CSG-WEST ANNUAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS

 

This page will be updated throughout the 66th Annual Meeting to include additional presentations.

 

Table of Contents:

Agriculture and Rural Affairs

ALTA

Canada Relations

CSG Justice Center

Economic Development and Trade

Education

Energy & Public Lands

Executive Committee

Fiscal Affairs

Future of Western Legislatures

Health

Health: Diebetes Forum

Higher Education

Howard Putnam

Magnus Lindkvist

North America Summit

Water & Environment

WESTRENDS

 

 

Plenary Sessions

 

When Does the Future Begin?

Magnus Lindkvist

 

Successful Strategies Through Turbulent Times Vision and Leadership

Howard Putnam

 

 

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

 

Agricultural Water Use Efficiency

Dr. David Zoldoske, Center for Irrigation Technology

 

The 5A's of Rural Broadband in Colorado

Frank Ohrtman

 

*The Next Farm Bill?

Doug Busselman, Nevada Farm Bureau

 

ALTA

 

Mastering the Multigenerational Puzzle

Kari T. Ellingson, Ph.D, Associate Vice President for Student Development, University of Utah

 

Mastering the Multigenerational Puzzle Handout

 

Top of Your Game

Susan Feeney & Jon Summers, +gmmb

 

Best Practices

 

Tip Sheet for Media Interviews

 

Twitter Best Practices

 

Twitter Terms and Tools

 

 

 

Canada Relations

 

The United States & Canada: Friends, Neighbors & Partners in Growth

Consul General David Fransen

 

 

CSG Justice Center Presentation

 

Lessons from the States: Reducing Recidivism and Curbing Corrections Costs Through Justice Reinvestment

 

 

Economic Development and Trade

 

Policies to Grow State Economies

Erin Sparks. National Governors Association

 

Redesigning State Economic Development Agencies

Erin Sparks. National Governors Association

 

New Mexico: Growing Exports-Developing Markets

Edward Herrera, Director, New Mexico State International Trade

 

STEP Overview

 

 

Education

 

The Class of 2025: Pre-K Education Across the Western States and Territories

Jim Squires, National Institute for Early Education Research

 

Common Core State Standards and New Assessments

Scott Norton, Council of Chief State School Officers

 

Nevada Transition to Common Core

Cindy Sharp, Director of the Office of Assessment, Program Accountability, and Curriculum
Nevada Department of Education

 

The Wisdom of Investing in Early Childhood

Nan Vendegna, Director, Colorado Preschool Program, Colorado Department of Education

 

Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) 2011-12 Fact Sheet

 

 

Energy & Public Lands

 

Annual Energy Outlook 2013

U.S. Energy Information Administration

 

Interstate Compacts Presentation

Crady deGolian, National Center for Interstate Compacts

 

Electrical Transmission Compact: History of the Project

Representative Tom Slone, Kansas

 

DOE Electricity Advisory Committee recommendations on the CSG Interstate Transmission Siting Compact.

 

Transmission Line Siting Compact

 

 

Executive Committee

 

U.S. States Affected by Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

 

 

 

Fiscal Affairs

 

Fiscal Perspectives: What’s Ahead for States

 

Fiscal Perspectives on the Road Ahead for States

Brian Sigritz, National Association of State Budget Officers

NASBO Handout

 

The Federal Agenda: and the West

Chris Whatley, CSG’s Washington D.C. director

 

A Look at Budget Strategies for Better Outcomes

 

The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative: Targeting Programs that Work

Dr. Gary VanLandingham, Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

Handouts:

Results First in Your State 

Better Results, Lower Costs

 

New Mexico Results First- Ensuring Investments Get Better Outcomes at Lower Costs

Charles Sallee, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee

 

Office of the Legislative Auditor General

John Shaff, Utah Legislative Auditor

 

Economic Recovery: Consumer Spending and Housing Industry

 

Consumer Spending: Building Momentum in Fits and Starts

Michael P. Niemira, International Council of Shopping Centers

 

Housing = Jobs

Rick Judson, National Association of Home Builders

 

 

Future of Western Legislatures

 

Secretary of State Reed Handout

Sam Reed, Secretary of State for the State of Washington, 2001-2012

 

Making Technology Work for Voters

Scott Gessler, Colorado Secretary of State

 

The Future of Voting: Technology and Change in Nevada

Ross Miller, Nevada Secretary of State

 

Bringing Elections into the 21st Century: Data, Technology & the Future of Registration

Zachary Markovits, Manager, Election Initiatives

 

 

Health

 

Creation of the Nevada Health Link

Jon M Hager, Executive Director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange

 

Health Insurance Exchanges- Addressing the Challenges Ahead

Leanne Gassaway, Regional Vice President, State Advocacy, America’s Health Insurance Plans

 

Arkansas Health Insurance Exchanges Experiences
Representative John Burris, Arkansas State Legislature

 

The Health Insurance Marketplace 101

Herb Schultz, Regional Director, Region IX., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

Health: Diabetes Forum

 

Diabetes 101

Francisco J. Prieto, M.D. ADA National Advocacy Committee Member

 

Change Today for a Healthier Future

Heather Hodge, Director, Chronic Disease Prevention, YMCA of the USA

 

The State of Diabetes in Colorado

Michelle Hansen, MS, RD,CDE Chronic Disease Manager

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Prevention Services Division,

Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Branch

 

 

Higher Education Taskforce

 

Changes to Oregon’s Higher Education Governance

Representative Michael Dembrow, Oregon

 

Higher Education Finance in the Western States

Dennis Jones, President, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

 

Tennessee’s Outcomes-Based Funding Formula

Richard Rhoda, Executive Director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

 

The Public Agenda for Higher Education

David Longanecker, President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

 

Development of an Outcomes Based State Funding Formula

Dr. Jose Garcia, Secretary, New Mexico Higher Education Department

 

 

North America Summit

 

Honourable Cal Dallas, Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations, Government of Alberta

 

Russell Jones, Vice Chair, Border Trade Alliance

 

Jose Pablo Maauad Ponton, Mexico President, NASCO,

Economic Development Secretary for the State of Hidalgo

 

Dr. Robert A. Pastor, Director, Center for North American Studies, American University

 

D. Rick Van Schoik, North American Research Partnership

 

Mexico:A Reliable Global Partner

Julian Adem Diaz de Leon, Consul of Mexico, Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas

 

 

Water & Environment

 

Reclamation Presentation on the Colorado River Basin Water and Supply Study

Ken Nowak, Bureau of Reclamation

 

Colorado River Basin Water and Supply Study Website

 

Water Reuse Applications

Daniel Gerrity, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

 

Tempering the Thirst of America’s Driest City

Doug Bennett, Conservation Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority

 

Weather and Climate Extremes: How Will They Affect our Water Supplies?

Dr. Kelly Redmond, Deputy Director and Regional Climatologist, Western Regional Climate Center

 

Climate Change Impacts on Extreme Events

Executi Director, Western States Water Council

 

 

WESTRENDS

 

Innovations in Science and Technology:

Shaping the Role of Government and What It Means for the West

Marcus Conklin, Associate Director, Lied Institute @ UNLV

 

Speaker Bios