age of Access," "The Hydrogen Economy," and the new edition of "The End of Work."
On Friday, May 7, the morning's program featured an outstanding presentation on public policy advocacy by John Corlett (The Center for Community Solutions - Cleveland, Ohio).
Jennifer Hudson, founder and President of Strategic Interventions in Washington, D.C., discussed capacity building for non-profits and led participants through a learning-filled exercise on leadership and teamwork.
On Saturday, May 8, Marshall DeBerry, Manager of FedStats.gov in Washington, D.C., presented an overview of this very useful website through which community planners can locate a wealth of data available from federal government agencies.
Then NAPC's social indicators team led a working session which covered: the international Community Indicators Conference in Reno in March 2004 (NAPC's participation was led by Fred Butler - Community Action Network, Austin, TX); NAPC's development of a national set of leading social and health indicators (led by Katrina Middleton - Community Services Planning Council, Sacramento, CA); and NAPC's exciting new indicators website, www.socialindicators.com (discussion led by Mark Salling - The Center for Community Solutions, and Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH).
NAPC's 2004 ANNUAL MEETING
took place during the conference, at a luncheon on Saturday, May 8.
Nancy Findeisen, NAPC President (Community Services Planning Council - Sacramento, CA), reported on the year's accomplishments. She and NAPC Vice President Paul Gilmer gave certificates of appreciation to outgoing board members and to all NAPC member organizations, with special recognition for new members and for those who are Sustaining and Contributing Members. She expressed NAPC's appreciation to conference co-chairs Pam Kestner-Chappelear and Mary Louis Campbell; to Indicators leaders Katrina Middleton and Fred Butler; and to NAPC Administrator Sharon Clark. NAPC Treasurer Martha Blaine and Nominating Chair Elaine Andersen presented their reports.
Nancy surprised board member John Begala (The Center for Community Solutions - Cleveland, OH) with NAPC's Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions to NAPC, especially for creation of socialindicators.com.
Elected by acclamation: the 2004-2005 NAPC Board of Directors.
(List of Officers and Board Members)
Incoming President Mary Louis Campbell presented a gift to Nancy with NAPC's sincere thanks for her two terms as President.
On the afternoon of May 8, Nancy Findeisen and Phil Dessauer (Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa - Tulsa, OK) reported on a recent national meeting in Washington, D.C. where they represented NAPC in a discussion of the role of the nonprofit sector in social change.
Following the conference, the incoming Board held an organizational meeting to set the course for the coming year.
The conference concluded with a festive Seafood Celebration at a nearby waterfront hotel, where participants celebrated another successful NAPC conference and a wonderful time in Virginia.
From all of us in NAPC, thanks again
to all who made this conference an outstanding experience!
Please visit the website again soon for an announcement of plans for the 2005 NATIONAL CONFERENCE.
Photos: Sharon Clark, NAPC Administrator
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