Food for Thought Luncheon

Wednesday, August 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Baltimore Convention Center

Not included in any registration. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online or onsite at the registration desk in the Convention Center Pratt Street Lobby. Must present ticket for entry. If you arrive late, seating and/or meal service may no longer be available.

Featured Speaker
Jessica Rosenworcel
FCC Commissioner

Commissioner Rosenworcel has long been an effective advocate for the 9-1-1 community and public safety communications. Hear directly from the Commissioner as she highlights issues of direct interest to APCO members.

Keynote Presentation
Carey Lohrenz
Pioneer Military Pilot, Author, Leadership Speaker and Business Consultant

Striking a Balance

A successful career, a happy family, and a balanced personal life leave little time for many people to nurture their dreams. As a former Naval Aviator, a corporate executive, and as a busy mother of four, Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz knows first-hand the challenges of navigating the many demands of daily work-life balance. Carey will inspire you to ‘Be the Catalyst’ and look beyond your circumstances. Just as pilots do a “systems check” before takeoff, Carey’s motivational speech will walk you through a Pre-Flight Check on your journey towards success.

  • Belief in Yourself and Your Abilities To be successful and ultimately take charge of your life, overcoming lack of self-belief is one of the biggest hurdles you need to overcome.
  • A Firm Commitment Be unwavering and purposeful in your actions.
  • Clarity of Purpose Clarity of purpose and a clear picture of precisely what you want to achieve are key factors in achieving success.
  • Make a Plan – Stay Focused Keep life’s distractions and interruptions at bay by creating your plan – and sticking to it.


  • Agency Training Program Certifications
  • Chapter Growth Number Membership Award
  • Chapter Growth Percentage Membership Award
  • Membership Density Award

Assorted rolls
Mixed green salad with carrots, red and yellow tomatoes and English cucumbers
Roasted chicken breast with creamy Dijon sauce, Rösti potato cake and blistered lemon asparagus
Caramel apple cake with whisky caramel sauce

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