The State Relations Task Force invites you to join our annual “State of the States: What to Expect in 2018” panel discussion to explore the latest policy priorities and trends in state and local government.
Millions of voters across the country went to the polls on November 7 – in this “off-year” election – electing officials to statewide, county, and local positions, and setting the stage for high-profile elections in 2018. This off-year election has proven to be eye-opening in several facets – a record number of women running for office and winning at the state and local level; a significant increase in the diversity of candidates elected; and the passage of several significant ballot measures.
Our panel of experts will discuss: 2018 policy priorities in the cities and states and the influence of the upcoming elections on those priorities, policy change vehicles being used to implement state and local agendas, how government relations professionals can prepare for the 2018 elections that will include 36 gubernatorial races (and 17 open seats), and where we need to be focusing our attention in light of competing priorities at every level of government.
- Anna Holmquist Davis, Director of Government Relations, National Governors Association; @NatlGovAssoc
- Kellie Dupree, Director of Partnerships and Training, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center; @BallotStrategy
- Molly Ramsdell, DC Director of State-Federal Affairs, National Conference of State Legislatures (Invited); @NCSLorg
Moderator: Liz Farmer, Staff Writer, Governing Magazine; @LizFarmerTweets
Registration and breakfast open at 8:00am, the panel will start promptly at 8:30am.
Location: District Policy Group
1500 K Street, NW, Suite 1100
*Entrance off 15th street beside Georgia Brown's.
Metro: McPherson Square
Non Member: $60
Event Registration with purchase of Membership (a $80 savings!): $225
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