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01-03-20 VA Political Outlook Luncheon
Omni Richmond Hotel
100 S 12th St
Richmond, VA 23219
United States
(804) 344-7000

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Friday, January 03, 2020, 9:45 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Category: Events

2020 Virginia Political Outlook Luncheon

Join us as we start the new year with our annual presentation from Bob Holsworth of DecideSmart, reviewing the year of politics in Virginia, and giving us a glimpse of what we can expect in the year to come.

"How to Get the Most Out of Your VSAE Membership"

Before the luncheon, we'll gather to review all that your VSAE membership has to offer, including the Association Leadership Virginia program, the CAE study group, and more! 

"Stumps & Stars"

Join this legislative meeting where Executive members can share legislative positions with each other and find other members that can support them. Participants will have five (5) minutes to present their pre-submitted one-page information piece identifying the issue supported (Star) or the issue of concern (Stump). Submissions must be received by D. Walton ([email protected]no later than noon on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Lunch Presentation Speaker

Dr. Robert Holsworth is a Managing Partner of DecideSmart, a company that focuses on enabling innovation to succeed. His observations on national and Virginia politics have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the New York Times, and numerous other papers and news magazines. Dr. Holsworth was the founding Director of both the Center for Public Policy and the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He was the Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Efficiency and Effectiveness. He has been the Director of the Virginia Executive Institute and Co-Staff Director of the Commission on the Future of Virginia’s Urban Areas, a gubernatorial commission that examined how Virginia’s urban areas could become flourishing parts of regional economies.


  9:45 a.m. - Registration
10:00 a.m. - "How to Get the Most Out of Your VSAE Membership"
10:00 a.m. - "Stumps & Stars"

11:00 a.m. - Networking Reception
11:45 a.m. - Luncheon & Presentation
 1:15 p.m. - Adjourn 


The Omni Richmond Hotel is offering a special rate of $149 plus taxes for room reservations. Contact the Omni by telephone at (800) THE-OMNI and identify yourself as a member of VSAE to book your reservation.

Registration Notes

  • All payments are due upon registration.
  • Payment can be made by credit card using our online registration link above or by mailing a check payable to VSAE. (Indicate on the check what the payment is for.)
  • A replacement from the same organization may attend the lunch if the member is unable to attend. Please contact the registrar for assistance.
  • Staff & Non-Member Attendance. Staff of a member or a non-member is limited to attending 3 meetings per year.
  • Cancellation Policy
    • Pre-registrations for lunch who cancel after the Tuesday before the meeting or fail to attend will be invoiced for a no-show fee of $14. Members are allowed one (1) free pass per year.
    • No refunds for cancellation.
    • Substitutions are allowed.

Registration Fees


Early Registration 
Ends December 31

Late registration
Begins January 1

On-site registration

VSAE Member
Lunch: Free** Lunch: $14 Lunch: $35
Staff of an
Lunch: $25 Lunch: $30 Lunch: $40
Lunch: $50 Lunch: $55 Lunch: $55

** Executive non-Resident & Semi-Retired members pay $15 to attend the reception and lunch. 

Contact: Pamela Flynn - [email protected] - (804) 249-2244