Preparing to Come to PILD
Greetings. We are happy that you will be joining us for the Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD)
to be held on April 2-5, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel.
There are some important steps for you to take before coming to PILD. If you are an Extension employee, you should
be sure that your Extension Director or Administrator is aware that you are attending PILD particularly if you are planning
to visit with your congressional delegation. Some universities have a policy that prohibits employees from making visits to
their congressional delegation on behalf of Extension or the university. Also your Extension Director or Administrator can
be very helpful in preparing the best message to take with you on your trip to Capital Hill.
If you have the support of your administration in going to the Hill to visit your congressional delegation, you may find the
supplemental materials located on the JCEP website ( www.jcep.org ) to be helpful in your preparation. These materials will
provide you with some guidance on making appointments and what to take with you as you visit your congressional members.