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NRDs 2021 Legislative Conference - Updated

NRDs 2021 Legislative Conference - Updated

01/25/2021 - 8:45am

Updated Conference Information

Embassy Suites, Lincoln - January 25-26, 2021

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 2021 NARD Legislative Conference at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln will be an abbreviated event with limited attendance.  The Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Directive limits the hotel capacity at 25%.  This was set to expire on January 15th, but now has been extended to January 31st.  

This will be a combined In-person/virtual meeting event.  We will allow virtual participation during the Benefits committee, Managers meeting, Business sessions, and NARD board meeting.  We are not able to host a reception or breakout sessions this year. 

The hotel will set up the meeting room with 6 foot spacing per health directives.  When food is served, tables of eight people are allowed.  Under Lincoln/Lancaster county health directive orders, your mask must be work in any common area of the hotel. 

While we would like to have as many people in attendance as possible, we would ask that districts reduce the number of attendees per district to essential attendees.  Due to the restricted capacity, we apologize that our conservation partners will not be able to attend. 

The registration fee is set at zero.  We will bill back the cost of the event based on participation, both in-person and virtual attendance. 

We will need to monitor attendance numbers, as well as those joining virtually, so please register for the two-day event.  It was necessary to modify the registration form that was previously sent out/posted, so please re-submit.  Those attending virtually will need to submit their name with email address.  We will use that information to send the Zoom link and admit them into the meeting. 

Monday, January 25, 2021

  • 9:30 a.m. to noon – NARD Benefits Committee and NARD Risk Pool Stop Loss Committee meeting. 
  • Noon – Lunch for the benefits committee member attending.  The hotel restaurant is closed for lunch.
  • 1-5 p.m. – NRD Managers meeting.  Discussion of Legislative Bills from 1-4 p.m. Other business after 4 p.m.  Delegates and board members are welcome to attend the managers meeting for the discussion.
  • 4-6 p.m. (or immediately following the discussion of the legislation with the Managers) – NARD Legislative and Executive Committee Meetings.
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Complimentary hotel reception (beer and wine) for hotel guests.
  • Evening meal on your own.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  • 7:30-8:45 a.m. – NARD Committee meetings.
  1. Fiscal Planning
  2. Program and Planning, followed by Native Vegetation
  3. Information & Education 
  • 9-10 a.m. – Business Session; Discussion of Legislation.
  • 10-10:45 a.m. – Break & Caucus
  • 10:45 a.m. to noon – Business Session
  • Noon Lunch – Senator Bostelman, Chair of the Natural Resources Committee (Invited)
  • 1:15 p.m. (or upon completion of the noon lunch) – NARD and NARD Risk Pool Board Meetings
  • 3-5 p.m. – Open House at the new NARD Office (8100 South 15th, Suite B)

If you have questions, call 402.416.5245 or email nard [at] nrdnet.org.