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On Tuesday, May 9, we hosted the first-ever statewide Rural Day. Attendees were able to learn about the issues facing rural North Carolina, meet with state leaders, and network with other rural champions. Speakers included Governor Roy Cooper, Lt. Governor Dan Forest, Commissioner Steve Troxler, and many more state leaders working towards improving rural North Carolina. Learn more how we put rural NC's best foot forward!
 

Agenda 

Monday, May 8, 2017

 

Reel Rural: Documenting Rural Life

The Rural Center (4021 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Meet and Greet Reception

        6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Film Screening & Discussion

Come to town early and join us at the Rural Center for a conversation with filmmakers about recent depictions of rural North Carolina in documentary films. Featuring:

                     Randolph Benson, Duke Center for Documentary Studies

                     Erin Cuevas, Producer, The Real Mayberry

                     Bill Hayes, Director, The Real Mayberry

                     Ian Kibbe, Producer, Raising Bertie

                     Ryan Stancil, Bit & Grain

         Sponsor: Twiddy & Company

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Convocation

NC Museum of History (5 E Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC  27601)

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. -  Registration & Continental Breakfast

        Sponosor: ECC Technologies

         ECC2

8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Program

Rural Day kicks off with a convocation of rural champions from across the state. Join us for a continental breakfast and conversation with top state leaders about their vision for North Carolina. Then, get some advice from Rural Center staff about how best to engage with legislators and other public officials, and hear some examples of how to tell the "story of rural" from local leaders. Featuring:

                     Roy Cooper, Governor of NC

                     Dan Forest, Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina

                     Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore, NC Senate

                     Tim Moore, Speaker, NC House of Representatives

                     Steve Troxler, NC Agriculture of Commissioner

        Sponosors: Duke Energy; East Carolina University; NC Cooperative Extension;

                         Piedmont Natural Gas; Western Carolina University Business School

Duke Energy Logo     ECU    NCState     Piedmont Natural Gas  WCU logo

 

Rural Fair

NC Legislative Building (16 W Jones Street, Raleigh, NC  27601)

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Before you visit your legislators, make sure to visit the Rural Fair, featuring more than 20 organizations from across North Carolina representing various rural issues. Want to learn more about policies affecting education? Health? Infrastructure? Business Development? Chat with experts and get useful information that will help you make a strong case for your interests when you meet with your elected officials. Featuring:

 

    Appalachian Regional Commission

     Business Link NC

    Care4Carolina

    East Carolina University 

    ECC Technologies

    Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation

    Hinton Rural Life Center

    Industry Expansion Solutions

    MCNC

    NC Community Health Center Association

 

NC Cooperative Extension

NC Department of Commerce

NC East Alliance

NC Grange

NC Hospital Association

NC Regional Councils of Government

NC Rural Health Leadership Association

NC Sea Grant

NC Sustainable Energy Association

Rosenwald Center

UNC Chapel Hill (NC Growth)

Vidant Health

        "In Conversation"

NC Museum of History (5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601)

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Michael Regan, Secretary, Department of Environmental Quality

        1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - James Trogdon, Secretary, Department of Transportation

If you have some time between meetings with legislators, come back to the Museum of History for small-scale, informal conversations with leaders of state executive departments, who will be sharing their plans for rural North Carolina and ready to answer your questions!

Legislative Meetings Debrief

NC Museum of History Auditorium (5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601)

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

After you finish your meetings with your representatives, stop back by the Auditorium for a debrief session to let us know how they went. We'll compare notes about issues discussed and excting developments before heading to the reception to conclude the day.

Rural Day Reception

NC Executive Mansion (210 N Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601)

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

       Celebrate a successful day in the gardens of the Governor's Mansion. Network with rural champions, catch up with old friends, and share    your stories from your meeting with state leaders.

        Sponosors: Dominion Energy; NC Electric Cooperatives 

   Dominion    Electric Cooperatives

Happy Hour

The Raleigh Times (14 E Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC  27601)

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

       Not ready to go home? Staying for the night? Join the few, the proud, and the lingering at a happy hour at The Raleigh Times. Just join us in the room closest to the Wilmington Street corner. Note: No RSVP needed for this event, where food and drink will be available for purchase.

 Download Agenda

 

RuralDayHorizontalLogo

On Tuesday, May 9, we hosted the first-ever statewide Rural Day. Attendees were able to learn about the issues facing rural North Carolina, meet with state leaders, and network with other rural champions. Speakers included Governor Roy Cooper, Lt. Governor Dan Forest, Commissioner Steve Troxler, and many more state leaders working towards improving rural North Carolina. Learn more how we put rural NC's best foot forward!
 

Agenda 

Monday, May 8, 2017

 

Reel Rural: Documenting Rural Life

The Rural Center (4021 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Meet and Greet Reception

        6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Film Screening & Discussion

Come to town early and join us at the Rural Center for a conversation with filmmakers about recent depictions of rural North Carolina in documentary films. Featuring:

                     Randolph Benson, Duke Center for Documentary Studies

                     Erin Cuevas, Producer, The Real Mayberry

                     Bill Hayes, Director, The Real Mayberry

                     Ian Kibbe, Producer, Raising Bertie

                     Ryan Stancil, Bit & Grain

         Sponsor: Twiddy & Company

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Convocation

NC Museum of History (5 E Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC  27601)

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. -  Registration & Continental Breakfast

        Sponosor: ECC Technologies

         ECC2

8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Program

Rural Day kicks off with a convocation of rural champions from across the state. Join us for a continental breakfast and conversation with top state leaders about their vision for North Carolina. Then, get some advice from Rural Center staff about how best to engage with legislators and other public officials, and hear some examples of how to tell the "story of rural" from local leaders. Featuring:

                     Roy Cooper, Governor of NC

                     Dan Forest, Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina

                     Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore, NC Senate

                     Tim Moore, Speaker, NC House of Representatives

                     Steve Troxler, NC Agriculture of Commissioner

        Sponosors: Duke Energy; East Carolina University; NC Cooperative Extension;

                         Piedmont Natural Gas; Western Carolina University Business School

Duke Energy Logo     ECU    NCState     Piedmont Natural Gas  WCU logo

 

Rural Fair

NC Legislative Building (16 W Jones Street, Raleigh, NC  27601)

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Before you visit your legislators, make sure to visit the Rural Fair, featuring more than 20 organizations from across North Carolina representing various rural issues. Want to learn more about policies affecting education? Health? Infrastructure? Business Development? Chat with experts and get useful information that will help you make a strong case for your interests when you meet with your elected officials. Featuring:

 

    Appalachian Regional Commission

     Business Link NC

    Care4Carolina

    East Carolina University 

    ECC Technologies

    Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation

    Hinton Rural Life Center

    Industry Expansion Solutions

    MCNC

    NC Community Health Center Association

 

NC Cooperative Extension

NC Department of Commerce

NC East Alliance

NC Grange

NC Hospital Association

NC Regional Councils of Government

NC Rural Health Leadership Association

NC Sea Grant

NC Sustainable Energy Association

Rosenwald Center

UNC Chapel Hill (NC Growth)

Vidant Health

        "In Conversation"

NC Museum of History (5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601)

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Michael Regan, Secretary, Department of Environmental Quality

        1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - James Trogdon, Secretary, Department of Transportation

If you have some time between meetings with legislators, come back to the Museum of History for small-scale, informal conversations with leaders of state executive departments, who will be sharing their plans for rural North Carolina and ready to answer your questions!

Legislative Meetings Debrief

NC Museum of History Auditorium (5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601)

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

After you finish your meetings with your representatives, stop back by the Auditorium for a debrief session to let us know how they went. We'll compare notes about issues discussed and excting developments before heading to the reception to conclude the day.

Rural Day Reception

NC Executive Mansion (210 N Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601)

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

       Celebrate a successful day in the gardens of the Governor's Mansion. Network with rural champions, catch up with old friends, and share    your stories from your meeting with state leaders.

        Sponosors: Dominion Energy; NC Electric Cooperatives 

   Dominion    Electric Cooperatives

Happy Hour

The Raleigh Times (14 E Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC  27601)

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

       Not ready to go home? Staying for the night? Join the few, the proud, and the lingering at a happy hour at The Raleigh Times. Just join us in the room closest to the Wilmington Street corner. Note: No RSVP needed for this event, where food and drink will be available for purchase.

 Download Agenda