2018 Conference Presentations


Tuesday November 27
10:15am - 11:00am Open Door Laws..Keeping it Legal
Luke Britt, Indiana Public Access Counselor

11:00am - 12:00pm Ethics for County Officials
Buddy Downs, Partner Ice Miller
Karen Arland, of Counsel, Ice Miller
Bob Clutter, Boone County Attorney

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Preparedness-Coordination Among Chaos – Working Through a School Shooting
Mark Heirbrandt, Hamilton County Commissioner
Mark Bowen, Hamilton County Sheriff
Shane Booker, EMA Director for Hamilton County
Mike Snowden, Executive Director of Communications for Hamilton County


Wednesday November 28
9:00am – 10:15am  Current Trends that are Shaping the future of County Jails
Bill Wilson, Indiana Sheriffs Association

Dollars and Sense – Utilizing new taxing authority and feasibility study requirements 
to meet county jail challenges

Richard Hall, IACC Legal Counsel and Partner at Barnes & Thornburg
Matt Eckerle, Principal at Umbaugh

10:30am – 11:15am  Successful Cyber Security Awareness Programs 
Dewand Neely, CIO Indiana Office of Technology
Ron Pelletier Pondurance
Chris Mertens, Hamilton County Director of Information Technology

11:15am – 12:00pm  Workforce Development
Danny Lopez, Governor’s Workforce Cabinet Chairman

1:30 pm – 2:30pm   2018 Legislative Update 
Heather Willey, IACC Lobbyist with Barnes & Thornburg

2:30pm – 3:30pm   Successfully shaping your highway projects to match available funding sources 
Rich Domonkos, Indiana LTAP Program Manager
Kathy Eaton MCKalip- INDOT LPA/MPO Grant Administrator CLICK HERE
Lori Rogers, Director of County Services with State Board of Accounts (SBOA) CLICK HERE


3:45pm – 5:00pm  Concurrent Breakout Session

Thursday November 29
9:00am – 10:00am   The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Tips and Tales from County Commissioners
Mike Yoder, IACC Past President and Elkhart County Commissioner
Whitney Pierle, Lochmueller Group

Diana Biddle  
Brene Brown
Dare to Lead / Daring Greatly

Video of Brene Brown:

Jon Gordon:
The Energy Bus
Power of Positive Leadership / Power of Positive Teamwork