APA Virginia Chapter


Friday, November 2, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

Williamsburg, VA, United States

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VCPC's 6th Annual Conference, Building a Resilient Virginia, will be held Friday, Nov. 2nd at the William & Mary School of Education. Panelists will include individuals from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Sea Grant, coastal planning district commissions, nonprofit organizations, and -- from Louisiana -- the Water Institute of the Gulf, the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation!


Our exciting line-up of featured speakers includes:

  • The Honorable Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia

  • The Honorable Matt Strickler, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

  • Senator Monty Mason and Delegates David Bulova, Keith Hodges, and Christopher Stolle

  • Chief Robert Gray of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe and Dr. Ashley Spivey, Director of the Pamunkey Indian Tribal Resource Center

  • Stephen Moret, President and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

The conference will be preceded by a WINE (Women in the Environment) breakfast, courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, featuring special guest Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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John Spain

Confirmed Speaker


Carl Hershner

Confirmed Speaker

Director, Center for Coastal Resources ManagementResearch Interests My primary research interests are in tidal and nontidal wetlands ecology, landscape ecology, and resource management/policy issues. I have active interests in resource inventory procedures, habitat restoration protocols, resource management "expert system" development, and science-policy interactions. Much of my current activity involves ... Read More

John Bateman

Confirmed Speaker

John Bateman is a regional planner with the Northern Neck Planning District Commission. In this role, John coordinates the region’s environmental planning efforts, including coastal zone management. A strong proponent of regionalism, John supports multi-jurisdictional and collaborative planning in the area of coastal resource management. John assists the Planning ... Read More

Karen Forget

Confirmed Speaker

When you grow up on an organic farm and then live on a sailboat in the Chesapeake for three years, it’s only natural to become an advocate for the environment. As Director of Lynnhaven River NOW since 2005, Karen gives the river a critical voice in public policy decisions ... Read More

Shannon Alexander

Confirmed Speaker


Robert Twilley

Confirmed Speaker

Executive Director - Louisiana Sea Grant College Program Read More

Troy Hartley

Confirmed Speaker

Director - Virginia Sea Grant Program Education •B.S. Zoology, University of Vermont •M.A.I.S., Environmental Dispute Resolution, George Mason University •Ph.D. Natural Resource & Environmental Policy, University of Michigan Program, Teaching, and Research Interests My current interests are in governance networks, their structure and function, and the application ... Read More

RearAdmiral(Ret) Ann Phillips

Confirmed Speaker

Graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -Surface Warfare Officer who served in every warfare group of the Surface Navy. -Personal awards include Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine ... Read More

Matt Strickler

Confirmed Speaker

Matthew J. Strickler is the Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to joining the Administration, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to Democratic members of the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources. Originally from Lexington, Virginia, Matthew graduated from Washington and Lee University and holds ... Read More

Dale Morris

Confirmed Speaker

Following decades working at the intersection of water management, science, and policy, former Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Senior Economist Dale Morris joined The Water Institute of the Gulf Institute on May 1 as the Director of Strategic Partnerships. Morris grew up in Pittsburgh and served six years ... Read More

Curtis Smith

Confirmed Speaker

Director of Planning at Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission Read More

Ashley Spivey

Confirmed Speaker

Director - Pamunkey Indian Tribal Resource Center

Stephen Moret

Confirmed Speaker

Stephen Moret is President and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Experience Before leading VEDP, Moret served as President and CEO of the LSU Foundation, where he crafted a blueprint for its future of development, preparing the institution to launch the largest capital campaign in state history. Concurrently, he ... Read More

Angela King

Confirmed Speaker

Angela M. King is the Assistant Director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at William & Mary Law School. Before joining VCPC, Angela served as an assistant attorney general in the Consumer Protection Section of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, where she focused on charitable solicitation and general ... Read More

Lance Gregory

Confirmed Speaker

Virginia Department of Health Division Director - Onsite Sewage and Water Services, Environmental Engineering and Marina Programs Read More

Laura McKay

Confirmed Speaker

Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program Manager

Contact Info

Andrew Hopewell, andrew.hopewell@fauquiercounty.gov