7:45 a.m.   Doors Open - Breakfast and Networking
8:30 a.m.   Renea Louie, Executive Director, Business Council of Douglas County and 
                    Mark Amodei, U.S. Congressman
8:35 a.m.   Bobbi Thompson BCDC President, opening remarks
8:45 a.m.   James Settelmeyer, Director, Nevada Department of Conservation and                                   Natural Resources welcome and opening remarks, James will share                                           his views on how Nevada business and politics are changing in 2024 and his                           current role under Governor Lombardo
9:15 a.m   Douglas County School District Needs and Challenges at Stake
                   Moderator Bryce Clutts, President Metcalf Builders & Douglas County Planning                     Commissioner
                   Cade Baligad, Executive Director of Career & Technical Education,
                   Douglas County School District
                   Sharla Hales, Douglas County Commissioner
                   Keith Lewis, Superintendent, Douglas County School District
Panelists will discuss the current state of student achievement in Douglas County,  the challenges facing the district, including attracting and retaining quality teachers when housing is unavailable on teacher salaries; operating in a high cost-of-living area when that is not calculated in the state’s pupil funding formula; addressing youth mental health; maintaining services for students with funding reductions due to declining enrollment; and other current issues that impact Douglas County’s students, families, and businesses.

10:15 a.m. Leaders and Legends 2023 Business Council
                     Lifetime Achievement Awards Unveiled
                     Presenters include Ron Elges, Lisa Granahan, Brian Krolicki, Renea                                             Louie,  James Settelmeyer, Steve Teshara, Bobbi Thompson, Brandy                                           Thomson, Judge Tod Young
10:35 a.m.  Break
10:50 a.m.  How We’re *Really* Doing - Community Health Needs Assessment Keys on Critical Issue in Douglas County.  
                     Moderator Kitty McKay, Administrator of Community and Patient Experience,                       Carson Tahoe Health
                     Erin Dudley, Licensed Master Social Worker, Carson Valley Health
                     Ron Elges, Douglas County Undersheriff
                     Michelle Miller, PHD, HR Executive, Carson Tahoe Hospital
                     Senator Dr. Robin Titus
Our neighbors, business leaders, employees and area youth are suffering with unprecedented issues. Learn about the broad impact of this growing issue on healthcare, regulators, families, employers and law enforcement. Gain insight regarding the state’s efforts to improve things. In addition to creating awareness, this session will offer takeaways to empower you to make a difference in your sphere of influence, family and workplace.

11:50 p.m.  Spotlight Awards Winners Announced
                     Moderator Scott Morgan, Interim County Manager
                     Mark Gardner, Chairman County Commission
                     Wes Rice, Vice Chairman County Commission
12:20 p.m.  Lunch and Networking
1:20 p.m.    Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan Critical to Basin
                     Moderator Carol Chaplin, President & CEO, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
                     Amy Berry, CEO, Tahoe Fund
                     Daniel Cressy, Public Services Staff Officer, Lake Tahoe Basin Management
                     Devin Middlebrook, Government Affairs Manager, TRPA
Responding to the post-pandemic visitor demand for outdoor recreation destinations and its proximity to nearby major markets, an unprecedented group of Lake Tahoe destination management, land management, and non-profit organizations began the Destination Stewardship Plan process lasting almost two years, and taking into account 3000+ connections with visitors, leadership, and residents through workshops, surveys and one on one conversations. The Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan launched in June 2023 with the signing of an agreement to create the first destination stewardship council for the greater Tahoe region. The plan outlines a comprehensive framework and sets in motion action priorities to better manage outdoor recreation and tourism and ensure the sustainability and preservation of an iconic natural treasure and its local community. This panel will discuss the plan from the initial concept to the action plan to ongoing execution to achieve the shared vision of "Taking Care of Tahoe." Recognizing that tourism is the Lake Tahoe Basin's primary industry, that almost 90% of the Basin's land is public, that the Basin receives over 15,000,000 visitors per year with a total population of just over 60,000 residents, and who's fragile environment must be respected and preserved to survive, how does this diverse group of organizations remain cohesive, execute individual, organizational missions, engage visitors in stewardship and protect the quality of residential life?

2:00 p.m  Closing Remarks
                  Bobbi Thompson
                  James Settelmeyer
2:30 p.m. VIP Guest Tour of the Tahoe Blue Events Center for all attendees


Thank you for another fabulous year with our highhest attendance and a beautiful new venue.   Check here for the full video and photo update soon.