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VLGMA Winter Conference 2015

The Stonewall Jackson Hotel is proud to once again serve as the host the the VLGMA Winter Conference.  Rates have been set aside at $104.00 per night.

Please click HERE to reserve your room.

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As the nation and Commonwealth emerge from the economic difficulties of the Great Recession, attracting high-quality employers and jobs will continue to be critical for each of our communities. Developing a flexible and well-trained workforce that can respond to the needs of businesses will be key in these efforts.
The VLGMA Winter Conference will address these and other topics with presentations from local managers, staff, educators, and private sector leaders. Sessions will cover such topics as:
• What are You Selling: Stories of Economic Development Success
• Overcoming Reliance on One Industry Sector
• How Neighboring States Conduct Economic Development
• Workforce Development in the 21st Century

Key Speakers scheduled to present include:
• The Honorable Maurice Jones, Secretary of Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia
• Bill Bolling, two-term Lieutenant Governor - including appointment as Chief Jobs Creation Officer - and Co-Chair of Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government
• John Downey, President of Blue Ridge Community College
• Local Managers, Economic Development Officers, and Business Leaders
• And more….

Join VLGMA at the Winter Conference in Staunton on Feb 11-13 for these great sessions, professional networking, and encouraging fellowship with your colleagues. Conference agenda, specific session topics, and registration information will be distributed in early December. The Conference will be preceded by an ICMA Workshop: Ethics at Work! – a real-world, practical approach to developing and maintaining ethics in your organization.

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