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Community bankers and board members are invited to a complimentary networking lunch and half-day advocacy training session designed to help you effectively communicate your community bank’s advocacy priorities with policymakers.

The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, March 28, in Richmond, will feature a panel with congressional staffers and presentations led by ICBA Executive Vice President of Policy & Political Operations Aaron Stetter and Assistant Vice President of Advocacy Joshua Habursky. 

With a truly free lunch, informative presentations and a new opportunity to network with community banking peers, we hope you can join us!

This training is a co-hosted event between ICBA and VACB.

Please register soon as attendance is limited!

Complimentary Registration

Complete the form below to register for ICBA's Advocacy Training in Richmond, VA. 
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Advocacy Training Schedule

11:00 a.m. - Noon
Networking Lunch

Noon - 12:45 p.m.
Be Heard: Advocating for Community Banks
Presented by ICBA's Aaron Stetter and Joshua Habursky 

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Break

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Best Practices for Communicating with Elected Officials
Moderated by Steve Yeakel, President & CEO, Virginia Association of Community Banks; Panelists: Eric Mondres, SVP & Director of Government & Industry Relations, FHL Bank of Atlanta; Sam Louis Taylor, Regional Director, Office of US Senator Mark Warner; and Brent Robinson,  Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01)

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Networking Break

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Political Capital Game
This hands-on game tests participants advocacy skills in choosing which tactics to implement and when. To win, gain enough votes to pass key legislation while competing against a highly motivated opponent who will match you move for move.


Troutman Sanders LLP
1001 Haxall Point, Richmond VA 23219


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