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Legislative Action Conference

Legislative Action Conference

Legislative Action Conference:

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January 25-27, 2015

Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street (13th And J)
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-1700

Conference Hotel Rate Single/Double $149 night + tax
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Please contact hotel directly for room reservations.  Reservations must be made by January 2nd to take advantage of the rate above.  You can make reservations by calling (916) 447-1700 and asking for the Ca School Nutrition Assn. discount rate.

Come to Sacramento and meet with California's top leaders on how to address the serious funding crisis that exists so we can preserve funding for Child Nutrition.

CSNA has become a powerful voice in Sacramento. Building effective alliances with other organizations that share our vision and maintaining a credible presence with elected officials is fundamental to the success of Child Nutrition Programs. CSNA has made great strides in advancing Child Nutrition Program issues at the state legislative level. In this time of budget crisis, we need to work together to make sure the funding we have fought for is not cut.

The members of the California School Nutrition Association Public Policy and Legislative Committee cordially invite you to attend the annual state Legislative Action Conference. This year's conference will be held January 25-27, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. The committee is in the process of constructing an exciting program packed with informative speakers, great food, and visits with your legislators.

The conference will open at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25th, and will conclude with legislative visits on Tuesday. (see detailed agenda below, and check back often for the most up-to-date information)

The PP&L Committee is working hard to construct a memorable conference. As a child nutrition professional, your voice is critical in shaping public policy. Don't miss this extraordinary event.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird
(on or before 11/25/14)
(After 11/25/14)
Late/At Door
(After 1/12/15)
CSNA Regular Members$225$275$325
CSNA-Industry Members and
Non-CSNA Regular members
Non-CSNA Industry members$320$375$425
Industry Sponsor*$500$600$700
Tuesday Only*$75$75$85
* Includes 1 registration, plus company name & logo on website & signage at event & in Poppyseeds.

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Sunday, January 25th

12:00 PM First Timer Orientation
12:30 PM Registration
  1:00 PM Opening/Welcome
                       Agnes Lally, CSNA President and Jennifer LeBarre, CSNA PPL Chair
  1:15 PM State Policy Update - Legislation, LCFF, & Budget Update
                       Jack O’Connell & Lee Angela Reid, Capitol Advisors Group
  2:30 PM CSNA's Role in the Policy Process
  3:45 PM Issue Paper Review and Discussion
  4:30 PM Table Discussion - Issue Paper Talking Points
  5:15 PM Adjourn - evening on own

Monday, January 26th

  9:00 AM CDE Update - What You Need to Know
10:00 AM Legislative Panel - What's on the Horizon in 2015?
                       Alejandro Espinoza, Government Affairs, CD
                       Chelsea Kelley, Consultant, Assembly Education Committee
                       Lynn Lorber, Principal Consultant, Senate Education Committee
                       Paula Villescaz, Consultant, Assembly Health Committee

11:00 PM Working Together on School Nutrition - The Role of the Stakeholder
                       Adonai Mack, Legislative Advocate, Association of CA School Administrators
                       Tia Shimada, Managing Nutrition Policy Advocate, CA Food Policy Advocates
                       Jeff Vaca, Exec. Dir., Governmental Relations, CAAssn of School Business Officials

12:00 PM Lunch
  1:30 PM Walk to Capitol
  2:00 PM Priorities and Expectations in 2015-2016 (Room 4203, State Capitol)
                       Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell, Chair, Assembly Education Committee
                       Kimberly Rodriguez, Consultant, Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De Leon
                       Secretary Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture
                       Rick Simpson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins

  4:00 PM Capitol Tour 
  5:00 PM Legislative Reception (Capitol Basement Rotunda)

Tuesday, January 27th

   7:30 AM Breakfast - CSNA Issue Paper Review/Talking Points
   9:00 AM Legislative Visits
   4:00 PM  Legislative Visits end (depending on individual schedules)
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Upcoming CSNA Events

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January 27-29, 2019
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May 5-7, 2019
Child Nutrition & Industry Summit
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California School Nutrition Association
PO Box 11376, Burbank, California 91510
Phone: (818) 842-3040 | Fax: (818) 843-7423
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