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Agenda

Wednesday, April 3

Welcome

1:00 - 1:10 PM
Presentation of Colors and National Anthem
North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) Honor Guard
Sydney Helgeson, Miss North Dakota
1:10 - 1:25 PM
Welcome
Director Ronald Henke, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT)
1:25 - 1:35 PM
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Update
Gina Espinosa-Salcedo, NHTSA Region 8 Administrator

Vision Zero Strategies - Session One

1:35 - 2:25 PM
Building Stronger Communities with Miss North Dakota
Sydney Helgeson, Miss North Dakota
2:25 - 2:40 PM
Break
2:40 - 3:40 PM
When Tragedy Strikes: Lessons Learned from the Hatton-Northwood School Bus Crash
Carma Hanson, Safe Kids Grand Forks
Dr. Chris Boe, Altru Health Systems
Brian Twete, Northwood Deaconess Health Center
Sgt. Matthew Johnson, NDHP
Sheriff Kurt Schwind, Nelson County Sheriff Department
Angela Herda, Nelson County Emergency Manager
Sarah Vaith, Michigan Area Ambulance
Patricia Lien, Devils Lake Law Enforcement Center Dispatcher
3:40 - 4:40 PM
What Tools Can We Use to Prevent Drug-Impaired Driving?
Trp. Tarek Chase, DRE/SFST State Coordinator, NDHP
Jaclyn Andersen, North Dakota State University - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
Janelle Portscheller, North Dakota State Crime Lab
4:40 - 5:00 PM
Wrap Up Day One
Ryan Gellner, Vision Zero Outreach Program Director, North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo)
5:00 - 5:15 PM
Break
5:15 - 5:45 PM
Vision Zero Awards Ceremony Dinner
5:45 - 7:00 PM
Vision Zero Awards Ceremony
Governor’s Office Representative
Director Ronald Henke, NDDOT
Col. Brandon Solberg, NDHP
Theresa Liebsch, SW Region, Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department

Thursday, April 4

Vision Zero Strategies - Session Two

8:30 - 8:45 AM
Overview Day One
Ryan Gellner, NDCAo
8:45 - 9:35 AM
Putting the Peeeeces Together
Ryan Gellner, NDACo
Kelli Just, LaMoure EMS
Sheriff Andy Schneider, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office
Cole Just, LaMoure High School
Gus Jenson, Flasher High School
Nick West, Grand Forks County Highway Department
9:35 - 9:50 AM
Break
9:50 - 11:00 AM
Vision Zero Outreach Coordinators Regional Group Breakout
Kaitlin Atkinson, NE Region, Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office
Leah Kelm, SE Region, Cass County Highway Department
Theresa Liebsch, SW Region, Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department
Molly Schoen, NW Region, Ward County Highway Department             
11:00 - 11:30 AM
Increased Fines in Construction Work Zones
Nathan Sandberg, Northern Improvement
Steven Fischer, Associated General Contractors of North Dakota
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Buckle Up Phone Down
Lauren Wahlman, NDDOT
Kaitlin Atkinson, NE Region, Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office
Leah Kelm, SE Region, Cass County Highway Department
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch

Vision Zero Strategies - Session Three

1:00 - 1:50 PM
Have Roundabouts INCREASED Crashes in North Dakota?
Justin Schlosser, NDDOT
1:50 - 3:00 PM
Harnessing the Power of Small Actions
Kristen Parks, Alteristic, Inc.
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Wrap Up Day Two
Ryan Gellner, Vision Zero Outreach Program Director, NDACo