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2017 Legislative Workshop

November 17 @ 8:25 am - 3:30 pm

2017 Legislative Workshop

Workshop Details

Registration for Legislative Workshop opens October 10, 2017. This fast-paced, one- day conference is back with a special focus on “School Choice: Perception vs. Reality.” Members will receive a detailed analysis on school choice and long-term consequences. A preview of the coming legislative session and tips for communicating with your local elected officials, public updates on the 110th Arizona Town Hall and other topics that impact K-12 education will also be presented.


The $150/person member registration fee includes access to online materials, continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. Non-member registration fee is $300/person. AASBO and ASA members please note if your school district is a member of ASBA you qualify for the member registration fee.

Participants registered after Monday, November 6, 2017, will be charged an additional $50 late registration fee. Registration closes Monday, November 13, 2017. This is also the date for cancellations to be submitted.

Hotel Information

For reservations at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, call 602.943.8200 no later than Thursday, October 26, 2017. The ASBA conference room rate is $125 single/double. To receive the conference rate, please mention the ASBA Legislative Workshop.

Refunds, Cancellations and Substitutions

Cancellations must be in writing and faxed to 602-254-1177 by Monday, November 13. No Shows will not be refunded. Those registered are entitled to send substitutes in their place.

2017 Legislative Workshop

Friday, November 17, 2017
8:25 a.m.
Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance and Conference Overview
Mark Barnes, Legislative Consultant, ASA
8:30 a.m.Arizona State Budget Update and Outlook for 2018 and BeyondRichard Stavneak, Director, Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC)
9:10 a.m.Inside the Electorate: Who Votes and Why? Chuck Coughlin, President, HighGround
9:40 a.m. Legislative Process 101
Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, ASBA
Darbi Jenkins, Governmental Relations Analyst, ASBA
10:00 a.m.Break and Networking
10:15 a.m.Tips from the ProsMeghaen Dell'Artino, Owner, Public Policy Partners
Mark Barnes, Legislative Consultant, ASA
Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, ASBA
11:00 a.m. Republican Priorities for the 2018 Legislative SessionSen. Sylvia Allen LD 6
Rep. Paul Boyer LD 21
Rep. TJ Shope LD 8
11:30 a.m.Democratic Priorities for the 2018 Legislative Session
12:00 p.m.Lunch and Networking
1:00 p.m.Arizona Townhall Highlights
1:30 p.m.School Choice 101
Dr. Anabel Aportela, Director of Research, AASBO/ASBA
1:45 p.m.Presentation
2:15 p.m.Break and Networking
2:30 p.m.Where Do We Go From Here?Chris Camacho, GPEC
Paul Bentz, HighGround
Dick Foreman, ABEC
Bob Robb,
3:15 p.m. Special Guest
3:30 p.m.Closing Remarks Darbi Jenkins, Governmental Relations Analyst, ASBA


November 17
8:25 am - 3:30 pm
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