2020 Kansas EMS Day at the capitol


Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 1000-1600

The Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA) is hosting a Day at the Capitol event in Topeka, Kansas on February 5, 2020.  All Kansas EMS professionals are invited to attend.  

Join us for our legislative event, which will feature a briefing, special guest speakers, lobbying tips, appointments with your legislators, and lunch provided by KEMSA. This is your chance to be a voice for EMS.

There is no fee to attend, but we ask that you RSVP online using the link in the upper right by Jan. 31 in order to help with scheduling meetings with legislators and planning for lunch.

Dress: Please wear your Class A EMS uniforms or business attire to represent the EMS industry.

Schedule & Locations

Locations:
1000-1300 - League of Kansas Municipalities, 300 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603 Basement Meeting Room

1300-1600 - Kansas State Capitol, 300 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66612

Agenda:

1000       Welcome

1015       Briefing: Goals for the day, key talking points and bills, what to expect and how to visit with legislators, presented by Sean Gatewood, KEMSA Lobbyist & Dave Johnston, KEMSA President

1045       National Legislative Issues, presented by Con Olson, NAEMT Advocacy Coordinator

1100       Guest Speaker - Dr. Lee A. Norman, Secretary of Kansas Department of Health & Environment

1130       Lunch Served

1245       Group Photo at the Capitol

1300       Appointments with Legislators & Attend committee hearings

1600       Event Concludes

1300    Appointments with Legislators & Attend committee hearings

1600    Event Concludes


RSVP HERE

Registration:  There is no fee to attend, but we ask that you RSVP online using the link in the upper right by Jan. 31 in order to help with scheduling meetings with legislators and planning for lunch.

Cancellation: While there is no charge for this event, we will be providing lunch and scheduling appointments with legislators. If you can't attend, please cancel your registration by Jan. 31, 2020 online or email mary@kemsa.org.

Directions & Parking

The Kansas State Capitol is located between 10th and 8th Avenue and between Harrison and Van Buren

Driving directions

Traveling east on I-70: exit at 8th Avenue (Exit 362B.) Merge onto Monroe Street. Right onto SE 8th Avenue to the Capitol.

Traveling west on I-70: exit at 8th Avenue (Exit 362B.) Left onto SE 8th Avenue to the Capitol.

From the south: exit Kansas Turnpike at Topeka Boulevard. Left onto SW Topeka Boulevard. Right onto SW 8th Avenue to the Capitol.

All visitors must enter through the Capitol Visitor Center on ground level, north wing, on 8th Avenue. All visitors exit through the same location.

Underground parking garage

  • Located on 8th Avenue between Harrison and Van Buren
  • Parking is free for two hours, so we suggest you park on the street or in another parking garage.

On street parking

  • Metered parking on SW Jackson Street between SW 8th and SW 9th avenues for up to 10 hours. Meter fees vary. Free parking Saturday and Sunday.
  • Visitors can enter building on ground level at the semi-circle drive on SW 8th Avenue.

Additional Parking  Garages

  • Crosby Place Parking Garage, 108 SW 8th Avenue, between S Kansas Avenue and SW Jackson Street. Hourly fee.
  • Centre City Parking Garage, 109 SW 9th Avenue, between S Kansas Avenue and SW Jackson Street. Hourly fee.

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