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The 2002 National Association of Planning Councils
National Conference was great!
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLANNING COUNCILS
2002 National Conference
May 2-4, 2002 - Washington, D.C.
Hilton Washington Embassy Row Hotel
Changing realities and roles ... leadership for community progress
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Introduction Schedule overview Featured topics Featured national speakers
Resource fair Join NAPC NAPC and planning councils Hotel Thank you's
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Hello! Please join us in Washington, D.C. in May for the 2002 national conference of the National Association of Plannng Councils (NAPC). If you are
This has been an extraordinarily challenging year. Now more than ever, communities throughout America are struggling with new realities. Come to this conference to learn and explore, with leading national experts and experienced community practitioners, how best to lead and guide our communities efforts to address human service needs, now and in the times to come.
The conference will open with a Presidents Reception on Thursday evening, May 2, and will continue with two full days of workshops and panels on Friday and Saturday. Everyone is invited to go out to dinner together on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (details at the conference). Other highlights: a resource fair, topical member-led breakfast roundtables, and the NAPC Annual Meeting with reports on the years progress and upcoming projects. The Board of Directors will meet Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning.
NAPC offers lower conference rates for members (making it a great time to join NAPC!) and for additional people from the same member organization, to encourage members to bring groups of interested people.
Come and interact with old and new colleagues -- and then return to your community with new ideas, skills, and tools . . . and most important of all, an expanded network for ongoing information and support through the National Association of Planning Councils.
Thursday, May 2
1-4:45 p.m. NAPC 2001-2002 Board Meeting
5 p.m. Registration
5:30-7 p.m. Opening Reception and Presidents Welcome
7 p.m. Dinner "out" together (optional)
Friday, May 3
7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. Registration; set up resource tables; continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Conference sessions (Keynote Address - Luncheon)
7 p.m. Dinner "out" together (optional)
Saturday, May 4
7:30-5 Breakfast roundtables, then conference sessions (Annual Meeting - Luncheon)
7 p.m. Celebration dinner "out" together (optional)
Sunday, May 5
8:00 a.m.-noon NAPC 2002-2003 Board Meeting
Friday ....(national briefing; community responses) ... Keynote address: The Social Health of the Nation ... Disaster Preparedness (community impact; steps for developing a business continuity plan for your council and your communitys nonprofit sector) ... Communications Planning & Effective Strategies for Councils (why and how to do a communications audit; results of the NAPC Communications Survey; members, share success stories and tips)
Reauthorization of TANF
- selection of topics (see conference agenda) ... Social Indicators (developing a common NAPC set of indicators; "Indicators 101" overview; the national perspective; councils indicators work; building the proposed NAPC Indicators Project) ... NAPC Annual Meeting - Luncheon ... Implementing 211... Money-Makers for Councils (best success stories from NAPC members; results of the NAPC Fundraising Survey)
Featured NATIONAL SPEAKERS:
Human Services Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Chief Economist for the House Ways and Means Committee - TANF REAUTHORIZATION
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Marc Miringoff -- nationally known expert; author of "The Social Health of the Nation: How America is Really Doing" and Director of the Fordham Institute for Innovation in Social Policy (Tarrytown, NY)
Wendell Primus -- Director of Income Security, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Dan Williams -- National 211 Director, Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), Washington, D.C. - NATIONAL 211 INITIATIVES
Chris Colford -- from Hill & Knowlton, a leading D.C. public relations/lobbying firm - COMMUNICATIONS FOR COUNCILS
Robert Loper -- Editor, "National
Civic Review" -- National Civic League, Washington, D.C. -
INDICATORS (resource materials)
The RESOURCE FAIR ...Many conference participants exchanged materials about their organization and their work at the resource tables.
The HOTEL ...The conference took place at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036. The hotels website provides this description: "An elegant, European boutique style hotel in one of Washingtons most prestigious and convenient locations on Avenue of the Embassies and one half block from Dupont Circle and Metro. We are just minutes away from the monuments, museums, Kennedy Center and the nightlife of Georgetown and Dupont Circle. Each guest room is newly renovated and beautifully decorated. A Frommers Travel Guide 4 Flag hotel that is the perfect choice for discriminating travelers from all over the world." 15 minutes from Reagan National Airport; valet parking in secure lot; rooms feature data ports with high speed Internet access available; on-site business services, restaurants, and exercise room.
THANKSto those who helped make this conference possible!
Special thanks to 2002 conference coordinators: PROGRAM -- Pam Kestner Chappelear (Executive Director, Council of Community Services - Roanoke, Virginia); ARRANGEMENTS -- Mary Louis Campbell (Executive Director, The Planning Council - Norfolk, Virginia). Thanks also to members of their staffs for assistance with registration and other conference activities. The NAPC Board of Directors is serving as the 2002 Conference Committee. Workshop coordinators and moderators are John Corlett (Federation for Community Planning - Cleveland, Ohio), Martha Blaine (Community Council of Greater Dallas - Dallas, Texas), Jennifer Parsons and David Swain (Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. - Jacksonville, FL), Nancy Findeisen and Katrina Middleton (Community Services Planning Council - Sacramento, CA), Judy Rothbaum (Community Council of Central Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Mary Louis Campbell (The Planning Council - Norfolk, Virginia), and Pam Kestner-Chappelear and Natalie Webster (Council of Community Services - Roanoke, Virginia). Sharon Clark, NAPC Administrator, has provided staff support.
Special thanks to all the conference speakers for donating their time and expertise.
Thanks to the United Way of America, the Alliance for National Renewal, Idealist, GuideStar, HandsNet, Connect America, the online Chronicle of Philanthropy -- and many of NAPCs members -- for agreeing to post news of the NAPC conference and links to the NAPC website.
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2002
1:00 - 4:45 p.m.
NAPC BOARD MEETING (Private Reserve Room, ground level)
Registration opens (mezzanine level)
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
PRESIDENTS WELCOME & RECEPTION (The Board Room, mezzanine level)
Invited: U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (New York City, NY)
Welcome: Martha Blaine, NAPC President (Community Council of Greater Dallas - Dallas, TX)
Out to dinner together - meet in the hotel lobby (we will identify a restaurant for those who would like to dine together)
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2002
Registration; continental breakfast & networking; set up Resource Fair materials (Ambassador Room)
WELCOME, CONFERENCE OVERVIEW, introductions and announcements
Martha Blaine, NAPC President,; Pam Kestner-Chappelear, Conference Program Coordinator; Mary Louis Campbell, NAPC Vice President and Conference Arrangements Coordinator
TANF expires on September 30, 2002 and across the country and in Congress a debate is proceeding about how or whether to continue the welfare reform experiment. Hear national and local perspectives on this most important social welfare policy question.
Moderator: John Corlett (Federation for Community Planning - Cleveland, OH)Speakers: Aquiles Suarez, Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy (Washington, DC) (invited); Wendell Primus, Director of Income Security, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Chief Economist for the House Ways and Means Committee (Washington, DC); Carol Smith, Director of Research and Public Policy (United Community Services of Johnson County, KS); John Corlett, Senior Fellow, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy (Federation for Community Planning - Cleveland, OH)
LUNCHEON (Consulate Ballroom)
Keynote Address: Marc Miringoff - "The Social Health of the Nation: How America is Really Doing"
HOW TO PREVENT BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS AND RECOVER QUICKLY FROM A DISASTER (Ambassador Room)
Lessons learned from the bombing of the Murrah Building - Nancy Del Regno (Community Council of Central Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, OK) Linking councils into community-wide disaster preparedness - Phil Dessauer, Jr. (Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa - Tulsa, OK) The role of nonprofits after a disaster - Doug Sauer (Council of Community Services of New York State - Albany, NY) Developing a business continuity plan for your council, and helping the agencies in your non-profit community be prepared - Martha Blaine (Community Council of Greater Dallas - Dallas, TX)
Moderator: Martha Blaine (Community Council of Greater Dallas - Dallas, TX)
COMMUNICATIONS FOR COUNCILS (Ambassador Room)
Why and how to do a communications audit -- Chris Colford (Hill & Knowlton Public Relations -- Washington, D.C.) Results of the 2002 NAPC Communications Survey -- David Swain (Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. - Jacksonville, FL) Councils communications: best and promising practices -- facilitated sharing ... bring your organizations best materials and success stories!
Moderator: Nancy Findeisen (Community Services Planning Council - Sacramento, CA)
Out to dinner together - meet in the hotel lobby (plans to be announced)
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2002
Breakfast Roundtable Discussions (Ambassador Room)
Introducing NAPCs proposed set of "core indicators" - Judy Rothbaum (Oklahoma City, OK) "Community Conditions": In Austin, how public and private partners have collaborated to produce a monthly health and human services report that is being successfully used by the media, policy makers and other community members to help increase awareness about critical conditions and guide decision making processes - Sam Woollard, Blanca Leahy, Joy Stollings and Fred Butler (Community Action Network - Austin, TX)
Continental breakfast and table discussions on your choice of topics, including:
SOCIAL INDICATORS - FROM YOUR COUNCIL TO THE NATION (Ambassador Room)
The national perspective -- Marc Miringoff (author of "The Social Health of the Nation: How America is Really Doing" - Fordham Institute for Innovation in Social Policy - Tarrytown, NY) Your turn: councils, NAPC, and the social indicator movement -- participatory session led by David Swain (Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. - Jacksonville, FL) Next steps - shaping NAPCs future role in social indicators at the local and national levels Resource person: Robert Loper, Editor, "National Civic Review" (National Civic League, Washington,DC), will provide some copies of the winter 01 issue featuring articles by Swain and others on social indicators
Introduction / "Indicators 101": What are social indicators and why do we care? What indicators work is like at the front lines. NAPCs involvement, and the new NAPC report, "From the Bottom Up" -- Katrina Middleton (Community Services Planning Council - Sacramento, CA)
LUNCHEON & ANNUAL MEETING of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLANNING COUNCILS - highlighting the years accomplishments and plans for the future; elections (Ballroom)
PREPARING FOR 211 (an easy-to-remember three-digit number to connect people with all health and human services)
Dan Williams (Alliance of Information and Referral Systems - Washington, DC), Pam Kestner-Chappelear (Council of Community Services - Roanoke, VA), and other planning council leaders whose communities are preparing for 211 implementation
MONEY-MAKERS FOR PLANNING COUNCILS (Ambassador Room)
Moderator: Natalie E. Webster (Council of Community Services - Roanoke, VA) Results of the 2001-2002 NAPC Fundraising Survey - Natalie Webster (Council of Community Services - Roanoke, VA) NAPC members success stories -- generating revenue through special events, grants, contracts, memberships, fees for services, institutes, fiscal sponsorships, and more.
Panelists will include: Doug Sauer (Council of Community Services of New York State, Inc. - Albany, NY), Elaine Andersen (Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield - Norwalk, CT), Nancy Findeisen (Community Services Planning Council - Sacramento, CA), Joseph W. Lapilio III (Hawaii Community Services Council - Honolulu, HI) -- plus participant sharing and discussion
WRAP-UP, THANK YOUS, DOOR PRIZES & ADJOURNMENT (Ambassador Room)
Celebration Dinner at Marrakesh ... authentic Moroccan food, atmosphere and entertainment.
(Meet in hotel lobby ... please note, they only accept cash.)
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2002
8:30 a.m. - noon
NAPC BOARD MEETING, 2002-2003 Board of Directors (Private Reserve Room)
the 2002 Conference BROCHURE
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To learn more about the 2002 conference, the National Association of Planning Councils, and planning councils and their work, please visit the NAPC website: www.communityplanning.org. E-mail NAPC: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the NAPC office: 214-342-2638. To learn more about or contact NAPCs members, youll find a roster, which includes links to their websites and email addresses, on the "Meet Our Members" page of the NAPC website.
The National Association of Planning Councils
NAPC is dedicated to working together to build strong and caring communities across America. NAPC is a private, non-profit national organization which promotes quality community planning and supports its members as they provide leadership for community-based human services and health planning and action. NAPC facilitates communication and cooperative efforts, linking its members with one another, and with other organizations, information, and resources, through the annual conference, information and presentations, consultation, strategic alliances, special projects, and the NAPC website: www.communityplanning.org.
Planning councils bring people together to identify needs and work toward solutions, mobilizing community involvement, developing and coordinating services and resources, advocating for informed decisions by funders and policy makers, and linking people with community resources. Learn more about planning councils history, shared values and core competencies, organizational models, and work by visiting the NAPC website.
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. . . Scenes from the NAPC 2002 National Conference
NAPC sincerely appreciates all the conference planners, presenters, and participants for making this another outstanding annual conference filled with learning, wonderful colleagues, and new possibilities.
Photos by Sharon Clark and Jennifer Parsons
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