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OPAO 59th Annual Conference
Come Join Us In Baton Rouge!
 
Renaissance Hotel
Baton Rouge, LA
1-866-469-5448

Hosted by Rapides Parish

The Louisiana Organization of Parish Administrative Officials' Conference is a once-a-year opportunity for you to meet and discuss parish government issues with your counterparts around the state. A special effort has been made to provide valuable information, not only to secretaries, treasurers, and administrative personnel, but also to support staff, office personnel and police jurors so that they can put into immediate practice in their jobs.

Workshop topics include:

· Conflict Management

· PJA Insurance Programs 101

· Stress Management

· Solving the Adjudicated Property Puzzle

· Roundtable Discussion for Council Clerks and Parish Secretaries

· LA Public Bid Law Updates

· Deferred Comp

· Parochial Retirement Updates


Program Schedule

Wednesday, August 31, 2013

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

7:00 pm

8:00 pm to midnight

Early Registration

Hospitality – Sponsored by CCMSI

Dinner

Open Bar & Dance,

Larry Dewitt, DJ

Thursday, August 01, 2013

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Registration, Promenade

9:00 am – 9:20 am

Opening General Session

Call to Order

Theresa Pacholik, OPAO President – Rapides Parish

Invocation

Paul Governale, Region 3 Board Member – St. Mary Parish

Pledge of Allegiance

Paul Governale, Region 3 Board Member – St. Mary Parish

Welcome Address

 

Introduction of Board

Angele Rodrigue – OPAO Secretary-Treasurer, St. James Parish

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Breakout Session,

Conflict Management

Christina Joyce-Wilson, Calcasieu Human Resources Director

10:30 am to 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am to 11:45 am

Breakout Session

PJA Insurance Programs 101

Roland Dartez, PJA Executive Director, Yvette Murphy, Group Health Manager, Jeff Brechtel, Assistant Account Manager & Owen Wall, Account Manager

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Luncheon,

Blessing

Jimmy Whittington, OPAO Vice-President – Caddo Parish

Roll Call of Parishes

Angele Rodrigue, OPAO Secretary –Treasurer – St. James Parish

Recognition of Guests/New Members

Angele Rodrigue, OPAO Secretary –Treasurer – St. James Parish

Treasurer's Report

Angele Rodrigue, OPAO Secretary –Treasurer – St. James Parish

Guest Speaker

TBA

Door Prizes

Melissa Godfrey – Region 8 Board Member – Rapides Parish

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Breakout Session – Concurrent

Stress Management

Nikki Lemoine, Wellness Health Fairs

Solving the Adjudicated Property Puzzle

Bryan Barrios, Archon Information Systems

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm


2:45 pm – 3:45 pm


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

7:00 pm

8:00 pm - midnight

Break

Roundtable Discussion for all Council Clerks and Parish Secretaries

Cinnamon Galtier, - Region 6 Board Member, Ascension Parish

Hospitality – Sponsored by CCMSI

Dinner

Open Bar

Music by Band - Flashback

Friday, August 2, 2013

9:00 am to 9:50 am

Breakout Session

Louisiana Public Bid Law Updates

Mike J. Vallan, Asst Attorney General – Civil Division

10:00 am to 10:50 am

Breakout Session

NACO Deferred Comp

Terry McGlothen, Sr. Retirement Specialist

11:00 am to 11:50 am

Breakout Session

Parochial Retirement Update;

Dainna Tully, PERS - Administrative Director

12:00 pm

General Session and Luncheon

Pledge of Allegiance

Dan Morgan – Union Parish

Blessing

Jimmy Whittington – OPAO Vice-President - Caddo Parish

Approval of 2012 General Session Minutes

Angele Rodrigue – OPAO Secretary-Treasurer, St. James Parish

Scholarships for 2013

Miche'al Holdsworth – Caddo Parish

Service Awards

Theresa Pacholik – OPAO President

Retirement Awards

Theresa Pacholik – OPAO President

 

Address by LPJA Executive Director Roland Dartez

Address by LPJA President Melvin Haymon

 

Guest Speaker

TBA

 

Door Prizes

Bryan Beam – OPAO Past-President

 

Adjourn


Registration

Registration for the seminar should be received prior to July 22nd. The cost is $125 for registrants and elected officials and $60 for a guest or spouse. Additional guest would be charged $125. Registrations received after July 22nd will be assessed a $10 late fee. The registration fee includes all course material, break refreshments, two luncheons and two social functions. Full refunds will be made for cancellations by July 22nd thereafter; a $30 cancellation fee will be withheld. There will be no refunds once the conference begins. All checks should be made payable to Organization of Parish Administrative Officials' Conference.

Accommodations

A block of rooms is being held at the Renaissance Hotel at a daily rate of $134.00 per room for reservations made before July 8th. Participants should make room reservations with the hotel by calling 866-469-5448. When making reservations, please use reference number OPAO.

Additional Information:

For questions or concerns, please contact:

Theresa Pacholik
Rapides Parish Police Jury
P.O. Box 1150
Alexandria, LA 71309
(318) 473-6673 Fax: (318) 473-6634

Complete one form for each participant

Registration Form

59th Annual Conference

Organization of Parish Administrative Officials

July 31 – August 2, 2013

Renaissance Hotel

Name _______________________________ Badge Nickname __________________ Title_____________________

Guest Name _________________________________________
Badge Nickname_____________________________

Agency Name _______________________________________ Telephone ( ) ___________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________________________________
Street or P.O. Box # City State Zip

5th Annual Golf Tournament

Interested in golfing on Wednesday, July 31st? Please contact Jimmy Whittington at (318) 226-6931 or via email at jwhittington@caddo.org on or before July 24th.

Registration Fee:                                                                                   Return this Form to:
Registrants/Elected Officials $125                                              Organization of Parish Administrative Officials
Guest or Spouse $ 60                                                                           P.O. Box 1150
Additional Guests (each) $125                                                       Alexandria, LA 71309
Late Fee after August 1st $ 10                                                         Phone (318) 473-6673
                                                                                                                        Fax (318) 473-6634


Organization of Parish Administrative Officials
P.O. Box 1150
Alexandria, LA 71309

 

Date:  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Friday, August 2, 2013
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