Monday January 11, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM EST
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Charleston, WV

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Linda Frame 
West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy 

A Learning Event About the Earned Income Tax Credit 

Sponsored by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, the West Virginia Alliance for Sustainable Families, the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, and the WV HUB

Please join financial education practitioners, researchers and stakeholders to learn more about the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

This event is designed to promote a better understanding of the state EITC and the importance of financial inclusion by featuring top researchers and policy experts who can share best practices with the group.


9:30 am           Welcome and Introductions

9:40 am           Effects of EITC on Families - V. Joseph Hotz, Duke University

10:15 am         EITC in the Context of Economic Development Tools - Jennifer Shand, Marshall University

10:45 am         What a State EITC could look like in WV - Ted Boettner, Executive Director, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy

11:15 am         Break

11:30am          The FDIC’s Focus on Financial Inclusion - Victor Galloway

12:00pm         Legislative Look-Ahead with Senate Finance Chairman Mike Hall

12:15pm          Lunch

1:00pm            Financial Inclusion and the Future of West Virginia- Moderated by Kent       Spellman, Executive Director of WV Community Hub

  • Ed Davis, Director of Financial Stability Partnership, United Way of the River Cities
  • Lisa Werner, Vice President Mortgage CRA officer and WV Saves representative
  • Patricia Scott, Program Officer, Asset Development Programs Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action (KISRA)

1:45 pm            Closing remarks - Seth DiStefano, Spokesperson, Invest in Working Families Coalition