Program of Events

Wednesday, Feb. 29

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29

7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration/Information Desk Open

Promenade Lower

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

LRA Directors Breakfast

Tuttle Center/South

LRA Directors are invited to reconvene at this breakfast to discuss the current issues and challenges facing base redevelopment communities. All LRA Directors and Deputies are invited to attend the breakfast.

Council Chair:

Steve Levesque, Executive Director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Brunswick, ME

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

Installation Issues Briefing:

Enhanced Use Leasing: Update and Opportunities

Hibiscus B

This briefing by each of the military services will provide an overview of their current EUL portfolios, how they plan to use public-private partnerships to maximize the value of DoD assets, and information on potential projects in 2012.

Moderator:

Dennis Stout, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Real Estate Advisory Services, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Brian Brown, Chief, Real Estate Transactions Division, Air Force Real Property Agency, San Antonio, TX

Dr. Craig College, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Washington, DC

Robert Meehan, Realty Specialist, EUL Program Manager, Commander, Naval Installations Command, Washington, DC

Discussion Sessions:

Guam: Update and Impacts

Hibiscus A

In the coming years, the population of Guam is expected to boom with the addition of thousands of Marines and their families. This buildup, combined with an already large defense presence, has created challenges and opportunities for this defense community. This session will discuss some of these unique challenges and how Guam’s leaders are working to ensure it is one of America’s great defense communities.

Moderator:

George Schlossberg, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Mark Calvo, Director, Guam’s Military Build-up, Guam

Karl Pangelinan, Administrator, Guam Economic Development Agency, Guam

Diego Mendiola, Program Coordinator III, Guam Economic Development Agency, Guam

Managing Workforce Cuts in the Face of Federal Downsizing

Orchid C

As defense communities face the prospect of potential job losses from defense downsizing, several communities have developed detailed plans to deal with the loss of a highly skilled federal workforce and all the jobs that support it. Learn from leaders in Central Florida who have created and implemented a strategy to address large job losses in the face of NASA cuts.

Moderator:

Lisa Rice, President, Brevard Workforce, Rockledge, FL

Speakers:

Pete Kaiser, President, The Kaiser Group, Rockledge, FL

Lynda Weatherman, President, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Rockledge, FL

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Strategy Sessions:

Base Redevelopment in the New Normal: Defining a Common Agenda

Orchid C

Looming cuts in the defense budget, including potential additional cuts, will impact base-closure communities. Experts on base redevelopment will discuss the current situation in Congress and facilitate a discussion with base redevelopment leaders to develop a common legislative agenda and ensure that communities are prepared.

Moderators:

Randy Ford, Director of Legislative Affairs, Association of Defense Communities, Washington, DC

Todd Herberghs, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Defense Communities, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Sean McGraw, Director of Government Relations, Weston Solutions, Inc., Washington, DC

Kristie Reimer, Associate Vice President, ARCADIS Malcolm Pirnie, Marina, CA

George Schlossberg, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP, Washington, DC

Craig Seymour, Principal, RKG Associates, Inc., Dover, NH

Community and State Strategies in the New Normal

Hibiscus A

The policy decisions made by Congress and DoD in the coming year will have major impacts on communities and states. Our collective voice through ADC will be more important than ever. Join this interactive session for an opportunity to understand key changes to defense policy and the potential impact on communities and states, identify the top concerns of ADC members, and prioritize next steps for ADC. The recommendations developed during this session will shape ADC’s legislative agenda in 2012.

Moderator:

Tim Ford, CEO, Association of Defense Communities, Washington, DC

Speakers:

John Simmons, President/CEO, The Roosevelt Group, Washington, DC

Barry Steinberg, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP, Washington, DC

Installation Issues Briefing:

DoD Energy Issues – Briefing on DoD/Military Service Energy Initiatives

Hibiscus B

This joint service panel will take a closer look at how each of the military services is approaching its energy portfolio, pursuing energy development both inside and outside the gates and working with the private sector and communities to meet its goals.

Moderator:

Thomas Swoyer, President, Infinity Development Partners, San Antonio, TX

Speakers:

Alan King, Director, Project Execution, Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (OASA), Installations, Energy, and Environment (IEE), Washington, DC

Rick Stacey, Chief, Air Force Facility Energy Center, Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency (AFCESA), Tyndall Air Force Base, FL

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Discussion Sessions:

Preparing for the Next Phase of Your LRA

Orchid C

As DoD approaches 25 years of installation downsizing/closures, partner jurisdictions and reuse authorities must address a full range of service, development and operational financial risks, including the general, legal, contractual and organizational risks associated with unknown or partially known environmental hazard conditions, contracted removal/remediation activities and long-term stewardship of land use controlled sites. Across the board, there exists a need to provide products, options, alternative approaches and clarity to Local Reuse Authorities and partner regional communities on these potentially financially transformative issues associated with the morphing field of protection and assurance for military communities. The expert panel will outline the major categories of continuing and emerging needs for communities to model toward financial stability, employ principles of due diligence, and understand trends in environmental and remediation coverage for jurisdictions and their contractors.

Moderator:

Michael Houlemard, Executive Officer, Fort Ord Reuse Authority, Marina, CA

Speakers:

Bob Hallenbeck, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, XL Insurance, Inc., Exton, PA

Mark Kleiner, Vice President, Weston Solutions, Inc., Vernon Hills, IL

Mike Miller, Partner, Drinker Biddle, Philadelphia, PA

Scoring of Energy Projects

Hibiscus B

This session will review Office of Management and Budget (OMB) scoring rules and how OMB measures federal spending obligations for energy projects against amounts appropriated for federal agencies. Panelists will highlight successful development and financing strategies utilizing various contracting vehicles, including energy savings performance contracts (ESPC), utility energy service contracts (UESC), enhanced use leasing (EUL), and power purchase agreements (PPA), and how OMB Circular A-11 and changes in Financial Accounting Standards Board lease accounting rules may affect future energy projects. The session will conclude with a group discussion regarding potential actions ADC could take to impact the scoring rules.

Moderator:

Kim Burke, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Sandy Hoe, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Washington, DC

Alan King, Director, Project Execution, Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (OASA), Installations, Energy and Environment (IEE), Washington, DC

Preparing Your Community for Defense Cuts and the Next BRAC

Hibiscus A

With the recent call for BRAC, defense communities across the country have begun to organize and prepare for potential base closures. All community stakeholders are eager to learn how and when BRAC may impact them. Community leaders must convey timely and accurate information in addition to organizing all interested parties. Panelists will discuss what they have done in their communities in the face of BRAC and how communities can prepare.

Moderator:

Marlane Youngblood, Executive Assistant and Strategic Planner, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, Frankfort, KY

Speakers:

Frank Cristinzio, Director of Federal Affairs, McAllister & Quinn LLP, Washington, DC

Mike Hayes, Managing Director, Office of Military and Federal Affairs, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Baltimore, MD

John Simmons, Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group, Washington, DC

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Conference Wrap-up Session

Hibiscus A

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