Registration Fee: $100 (Participants and Observers)
Date: May 19-20, 2016
Both Days: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
A vibrant economy is perhaps the most sought after policy goal for our state. For this reason, New Mexico First will hold a statewide town hall on economic security and vitality to develop practical recommendations for the future. The event will focus on economic strategies that address the needs of small and large businesses – as well as low and middle-income families. The event will encourage participants to think creatively about strengthening the states’ economic health in ways that reach people from all walks of life.
This one-time event will bring together citizens for a two-day, consensus driven deliberation that will produce a concrete, actionable platform of recommendations on economic policy. Town hall participants will focus on key issues surrounding the economy in New Mexico:
Our town halls are not typical conferences with a series of presentations. There will be a roundtable discussion and a keynote speaker to help set the context, but the bulk of the town hall is comprised of small group discussions among participants who care about the future of the state and want to create practical recommendations that will lead to progress.
Prior to the town hall, participants will receive a background report that will outline the key issues and serve as a basis for the discussions held during the town hall.
The recommendations will not sit on a shelf. Immediately after the town hall, the New Mexico First Implementation Team will develop a plan to advance the town hall’s platform with policymakers.
|8:30||Check-in and Breakfast|
|9:00||Welcome and Overview|
|10:45||Town Hall Overview|
|11:30||Small Group Overview|
|Noon||Keynote Presentation and Lunch|
|1:00||Small Group Discussion A|
|3:00||Small Group Discussion B|
|4:45||Plenary Session: Group Recommendations|
|8:30||Overview and Breakfast|
|9:00||Small Group Discussion C|
|11:15||Small Group Discussion D: Recommendation Amendments|
|1:30||Presentation and Lunch|
A New Mexico First Background report was produced for town hall participants. We ask that participants read the report before the town hall.
Access the report: Economic Security and Vitality for NM Town Hall Background Report
Access the report: Economic Security and Vitality for NM Town Hall Final Report
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors who generously support this project.