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December 21, 2016 News

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December 21, 2016

 

Investing in New Hampshire’s Future Conference to Focus on Sustaining a Strong Workforce

 

Concord, NH — The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s 4th annual budget and policy conference, “Investing in New Hampshire’s Future: Strategies to Maintain a Strong Workforce and a Vibrant Economy,” will be held Friday, January 13 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.

Panel discussions will examine health, education, housing, child care, transportation, and other areas that are vital to a strong economy, and how investment in these areas can support our current workforce and make the state a more attractive place for everyone to live and work.

Opening remarks will be provided by Amanda Grappone Osmer of Grappone Automotive Group, who will outline the importance of these investments to sustaining a healthy and productive workforce.

Panelists include representatives from New Hampshire’s business, government, education, and nonprofit communities. Business participants include Tracy Hatch, President and CEO, Nashua Chamber of Commerce, and Dee Fitzgerald, Marketing and PR Manager, W.S. Badger Company. Additional speakers include:

  • Dean Christon, Executive Director, NH Housing
  • Marti Ilg, Executive Director, Lakes Region Child Care Services Inc.
  • Nathan Miller, AICP, Principal Transportation Planner, Southern NH Planning Commission
  • Marjorie Droppa, Director, Impact Monadnock
  • Natasha Kolehmainen, Curriculum Director, Pelham School District
  • Beth Doiron, Director of College Access and DoE Programs and Initiatives, Community College System of NH
  • Suellen Griffin, President/CEO, West Central Behavioral Health – Lebanon
  • Vasuki Nagaraj, Medical Director, Lamprey Health Care – Nashua
  • Jeffrey Meyers, Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services

Additional speakers will be announced.

Panel moderators include Katie Merrow, Vice President, Community Impact, NH Charitable Foundation; Yvonne Goldsberry, President, Endowment for Health; and Jo Porter, Director, UNH Institute of Health Policy and Practice.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event registration fee is $45; continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required to attend; online registration closes Friday, January 6.

The conference agenda and links to register are available at the NHFPI website: http://nhfpi.org/news-events/policy-conference-2017

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to exploring, developing, and promoting public policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all New Hampshire residents, with an emphasis on low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Learn more at www.nhfpi.org.

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