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RESTORE Conference on June 11th


The first RESTORE Act conference – the Gulf Coast Restoration Summit – is scheduled for June 11, 2012 at The Palms of Destin, 14073 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin Florida  32541. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m.

The Summit will feature local, state, and national government, business, and nonprofit decision-makers providing the latest information on when RESTORE Act monies will arrive and sharing strategies on what the monies should be spent on. The conference, timed to coincide with expected passage of the RESTORE Act, will focus on up to $21 billion in RESTORE Act monies. The national forum will also provide details on recent BP lawsuit settlement monies, the new BP oil spill claims process, early BP
restoration monies, and priorities for the enhanced economic development of the U.S. Gulf Coast.

More than 200 local, regional, and national government and business leaders are attending. Confirmed speakers include:

•  Senior Congressional Staff from the offices of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo
•  Billy Nungesser, President, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
•  Commissioner Bill Williams, President-Elect, Florida Association of Counties
•  Florida State Rep. Doug Broxson
•  Florida State Rep. Matt Gaetz
•  Florida State Rep. Clay Ingram
•  Grover Robinson, Commissioner, Escambia County, Florida
•  Gene Valentino, Commissioner, Escambia County, Florida
•  Dave Robau, President, Gulf Coast Energy Network
•  Charmaine Caccioppi, President, Louisiana Association of United Ways
•  Jerry Kindle, CEO, American Red Cross of Northwest Florida
•  And more!

The Summit leadership has spent many years working to improve the quality of the U.S. Gulf Coast, including hosting four national Katrina reconstruction conferences, two national conferences on the BP oil spill, the first anniversary BP oil spill conference, and the first coastal restoration conference. Visit and

Contact us: or call 202-375-4236.

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