Monday, March 11, 2019

6:30 am - 10:30 am

Shuttle Bus Service

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Hotel shuttles depart from the lobby entrance of each hotel and will drop off and pick up for return at the 24th Street Entrance of the Marriott (Lobby Level). They will run Sunday, March 10 through Tuesday, March 12 on a continuous loop from 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and again from 3:30 p.m. –... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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The Ask NLC Desk, located in registration, is membership central! Stop by to catch up with your regional membership representative, and learn how the National League of Cities is working for you. Ask questions about the conference schedule, workshops and events or about the NLC Events App. To pay constituency group fees, visit the main... Read more »

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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NLC Enterprise Partners are with us throughout the conference and are excited to learn about your city or town and to provide you with opportunities to build better communities! Many solutions are at no cost to the city and are quick to implement today! Stop by their tables in registration to learn more.

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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The Enterprise and Corporate Partners Lounge is in the Hoover Room on the Mezzanine Level and will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10 through Tuesday, March 12.

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Advocacy Central Open

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Check in with NLC staff at the Advocacy Central Desk located in registration to get the latest updates on the NLC federal advocacy priorities and pick up advocacy materials to assist you in meetings with your Congressional delegation. Attendees are also encouraged to use social media to advocate for hometown priorities with members of Congress... Read more »

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Census Consultation Room

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Walk-in availability Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visit the Jackson Room to meet with representatives working on the 2020 Census.

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Opening General Session

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Featuring an address from 2019 National League of Cities President and Gary, Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and a panel on infrastructure, editorially produced by POLITICO

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

(Civic Engagement) Preparing for the 2020 Census

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It’s T-minus one-year until the 2020 Census, and now’s the time to make sure your community is ready. Local leaders have a critical relationship with every census, both as consumers of the invaluable data it produces and as partners in helping to ensure their communities are accurately counted. While this will be the 24th census... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Holistically Managing Water Infrastructure

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The cost for communities to meet their water infrastructure needs is extraordinary. No matter the size of the community, the financial need often far outpaces the financial capability. Local governments are encountering critical demands to upgrade or build new treatment facilities and collection systems to reduce overflows, meet more stringent regulatory requirements, and anticipate the... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

How Juvenile Justice Policies Seek to Reduce Homelessness

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Youth are an often-overlooked population when communities focus on housing; this disparity grows in significance when it comes to youth in the juvenile justice system. However, as Congress recently acknowledged in reforms to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), housing, youth development and quality of life/public safety go hand in hand. This panel... Read more »

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Louisiana Municipal Association Federal Legislative Briefing

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10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Making Sure Opportunity Zones Produce Opportunities for Everyone

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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 the program came to be, get an update on the status of pending regulations and hear... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Mayor’s Education Task Force (By Invitation Only)

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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 »

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Housing Task Force (By Invitation Only)

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11:30 am - 3:15 pm

Health and Well Being Zone

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Check out the new Health and Well Being Zone, located on the Mezzanine Level (across from the Wilson Rooms)! Cigna will be offering a variety of impactful, 15-minute sessions where you can learn powerful techniques to help improve your physical and mental health. Topics include Myths of Multitasking, Two Minutes to Less Stress, Adjust Your... Read more »

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Afterschool Policy Advisor’s Network (APAN) Luncheon Meeting

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Erik Peterson from the Afterschool Alliance will describe the implications of the President’s budget that threatens to eliminate $1.12 Billion in federal funding for afterschool and summer programs and share exciting new federal funding opportunities on the horizon for cities. Municipal officials will gain access to new tools to help program providers in their communities... Read more »

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Corporate Partner & Member Engagement Luncheon

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Interested in learning how NLC’s Corporate Partners can support your city and provide solutions for your community? Come meet them during the Corporate Partner and Member Engagement Luncheon! A full list of NLC Corporate Partners is available in the program book. SEATS ARE LIMITED so arrive early! Can’t make it but interested in connecting with one... Read more »

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Council on Youth, Education & Families Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Delegates’ Lunch Break – On Own or Cash Concession Available

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Large Cities Council Networking Lunch

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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 - 1:00 pm

Small Cities Council Networking Lunch

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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 - 1:45 pm

Youth Delegate and Young Municipal Leader Dessert and Networking Event

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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Adopting Safety and Equity Along with New Transportation Technology

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Transportation is essential to every community, and it’s changing rapidly with new options, from scooters to autonomous shuttles. However, we’re losing more than 100 of our citizens’ lives a day on U.S. roads and sidewalks, and cyclist deaths are up as well. Our transportation options are also falling short of serving all neighborhoods equally with... Read more »

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

Broadband Policy in 2019: A Regulatory Minefield

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With new federal rules on 5G infrastructure facing legal and legislative challenges, and new proposals threatening to upend the state and local cable franchising system, how can cities fight for local authority and protect public rights-of-way in 2019? How will the legal battles over Federal Communications Commission rulemaking affect your city’s zoning and ordinances? Join... 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 »

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Strong Southern Communities Initiative

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The Strong Southern Communities Initiative (SSCI) is designed to provide practical help and advice specifically to municipal leaders in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. It brings together local elected officials from across the region who want to improve outcomes for children and families, enabling them to share ideas and discuss the challenges facing their communities. Additionally,... Read more »

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Increasing Youth Engagement, Advocacy & Voting Access Through Data & Social Media

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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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Featuring members of the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and a fireside chat with NLC President Karen Freeman- Wilson and Senior Advisor and Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway

3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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Hotel shuttles depart from the lobby entrance of each hotel and will drop off and pick up for return at the 24th Street Entrance of the Marriott (Lobby Level). They will run Sunday, March 10 through Tuesday, March 12 on a continuous loop from 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and again from 3:30 p.m. –... Read more »

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Airport Noise Reception

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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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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NLC Service Line Warranty Program Advisory Council

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5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Pooling the Power of Youth Voice in the U.S. & Internationally

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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 (RSVP Required)

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RSVP online here! Sponsored by AARP

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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