Join us as we bring together federal, state, and local partners to expand and strengthen partnerships and learn more about existing programs and new initiatives that can be leveraged to move rural Appalachian Ohio forward.
The Policy summit will feature panel discussions with federal agency partners, state associations, and state agency partners.
Registration is $35 for the general public, which includes all summit materials, sessions, and lunch.
Members of the Buckeye Hills General Policy Council and/or Regional Advisory Council will receive a discounted rate, out of gratitude for their service to our organization. A discount code may be accessed by emailing email@example.com.
2019 Policy Summit Agenda
Times subject to change as guest panelists are confirmed.
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Check-in & Networking
Federal Partner Panel
Receive an update on challenges and opportunities faced throughout the 13-state Appalachian Region and results of research and data available for Rural Appalachian Ohio. Listen as federal agency partners who administer programs that BHRC communities access discuss new initiatives and programs, and learn about shifting federal priorities that will meet the needs of Rural Appalachian Ohio. Ask questions and receive direct feedback during this interactive discussion.
Federal Partners Invited:
Administration for Community Living
Appalachian Regional Commission
Economic Development Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Housing & Urban Development
National Association of Development Organizations
National Governors Association
National Telecommunications & Information Administration
United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development
The White House Office of American Innovation
Lunch & State Association Roundtable
The Ohio FY 2020-2021 Operating budget has passed and we’re almost 6 months into the budget year. Leaders from several state associations will highlight legislative priorities impacting Rural Appalachian Ohio and member Calls to Action.
State Associations Invited:
County Commissioners Association of Ohio
County Engineers Association of Ohio
Eastern Ohio Development Alliance
Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Ohio Association of Regional Councils
Ohio Economic Development Association
Ohio Mayors Alliance
Ohio Rural Development Alliance
State Partner Panel
We are eleven months along in our partnership with the new administration. This discussion will highlight the common challenges and opportunities faced by communities throughout or region and provide an opportunity for our state partners to educate attendees on existing or new state policies or programs designed to positively impact Rural Appalachian Ohio.
State Partners Invited:
Governor’s Office of Appalachia
Ohio Department of Aging
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Department of Higher Education
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Ohio Department of Transportation
Ohio Development Services Agency
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency