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10th Anniversary Community Involvement Training Conference LogoAgenda

Overview

The 2007 Community Involvement Training Conference began on Tuesday morning, June 19, 2007. Most conference activities ended around 1:00pm on Thursday, June 21. After that, optional 4-hour and 8-hour training courses were offered during the afternoon of June 21 and morning of Friday, June 22. Final adjournment was at 12:30pm, June 22.

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Conference Booklet

A conference booklet was prepared with complete abstracts for each session. In keeping with our goal of holding a Green Meeting, we did not print a conference booklet for each participant. More details on this policy are on our Green Meeting Policy page. If you would like to view or print a copy, it is available for download (18 pp, 425KB, About PDF).

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Schedule of Events

Provided below is the conference schedule, which shows the dates and times of conference activities and provides the names of training sessions and field trips. The 2007 Community Involvement Training Conference Agenda (PDF) (3 pp, 33KB, About PDF) is also available for download.

Monday, June 18
8:00-10:00 Evening Social Activity
• Rock and Roll Performance by City Rhythm Exit Disclaimer

Tuesday, June 19
7:30 Conference Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30
Plenary Session
   – James I. Palmer, Jr. Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 4 (Host Region)
   – John Peyton, Mayor, Jacksonville, FL
   – Gregory J. Strong, Director, Northeast District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
   – James B. Gulliford, Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, U.S. EPA (Conference Chair)
   – Kevin Y. Teichman, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA (Conference Co-Chair
• Keynote: Ms. B. Suzi Ruhl, Director, Public Health and Law Program, Environmental Law Institute
• Presentation of Mural by La Villa School of the Arts
• Organize Open-Time

 
10:10 Break
10:30 An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to Be A Dream Cooperative Conservation: Community Environmental Management Systems Key Messages: Your Key to Success Podcast It: Enhancing Community and Public Involvement Using Digital Media The State of Environmental Justice 2006: A Panel Discussion We're Talking to Our Neighbors: Lowering Air Toxics Emissions by Visiting Local Businesses  
11:45 Lunch
1:15 A Successful Private- Public-Community Partnership in Spartanburg, SC Community Involvement in Pollution Prevention: Engaging Communities in Reducing Risks Keep Rural Communities Involved and Informed About Chemical Weapons Destruction Libraries As Environmental Information Centers: How to Maximize Community Collaborations Partnering Community Lawyers and Organizers to Build Community Involvement Field Trip
Learning in Florida's Environment: Community Involvement through Field-based Education (Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve)
Field Trip
Jacksonville Superfund and Brownfields Redevelopment Sites (Jacksonville)
2:45 Break
3:00 Open-Time Open-Time Open-Time Open-Time Open-Time
4:00 Break
4:15 Fostering Diverse Community Involvement through Youth Outreach Lake Apopka Farmworkers Community Health Study The "Cadillac" of Superfund Community Workgroup Communication Plans The Language of Participation: Engaging Stakeholders in Ethnic Communities Using a Community Benefits Agreement to Improve Your Environment
5:30  
5:45-7:00 Poster Session / Networking Reception

Wednesday, June 20
8:30 Building Community Involvement at the Church Rock Chapter to Strengthen Navajo Sovereignty Ensuring Community Involvement When Siting Schools on Contaminated Sites Pooches for the Planet: Neighborhoods Working to Reduce Pet Waste Strategies for Meaningful Community Engagement in Brownfields Redevelopment Using your Job as a Leadership Platform: Practical Skills/Techniques You Are in My Community AGAIN - What Are You Looking for NOW?
10:00 Break
10:15

Plenary Session
• Panel Discussion: "Thinking Outside of the Box: Innovative Approaches to Community Involvement" Panel Presentation
   – Ms. Helen DuTeau, U.S. EPA Region 3 (Moderator)
   – Ms. Dollie B. Burwell, Community Organizer and Environmental Activist
   – Ms. Susanna Haas Lyons, Program Associate, America Speaks
   – Dr. Kathy Rowan, PhD, Associate Chair, Department of Communication, George Mason University

11:30 Lunch
12:45 Community Organizing for Environmental Change: Lessons Learned from the Jacksonville Community Affairs Subcommittee Destination Healthy Kids: Roadmap for Schools, Communities and Health Organizations Getting the Word Out - Strategizing Effective Public Communication Technological Solutions to Engaging Citizens: How to Expand Your Reach Temporary Transitional Housing for a Tribal Nation 101: Lessons Learned Vision to Action: A Tool for Community Focus and Motivation
2:15 Break
2:30 Beyond Partnerships: Leveraging the Power of Local Government Jacksonville Communities and Environmental Challenges and Solutions Prepare and Respond for Community Involvement During Large-Scale Emergencies Working with Difficult People Field Trip
St. Augustine Manufactured Gas Plant – Redevelopment Site Tour (St. Augustine)
Field Trip
Hurricane House (St. Augustine)
5:30  
6:30-10:00 Social Activity
• Bus Trip to St. Augustine ($10/person) Limited to 110 people (returns to hotel at 10:00pm)

Thursday, June 21
9:00 Assuring Authority for Impacted Residents in the Regulatory Collaborative Process Building the Capacity of Watershed-Based Community Groups CICs and Critical Incident Stress Management Assistance - What Gives? The Former McClellan Air Force Base: Taming the Beast The Whole Enchilada - An Innovative Turn-Key Approach to Environmental Ed Utilizing Healthy Housing Concepts to Improve Community Health
10:30 Break
10:45

Plenary Session
• "Results of Jacksonville Listening Session," Dr. Mildred McClain, Executive Director, Citizens for Environmental Justice
• Keynote Presentation: Mr. Richard Moore, Executive Director, Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice
• Lunch
• Awards Announcement: Presented by Jayne Michaud, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, U.S. EPA
   – Community Involvement Citizen Award
   – Poster Awards
• Closing Comments: Marylouise M. Uhlig, Associate Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, U.S. EPA

1:00 Break
1:30 8-Hour Training 4-Hour Training

Be Prepared: Working with the News Media

Continues on Friday

Community Involvement and Your Thinking Style

Continues on Friday

You Get What You Measure

Continues on Friday

Learning from Disaster: Gulf Storms, Environmental Threats & Disaster Preparedness

Thursday only

Merging Appreciative Inquiry and World Caf? for High Engagement Events

Thursday only

Vapor Intrusion: Dealing with a Silent Threat and Public Uproar

Thursday only

5:30 Adjourn

Friday, June 22
8:30 8-Hour Training 4-Hour Training

Be Prepared: Working With the News Medias

Begins on Thursday

Community Involvement and Your Thinking Style

Begins on Thursday

You Get What You Measure

Begins on Thursday

Community-Based Mapping with Geographic Information Systems

Friday only

Risk Communications: Developing Effective Messages for Community Emergencies

Friday only

Tribal Training Modules for Outreach at Superfund Mine Sites

Friday only

12:30 Adjourn

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