Agenda

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served.

8-9:00am

Registration and breakfast w Slide Show: Ozarks Beauty

9-9:15am

Welcome and Housekeeping

  • Gail Melgren - Executive Director, Tri-State Water Coalition and the SW MO Regional Water Commission
9:15–10:00am

 Navigating Political Waterways

 Moderator: Gail Melgren – Executive Director, Tri-State Water Coalition

  • Ken McClure – Mayor, City of Springfield
  • Michael Seibert - Mayor, City of Joplin
10:00-10:50am

Streams of Rivals – Water Dilemmas Across the Nation

  • Brett Walton - Journalist, Circle of Blue
10:50–11:10am Break and Did you Know!
11:10-11:45am

 Report on Regional Citizen Water Use and Supply Survey Results

  • Mark Ellickson, Ph.D. -  President, Opinion Research Specialists 
11:45-12:30pm

 Example Public Engagement Project - How the Springfield/Greene County Health Department is     using public engagement to meet regional collaboration goals

  • Harold Bengsch - Greene County Commisioner, 1st District 
  • Clay Goddard - Assistant Director of Health, City of Springfield
 12:30-1:00pm   Lunch and Did you Know! 
 1:00-1:45           

Utility Panel: Meeting future water demand on a limited budget

Moderator: Scott Miller – General Manager, City Utilities of Springfield

  • Matt Barnhart - Operations Manager for Southwest Missouri, Missouri American Water Company
  • Skip Schaller – Utilities Superintendent, City of Monett
  • Mike Ray – Utilities Director, City of Branson
1:45-2:00pm 

Break and Did you Know! 

2:00–2:45pm 

Update: Tri-State Water Coalition looks to the future

  • Roddy Rogers – Manager, Water Resources Projects, City Utilities of Springfield; Chair, Tri-State Water Coalition Technical Committee; President, SW MO Regional Water Commission
  • Suzy Carpenter – Senior Project Manager, CDM Smith
2:45–3:15pm

Update: State of Missouri Water Resource Planning

 
  • Dru Buntin- Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Jennifer Hoggatt – Director, DNR Water Resources Center
3:15–3:30pm

Break and Did You Know! 

3:30–4:15pm

Thirsty Cities – where will the water come from?

  • Dru Buntin- Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Brett Walton - Journalist, Circle of Blue
  • John Grothaus – Chief, Plan Formulation, Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers
4:15-5:00pm 

Communicating about Water

Moderator: Greg Burris – City Manager, City of Springfield

  • Christie Barnhart – External Affairs Manager, Missouri American Water, Joplin
  • Joel Alexander – Manager of Communications, City Utilities of Springfield
  • Brian McDonough – General Manager, KY3 Inc.
5:00pm   

Evaluations and Adjourn