2019 CTCL Advisory Committee Meeting

Thank you for joining us in Washington, D.C. to connect with each other, learn together, and provide feedback on CTCL programs. This is your 1-stop shop for information about our April 4th meeting and surrounding activities. You'll find the attendees, agenda, meeting notes, and any post-meeting resources that attendees request.

Something missing? Got questions? Get in touch with Whitney May at whitney@techandciviclife.org or 919-799-6173.

Post-meeting information

Travel reimbursements

CTCL will reimburse you for roundtrip economy flights and the other transit required to attend the meeting (e.g. Metro train, Lyft, cab). Please keep your receipts.

If you drive to the meeting, CTCL will reimburse you at the current IRS standard mileage rate of 58 cents per mile along with parking fees.

CTCL will reimburse for 3 full days of per diem at your office’s rate. We do not require meal receipts.

Please email your request for reimbursement, along with supporting travel receipts and per diem documents, to Whitney May at whitney@techandciviclife.org.


Business casual dress is appropriate for all events. Due to fluctuations in room temperature, we encourage you to bring a sweater or scarf for your comfort.


2 advisors will not be at the meeting due to schedule conflicts. They are Grace Wachlarowicz from Minneapolis, MN and Toni Pippins-Poole from Dallas, TX. Kim A. Barton from Alachua County, FL just broke her foot, so she is unable to join us.

Below is the list of meeting attendees. You can review the list of Advisors and bios on the CTCL website and CTCL staff bios, too.

  • Indra Arriaga, Language Assistance Compliance Manager, Alaska Division of Elections

  • Norelys R. Consuegra, Deputy Director of Elections, Rhode Island Secretary of State

  • Joanna Francescut, Assistant County Clerk/Registrar of Voters, Shasta County, California

  • Ricky Hatch, Clerk/Auditor, Weber County, Utah

  • Whitney Quesenbery, Co-director, Center for Civic Design

  • Tim Tsujii, Director of Elections, Forsyth County, North Carolina

  • Maurice Turner, Senior Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology

  • Tiana Epps-Johnson, Executive Director, CTCL

  • Keegan Hughes, Government Services Community Associate, CTCL

  • Whitney May, Director of Government Services, CTCL

  • Kurt Sampsel, Government Services Project Manager, CTCL

Wednesday, April 3rd

3:00pm - 4:45pm Check in and get settled at the hotel

Kimpton Rouge
1315 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

4:45pm - 5:00pm Walk from hotel to Advisor happy hour
If you want to walk as a group, look for Kurt Sampsel and Josh Goldman from CTCL in the hotel lobby at 4:45pm.

5:00pm - 6:00pm Advisor happy hour

City Tap House Dupont
250 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 105
Washington, D.C. 20036

6:00pm Dinner on your own

Local options:

  • Duke’s Grocery (9-min. walk): East London-inspired pub food with lots of interesting sandwiches

  • OKI Bowl (3-min. walk): Ramen and rice dishes with sake available

  • Nando’s Peri-Peri (1-min walk): Afro-Portuguese fusion cuisine with a variety of delicious sauces to put on everything

  • Mai Thai (3-min walk): Thai food including noodle and rice dishes, plus a sushi menu and drinks

  • Pizzeria Paradisio (6-min walk): craft pizzas and draft beers, also some pastas and salads

  • City Tap House (0-min walk): Good for dinner too! Seafood, steak, pizzas, sandwiches, salads

Thursday, April 4th

CTCL Advisor Meeting
The Democracy Fund
1200 17th St NW
Suite #300
Washington, D.C. 20036

8:15am - 8:30am Walk from hotel to Democracy Fund office
If you want to walk as a group, look for Kurt Sampsel and Josh Goldman from CTCL in the hotel lobby at 8:15am.

8:30am - 9:00am Arrive, light breakfast, settle into the space

9:00am - 9:30am Welcome, review of agenda, objectives, and personal introductions

9:30am - 10:30am “What can I offer to the group?” A roundtable discussion of Advisors sharing their expertise

10:30am - 11:15am Big picture: Overview of CTCL and Government Services programs

11:15am - 12:00pm Context: Story of CTCL training program

12:00pm - 1:00pm Catered lunch of chicken shawarma, falafel, pita, and side dishes

1:00pm - 1:15pm Deep dive: Introduction to new CTCL post-election audit course outlines

1:15pm - 2:30pm Breakout and group work: Feedback on new CTCL course outlines and overall training program

2:30pm - 2:45pm Break

2:45pm - 3:30pm Report back and group discussion

3:30pm - 4:00pm Civic data panel: Discussion led by Donny Bridges from CTCL with Sarah Berlin from Democracy Works and Melissa Wyatt from Rock the Vote.

4:00pm - 4:15pm Wrap up, pluses and deltas, and next steps

4:30pm Adjourn

5:00pm Optional: Trip to the Tidal Basin to see cherry blossoms
Let’s discuss at the end of the Advisor meeting and organize from there

6:00pm - 8:00pm Optional: CTCL Ballot Data Convening happy hour
If you want a ride to the happy hour, look for Whitney May in the hotel lobby between 5:30pm and 6:00pm. She’ll order a Lyft for you.

Dubliner (located in the Phoenix Park Hotel)
4 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Friday, April 5th

CTCL Ballot Data Convening
25 Massachusetts Ave NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20001

8:15am - 9:00am Ride from hotel to Google office
If you want a ride to Google, look for Whitney May in the hotel lobby at 8:15am. She’ll order a Lyft for you.

9:00am - 9:15am Welcome and agenda review

9:15am - 9:45am Introductions

9:45am - 10:30am Breakout: 2018 — What went well? What didn’t?

10:30am - 10:45am Break

10:45am - 11:15am Election official panel

11:15am - 11:45am Small groups: Election officials & data collection

11:45am - 12:15pm Report back

12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch

1:15pm - 1:30pm Afternoon introduction

1:30pm - 2:15pm Breakout: 2020 visioning — Where do we need to be?

2:15pm - 2:45pm Report back

2:45pm - 3:15pm Networking break

3:15pm - 4:00pm Small groups: 2020 plan for action

4:00pm - 4:30pm Report back

4:30pm - 4:45pm Next steps

4:45pm - 5:00pm Pluses & deltas

5:00pm Adjourn