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Economic Development & Opportunity

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Making Sure Opportunity Zones Produce Opportunities for Everyone

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Will your community’s plan for opportunity zones mean economic opportunity or economic displacement for current residents? The program’s potential to attract billions of dollars for investment into low-income census tracts has caught the attention of local leaders, but many have raised questions about the long-term impact. Join us to learn about the history of how... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

The Changing Immigration Landscape: How Can Your City Prepare?

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Recent immigration decisions made at the federal level will directly impact programs and policies of cities, towns and villages across the country. Get an understanding of what these recent actions mean for your community from local advocacy organizations and immigration experts. Learn how you can engage more directly at the federal level to provide feedback... Read more »

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Leadership in the Face of Opioid Addiction: Local Perspectives

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The opioid epidemic has devastated cities, towns and villages across our country. As Congress works to appropriate funds to aid communities, hear from local leaders involved in a year-long technical assistance project tackling the topic of opioids and learn how they are facing this challenge head-on. Whether your community is just beginning to pull together... Read more »

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

New Policy Approaches to Housing

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Our nation’s communities face a housing crisis. In order to respond to this challenge and create actionable steps for community leaders, NLC has convened a National Housing Task Force representing a breadth of leadership from across America’s communities to create an action plan that helps alleviate the housing crisis. This panel will provide a preview... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Youth Delegate Federal Agency and Social Issues Discussion

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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

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