About the 2020 Delta Leadership Network Annual Conference
The Delta Leadership Network (DLN) is hosting its Annual Conference, September 22-24, 2020 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown. The DLN is an organization of more than 600 alumni of the Delta Leadership Institute who represent the eight states within the Delta Regional Authority’s footprint: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. These alumni are highly engaged and use their Delta Leadership Institute experience to affect positive change in their communities. We are excited about the 2020 DLN Annual Conference and the opportunity to partner with to strengthen workforce competitiveness in the Delta region.
This year’s conference will focus on partnership development opportunities that are both local and regional in the DRA footprint. Delivery of a world-class event for persons representing local development districts and economic development organizations, elected officials at local, state, and regional levels, small business owners, and community leaders in agricultural, health care, education, and faith-based communities.
DLN members rely on the Network to share today’s best approaches to growing their local economy and improving the communities and lives of people in the Mississippi Delta and Alabama Black Belt. Graduates of the program often describe the training and opportunity to engage with alumni as life-changing. The annual conference delivers important continuing education and the opportunity to maintain and grow professional networks.
Regional Advisory Council
The Delta Leadership Network’s members are led by an elected volunteer Regional Advisory Council, which includes two members from each state and a council chair, chosen from the past year’s RAC to lead the Council. The RAC supports DLI staff in planning and executing the DLN Annual Conference each year and drive state meetings and activities throughout the year that support DLN’s mission of continuing education, information sharing, and collaboration beyond the DLI experience. RAC state representatives are important points of contact for DLN members in their state to learn about DLI and DLN activities.
Networking. Tools. Experiences.
CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR YOU
REGISTRATION OPENS SUMMER 2020
Mississippi River Sponsor
Conference Bag Sponsor
Digital Delta Sponsor
Tennessee River Sponsors
Friends of Louisiana
Christian Creed Michael Echols Mary Ann Moon Lt. Governor Billy Nungessor
Friends of DLI Class of 2016/17
Jake Bynum, Cedric Campbell, Marcus Campbell, Greg Curlin, Lee Denny, Leslie Durham, Maliea Evans, Gwen Gavin, Tina Gibbs, Adrienne Hudson, Mary Anne Medlock, Maureen Neighbors, Andy Sisulak, Annette Slaughter, Susan Smith, Kristy Stephenson, AJ Walker, Cindy - Lyn White, Jason Willett, David Wyman, and Ella York
Buddy Boe - Class of 2014/15, Louisiana
Kay Brockwell - Class of 2006/07, Arkansas
Mayor Libby Coates - Class of 2014/15, Arkansas
Karen McDaniel - Class of 2013/14, Arkansas
Mayor Jason Ashmore - Class of 2014/15, Illinois
Susan Smith - Class of 2016/17, Alabama
DLI Class of 2015/16
Adam Holland, Kris Klaus, Spencer Lucker, Tyrone Moye, Jennifer Olson, Trudy Redus, Peggy Wright
Eric Atchison - Class of 2017/18, Mississippi
Mayor Adam Holland - Class of 2015/16, Louisiana
Bevin Hunter- Class of 2015/16, Arkansas Sharin Taylor McKinney - Class of 2005/06, Tennessee