Annual Meeting Archives

2023 Senate Finance Committee Annual Meeting:
Fiscal Issues Facing the Commonwealth

The 2023 SFAC Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Tysons Corner, Virginia
November 15, November 16, and November 17, 2023 (Agenda)

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center
7901 Tysons One Place
Tysons, Virginia  22102
Hotel Information; Map

Wednesday, November 15:

1:00 p.m. Opening Comments 
The Honorable Janet D. Howell, Co-Chair

Overview of Virginia's Budget & Process (Presentation)
  April Kees, Staff Director
  SFAC Staff 

Panel: Behavioral Health Crisis System (Presentation)
Nelson Smith, Commissioner, DBHDS
Deborah Warren, Deputy Director, Arlington County DHS
James Pritchett, Executive Director, NRV Community Services
  Mike Tweedy & Catie Robertson, Staff

Panel:  Transportation Funding In Virginia (Presentation)
Laura Farmer, Chief Financial Officer, VDOT
Zach Trogdon, Chief of Public Transportation, DRPT
  Kendra Brown Shifflett, Staff

Wrap-up (4:45 p.m.)
The Honorable George L. Barker, Co-Chair


Thursday, November 16:

9:00 a.m. Opening Comments
The Honorable George L. Barker, Co-Chair

Overview of Virginia's Revenue & Tax Policy (Presentation)
  Tyler Williams, Staff

Panel: Fiscally Well-Managed States (Presentation)
Pisei Chea, VP & Senior Analyst, Moody's Investors Service
Sheanna Gomes, Assoc. Mngr., Pew's State Fiscal Health Project
Colin Foard, Manager, Pew's Fiscal Federalism Initiative
  April Kees, Staff Director

Overview of Debt & Capital Outlay Update (Presentation)
David Richardson, Treasurer of Virginia
  Tyler Williams, Staff

Lunch Break

U.S. & Virginia Economic Outlook (Presentation)
Renee Haltom, Vice President & Regional Executive
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Virginia's Revenue & Budget Outlook (Presentation)
April Kees, Staff Director
Tyler Williams, Staff

Public Education Funding & 2024 Session Outlook (Presentation)
Wendy Kang, Staff
Anya Pfeiffer, Staff

Panel: Higher Ed. Enrollment & Six-Year Planning (Presentation)
Lane McBride, Managing Dir. & Sr. Partner, Boston Cons. Group
Peter Blake, Director, SCHEV
Wendy Kang, Staff

Wrap-up (4:45 p.m.)
The Honorable George L. Barker, Co-Chair

Friday, November 17:

9:00 a.m. Opening Comments
The Honorable George L. Barker, Co-Chair

Medicaid Trends & HHR 2024 Session Outlook (Presentation)
Mike Tweedy, Staff

Panel: Data Centers in Virginia (Ballrooms A&B) (Presentation)
Josh Levi, President, Data Center Coalition
Christina Winn, President, VA Economic Developers Association
William Murray, Senior VP-Corp. Affairs & Comm., Dominion
Stephen Hartka, VP-Research, VA Economic Dev. Partnership
Kimberly Sarte, Associate Director, JLARC
  Kendra Brown Shifflett, Staff & April Kees, Staff Director

Panel:  Workforce & Attainment (Ballroom C) (Presentation)
Stephen Moret, President & CEO, Strada Education Foundation
Heather McKay, VOEE, VA Economic Development Partnership
Cheryl Oldham, VP-Educ. Policy, U. S. Chamber of Commerce
  Wendy Kang, Staff

Public Safety Trends & 2024 Session Outlook (Presentation)
  Catie Robertson, Staff

Wrap-up (12:00 noon)
The Honorable Janet D. Howell, Co-Chair

* Agenda is subject to change or adjustment without notice.  Please check back for updates.
**The Hyatt Regency is providing a coffee/beverage station outside Ballrooms A&B for audience coffee/beverage purchase.