CAGTC 2015 Annual Meeting

April 22 & 23 | Washington, D.C.

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                                                                                          Wednesday, April 22

Open to the Public

2168 Rayburn House Office Building (The Gold Room)


9:00am – 9:15am           Welcome & Opening Remarks: CAGTC Chairman Sharon Neely

                                     Deputy Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments                                                               

9:15am – 9:30am           Keynote Remarks: US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx  (Invited)                                                                                                                                             

9:30am – 9:45am           Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) (Invited)

                                     Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee 

9:45am – 10:15am         Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) (Confirmed)                                                                                            

10:15am – 11:15am       Transportation Media Views

                                    Heather Caygle- Politico (Confirmed)

                                    Brian NaylorNPR (Invited)

                                    Kellie Mejdrich – CQ Roll Call (Confirmed)

                                    Curtis Tate- McClatchy (Confirmed)


11:15am – 11:30am      House Keynote Remarks: Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) (Confirmed)

                                   Ranking Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

11:30am – 11:50am      House Keynote Remarks: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) (Confirmed)

                                   Member, House Ways & Means Committee

11:50am – 12:00pm      Morning Closing Remarks

** Transition to Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902 **

Lunch Served



12:30pm – 1:30pm        Congressional Staff Panel 

                                    Devon Barnhart – Senate Commerce Committee, Minority Staff (Confirmed)

                                    Shant Boyajian – Senate EPW Committee, Majority Staff (Invited)

                                    Allison Cullin – Senate Commerce Committee, Majority Staff (Confirmed)

                                    Kathy Dedrick – House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Minority Staff Director (Invited)

                                    Andrew Dohrmann – Senate EPW Committee, Minority Staff (Invited)

                                    Mary Phillips – House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Majority Staff (Invited)

1:30pm – 1:55pm       Senate Keynote Remarks: Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) (Confirmed)

                                  Member, Senate Commerce Committee; Member, Senate Finance Committee

1:55pm – 2:00pm         Closing Remarks


2:00pm – 5:30pm        CAGTC-Organized Hill Visits

                                  To participate, notify by April 6. (Members Only)


5:30pm – 7:30pm        Goods Movement Reception-Open to the Public 

                                  Capitol Hill Club  The Pennsylvania – Leaders Suite

                                  300 First Street SE Washington, DC  20003


Thursday, April 23

Open to CAGTC Members Only

CAGTC Conference Room

1120 20th Street, NW

Washington, DC  20036


(8:00am -- 10:30am    CAGTC Board of Directors Meeting - Board of Directors Only)

10:30am – 11:00am     Welcome CAGTC Membership & Summary of Previous Day’s Meetings

                                  Leslie Blakey, Executive Director, Coalition for America’s Gateways & Trade Corridors


11:00am – 11:30am     CAGTC Member 1-Minute Updates


11:30am – 12:45pm     CAGTC Policy Discussion


12:45pm – 1:30pm      Discussion with Alex Herrgott, Staff Director, Senate EPW Committee (Confirmed)

**Lunch Provided **


1:30pm – 1:45pm       CAGTC 2015 Board of Directors Elections

                                 Sharon Neely, CAGTC Chairman

          • Introduction of Nominees
          • Vote

1:45pm – 2:00pm      Closing Remarks and iPad Drawing