2019 Conference Presentations


TUESDAY, December 3rd

9:00 am – 9:45 am Opening Session 
Keynote Speaker, Senator Rodric Bray, President Pro Tempore

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Legislative Update
Heather Willey, IACC Lobbyist with Barnes & Thornburg

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Cyber-Secure Your County: Why Local Governments are Hot Targets for Attacks / Authentication and password strength 
Dewand Neely, Chief Information Officer and Director, Indiana Office of Technology
Joseph Beckman, Senior Analyst-Information Security & Privacy Purdue University Cyber TAP
Chris Mertens, Hamilton County IT Director and Representing IGTLA

WEDNESDAY, December 4th

9:00 am – 9:45am Furthering Indiana’s Legacy in Economic Development
Jim Staton – Sr. VP of Domestic and International Business Development, IEDC

10:00 am – 11:00am Indiana Jails in Distress  /  Owning a Jail
Mary Kay Hudson, Indiana Office of Court Services
Bill Wilson, Association of Indiana Sheriffs
Mark Ennis, Field Risk Bliss McKnight

11:00 am- 12:00 pm Leveraging Wastewater Infrastructure to Foster Economic Development
Lana Beregszazi, BCS Founder, Management Consultant
Jon Myers JD, President, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Revenue Forecasting for Road and Bridge Funding / The Gasoline Tax and the Road Funding Problem
Professor Larry DeBoer Purdue Extension Specialist, Agricultural Economics Purdue University
Patrick Conner, Research Manager Indiana LTAP

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1. Unique Partnerships that Benefit our Hoosier Veteran Community 
Joseph DeVito, Southeast District State Service officer, IDVA
Rich Mrozinski, LaPorte County Commissioner Moderator

2. Wind/Solar Projects – Maximizing the Opportunities/Minimizing the Risks from New Energy Projects In Your County
Rick Hall, Partner Barnes & Thornburg
Jason Semler, Partner Baker Tilly
Michael Wickersham, Randolph County Commissioner

3. Planning Today for a Resilient Tomorrow  / Elected Official Draft
Kathy Dayhoff-Dwyer, IDHS Community Engagement Officer
Peri Rogowski, IDHS State Planning Director

4. Comprehensive Plans, A Roadmap for Future Growth
Chris Hamm, Director of Economic Development, HWC Engineering
Cheryl Morphew, President, CRMorphew Consulting, LLC

5. Road Safety Planning
Laura Slusher Helpers Project Manager Indiana LTAP
Jack Coffman, Clark County Commissioner Moderator

THURSDAY, December 5th

9:00 am - 10:00 am Next Level Connections Broadband Partnerships
Al Logsdon, Spencer County Commissioner
Jim Dauby, President Perry Spencer Communications and
Roberto Gallardo, Purdue University

10:00am – 11:00 Tips and Tales from County Commissioners
Mike Yoder, Elkhart County Commissioner
Whitney Pierley, Lochmueller Group