August

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CSG ERC 60th Annual Meeting - Canceled

The largest gathering of state officials in the East

A Message from ERC’s 2020 Annual Meeting Co-Chairs

Dear CSG ERC Members, Colleagues, and Corporate Partners,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire, scheduled for August 23-26, 2020, has been cancelled.

This decision is unprecedented in CSG ERC’s history. As the ERC Co-chairs, we wanted you to know the decision was made after much consideration for both the safety of ERC’s membership and out of a concern that our colleagues around the region, as well as our private sector partners, were focused on managing this public health crisis.

For those of you who have registered for the Annual Meeting, all 2020 registration fees will be automatically refunded, and ERC will cancel all hotel rooms booked in the meeting room block. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact AR Braver at abraver@csg.org.

We also want you to know our CSG Eastern Office staff is committed to continuing to serve our members by providing timely information and resources to better enable all of us in in the eastern region to respond to the public policy challenges posed by the coronavirus. In this regard, ERC’s website as well as CSG’s national website has a wealth of information on states’ response to COVID-19. The CSG Eastern Office will also continue to provide remote training opportunities, policy webinars, and respond to member information needs during this challenging time. Do not hesitate to call them if they can be of assistance to you.

State officials have shown great leadership in managing this crisis. We greatly appreciate the work you are all doing to continue to govern through this crisis and serve your constituents. Undoubtedly, there is much we will learn from this experience, and we look forward to the opportunity to meet with you in the future to share information, so we are better prepared for future health threats of this kind.

Finally, as ERC Co-Chairs, we remain hopeful that New Hampshire will have the opportunity to host the ERC Annual Meeting and Policy Forum in the not-so-distant future, after we have emerged from this pandemic. In the meantime, we look forward to meeting with you again next year in Toronto.

Until then, be well and stay safe.

Sincerely,
Senator Sharon Carson, 2020 ERC Co-Chair
Speaker Pro Tempore Lucy Weber, ERC 2020 Co-Chair


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Sharon Carson
Senator, New Hampshire
Sharon Carson has been in the New Hampshire State Senate since 2008. Before becoming senator, she served as a state representative from Londonderry from 2000 until 2008. She also served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserve and retired
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in 1995 after 17 years of service. Sharon has an A.S. degree from Mount Wachussett Community College, as well as a B.A, M.A., and A.B.D from the University of New Hampshire. Sharon is an adjunct professor at Nashua Community College. She has also taught at the University of New Hampshire and at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester as an adjunct professor after completing her postgraduate studies. She also served on the Rockingham County delegation’s executive committee for two terms and was the chair of the Registry of Deeds. Sharon and her husband, Greg, have been married for 37 years and have two daughters, Alicia and Deirdre. They have lived in Londonderry and the State of New Hampshire since 1989. Greg is a New Hampshire native. Senator Carson has a deep passion for the state that she serves. She loves New Hampshire and its rich history; she shares her knowledge of the early settlers and the stories of Nutfield and Portsmouth, and has a deep respect for the people she serves.
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Lucy McVitty Weber
Speaker Pro Tempore, New Hampshire
Lucy Weber serves as speaker pro tempore of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Representative Weber also chairs the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee. She has represented the Cheshire 1st District since 2006. Prior to serving in the legislature,
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Weber worked as a teacher, Vermont attorney, and Walpole innkeeper. She has been a member of the Cheshire County Delegation Executive Committee and the Walpole Zoning Board of Adjustment. Weber earned her B.A. from Tufts University, and a master’s degree in environmental law and juris doctor degree from Vermont Law School.
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