2016 Conference Presentations Array Print Array


10:00am to 10:45am
Open Door Laws… Keeping it Legal 
Luke Britt, Indiana Public Access Counselor

Public Access Counselor

11:00am to 12:00pm
Ethics for County Officials 
Buddy Downs, Partner, Ice Miller LLP
Karen Arland, Of Counsel with Ice Miller LLP
Bob Clutter, Managing Director for Taylor, Chadd, Minnette Schneider & Clutter and
Boone County Attorney

Ethics for County Officials

Keynote Speaker Indiana Governor Elect Eric Holcomb
Building Indiana for the Next 200 Years


 10:00am – 11:00am

2017 IACC Legislative Update 
Heather Willey, IACC Lobbyist with Barnes & Thornburg
Kendell Culp, IACC Legislative Committee Chairman and Jasper County
Legislative Preview

Road Funding Background

Road Funding Talking Points

Wednesday Break out Sessions 1:30 pm – 2:30pm

The new Indiana Criminal Code and alternative sentencing:
What is the impact on my county? 
Eric B. Ratts, AIA Principal Architect DLZ

New Indiana Criminal Code

Saving Money, Saving Lives - The Past, Present and Future of Public
Safety Communications 
David Vice, Executive Director, Integrated Public Safety Commission

Saving Money Saving Lives

Media Relations – A Simple Process for Prepping for Interviews
Karen Avery Director of Public Relations for the Association of County

Media Relations Presentation

Data Transparency through the use of Gateway’s Public Site
Charles Gordon, Program Director, Indiana Department of Local Government
Finance, (DLGF)

Data Transparency through the use of Gateway’s Public Site

Crazy Things That Happen at Work
Kent Irwin, Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele

Wednesday Breakout sessions 2:45pm – 4:00pm

Developing Effective Leaders for the next Generation
Mitch Ripley and Gary Whorlow from HR Unlimited Resources

Developing Effective Leaders

ABC’s of P & Z (Planning & Zoning) 
Jamie Palmer, AICP, Senior Policy Analyst, IU Public Policy Institute
K.K. Gerhart-Fritz, FAICP, President, The Planning Workshop, Inc.
Jeff Burbrink, Extension Educator - Agriculture & Natural Resources, Elkhart

ABC's of Planning & Zoning 1

ABC's of Planning & Zoning 2

ABC's of Planning & Zoning 3

Everyday Asset Management – Plan – Budget - Communicate
Richard Domonkos, IN LTAP, Training Manager
Patrick Conner, P.E., IN LTAP, Research Manager

Asset Management IACC

How counties can use technology to build a strong foundation for

improving county operations, and offering responsive services to citizens.
Chekuri Raju, Founder and CEO of SBS Portals

How Counties can use Technology

Changing Times: A Panel and Q & A about maximizing Efficiency on
County Highway Projects
W. Todd Clift, Acquisition Delivery Manager, INDOT Division of Real Estate
Kenneth Fleetwood, Vice President, Beam, Longest & Neff, LLC
Yasmin Stump, President Yasmin L. Stump Law Group, PC


9:00am – 10:00am
30 Minutes of Tips! - Innovative County Initiatives 
Tom Murtaugh, Tippecanoe County Commissioner
Don Williams, Warrick County Commissioner
Jack Coffman, Clark County Commissioner
Nathan Gabhart, Daviess County Commissioner

30 Minutes of Tips

30 Minutes of Tips

10:00am – 11:00am
Collaborative Leadership and Transforming Communities
Geoff Shoemaker, Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs
Eva Bates North, Corydon Town Council President
Ann Finchum, Auburn Main Street Director
John S. McCane, Executive Director of Rush County Economic Development Corporation