Wednesday, April 12, 2006

ARC Regional Field Hearing

As noted in my previous blog, Senator Voinovich is holding a regional hearing on the Appalachian Regional Commission. Unlike the DeWine Broadband event, the ARC hearing seems to have no online posting regarding its existence. Well, it does now. The time of the event has changed a couple of times but I am told it is nailed down now.

I should note that I am a supporter of ARC. They understand the importance of community technology and broadband access. That alone makes them easier to work with than most government agencies. I did warn the Voinovich staffer that I would proclaim the wonders of ARC but follow it up with how much work is still to be done. Fortunately she did not have a problem with that :-)

Appalachian Regional Commission Reauthorization Field Hearing

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2006

From: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Washington State Community College

Graham Auditorium

710 Colegate Drive

Marietta, Ohio 45750


Panel 1: Federal, state, and regional leadership perspectives

Anne Pope, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission

T.J. Justice, Director, Governor’s Office of Appalachia

Don Myers, Director, Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association

Panel 2: Telecommunications Progress Panel

David Matusoff, Principal and Director of Technology Planning, Whiteboard Broadband Solutions

Gary Little, President and CEO, Information Technology Alliance of Appalachian Ohio

Dr. David Scholl, President and CEO, Diagnostic Hybrids, Inc.

Angela Stuber, Executive Director, Ohio Community Computing Network and President of the National Association of Community Technology Centers

Panel 3: Water Infrastructure Progress Panel

Jeff Hughes, Director, Environmental Finance Center, University of North Carolina at

Chapel Hill

Steve Grossman, Executive Director, Ohio Water Development Authority

Ken Reed, Director, Vinton County Community and Economic Development


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