Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference

February 5, 2016

Salem - Salem Convention Center and The Grand Hotel  -  200 Commercial St SE, Salem OR 97301  -  877-540-7800    [Map]

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Is a bond measure in your future? Want to hear the latest tips on new state seismic funding and bond matching?

Then don’t miss OSBA’s Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference, held once every two years in Salem. The conference has a long history of helping districts plan facilities, define and communicate bond costs to voters, and strategize tactics for effective bond campaigns.

Among the featured speakers are Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins. Also Alana Cox of the Secretary of State’s Office will offer guidance on do's and don’ts of state election law. You will also hear from:

  • State Sen. Richard Devlin on Senate Bill 447
  • Melissa Martin of Public Affairs Counsel on demographics and messaging strategies
  • Gloria Zacharias of the state Business Development Department on seismic grants

The one-day conference also includes the popular “Learn from the Winners” panel, in which representatives of the Reynolds, St. Paul and Woodburn school districts will outline how they successfully campaigned for bond measures in the May 2015 election. 

A variety of partners will also be on hand to share their expertise in passing bonds and levies.