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ORVA

Ouachita River Valley Association

55th Annual ORVA Convention – August 20-21, 2020

West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe, Louisiana

ORVA Save the Date

Thursday, August 20

12:00 PM

Registration Opens


1:00-3:00 PM

Navigation Committee Meeting – Mr. Johnny Martin, Chair

  • FY 20/21 Ouachita River Basin Budget – Ms. Patricia Hemphill,
  • Deputy for Programs and Project Management, Vicksburg
  • District, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Current and Future USACE Operations on the Ouachita River
  • Locks and Dams Update - TBD
  • Lakes Update - TBD

3:00-3:30 PM

Break


3:30-5:00 PM

ORVA Board of Directors/Membership Meeting – The Trenton Room, West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe, Lousiana


5:45-7:00 PM Reception

The Ouachita Room, West Monroe Convention Center


7:00 ORVA Dinner

East Ballroom, West Monroe Convention Center

  • Welcome, Mr. Randy Denmon, President, ORVA & Mayor Staci Mitchell, Mayor, City of West Monroe, Louisiana
  • Presentation of Colors, Color Guard, West Monroe Police Department
  • Invocation, Reverend Julian Lott, Major, City of Camden, Arkansas
  • Dinner
  • Dinner Speaker, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD United States Senate
  • Mr. William “Billy” Nungesser, Lieutenant Governor, Louisiana
  • Conclusion - Mr. Randy Denmon, President, ORVA

Friday, August 21

8:00-8:45 AM

Late Registration


8:00-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast – The Ouachita Room, West Monroe Convention Center – Pastries, Juice and Coffee


Center Ballroom, West Monroe Convention Center
9:00-9:05 AM

Welcoming Remarks – Randy Denmon, President, ORVA


9:05-9:30 AM

The History of the Ouachita - TBD


9:30-10:00 AM

The Economic Impact on Arkansas and Louisiana of the Ouachita River – Paul S. Nelson, PhD


10:00-10:15 AM Break

The Ouachita Room, West Monroe Convention Center


10:15-10:45 AM

USACE and Ouachita River Operations – COL Robert A. Hilliard, Commander, Vicksburg District, US Army Corps of Engineers


10:45-12:00 PM

North Louisiana and the Ouachita River Basin – United States Representative Dr. Ralph Abraham, 5th District, Louisiana

12:00-12:15 PM Closing Comments – Randy Denmon, President, ORVA

12:15 PM Adjournment

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