PUBLICATIONS AND EVENTS

SPEAKING EVENTS

  • Federal Update, Centralina COG Regional Managers Meeting, October and December 2018, and Centralina COG Regional Mayors Meeting, June 2018
  • Legislative Report, Centralina COG Board of Delegates Meeting, August 2018
  • Best Practices in Grantsmanship: Understanding the Federal Funding Process, Grant Professionals Association, November 2017
  • Key Federal Issues and Effective Lobbying Best Practices, Conference of Southern County Associations, May 2017
  • Effective Grant-Writing for Federal Grants, Centralina Council of Governments, February 2018, March 2017 and October 2016
  • Legislative Review: Impacts of 2015 and Outlook for 2016, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Board Meeting, January 2016
  • Legislative Review: Impacts of 2015 and Planning Ahead for 2016, Centralina Council of Governments Regional Conference, December 2015
  • Federal Funding Opportunities, CONNECT Joint Consortium Meeting, August 2015
  • Advocacy in August, National Association of Counties Annual Conference, Southern Region Caucus, July 2014
  • Federal Issues Impacting Counties, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners – National Association of Counties Caucus (March 2018, February 2017, February 2016, and March 2014), Board of Directors Meeting (November 2013), General Government Steering Committee (October 2013) and Annual Conference (August 2013)
  • Advocating for Parks & Recreation, North Carolina Recreation and Park Association, August 2013
  • Federal Budget and Its Impact on Local Governments, North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association/North Carolina Association of County Finance Officers, Annual Conference, June 2013
  • Key Federal Issues and Effective Lobbying Best Practices, Conference of Southern County Associations, May 2013
  • Effective Lobbying Best Practices, National Association of Counties Conference, Central Region Caucus, July 2012
  • Effective Lobbying Best Practices, National Association of Counties Conference, Southern Region Caucus, March 2012 and 2013
  • Connecting with Elected Officials, North Carolina Recreation and Park Association, Citizen Board Member Forum, August 2010
  • Effective Lobbying Practices, National Recreation and Park Association, Legislative Conferences (Forum) 2009, 2010, 2012 (along with former Congressman Jim Walsh), and 2013
  • Balancing Government Budgets in Today’s Economy, North Carolina Association of Public Works, Opening General Session, June 2010

PANELIST

  • Federal Legislation Impacting Local Governments, NC City/County Management Association Winter Seminar, February 2014 and 2013
  • What’s in the New MAP-21 Law, Webinar, July 2012
  • Being Heard on Capitol Hill, Webinar, March 2011
  • A Look at the New Political Landscape, Webinar,  January 2011

PUBLISHED

County Quarterly (Washington Watch)

  • Federal Issues…Considering NC County Interests, Washington Watch, Fall 2018
  • Federal Investments in School Safety, Washington Watch, Summer 2018
  • Broadband Opportunities are Growing at the Federal Level, Washington Watch, Spring 2018
  • Collaboration Can Make Federal Grant Applications More Competitive, Washington Watch, Winter 2018
  • Local Preparedness: The Backbone of Disaster Recovery, Washington Watch, Fall 2017
  • Deadly Opioid Crisis Needs Strong Local, State and Federal Response, Washington Watch, Summer 2017
  • Putting the Federal Budget and Appropriations Process in Perspective, Washington Watch, Spring 2017
  • First 100 Days of Trump Administration and 115th Congress, Washington Watch, Winter 2017
  • First Quarter of Federal Fiscal Year: A Good Time for Advocacy, Washington Watch, Fall 2016
  • Federal Overtime Rule Could Be Costly to Counties, Summer 2016

County Lines

  • Budget and Appropriations: The Federal Funding Process, April 2016
  • Federal Update: First Session Review and Outlook for 2016, January 2016

Parks and Recreation

  • Freshmen to Watch in the 113th Congress, Parks and Recreation, June 2013
  • Keep the Momentum Going After Legislative Forum, Parks and Recreation, March 2013
  • Congressional Caucuses Help Our Cause, August 2012
  • Impact of the November Elections, July 2012
  • Same Song, Second Verse. A Review of the First Session of the 112th Congress As We Approach the Second, December 2011
  • Under Republican Reign: Changing Rules. Slashing Budgets. The Republican Sweep is Cleaning House, March 2011
  • The 112th Congress:  Surviving the Budget-cutting  Battle, January 2011

INTERVIEWS

  • Congressional Quarterly
  • National Public Radio
  • ABC’s World News