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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

REAL Action 101: Advancing Racial Equity In Local Government Part I

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This training provides for city leaders an introductory overview history of institutional and structural racism in America, and its long standing impacts on social issues and outcomes today. This training will equip leaders with a shared language for racial equity terminology and concepts, and examination of the governing for racial equity framework concepts: normalizing, organizing... Read more »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Community & Economic Development: UrbanPlan for Elected Officials

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Developed by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), UrbanPlan is a realistic and engaging simulation in which participants learn about and wrestle with the fundamental forces that affect urban development. Participants, playing the role of an interdisciplinary real estate development team, will experience the challenging issues, private and public sector roles, complex trade-offs, and fundamental economics... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Leading Through Disruption: You Don’t Know What’s Coming but You Know You Need to be Ready for It

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One certainty of municipal leadership is that disruption happens in all cities, whether by accident or design. When change happens, leaders, staff, and residents all respond from our own interests and needs. Structuring governance to account for and engage with those stakeholders before, during, and after disruption ensures a stronger path forward for everyone; it... Read more »

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Leading Through Disruption: Preparing Yourself and Your Staff to be an Adaptable Leader Managing Change

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Leaders walk in knowing that to meet their objectives, they will need to make changes. Change brings resistance and headwinds. How you lead in those moments of change can either create momentum to move your project forward or more hurdles, and will ultimately define your legacy. We will identify strategies for internal management – what... Read more »

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Building Community Networks to Support Veterans

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1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Leading Through Disruption: A Case Study

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It is tragic for everyone any time a police officer uses deadly force. It is often also a source of significant disruption in a city and local community. Mayor Hodges faced that situation twice in her time as mayor, including an 18-day occupation of the grounds of a police precinct, and the lessons she learned... Read more »

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Leading Through Disruption: Tough Conversations and Effective Collaboration

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While some conversations and collaboration come naturally and all parties leave motivated for positive action, other conversations and partnerships do not yield the same result. How do you effectively lead while leaving room for the tough conversations facing our communities; collaborate across your city and move the needle on the most important challenges your city... Read more »

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

NLC University Fellows and Board Meeting (By Invitation Only)

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Savings and Solutions Pavilion

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7:45 am - 8:45 am

New Member and First-Time Attendee Breakfast

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8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

REAL Action 201: Advancing Racial Equity In Local Government Part II

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As a continuation of the 101-level course, this is the next level of learning in which you will get an opportunity to dig deeper into understanding the components of institutional and systemic racism. Participants will explore best practices for addressing these challenges in local government. Specialists from the NLC REAL (Race, Equity and Leadership) team... Read more »

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

NLC Board of Directors Meeting

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9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Finance & Budgeting: Budgeting for Economic Inclusivity

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Participants in this session will learn through hands-on, interactive and applied learning how to apply a Priority Based Budgeting approach to fuel resources towards the achievement of Economic Inclusivity. Priority Based Budgeting is framework for evaluating options and alternatives with respect to resource allocation decisions, and fundamentally a means to achieve a solution to a... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership: The Ethical Leader: Rules and Tools

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Ethical public leadership is more than simply following the law. This seminar enhances municipal leaders’ abilities to assess ethically difficult situations and to make ethically defensible choices. Beginning with some fundamental elements of ethical decision making, the seminar draws the audience into active participation to establish the elements of a personal ethical framework and then... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership: The First 100 Days in Office – Building an Impact Agenda

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A course for newly elected officials and those wanting to brush up on building a short-term impact agenda. Come ready to plan, set goals and hit the ground running! Credits: 3 Level: 101 Cost: $185 *NLC University seminars are not included in the standard conference fee. Add seminars to your basket during registration to enroll. Already... Read more »

9:00 am - 11:30 am

NLC Advisory Council Meeting

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

On the Path to What Works Cities Certification: How to Talk About Your Data-Driven Government

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Whether your city is just getting started on using data or already has compelling examples of impact to share, regularly communicating your progress is a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate your government’s commitment to delivering results and to engage residents, staff, and local thought leaders who can reinforce and expand your efforts. That’s why the best... Read more »

10:30 am - 11:45 am

On the Path to What Works Cities Certification: Building Strong Performance Measures

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Performance measures are often talked about in cities in varying levels of detail. In this interactive workshop, we’ll walk through how to create effective performance measures, provide examples and discuss key issues associated with strong measures, and help you address challenges as you define your own measures. Throughout the workshop, you’ll have the chance to... Read more »

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness Forum

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11:15 am - 1:15 pm

Public Sector Retirement Advisory Committee Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

On the Path to What Works Cities Certification: How Cities Can Apply Behavioral Insights and Evaluation to Innovate and Improve

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Does your city struggle to collect taxes, fines, or unpaid bills? Or maybe your city offers an incredible service but faces a challenge in encouraging residents to sign up? Perhaps you want to promote energy or water conservation? Or you want to recruit a diverse group of people into your workforce? Behind each of these... Read more »

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation Board Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Community & Economic Development (CED) Committee Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) Committee Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Human Development (HD) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Information, Technology & Communications (ITC) Committee Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Transportation & Infrastructure Services (TIS) Committee Meeting

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leadership: Civil Discourse: Moving Toward Yes

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Learn to develop your leadership skills in both every day and divisive situations, explore listening with the goal of understanding as an essential part of leadership, and provide an opportunity to practice your skills to plant seeds of leadership and civility in the governing bodies of your communities. Participants will be introduced to The Five... Read more »

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

NLC University Office Hours: Sunlight Foundation

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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Samaschool: Policy Levers of the Gig Economy

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The rise of the so-called “gig economy” and independent work more broadly are changing the way people pay their bills, develop their careers, participate in their communities, and plan for economic hardship. In this session, Samaschool, a national expert in independent work, will explain what this shift means for individuals and cities. We will focus... Read more »

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

NLC University Office Hours: Government Performance Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Youth Delegate Opening Session & Orientation

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4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Alabama League of Municipalities’ Delegation Caucus

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4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Georgia Municipal Association Delegation Caucus

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4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Membership Meeting

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktails & Karaoke: Come Meet NLC’s Corporate Partners

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

NLC University Awards Happy Hour

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5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Youth Delegate Dinner & Talent Show

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

AL-GA Caucus Reception

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6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Business Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Policy Committee Meeting

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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Dinner & Panel Discussion on Latino Empowerment (Ticketed Event)

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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Networking Open House

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7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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7:30 am - 9:00 am

Diversity Awards Breakfast: Honoring Excellence in Multicultural Initiatives in Cities and Towns

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Savings and Solutions Pavilion

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7:30 am - 8:30 am

State Municipal League Legislative Briefing Breakfast (By Invitation Only)

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8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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9:00 am - 10:30 am

Opening General Session

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10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Housing Task Force (By Invitation Only)

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10:45 am - 11:15 am

Louisiana Municipal Association Federal Legislative Briefing

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11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Delegates’ Lunch Break – On Own or Cash Concession Available

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Afterschool Policy Advisor’s Network (APAN) Luncheon Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Corporate Partner & Member Engagement Luncheon

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Council on Youth, Education & Families Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Military Communities Council Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Council Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

State League Executive Directors Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

University Communities Council Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Membership Luncheon: Celebrating Women’s History Month – Ticket Required

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12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Youth Delegate Lunch

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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Airport Noise Help

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1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Dessert Social Networking Event with Youth Delegates

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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Advocacy & Communications: Federal Advocacy 101

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Now that you’ve scheduled a meeting with your legislator, what do you do? This session will prepare you to start or continue a strong working relationship with your legislators on Capitol Hill and lobby effectively for cities’ top legislative priorities. Learn more about legislators, develop your own personalized “elevator pitch” on legislative issues, and find... Read more »

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Strong Southern Communities Initiative

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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: How To Use Data and Social Media to Promote Youth Civic Engagement and Create Change

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2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Large Cities Council Meeting

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2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Small Cities Council Meeting

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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Western Municipal Association Meeting

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Afternoon General Session

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Airport Noise Reception

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NLC Service Line Warranty Program Advisory Council

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Florida League of Cities Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kansas Legislative Briefing

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

League of Minnesota Cities Reception and Briefing

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5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Pooling the Power of U.S. Youth Voice for international and Federal Advocacy

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Association of Washington Cities Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Colorado Issues Briefing

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

League of Arizona Cities & Towns Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) Membership Meeting

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

North Carolina Leadership Reception (By Invitation Only)

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Texas Municipal League Reception (Ticketed Event)

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

League of California Cities Reception

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Dutch Treat Dinner

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) Reception

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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

NLC Service Line Warranty Program Reception

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7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Young Municipal Leaders Networking Reception (By Invitation Only)

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Evening Out – Ticket Required

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7:30 am - 8:45 am

Cities Addressing Fine and Fees Equitably (CAFFE) Initiative Launch Breakfast (By Invitation Only)

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7:30 am - 8:45 am

Community Leaders of America Republican Mayor and City Council Caucus Breakfast Meeting (Private Sector Participants Invited)

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7:30 am - 8:30 am

Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) National Breakfast Meeting

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7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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7:30 am - 11:00 am

Savings and Solutions Pavilion

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8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

General Session

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12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing General Session & Delegates Luncheon

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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Emerging Technologies Working Group (By Invitation Only)

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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Membership Meeting

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4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Membership Meeting

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Policy Briefing

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Capitol Steps Performance

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