Conference Agenda

General Session

May. 25, 2018 , 9:15 am – 10:30 am

This session will begin with the installation of the WIR Officers and the presentation of the Dale Sowards Award.


Mr. Brian Steed

Deputy Director, Programs and Policy, Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is at the forefront of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s efforts to better engage with state and local governments. This presentation will include a discussion of new efforts to improve the relationship between the federal government and counties, highlight the Administration’s achievements after its first year in office and the BLM’s plans and priorities moving forward.

Ms. Dotti Owens

Coroner, Ada County, Idaho

Coroners and medical examiners play a key role in strengthening the communities we serve, especially in the face of public health and social issues like the opioid epidemic and suicide. This presentation will focus on the role of the coroner and the importance of thorough death investigations.

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