Real Women Run Southern Utah Training

Saturday, December 1, 2018

St. George Area Chamber of Commerce


EMCEE:                Nina Barnes, Real Women Run, Vice Chair of Utah Board of Regents, Former Cedar City Council Member


8:30-9:00           Registration and check-in
Light refreshments available


9:00-9:15           Welcome Remarks

Rep. Lowry Snow


9:15-10:15        Panel Discussion: Paths to Public Service

Moderator: Courtney (Brinkerhoff) Sinagra, Southern Utah Director, Office of Senator Hatch

LaRene Cox, Washington County School District Board Member, President of Utah Federation of Republican Women

Miriah Elliott, Ivins City Council

D’Mia Lamar, SUU Student Body President

McKenna Mathie, DSU Pre-Law Club President


10:15-10:30         Break


10:30-11:15      Campaigns 101: Gearing Up to Run or Get Involved

(focusing on campaign planning, including timeline/deadlines, data, volunteers and field, fundraising)

Henrie Walton, DSU Director of Institute of Politics and Public Affairs

Don Willie, Owner, Willie Strategies Consulting


11:15-12:00      Campaign Strategies

(focusing on messaging/marketing, mailers/communications, media/social media, and general campaign management)

Moderator: Don Willie, Owner, Willie Strategies Consulting

Becki Bronson, Public Relations Expert

Christa Hinton, Campaign Manager

Lisa Thorpe, Campaign Communications Expert


12:00-12:30      Networking Lunch


12:30-1:15        Be Part of the Solution through Community Engagement

Nancy Hauck, DSU Associate Provost of Community & Global Engagement

1:15-2:00           A Southern Utah Campaign Case Study

Moderator: Nina Barnes, Real Women Run, Vice Chair of Utah Board of Regents, Former Cedar City Council Member

Donia Jessop, Hildale Mayor

Shirley Draper, Campaign Manager


2:00                      Close


Register for the Real Women Run Souther Utah Training.

This event is made possible in partnership with St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Politics & Public Affairs at Dixie State University, The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at Southern Utah University, Women’s Influence Center, AAUW Utah and St. George UT Branch, and Three Corners Women’s Giving Circle. Co-sponsors include Senator Evan Vickers, Representative Walt Brooks, Representative Travis Seegmiller, DSU Community & Global Engagement, and the Utah Federation of Republican Women.