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Saturday, September 24 • 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Local Control – or Control the Locals?

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Moderators
avatar for Jim Malewitz (mod.)

Jim Malewitz (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Malewitz primarily covers the intersection of energy and the environment for the Tribune. Previously, he spent two years covering energy and environmental issues for Stateline, a nonprofit news service in Washington, D.C. A native of Michigan, he has an undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in Iowa and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Van Duyne

Beth Van Duyne

Mayor of Irving
Van Duyne, serving her second term as mayor, was first elected in 2011. She is a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Advisory Board, the Texas Municipal League and the North Central Texas Council of Governments. Van Duyne is also a member of the boards of the North Texas Commission and the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.
avatar for Don Huffines

Don Huffines

State Senator
Huffines, R-Dallas, has represented Senate District 16 since 2015. He serves as vice chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and is a member of the Administration, Business & Commerce and Education committees. Previously, he served as a delegate to the 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions. Huffines is the co-founder of the Huffines Communities, a real estate land development company.
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Philip Kingston

Dallas City Council Member
Kingston was first elected in 2013 to represent District 14 on the Dallas City Council. He was appointed by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings as chairman of the Ad Hoc Judicial Nominations Committee and is a member of the Police and Fire Pension Board. Kingston is also a founding member of the Dallas Bar Association’s Public Forum Committee.
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Ron Nirenberg

San Antonio City Council Member
Nirenberg was first elected in 2013 to represented District 8 on the San Antonio City Council. He chairs the city’s Quality of Life and City Council Comprehensive Planning committees and serves on the board of the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Previously, Nirenberg worked as a program director for the Annenberg Public Policy Center and general manager for Trinity University’s KRTU-FM.
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Matt Rinaldi

State Representative
Rinaldi, R-Irving, has represented House District 115 since 2015. He is a member of the House Agriculture & Livestock and Business & Industry committees. Rinaldi currently serves as senior counsel at Dykema Cox Smith and has worked at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Rinaldi also sits on the board of a publicly traded real estate investment trust.


Saturday September 24, 2016 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Rainey Hall, Jessen Auditorium 200 West 21st Street, Austin, TX 78712