The Third House: State Lobbying Essentials 2017

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The Third House: State Lobbying Essentials is a day-long seminar on how to lobby the Illinois General Assembly effectively. Participants will receive vital information on practical lobbying skills and resources, advanced strategies and tactics, state budget insights and considerations, and winning grassroots efforts from various experienced and successful lobbyists and senior administrative officials.

Featured speakers:

  • Amy Ballinger-Cole, ABC Consulting
  • John P. Lowder, Lowder Governmental Solutions, LLC
  • Kim Clarke Maisch, Cigna Healthcare
  • Professor David Merriman, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Courtney C. Nottage, Fletcher, O’Brien, Kasper & Nottage, P.C.
  • Polly Poskin, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Stephen Schnorf, Budgeting for Results Commission
  • Jil Tracy, Illinois State Senator, 47th District
  • Terri Treacy, Sierra Club
  • Josh Weger, The Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting

Who Should Attend?

Prospective Lobbyists
Legislative Liaisons
Government Affairs Representatives
Members of the Media
Not-for-Profit Advocates and Executives
State and local government officials and employees
Interested Citizens

What Will You Learn?

Practical Lobbying Skills
Lobbying Ethics and Regulations
Communication Tips
Advanced Strategies and Tactics
State Budget Concerns and Considerations
Effective Grassroots Efforts
Online Resources


Friday, January 27, 2017
8:30 am – 4 pm
Public Affairs Center
Conference Room C/D
University of Illinois Springfield

Parking Information

Cost of attendance

Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments included in registration fee.

Contact Info

Elizabeth Thai