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Registration Form 51st Annual Convention August 23-24, 2016 • West Monroe, Louisiana Featured Speakers Dr. Bill Cassidy U.S. Senator Dr. Ralph Abraham U.S. Representative Dr. Mike Strain Commissioner, LA Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry Colonel Mike Derosier Incoming Commander Vicksburg District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Registration Information By August 12 After August 12 Convention Registration $250 $275 Thursday night dinner or Friday luncheon only $50 each $50 each Spouse - All convention activities and meals $75 $75 Last day to register • August 15, 2016 Company ____________________________________ Contact Person _____________________________ Person Attending ______________________________ Phone _____________________________________ Address______________________________________ Email _____________________________________ Yes, I will be attending the 2016 ORVA Annual Meeting and Convention. Enclosed is my check for $___________ for _______ person(s), and/or $________ for my spouse. My choice for dinner on August 23 is: Filet or Chicken. Spouse selection for August 23 dinner Filet or Chicken. I will only attend the Tuesday night dinner or the Wednesday luncheon at a cost of $50 per person. Enclosed is $________. Advance payment required. No-shows are responsible for the cost of reservations. Make checks payable to: WMWO Chamber of Commerce. VISA, Mastercard accepted. Card# ___________________________________ Name on card ___________________________________ Exp Date ________ Billing Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Return registration form and payment to: West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce 112 Professional Drive, West Monroe, LA 71291 (318) 325-1961 • [email protected]

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  • Registration Form

    51st Annual ConventionAugust 23-24, 2016 • West Monroe, Louisiana

    Featured Speakers

    Dr. Bill CassidyU.S. Senator

    Dr. Ralph AbrahamU.S. Representative

    Dr. Mike StrainCommissioner, LA Dept. of

    Agriculture & Forestry

    Colonel Mike DerosierIncoming Commander

    Vicksburg DistrictU.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Registration InformationBy August 12 After August 12

    Convention Registration $250 $275Thursday night dinner or Friday luncheon only $50 each $50 eachSpouse - All convention activities and meals $75 $75

    Last day to register • August 15, 2016

    Company ____________________________________ Contact Person _____________________________Person Attending ______________________________ Phone _____________________________________Address______________________________________ Email _____________________________________

    Yes, I will be attending the 2016 ORVA Annual Meeting and Convention.Enclosed is my check for $___________ for _______ person(s), and/or $________ for my spouse.My choice for dinner on August 23 is: Filet or Chicken. Spouse selection for August 23 dinner Filet or Chicken.

    I will only attend the Tuesday night dinner or the Wednesday luncheon at a cost of $50 per person. Enclosed is $________.

    Advance payment required. No-shows are responsible for the cost of reservations.Make checks payable to: WMWO Chamber of Commerce. VISA, Mastercard accepted.

    Card# ___________________________________ Name on card ___________________________________ Exp Date ________

    Billing Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________

    Return registration form and payment to: West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce 112 Professional Drive, West Monroe, LA 71291 (318) 325-1961 • [email protected]

  • Convention Locations

    Hilton Garden Inn400 Mane Street

    West Monroe, Louisiana 71292(318) 398-0653

    $124 / King or Double Queen

    Only 40 rooms reserved at this rate.Special rate expires July 28.

    OPSO Public Rifle Range1311 Edwards Road

    West Monroe, Louisiana 71292

    Directions from Hilton Garden Inn:Right on Mane Street; Left on Well Road;

    Right on New Natchitoches;Left on Trade Street;

    Right on Sheriff Fewell Road

  • An Invitation

    From

    Ouachita River Valley Association (ORVA)

    President, Mike Dumas

    To Attend

    ORVA Annual Convention

    August 23-24, 2016

    West Monroe, Louisiana

    I take this opportunity to invite you to attend the Ouachita River Valley Association’s Annual Convention which will be held August 23-24, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn/Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Training Facility in West Monroe, Louisiana. The conference theme this year is Economic Development of the Ouachita River Basin. United States Senator Bill Cassidy will serve as the dinner speaker on August 23, 2016. Mike Strain, Commissioner of Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will serve as keynote speaker on Wednesday morning, Col. Mike Derosier, Incoming-Commander, Vicksburg District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will address the conference on Wednesday and U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham will serve as the luncheon speaker on Wednesday, the 24th respectively. Other notable speakers include John Jones, Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Relations, Centurylink Corp. of Monroe, Shawn Wilson, Secretary Louisiana DOTD, Senator Francis Thompson and Benton McGee, U.S. Geological Service.

    This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet and relate to a select group of people who are heavily involved in economic development in the Ouachita River Basin. Our River is truly one of the primary generators of economic and recreation activity in South Arkansas and North Louisiana and

  • we want to maximize the Valley’s overall development from this treasured resource. You don’t want to miss this convention. I look forward to seeing you in West Monroe, Louisiana. Sincerely,

    Mike Dumas

    Mike Dumas, President Ouachita River Valley Association

  • 51ST ORVA ANNUAL CONVENTION

    AUGUST 23-24, 2016

    HILTON GARDEN INN/OUACHITA PARISH SHERIFF’S TRAINING FACILITY

    WEST MONROE, LA

    THEME

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 0F THE OUACHITA RIVER BASIN

    AGENDA

    TUESDAY-AUGUST 23, 2016 -HILTON GARDEN INN-WEST MONROE, LA

    1:00 PM -REGISTRATION OPENS

    1:30-2:45 PM -NAVIGATION COMMITTEE MEETING

    -JOHN HOOPAUGH- CHAIRMAN- NAVIGATION COMMITTEE

    -PAT HALL HEMPHILL-DEPUTY DISTRICT ENGINEER,

    PLANNING, PROGRAMS & PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIVISION, VICKSBURG DISTRICT, CORPS OF

    ENGINEERS-FY-16/FY-17 OUACHITA RIVER BASIN BUDGET

    -TOMMY HENGST, CHIEF, NAVIGATION BRANCH,

    OPERATIONS DIVISION, VICKSBURG DISTRICT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-CORPS OPERATIONS ON THE

    OUACHITA RIVER

    -LANNY BARFIELD-CHIEF, FOUNDATIONS AND MATERIELS

    BRANCH, VICKSBURG DISTRICT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS- COLUMBIA LOCK REPAIR

    2:45-3:15 PM -BREAK

    3:15-5:00 PM -ORVA BOARD OF DIRECTORS/MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    6:00-7:00 PM -ORVA RECEPTION-HILTON GARDEN INN

  • 7:00-8:30 PM -ORVA DINNER BANQUET-WELCOME-MIKE DUMAS,

    PRESIDENT, ORVA AND MAYOR DAVE NORRIS, CITY OF WEST MONROE --SPEAKER-SENATOR BILL

    CASSIDY-LA

    WEDNESDAY-AUGUST 24, 2016 -OUACHITA PARISH SHERIFF’S TRAINING FACILITY

    7:00-7:45 AM -BREAKFAST –CONTINUED REGISTRATION

    8:00-8:05 AM -WELCOME-MIKE DUMAS-PRESIDENT, ORVA

    8:05-8:45 AM -KEYNOTE ADDRESS-MIKE STRAIN-COMMISSIONER-

    LA DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

    8:45-9:15 AM -COL MIKE DEROSIER. COMMANDER, VICKSBURG

    DISTRICT, U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

    9:15-9:45 AM -JOHN JONES, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, POLICY AND

    GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, CENTURYLINK CORP. -MONROE, LA

    9:45-10:15 AM -BREAK

    10:15-10:45 AM - SHAWN WILSON, SECRETARY, LA DOTD

    10:45-11:15 AM -SENATOR FRANCIS THOMPSON- STATE OF LA

    11:15-11:45 AM -BENTON D. MCGEE, UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL

    SERVICE

    12:00-1:30 PM -LUNCHEON- SPEAKER-CONGRESSMAN RALPH

    ABRAHAM, 5TH DISTRICT-LA

    1:30-1:35 PM -CLOSING COMMENTS-ORVA BILL HOBGOOD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR