Friday, September 8, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Global Center for Health Innovation, Jr. Ballroom 
1 St. Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

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Gayle Godek 
216-241-2414, ext. 283 

Attend NOACA's 2017 Annual Meeting

Logistics is one of the most dynamic sectors of our economy. It is central to many business operations—to ship products to end-buyers, organize regular supply of raw and finished materials, and provide long-distance forwarding and dispatch services. It is local, regional, national, and international—sometimes all at the same time. But we can also look at transportation logistics in a broader sense, as moving people as well as goods safely, efficiently, and in a variety of modes and a variety of circumstances.

Join NOACA at its Annual Meeting on Friday, September 8, as we explore the theme “The Logistics of Regional Transportation.”

Date: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Registration: 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Meeting: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Global Center for Health Innovation
Junior Ballroom
1 St. Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Featured Speakers:
Keynote Address: "Taking the Politics out of Transportation"
How do you fund mega projects such as the tunnel from New Jersey to New York under the Hudson River and fix the damage to roads after a major storm such as Hurricane Irene or Super Storm Sandy? According to NOACA’s keynote speaker, Jim Simpson, the answer is to focus on making real improvements that make a difference in people’s lives, find creative solutions to operational and infrastructure challenges, spend money like it’s our own, and hold people accountable and responsible while valuing their input and leadership.

Speaker: James S. (Jim) Simpson
A transportation expert, Jim Simpson rose from tractor-trailer driver to president to chairman of Victory Worldwide Transportation (an international moving and storage company), and he even took time out for public service. 

  • He was appointed by President George W. Bush to head the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and to the St. Lawrence Seaway Advisory Board.
  • He was appointed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Commissioner of Transportation for the State of New Jersey, where he oversaw 16,000 employees, about $5 billion in capital funds, and nearly $4 billion in operating funds.
  • He was appointed by New York Governor George E. Pataki to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and to the New York State Job Development Authority Board.
  • He was the chair of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (the nine-county-two-state Greater Philadelphia MPO).
  • He was appointed by New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to the New York City Work Force Investment Board.

“AIMing Forward to 2040”
In June, NOACA adopted three major planning documents: the long-range transportation plan, AIM Forward 2040; the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Overall Work Program (OWP). These plans have the ability to transform Northeast Ohio, as we plan and implement $13 billion in transportation investments that address accessibility, safety, and mobility for people who live and work in the region.

Speaker: Grace Gallucci, Executive Director, NOACA

Cost (includes lunch):

  • $50 for adults
  • $25 for students and retirees
  • Free for members and alternates of NOACA's Board of Directors, committees, subcommittees and councils, and staff
  • Sponsorship opportunities are also available (see below)

Payments can be made by check, cash or credit card. Please let us know if you would like NOACA to send you an invoice.

The deadline to register is Friday, September 1.

Sponsorships are Available (visit noaca.org for sponsorship details):

  • Regional Champion ($2,000): Includes registration for 10
  • Regional Steward ($1,000): Includes registration for 5
  • Regional Partner ($500): Includes registration for 2

To become a sponsor, please call Gayle Godek at 216-241-2414, ext. 283; or email her at ggodek@mpo.noaca.org.

For More Information:
Visit www.noaca.org or call NOACA Senior Communications Specialist Gayle Godek at 216-241-2414, ext. 283; or email her at ggodek@mpo.noaca.org.

You will receive a confirmation email when you have successfully registered.


Thank you to our sponsors!
Regional Champions:
Cuyahoga County

Regional Stewards:
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Ohio Turnpike

Regional Partners:
Mannik Smith
Michael Baker International