Pennsylvania Regional Collaboration Summit


Dear PA Regional Collaboration Summit Attendee,

As you are aware the Center for Disease Control and PA Department of Health have offered precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. In the last few days, RCAP has received several inquiries about the impact the Coronavirus could have on the PA Regional Collaboration Summit. As of now, we are planning to move forward with the event on March 10-11 in State College, PA.

We have been in contact with the conference site about proactive measures being taken to protect participants. We have also implemented several policies reflecting the guidance public health officials have recommended, as the safety of conference attendees is a top priority.

Several precautionary measures include:

• Implementing “no-contact” policies;
• No participation by anyone who has visited impacted countries 14 days prior to our conference (China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy and Iran);
• Ordering hand sanitizer to be distributed at check-in and throughout the conference;
• Avoiding close contact with anyone coughing or sneezing;
• Reminding attendees to wash their hands frequently; and
• Encouraging attendees with “high-risk” medical conditions to take special precautions.

Toftrees Resort is following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

The resort also placed sanitation areas around the hotel for guests to use. There is a sanitation station located in the restaurant, one at the front desk, and one in the meeting space. Toftree’s employees have all received fact sheets from the CDC. The resort has this as a top priority and is talking about this every day and following recommended precautions.

Thank you for your understanding and we will keep you posted of any breaking developments related to the PA Regional Collaboration Summit.

If you decide to cancel your registration to the Summit or associated activities, please contact me at and Diana Carmenates at ASAP so we can plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

RCAP Solutions and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership invite you to attend a Regional Collaboration Summit. This summit will engage many stakeholders, including elected and appointed local government officials, state and federal agency staff, and others that play a role in water and wastewater utility management.

This event will provide information, tools, and resources for communities to efficiently sustain their water and wastewater systems through regional collaboration, sharing services, or partnering with other organizations for mutual benefit.

Who Should Attend?
• Agency Staff
• Community Leaders
• Legislators
• Non-Profits
• Operators
• Technical Assistance Providers
• Anyone else interested in Regional Collaboration and Shared Services

Topics Will Include:
• Benefits of Regionalization & Shared Services
• Impediments & Barriers in Pennsylvania
• Potential Incentives
• USDA & PENNVEST Funding Opportunities
• EPA Partnership Resources
• How RCAP Can Help
• And Much More…

Tue, March 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PMField Trip
There will be a field trip to the Bellefonte Borough Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility, located approximately 15 minutes from the resort. We will meet at 1:30 PM in Toftrees parking lot for transportation/carpooling.

About The Facility: The Bellefonte Borough Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility, located along a pristine trout stream in central Pennsylvania, needed a long-term solution to manage additional pollution due to population growth for the next 20 years. Learn how a regional approach coupled with advancements in treatment technology are providing solutions to the problem. Click here for driving directions to the facility.

Tue, March 10 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PMWelcome Reception
There will be a welcome reception at the resort. Appetizers will be served and there will be a cash bar.

Wed, March 11 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PMMain Event
Registration will begin at 8:30 AM. During this event attendees will hear from a number of speakers from various agencies and organizations and will participate in activities designed to inform and educate. Breakfast (8:00 AM – 9:00 AM) and lunch will be provided.

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Toftrees Golf Resort
1 Country Club Lane
State College, PA 16803
Driving Directions

The Pennsylvania Regional Collaboration Summit group rates at Toftrees Golf Resort are:
$79 per night plus 11% tax.
The group rates will be honored 1 day in advance of and 1 day following the meeting, based on availability.

If you still need to book a hotel room, please contact Diana Carmenates at:

Check-In & Check-Out:
Check-In: 4:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received by 4:00 PM 1 day prior to your arrival date to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax.

Hotel Amenities:
Please visit the hotel website for a full list of amenities and features.

The hotel offers complimentary self-parking.

Ground Transportation:
The resort can provide transportation to and from the State College Airport with advanced notice.

Derik J. Dressler
Pennsylvania Regionalization Specialist

RCAP is an equal opportunity provider and employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.

This event is made possible by our partners at Spring Point.