2016 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference

Date: March 2, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Location: University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan
Contact: John Perrecone, perrecone.john@epa.gov or (312) 353-1149

The Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Areas of Concern community provides the opportunity to discuss the work done in the program and to connect with a wide variety of partners to continue making progress.

The cost to attend the conference is $75.

Registration deadline: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Register online.

This conference aims to:
  • Provide a forum for AOC participants to
    • share ideas
    • review program status
    • showcase successes
    • discuss common challenges
  • Review recent developments affecting the AOC program including

    • the revised Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and
    • the FY2015-19 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan
  • Review and discuss AOC program and project funding mechanisms including process and timing
  • Strengthen linkages among federal, tribal, state and local AOC participants

Who should attend

  • Representatives of local Public Advisory Councils
  • State agency AOC staff members
  • Tribal agency AOC representatives
  • Federal agency staff involved in implementing the AOC program
  • Other AOC stakeholders (e.g., consultants, academics) who have an interest in the AOC Program

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