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Government Day

GOVERNMENT DAY

  • 7:00 – 7:15
    Park cars in deck. Bus will depart at 7:15am.
  • 7:15 – 7:30
    Travel to Jefferson County Courthouse

    716 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd., 35203               

    Commission Chambers, 2nd Floor

  • 7:30 – 8:00
    Light Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 9:00
    EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE IN A PURPLE COUNTY

    Moderator: Guin Robinson (’05), Director of Community Outreach, Jefferson State Community College

     

    Hon. George Bowman, Commissioner, Health Services and General Services

    Hon. Sandra Little Brown (’00), President Pro Tem, Community Development & Human Resource Services

    Hon. David Carrington, Commissioner, Finance, Information Technology & Business Development

    Hon. Joe Knight (’12), Commissioner, Judicial Administration, Emergency Management & Land Planning

    Hon. Jimmie Stephens, Commission President, Administrative Services, Public Works, Infrastructure

  • 9:00 – 9:30
    Walk to Personnel Board of Jefferson County

    2121 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd, 35203

    (205) 279-3500

    Training Room, 10th Floor

  • 9:30 – 10:15
    REGIONAL COOPERATION

    Chris Nanni (’15), President, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

    Tom Spencer, Senior Research Associate, Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA)

  • 10:15 – 11:15
    REGIONAL LEADERS

    Moderator: Barry Staples (’16), Shareholder, Maynard Cooper & Gale

     

    Hon. Lindsey Allison (’10), Commissioner, Shelby County

    Hon. Johnathan Austin (’11), President, Birmingham City Council

    Hon. Buddy Choat, Mayor, City of Trussville

    Hon. Charles Moore (’15), Mayor, City of Irondale

  • 11:15 – 11:45
    Travel to Social Venture

    5529 First Avenue South, 35222

    (205) 595-0562

  • 11:45 – 1:00
    Lunch/IS THERE A FUTURE FOR LOCAL JOURNALISM?

    Brett Blackledge, Government and Investigations Editor, The Naples Daily News

    Brant Houston, Chair of Investigative Reporting, Department of Journalism, University of Illinois; Chair Emeritus, Institute for Nonprofit News

  • 1:00 – 1:30
    Break
  • 1:30 – 2:15
    A LEGISLATIVE ISSUE

    James Perdue, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Mental Health

  • 2:15 – 2:45
    Travel to Maynard Cooper & Gale

    1901 6th Avenue North, 35203                

    Suite 1500

    (205) 254-1000

  • 3:00 – 4:00
    JEFFERSON COUNTY LEGISLATORS

    Moderator: Ted Hosp, Shareholder, Maynard Cooper & Gale

     

    Hon. Slade Blackwell, Senator, Alabama Legislature

    Hon. Jim Carns, Representative, Alabama Legislature

    Hon. David Faulkner (’16), Representative, Alabama Legislature

    Hon. Juandalynn Givan, Representative, Alabama Legislature

    Hon. Rodger Smitherman, Senator, Alabama Legislature

  • 4:00 – 5:00
    LOBBYING THE VOTE

    Moderator: Ted Hosp, Shareholder, Maynard Cooper & Gale

     

    Bob Geddie, Fine Geddie & Associates

    Greg Jones, President, The Jones Group, LLC

    Dave Stewart, Senior Advisor for Government Affairs & Economic Development, Bradley Arant

    Dax Swatek, Partner, Swatek, Azbell, Howe & Ross

  • 5:00 – 6:00
    CAUCUS

    Ann Florie (’97), Executive Director, Leadership Birmingham