City Of Sparks

City Meetings

Jul 27 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
City Council Chambers, 745 Fourth Street

Quarterly meeting.

Aug 1 2016 - 8:30am - 9:00am

The August 1, 2016 Sparks City Council Concurrent meeting with the Reno City Council and the Washoe County Commissioners has been cancelled.

Location: 
Meeting has been cancelled.
Jul 21 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
City Council Chambers, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV
Jul 19 2016 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Sparks City Hall, Human Resources Conference Room, 431 Prater Way, Sparks, NV
Attachment: 
Jul 14 2016 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 
1 E. 1st St., 7th floor Caucus rm, Reno, NV 89501
Jul 13 2016 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Sparks Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 4th Street, Sparks
Jul 11 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

SRA Agenda and Packet 07-11-2016

Location: 
Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV
Attachment: 
Sep 20 2016 - 8:00am - Sep 22 2016 - 5:00pm

2nd Annual Nevada Economic Development Conference

BUILDING A STRONGER NEVADA

September 20, 2016 – Pre Conference Workshop
September 21 & 22, 2016 – Conference

University of Nevada, Reno – Joe Crowley Student Union

Information/Registration: www.wndd.org

 

PRESENTED BY:
The University of Nevada at Reno – College of Business, University of Nevada Las Vegas – Center for Business & Economic Research, Western Nevada Development District, Nevada Industry of Excellence and USDA Rural Nevada are presenting the 2nd Annual Nevada Economic Development Conference.

WHO:
Attendees will include economic developers, elected and appointed officials, business owners, utilities, banks, educators, manufacturers, the mining industry, transportation representatives, agribusiness, and anyone interested in connecting with Nevada’s economic development network.  Anticipated attendance is 350.

Building a Stronger Nevada is presented by the Western Nevada Development District, University of Nevada, Reno College of Business, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Business & Economic Research, USDA Rural Development and Nevada Industry Excellence.

WHAT:
The conference will provide opportunities for a broad section of professionals to explore and share ideas, programs, services and products that will help shape and strengthen Nevada’s changing economy.  Up to 21 - 75 minute sessions, 6 – 2.5 hour institutes, 6 offsite tours, opening general sessions presenting keynote speakers as well as lunch each day are included in the $125 conference fees.  After June 30th, registration fees increase to $150.  The Pre Conference Workshop, Fundamentals of Economic Development, will be held Tues., Sept. 20 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for an additional $75.

Tracks for the conference, Wed., Sept. 21 and Thurs., Sept. 22 include Agribusiness, Business/Entrepreneurship, Economic Development/Vitality, Energy, Manufacturing, Transportation/Infrastructure and Workforce Development.

WHEN & WHERE:
The pre-conference workshop and conference is scheduled for September 20 to 22, 2016 and will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno at the Joe Crowley Student Union.  In 2017 the conference will be located at UNLV. 

WHY:
Building capacity, increasing efficiency, and promoting innovation to proactively respond to Nevada’s rapidly changing economic environment. 

COST:
Conference - $125 (after June 30 $150) – Includes opening sessions with keynote speakers, institutes, tours, educational sessions, Exhibit Hall Reception, parking and luncheons for both days.
One day conference pass - $75

Pre Conference Workshops $75 (after June 30 $100)
Fundamentals of Economic Developmen
t presented by Nevada Leadership Program – The College of Business UNR  Registration Info – 775.784.1655 Fred Steinmann – Includes workshop, lunch and parking. - $75

Supporting Economic Development Through Brownfields Funds & Technical Assistance – presented Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Center for Creative Land Recycling, Northern Nevada Development Authority, and BEC Environmental, Inc. - $50

Federal and state brownfields resources have brought jobs and economic development throughout the State of Nevada. Learn how the suite of brownfields resources and tools can accelerate business, economic development, energy, infrastructure, and other activities.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

EXHIBIT HALL- During the conference there will be an exhibit hall which will be located in the Milton Glick Ballroom B & C.  Hours will be Wed., Sept. 21 7 am to 12 noon with a Welcome Reception held in the exhibit hall from 5:30 – 8 pm.  Thurs., Sept. 22 the exhibit hall hours will be 7 am to 4 pm.  Information to exhibit available online at wndd.org or contact Kelly Clark, Exhibit Hall Chair at 775-887-1222 X130, kelly.clark2@nv.usda.gov.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES MARKETING AWARDS PROGRAM – This awards program will recognize the ‘BEST OF THE BEST” of marketing materials and tools used for attracting and retaining business, promoting economic development.  Deadline to apply is May 21, 2016.  Applications and information are available online at wndd.org or contact Louise Torres at 702-407-1400 X103, louise.torres@nv.usda.gov.

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM – The conference is a great opportunity for business and organizations to showcase to key industry leaders and decision makers who have a vested interest in your particular services and products.  Sponsors will have a opportunity to reach our uniquely targeted audience, network with community leaders, business owners, and many others involved with Nevada’s economic development.  Information available online at wndd.org or contact Sheryl Gonzales at 775-883-7333 X2000, sgonzales@wndd.org.

 

LATEST NEWS:

Keynote Speakers Identified (two more to come):

Diarmuid O'Connell  – Vice President of Business Development , Tesla Energy Nevada

Diarmuid joined Tesla in 2006, and serves as Vice President of Business Development. He manages  commercial relationships and all aspects of government affairs. Before joining Tesla, Diarmuid served as Chief of Staff for Political Military Affairs at the U.S. State Department. He was involved in policy and operational support to the U.S. Military. Diarmuid worked in corporate strategy as a management consultant for Accenture, as a founder of educational software developer Real Time Learning, and a senior executive with McCann Erickson Worldwide and Young and Rubicon. He has managed international  operations, projects and marketing for such brands as Coca Cola, Gillette and AT&T, among others.

Robert Lang – Co Author of Megapolitan America - Professor of sociology and the director of Brookings Mountain West at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas.

Robert Lang is a nationally recognized authority on urban growth, economic development and population dynamics, including the interplay between politics and growth in the American West. Lang is often called on by business and elected leaders and media to provide an understanding of the economic recovery in the west (including Nevada), what elements led to the region’s economic decline, and what it will take to bring it back. His research has been featured in numerous media outlets, including USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report and reported on by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC World News Tonight and NPR.

Lang’s research specialties include suburban studies, real estate, demographic and spatial analysis, economic development, and metropolitan policy. He has authored over 150 academic and professional publications and has developed many new urban planning concepts such as "Boomburbs," "Edgeless Cities," and "Megapolitan Areas." His book, Megapolitan America, details the rise of megapolitan areas and how they will change how American plans.

Lang is a professor in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and serves as the executive director of The Lincy Institute and director of Brookings Mountain West at UNLV. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Lang earned a Ph.D. in urban sociology from Rutgers University.

 

Dr. Sam Cordes.  Dr. Cordes joined Purdue University in 2003 and served in the following capacities:  Associate Vice Provost for Engagement; Co-Director, Center for Regional Development; Assistant Director and Program Leader, Cooperative Extension; Professor of Agricultural Economics.

Dr. Cordes’ programmatic focus at Purdue is on regional economic development and rural community and economic development. The programs he led received national awards and accolades and significant external funding from both Federal and state sources, e.g., a $15 million Workforce Innovation and Regional Economic Development grant from the U. S. Department of Labor; and several million dollars in funding from the U. S. Economic Development Administration.

Dr. Cordes received his BS and PhD degrees in Agricultural Economics from South Dakota State University (SDSU) and Washington State University (WSU), respectively. While earning his graduate degree at WSU, he served as Executive Director of Governor Evans' Task Force on Rural Affairs. He then joined the faculty of Penn State University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. His professional work at Penn State was in the area of community and economic development, with particular emphasis on rural health care delivery.

In 1985, Dr. Cordes was named Professor of Agricultural Economics and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Wyoming. In 1989, he assumed the same position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and at UNL he also founded and served as the initial Director of the Center for Rural Community Revitalization and the Nebraska Cooperative Development Center.

Other professional roles and responsibilities have included (a) Senior Associate with the International Programs Division within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UNL (b) Shared Faculty Appointment with the Cooperative State Research, Extension, and Education Service, USDA (c) Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin; and (d) Visiting Scholar at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Dr. Cordes has written or co-authored more than 200 publications, including books/monographs, book chapters and refereed journal articles; and has held various professional leadership roles, for example, serving on the Executive Board of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Dr. Cordes has played an active role in the creation and development of several major organizations and initiatives, including the Purdue Center for Regional Development; Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs; Indiana Cooperative Development Center; RUPRI; Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics; National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators; American Rural Health Association; National Rural Health Association (NRHA); and the Journal of Rural Health.

Dr. Cordes received a number of prestigious awards and honors, including the Distinguished Researcher Award from NRHA; the RUPRI Founders Award; the first recipient of WSU’s Graduate Alumni Achievement Award; and the Distinguished Alumni Award from SDSU.

 

Brett Kelsey – Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for the Americas for Intel Security
Mr. Kelsey is a well-respected executive in the information technology field with a successful career spanning more than 25 years. An internationally recognized expert, he is renowned for his exceptional ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement technology strategies for government and private sector clients across the healthcare, financial, education, telecommunications and power

industries. He offers in-depth knowledge of information security practices, including complying with state, federal, and industry regulations, standards, and laws such as HIPAA, ISO, NIST, ITIL, CoBIT, Sarbanes Oxley, and GLBA.

Mr. Kelsey is a well-respected executive in the information technology field with a successful career spanning more than 25 years. An internationally recognized expert, he is renowned for his exceptional ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement technology strategies for government and private sector clients across the healthcare, financial, education, telecommunications and power

industries. He offers in-depth knowledge of information security practices, including complying with state, federal, and industry regulations, standards, and laws such as HIPAA, ISO, NIST, ITIL, CoBIT, Sarbanes Oxley, and GLBA.

 

 

Sponsors (as of June 20, 2016):

Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Washoe County, Nevada Rural Housing, VEDC, AT&T, NV Energy, Kelly Services, NV Builders Alliance, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Northern Nevada Development Authority, EDAWN, LVGEA, Lumos & Associates, Inc., Abbi Agency, Hansford Consulting, Washoe County Reno Sparks Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Gas, Regional Transportation Commission, and SJS Commercial  Real Estate.

 

INFORMATION: SHERYL GONZALES

Western Nevada Development District – Carson City, NV
775-883-7333 X2000 or X2001

Location: 
Joe Crowley Student Union - University of Nevada Reno
Jul 5 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Sparks City Hall EOC Conference Room, 431 Prater Way, Sparks, NV

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