Meetings and General Sessions

Monday, May 1, 2017  9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Welcome, Color Guard and National Anthem

Jim Stromberg, Jackie Mines and Commissioner Dohman

The St. Cloud Fire Service Color Guard will open the conference and Mark Lindquist will sing the national anthem. Jim Stromberg (MC) will welcome everyone followed by Jackie Mines and Commissioner Mona Dohman giving remarks.

Monday, May 1, 2017  9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite Yours

Mark J. Lindquist

As working professionals, we could all use a little jolt from time to time. This session may be the only time all year when you take a moment to reflect on the things you need to do to reignite the passion that brought you into the workforce in the first place. World-touring entertainer and actor Mark J. Lindquist offers a keynote that is as entertaining as it is enlightening as he sends you out the door on fire.

Mark J. Lindquist is a nationally recognized motivational speaker and world-touring entertainer who has performed live for over 1.5 million people in 22 countries and 44 states throughout his career. He is also the author of the books, “Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite Yours” and “Service, My Way of Life.” As an actor, he has appeared in ABC’s LOST, CBS’ Hawaii Five-O and the Universal Studios movie “Battleship.” He has performed for Grammy winning artists, Academy Award nominated actors, foreign dignitaries around the world as well as staffers at the White House. Mark is a former Sergeant in the United States Air Force and an Afghanistan War Veteran who currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota.

Monday, May 1, 2017  12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Lunch and Recognition

During the lunch, recognition will be given to several individuals.

Monday, May 1, 2017  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Statewide Emergency Communications Board Meeting (SECB)

This is an official meeting of the Statewide Emergency Communications Board. Observers are welcome.

Monday, May 1, 2017  4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Statewide Emergency Communication Board Meet and Greet

Meet SECB members and conference participants. Open to all conference participants and guests. An assortment of hors d-oeuvre and beverages will be served.

Monday, May 1, 2017  4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Exhibits Open - Inside and Outside

The exhibit area in the Terry Haws Center not only features interesting vendor products and services, but is also where you’ll find access to demonstrations/tours of the outside and inside exhibits.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Richard Stanek

Richard Stanek is the 27th Sheriff of Hennepin County and he is serving his third term as Sheriff. In 2007, he was first sworn in and was re-elected in 2010 and 2014. Upon taking office in 2007, Sheriff Stanek redirected the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office mission to include fighting violent crime, leveraging technology to prevent crime and enhancing outreach with diverse communities. These initiatives are conducted in partnerships with local law enforcement agencies and they have contributed to an historic decrease in violent crime countywide. He created new crime-fighting units at the Sheriff’s Office and these units serve law enforcement agencies and communities countywide. The Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force conducts focused investigations on the county’s most violent offenders. The Criminal Information Sharing and Analysis unit works with law enforcement partners to provide analysis on crime trends and criminal activity in an effort to prevent and solve crime. Sheriff Stanek has brought new awareness to several emerging public safety threats. He coordinated town hall meetings and legislative advocacy to target the heroin epidemic, prescription drug abuse and human trafficking. In Minnesota, he has led the effort to improve treatment for inmates with mental illness by expediting medically-appropriate care. On the national level, Sheriff Stanek participated in President Obama’s law enforcement working group that addressed the intersection of mental illness and gun violence.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM