Jann McNamara
PA Association of Conservation Districts
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Genetti Hotel 
200 W 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

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72nd PACD/SCC Joint Annual Conference 

Conference Highlights

Concurrent Sessions
July 17, 2019 | 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

wheat.jpg2018 Farm Bill Update
Denise Coleman, USDA NRCS
Eric Hansen, NACD
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) considers the Farm Bill
 the single largest funding program for private land conservation in the United States, providing support for conservation programs, commodity programs, crop insurance, and food security. PACD is pleased to welcome Eric Hansen, NACD Government Affairs Manager and Northeast Region Representative, and Denise Coleman, State Conservationist for Pennsylvania, for this update on the 2018 Farm Bill.

PA Energy Horizons Report - Cover

Pennsylvania’s Energy Horizons
Denise Brinley, Governor’s Office of Energy
Adam Walters, Governor’s Office of Energy
Tom Murphy, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
How might Pennsylvania’s energy system evolve in 25 years, and what might it mean for Pennsylvanians? Pennsylvania Energy Horizons seeks to answer this question by exploring two alternative pathways for how social, political, and economic drivers could shape the Commonwealth's energy future, ultimately providing a tool for thinking through how today’s decisions regarding energy can shape our future. Please join us for a session to learn about the project.

Conference Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors



Full Circle Mushroom Compost


Octoraro Native Plant Nursery



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Bronze Sponsors



View the Draft Agenda

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Overnight Reservations

PACD has a room block reserved at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport.

Genetti Williamsport
200 W 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: 570.326.6600

Conference rate: $89 +tax
Government rate: $83 +tax

To make your reservations, call 570.326.6600 and ask for the PACD Room Block before the room block expires on June 16, 2019. After June 16, regular hotel rates may apply.

Additional hotel information:

* Complimentary hot-breakfast buffet included
* Parking entrance fee of $3/day is waived for overnight guests
* Check-in 11 a.m./Check-Out 3 p.m.
* Government ID required upon check-in to receive the government rate

Executive Council Items

These items will come before PACD Executive Council on July 18, 2019, during the conference.

PACD asks each conservation district board to consider these proposals and ensure that the district’s designated voting delegate comes to the meeting prepared to vote on these items and any amendments made from the council floor.


Conference Menu

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What's Nearby: After-Dinner Options

In leiu of a hospitality suite, attendees are welcome to enjoy downtown Williamsport on Wednesday evening.

Click on the image below to view some after-dinner options within walking distance from the hotel. While not an exhaustive list, this should give you a place to start when planning your after-dinner activities.


The preregistration deadline of July 8 has passed and pre-registration is closed. Walk-in registrations are welcome and will be taken on a space-available basis at the conference.

REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received by the PACD office no later than July 8, 2019. Full payment for all registered meals and activities is expected for any cancellations received after July 8, 2019.