Partners in Governance Conference 2019
"Building Bridges to a Safer Community"
April 17, 2019
Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri, Columbia
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Payment Options: Credit Card or Bill Me
Registration fee: $75 per person; $20 per student
Deadline: Registrations for the workshop must be received by April 10, 2019. Cancellations received after April 3, 2019, will not be refunded.
Location: Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri – Columbia; Great Room
Parking: Special parking arrangements have been made for seminar participants. Parking will be on levels 3 and above in Turner Ave. Parking Structure. After you register, you will receive the link with the necessary steps to register your license plate. License plate, make, style and color will be needed.
Welcome by Dr. Lael Keiser, Director, Truman School of Public Affairs
Introduction and Discussion- Dr. Wally Siewert, Director of Civic Engagement, FOCUS - St. Louis
"Bridge Over Troubled Waters"
This panel will focus on crisis communication between the different levels of government before, during and after a natural disaster. The panelists will discuss lessons learned and will share experiences from the various levels of government and how they work together to come back from a disaster. Attendees will take away great resources and ways to increase and improve partnerships at the federal, state and local government levels.
"Creating Virtual Bridges" - Hands-On Activity
All Things Missouri is an interactive internet platform for community leaders and decision-makers developed by the Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems in collaboration with University of Missouri Extension and Engagement. Populated with both national and local data, the site features interactive maps, reports, and resources to serve all cities and counties across the state of Missouri. This session will introduce the online data tools to attendees and provide for an opportunity to see how it offers information for better decision making at the local level.
LUNCH - NETWORKING
Keynote- Sandy Karsten, Director, Missouri Department of Public Safety
"Bridging the Gap in Mental Health Services"
The panelists for this session will look and discuss the issue and impact of mental health in communities. They will go over real-world experiences and consider options regarding how to be proactive in getting help for those who may need it and possibly preventing a mental health crisis.