2018 Kansas EMS Day at the capitol


Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 1000-1700

The Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA) is hosting a Day at the Capitol event in Topeka, Kansas on January 31, 2018.  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. 24 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.

Locations

1000-1300 - Kansas Association of Counties, 300 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603
Basement Meeting Room  

1300-1700 - Kansas State Capitol, 300 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66612
Event Room: 212-B N 
(See directions and parking instructions on the right.)

Schedule

Kansas EMS Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Meet at Kansas Association of Counties (across from the Capitol).  Parking instructions on the right.

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

1040 County legislative issues, presented by Melissa Wangemann, KAC Legislative
Services Director

1100 Federal Legislative Issues and Advocacy Efforts, presented by Terry David,
NAEMT Advocacy Committee Chair & KEMSA Past President

1130         Legislative Speaker Panel (TBD)

1200         Lunch served

1230         Additional Briefing (if needed)

1300        Walk to the Capitol as a group, attend committee hearings and attend
appointments with legislators

During the afternoon, at any time, you can stop by Room 212-B N in the Capitol to talk about what you experienced, what we can do better next time, what you learned, etc.

1630         Full Group Gathering/Debriefing of Event (Room 212-B at Capitol)

1700         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. 24 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. 24, 2018 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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