2022 MAINE PRIVATE ROAD ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
SPONSORED BY MAINE ALLIANCE FOR ROAD ASSOCIATIONS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022
8:45 AM TO 3:30 PM
MAPLE HILL FARM INN and CONFERENCE CENTER
11 Inn Road
HALLOWELL (near Augusta), ME 04347
ABOVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULED
Updated June 8, 2022
As we were planning and holding last year's October Road Conference, we were also thinking ahead to this year. Our Post-Conference Evaluations revealed that there were topics on the minds of members not yet covered that would fill an exciting schedule for this year. Maine has done a great job with vaccinations and getting the Covid-19 pandemic tamed allowing a semblance of normality to return. Precautions are still necessary and we are continuing to monitor information from the Maine Centers for Disease Control on holding events.
We have voted to hold a Road Conference on October 1, 2022 with options for in-person or “Zoom” attendance! This will allow us to limit, for safety, the number of people in the Carriage House at Maple Hill Farm, while greatly expanding the number who may benefit from this conference, including even those for whom the commuting distance is impractical. We will begin Registration on July 15 by activating a link to Registration Details. (Below)
Indeed, our Event on October 1st holds much promise! Maple Hill Farm is a beautiful and popular Conference Center. We have five great Speakers in Attorneys Mary Denison and John Cunningham on road association administrative matters, County Sheriff Kevin Joyce on law enforcement issues for private road associations, Heather Huntt, Project Manager at Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District, on common private road maintenance practices to implement to protect our roads and adjacent water quality, and Lucy Wess, Esq., Director of the Maine Agricultural Mediation Program through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, on "Mediation Skills: Engaging in Difficult Conversations and Managing Conflict."
The named speakers have have accepted with enthusiasm the topics decided by our Member Surveys and Evaluations. Our room, the Carriage House, will accommodate our attendees plus our Speakers and staff at “acceptable social distance.” We have excellent audio-visual support from Tom Gordon, AV Portland, for up to 100 “Zoom” attendees. Both actual and virtual attendees will have ample opportunity for presenter-audience interaction.
Because of the degree of uncertainty surrounding the course of the Covid-19 pandemic and its potential effects on event registration, we must reserve the option to cancel the conference until Tuesday, September 22, 2022. All registration fees will be promptly returned.
The MARA Board and Conference Planning Team look forward to joining Members and Non-member Guests for a wonderful, productive, and safe experience for everyone involved on October 1, 2022 at the Carriage House, Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center.
Andrew L. Allen, President/Web Administrator
DETAILS & REGISTRATION BELOW:
Active Link available July 15, 2022