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Saturday, March 10, 2018

 

 

Agenda

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

NLC University Leaders Lab Chief of Staff Cohort

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

NLC University Leaders Lab Mayor Cohort

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Ask NLC Desk

Get answers to your questions Stop by the Ask NLC Desk to get help from an NLC staff member or get to know your regional membership manager.

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Leadership 101 : REAL Action: Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government Part I

Learn how local government leaders can reduce racial bias through smart policy decisions and strong civic engagement. This seminar will examine how racial tensions have affected cities across the nation. Learn how to shift from a reactive approach to a proactive agenda. Take home the ability to identify specific opportunities to lead local efforts that advance racial equity. Trainers: REAL Staff Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Leadership 101: REAL Advancing Racial Equity
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Community & Economic Development 201/301: The Urban Plan for Elected Officials 

Developed by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Urban Plan is a realistic and engaging simulation in which participants learn about the fundamental forces that affect urban development. You’ll get the chance to collaborate with peers as you play an interdisciplinary real estate development team experiencing the challenging issues, private and public-sector roles, complex trade-offs and fundamental economics in play when Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Urban-Plan-for-Elected-Officials-Case-Study-031018
Urban-Plan-for-Elected-Officials-Presentation-031018

Speaker

  • Sean Geygan Senior Associate, UrbanPlan and Professional Development - Urban Land Institute
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Finance and Budgeting 101: Budgeting Basics (The WHAT)

The budget is the single most important policy document a local government adopts. How many times have elected officials heard this statement, and how many elected officials actually believe that this is the case? Does the budget, and the budgeting process itself help policymakers to easily and understandably translate their decisions into actions that move their community forward? Or has Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Finance-and-Budgeting-101-Leading-The-Way-to-Fiscal-Health
Finance-and-Budgeting-101-Program-Budgeting
Finance-and-Budgeting-101-Budgeting-Basics-(The WHAT)-Handouts
Finance-and-Budgeting-101-Its-all-in-the-questions-part-1
Finance-and-Budgeting-101-Its-all-in-the-questions-part-2

Speaker

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership 201: Civil Discourse in the Face of Incivility

Learn to develop your leadership skills in both every day and divisive situations. Discover how to actively listen and get an opportunity to practice your skills planting seeds of leadership and civility in the governing bodies of your communities. Participants will be introduced to The Five Powers— imagination, voice, change and transition, commitment and teamwork as a roadmap to solve Continue Reading »

Speaker

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Live Entertainment: Marvil “Marvelous Beats

Marvillous Beats is a Bronx, New York born violinist, composer and audio engineer now producing magic in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. He grew up in a Jamaican family with 5 siblings in New Rochelle, NY where he began playing violin at 8 years old. Despite finishing college with an architecture degree, Marvillous Beats is no stranger to the music industry. He has produced Continue Reading »

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NLC University – Shared Wisdom Luncheon

This awards program hosted by the NLC University now features inspirational “shared wisdom” from local and national leaders, and brings together certificate recipients to be recognized for their educational achievements. This engaging luncheon incorporates high-profile keynote speakers to help motivate and encourage local leaders. Fees Standard – $40 | First Time attendees – $35 All paid NLC University training registrants at Continue Reading »

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Live Entertainment: Marvill “Marvelous Beats” Martin

Marvillous Beats is a Bronx, New York born violinist, composer and audio engineer now producing magic in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. He grew up in a Jamaican family with 5 siblings in New Rochelle, NY where he began playing violin at 8 years old. Despite finishing college with an architecture degree, Marvillous Beats is no stranger to the music industry. He has produced Continue Reading »

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

State League Steering Committee Meeting

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Finance and Budgeting 201: Tying the Budget to Priorities and Long Range Planning (The WHY)

How do we connect our strategic plan and priorities to the budget?”  In reality, these two documents often don’t even touch on the shelf! After learning in Budgeting 101 exactly what the budget is and understanding the data contained in it, this workshop moves into the power of the data, and how this useful information is used to inform decision Continue Reading »

Speaker

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leadership 101: You Won the Election, Now What?

Most elected officials have spent many sleepless nights worrying about getting elected or re-elected.  Once you have claimed victory, you need to determine how to run your office and conduct business.  Public service is a full-time job in addition to all your other responsibilities.  How are you planning to accommodate all the requests for your time?  How do you plan Continue Reading »

Speaker

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Management and Public Administration 201: The Changing Workforce: Using Post Employment Benefits for Recruitment

Saving for retirement is a priority for all generations. But various demographic groups differ in what they are interested in right now – millennials are interested in flexible work arrangements and wellness initiatives; Generation X is interested in professional and career development, health insurance, wellness initiatives and accumulating savings; and baby boomers are most interested in savings for retirement. Each Continue Reading »

Sunday, March 11, 2018

 

 

Agenda

6:30 am - 10:30 am

Shuttle Bus Service

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

2018 City Summit Host City Information Table

Representatives from sunny Los Angeles, California will be at the 2018 City Summit Host City information table Sunday–Tuesday to walk you through L.A. hotels and can’t-miss restaurants, attractions, venues and events. Register for the 2018 City Summit on site at the Congressional City Conference starting Monday, March 12 and be eligible for a special, limited-time rate for CCC attendees. Attendees Continue Reading »

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Ask NLC Desk

Get answers to your questions Stop by the Ask NLC Desk to get help from an NLC staff member or get to know your regional membership manager.

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Enterprise Partner Table Top Showcase

NLC’s Enterprise Partners will be available in the registration area to discuss how to provide your city with opportunities to build better communities. All delegates are encouraged to stop by and meet our partners.

7:45 am - 8:45 am

New Member/First Time Attendee Breakfast

Sponsored by Utility Service Partners, an NLC Enterprise Partner

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Corporate and Enterprise Partners Lounge

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Leadership 201 : REAL Action- Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government Part II

As a continuation of the 101-level course, you will get an opportunity to dig deeper and learn from peers about best practices and shared challenges. Structural changes to daily operations, budgeting, communications, decision-making and community leadership, are a critical component for mayors and other city leaders seeking traction on advancing a racial equity strategy. Specialists from the NLC REAL (Race, Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Leadership-201-The-Ethical-Leader-Accounts-of-Apparent-Failures-Takeaway
Leadership-201-The-Ethical-Leader-Ethical-Decision-Guide
Leadership-201-The-Ethical-Leader-Fostering-a-Culture-of-Ethics-Presentation
Leadership-201-The-Ethical-Leader-Identifying-Essential-Values-Takeaway
REAL 201 CCC
REAL 101 CCC
Leadership 201: REAL Advancing Racial Equity
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

NLC Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting is open to all who are interested, but only board members may participate in the discussion.

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Advocacy Central

Check in with NLC staff at the Advocacy Central Desk located in registration to get the latest updates on the NLC federal action agenda 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 and share what’s happening at Continue Reading »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership 101: The Ethical Leader: Rules and Tools

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

Downloads:
Leadership-101-Ethical-Decision-Guide
Leadership-101-Ethical-Dilemmas-for-Public-Servants
Leadership-101-The-Ethical-Leader-Rules-and-Tools-Presentation
Leadership-101-A-Sampling-of-Ethical-Principles-Takeaway

Speaker

  • Dr. Scott Paine Director of Leadership Development and Education - Florida League of Cities
9:30 am - 11:45 am

Advisory Council Meeting

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Live Entertainment: Heather Renee

Heather Renee is a prolific writer and performer. She recently completed the first novel “Mermaid – Origin of Species,” from her new Young Adult Series. It will be published later this year. She performs weekly in venues throughout the DC metro area. Check the “upcoming gigs” tab to view her show schedule. To further demonstrate her writing prowess, she wrote, Continue Reading »

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness Forum: Landlord Recruitment

The historic progress on Veteran homeless continues in most cities across the nation. Since 2010, Veteran homelessness has declined by an unprecedented 46 percent. Despite this progress, 2017 saw a marginal increase in Veteran homelessness with the on-going crisis of affordable housing cited as the main reason. In the face of rising rents, many communities are struggling with recruiting landlords Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Matthew Doherty Executive Director - US Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Lori Trainer Speaker - National Apartment Association / Pinnacle Living
  • Robert Melvin Manager, Government Affairs - National Apartment Association
  • Anthony Love Senior Advisor/Director of Community Engagement - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • John Suthers Mayor - Colorado Springs
11:15 am - 1:15 pm

Public Sector Retirement Advisory Committee Meeting

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Meet and Greet: Transportation & Infrastructure Services (TIS) Federal Advocacy Committee

Downloads:
TIS-Policy-Book-CCC-2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

NBC-LEO Foundation Board Meeting

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Community & Economic Development (CED) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee is responsible for developing policy positions and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness. In addition, the Committee leads efforts in support of federal grant programs that support these activities, including the Community Development Block Grant program. The meeting is Continue Reading »

Downloads:
CED-Policy-Book-CCC-2018

Speaker

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee is responsible for developing policy positions and leading NLC’s advocacy on sustainability-related issues such as water infrastructure and water quality, air quality, energy, climate change, solid and hazardous waste management, local food systems, and public lands. Most recently, the committee has undertaken a holistic view of issues pertaining to water infrastructure, such as Continue Reading »

Downloads:
EENR-Committee-Presentation
EENR-Policy-Book-CCC-2018

Speakers

  • Stephanie Tennyson Government Affairs Lead - One Concern
  • Lee Forsgren Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Albert “Kell” Kelly Senior Advisor to the Administrator; Chair, Superfund Task Force - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • John de Graaf Outreach Director - And Beauty for All
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is responsible for developing policy positions and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving intergovernmental relations (including Federalism and unfunded mandates), Census, municipal pensions, municipal bonds and capital finance, tax reform, antitrust issues, civil rights, and labor relations. Most recently, the committee has focused on protecting the interests of cities in federal tax reform Continue Reading »

Downloads:
FAIR-Policy-Book-CCC-2018

Speakers

  • Priya Ghosh Ahola Outreach Manager - Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)
  • David A. Vaudt Chairman - Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
  • Anita Yadavalli Program Director of City Fiscal Policy - National League of Cities (NLC)
  • Michael Belarmino Senior Policy Advisor - Government Finance Officers Association
  • Burton Reist Chief of Decennial Communications and Stakeholder Relations - U.S. Census Bureau
  • Jordan C. “Kip” Betz Senior Manager of Communications - Financial Accounting Foundation/Governmental Accounting Standards Board
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Human Development (HD) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Human Development Committee is responsible for developing policy positions and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, education, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity, and immigration reform. The meeting is open to all who are interested, but only Continue Reading »

Downloads:
HD-Policy-Book-CCC-2018
Human-Development-(HD)-Committee-Meeting-Early-Childhood-Presentation
Human-Development-(HD)-Committee-Meeting-Presentation

Speakers

  • Daniel Villao Deputy Administrator - U.S. Department of Labor
  • Dr. Michael Wooten Acting Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education - U.S. Department of Education
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Information, Technology & Communications (ITC) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Information Technology and Communications Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving telecommunications and information systems (and public access to these systems), privacy concerns, cable TV, phone services, spectrum issues, communications tower siting, universal service, broadcasting, and defense of city rights-of-way from degradation caused by installation of communications facilities.  Most recently, the Continue Reading »

Downloads:
ITC-Policy-Book-CCC-2018

Speaker

  • Elizabeth Mumaw Chief, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs - Federal Communications Commission
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee

The Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving crime prevention and law enforcement, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control. The meeting is open to all who are interested, but only committee members Continue Reading »

Downloads:
PSCP-Policy-Book-CCC-2018

Speakers

  • Clinton Okoro Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison, Office of the Secretary - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Kelsey Edwards Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison, Office of the Secretary - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Transportation & Infrastructure Services (TIS) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports.  Most recently, the Committee’s advocacy focused on protecting the local government interests in efforts to reauthorize a new surface transportation program. The meeting Continue Reading »

Downloads:
TIS-Policy-Book-CCC-2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Community & Economic Development 201: Leveraging Community Assets Through Public Private Partnerships

Public-private partnerships have become necessary in contemporary development as communities seek urban revitalization with increased community benefits such as affordable housing, transit-oriented development, infrastructure and placemaking. As important as these partnerships are, frequently opportunities are missed and deals poorly made because many public agencies have a weak understanding of the private real estate development process and its economics, resulting in Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Community-Economic-Development-201-Leveraging-Community-Assets-Through-Public-Private-Partnerships-Presentation
Community-Economic-Development-201-Exercise

Speaker

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leadership 201: The Ethical Leader: Fostering a Culture of Ethics

Build on skills developed in The Ethical Leader: Rules and Tools seminar through an expanded conversation and hands-on training about fostering a culture of ethics and nurturing ethical behavior in others. Trainer: Scott Paine Level: 201 Curriculum: Leadership Credits:3 Cost: $150 early bird until January 31 | $160 regular

Downloads:
Leadership-201-The-Ethical-Leader-Identifying-Essential-Values-Takeaway
Leadership-201-The-Ethical-Leader-Fostering-a-Culture-of-Ethics-Presentation
Leadership-201-The-Ethical-Leader-Ethical-Decision-Guide
Leadership-201-The-Ethical-Leader-Accounts-of-Apparent-Failures-Takeaway

Speaker

  • Dr. Scott Paine Director of Leadership Development and Education - Florida League of Cities
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Management & Public Administration 101: Effective City Council & City Manager Teamwork

Elected officials and the city manager must work as a team to successfully deliver services to citizens. Learn tangible skills for effective teamwork between the city manager and council. Get skills and best practices to facilitate positive and productive meetings, create a healthy work environment, and clearly define roles. Hear insights from seasoned city officials with over 30 years of Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Management-Public-Administration-101-Effective-City-Council-City-Manager-Teamwork-Presentation
Management-Public-Administration-101-Teamwork-Takeaways
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Alabama Delegation Caucus

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Georgia Delegation Caucus Meeting

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

NLC Service Line Warranty Program Advisory Council (By Invitation Only)

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Corporate Partners Leadership Reception

By invitation only.

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Business Meeting

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Service Line Warranty Program Reception

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Off-Site Dinner at Meze Restaurant

2437 18 Street NW Washington, DC 20009

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Learn about the importance of mobilizing Latinos to vote, not just in the general election, but in local municipalities as well. Invited speakers include Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO Educational Fund and Janet Murguia, President/CEO, Unidos US (Formerly NCLR). The session will be moderated by David Luna, Vice Mayor, Mesa, Arizona.

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Monday, March 12, 2018

 

 

Agenda

6:30 am - 10:30 am

Shuttle Bus Service

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC Desk

Get answers to your questions Stop by the Ask NLC Desk to get help from an NLC staff member or get to know your regional membership manager.

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Conference Registration

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

2018 City Summit Host City Information Table

Representatives from sunny Los Angeles, California will be at the 2018 City Summit Host City information table Sunday–Tuesday to walk you through L.A. hotels and can’t-miss restaurants, attractions, venues and events. Register for the 2018 City Summit on site at the Congressional City Conference starting Monday, March 12 and be eligible for a special, limited-time rate for CCC attendees. Attendees Continue Reading »

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Diversity Awards Breakfast: Honoring Excellence in Multicultural Initiatives in Cities and Towns (Ticketed Event)

Co-hosted by NLC constituency groups, this breakfast recognizes honorees of the NLC City Cultural Diversity Awards Program. The program promotes community leadership in developing creative and effective programs to improve cultural diversity. Celebrate the accomplishments of cities nationwide as they work to achieve excellence in diversity in their communities. Sponsored by ICMA-RC, an NLC Capstone Corporate Partner

Keynote

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Enterprise Partner Table Top Showcase

NLC’s Enterprise Partners will be available in the registration area to discuss how to provide your city with opportunities to build better communities. All delegates are encouraged to stop by and meet our partners.

7:30 am - 8:30 am

State Municipal League Legislative Briefing Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am

CLA Republican Mayor and City Council Caucus Breakfast Meeting (Private Sector Invited Complimentary)

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Corporate and Enterprise Partners Lounge

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Savings and Solutions Programs Table Top Exhibit Open

NLC’s Savings & Solutions Partners will be available in the registration area to discuss how to provide your city with opportunities to build better communities. All delegates are encouraged to stop by and meet our partners.

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Advocacy Central

Check in with NLC staff at the Advocacy Central Desk located in registration to get the latest updates on the NLC federal action agenda 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 and share what’s happening at Continue Reading »

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Opening General Session

Presiding

Keynote

  • Bob Schieffer Former Moderator of Face the Nation - Former CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent

Speaker

  • Mark Stodola National League of Cities President - Mayor, Little Rock, Arkansas
10:30 am - 2:30 am

#NLCDC Photo Booth

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Future of Work: Building a Jobs Pipeline to the Middle Class

A skilled workforce is essential to rebuilding America’s infrastructure. Are your residents well-prepared for the jobs in this modern economy?  Get insights from business, workforce and training provider communities about strategies to build strong workforce development pipelines in cities. From apprenticeships to investments in training with career paths, city leaders will learn about the leading strategies for understanding your workforce Continue Reading »

Downloads:
The-Future-of-Work-Building-a-Pipeline-to-the-Middle-Class-Path-Forward

Panel Moderator

  • Brooks Rainwater Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions - The National League of Cities (NLC)

Panelists

  • Mark Stodola National League of Cities President - Mayor, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Maureen Conway VP for Policy Programs/Executive Director Economic Opportunities Program - The Aspen Institute
  • Broderick Johnson Path Forward Senior Advisor - Path Forward Coalition
  • Juliet Ellis Chief Strategy Officer/Assistant General Manager for External Affairs - San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Game-Changer for Affordable Housing

According to NLC’s 2017 Report on Local Economic Conditions, the unmet and growing need for affordable housing is a key impediment to economic improvement for cities—regardless of size. This workshop will focus on ways city leaders can work with Congress and the private sector to make safe, healthy, and affordable housing a priority. NLC Policy Position National Muncipial Policy: Page 84- Continue Reading »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Mayors’ Education Task Force Meeting (By Invitation Only)

Speaker

  • Dr. Michael Wooten Acting Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education - U.S. Department of Education
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

State League Sponsors and US Communities Meeting

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

The Rising Tide of Preemption

Over the years there’s been a sweeping rise in preemption of local authority by states and the federal government, particularly over telecommunications authority. Gain an understanding of how local governments are being preempted, how to adapt and protect your city in the face of enacted changes, and how to fight back against further preemption by the federal government. NLC Policy Continue Reading »

Panel Moderator

Panelists

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Urban, Rural and the American Middle: Strategies for Meeting Transportation and Water Needs

Infrastructure projects can be expensive, but it’s an essential investment. Cities of all sizes are facing challenges to cobble together the funds for significant investments from bridges to water systems. This workshop dives into strategies for meeting infrastructure challenges faced by many small communities and how federal legislation can address these challenges. Get best practice examples, NLC resources to help Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Bridging-the-Urban-Rural-Economic-Divide-Full-Report
Bridging-the-Urban-Rural-Economic-Divide-Report

Speakers

  • Jon Pawlow Senior Counsel, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - U.S. House of Representatives
  • Arthur L. Guzzetti Vice President - Policy - American Public Transportation Association

Panel Moderator

Panelists

  • Linda M. Yates Vice Mayor - City of North Port, Florida
  • Nathan Ohle Executive Director - Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Youth Delegate Opening Session: Making Your Voice Heard

Speaker

  • Harry H. Kumar Legislative Counsel to Congressman Randy Weber - United States Congress
11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Delegates’ Lunch Break – Cash Concession and Lunch on Own

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) Luncheon

Are public safety, workforce preparedness, and youth success part of your city’s priorities? If yes, then afterschool and summer learning programs are an important strategy to support your city’s children, youth, their working families, and economic vitality. Did you know that many federal grants that provide cities financial support for afterschool, summer programs, and community schools are threatened? Come to Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Afterschool-Policy-Advisors-Network-(APAN)-Luncheon-Presentation

Speakers

  • José Muñoz Director, Coalition for Community Schools - Institute for Educational Leadership
  • Jodi Grant Executive Director - Afterschool Alliance

Panel Moderator

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Corporate Partners Leadership Council Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Council on Youth, Education, and Families Meeting

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

Attend the First Tier Suburbs Council meeting to share ideas and creative solutions to challenges affecting communities outside of central cities and inside the ring of developing suburbs and rural areas. The First Tier Suburbs Council ensures that the interests of suburbs are reflected in NLC’s advocacy efforts. All delegates from first tier suburbs are welcome to attend and participate Continue Reading »

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Large Cities Council Meeting

The Large Cities Council is open to any local elected official representing a member city with a population of 200,000 or more (or the largest city in a state). Participants share ideas and creative solutions to challenges affecting large cities. Participation in the Council ensures that the needs of large urban centers are reflected in NLC’s advocacy efforts.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Military Communities Council Meeting

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

REAL Council Meeting Luncheon

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Small Cities Council Meeting

Attend the Small Cities Council meeting to share ideas and creative solutions to challenges affecting small cities (population of 50,000 or less). The Small Cities Council gives voice to these cities in NLC, and ensures that the interests of small communities are reflected in NLC’s advocacy efforts. All delegates from small cities are welcome to attend and participate in this meeting.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

State League Executive Directors Luncheon

Speaker

  • Lisa Soronen Executive Director - State and Local Legal Center
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

University Communities Council Meeting

The University Communities Council is comprised of local officials from municipalities with an institution of higher education within their borders or within adjacent municipalities.  Participants share ideas and creative solutions to the unique challenges affecting university communities. Participation in the Council ensures that the needs of university communities are reflected in the NLC’s advocacy efforts. While official council membership is open only Continue Reading »

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Membership Luncheon: Celebrating Women’s History Month (Ticketed Event)

Join us for an afternoon of networking and inspiration! We will tackle issues of importance to WIMG in engaging and dynamic small group discussions.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Youth Delegate Lunch and Session: International and Local Policies Panel

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Airport Noise HELP

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Live Entertainment: Christian Perez

Defying all musical labels, Argentine guitarist/composer Cristian Perez weaves together genres from throughout the world to reveal the universality of music. With a strong foundation in classical, jazz and South American music, he crafts a singular voice, rich in sensitivity and nuance, that freely explores the possibilities of music as an art form. Cristian had the honor of being an Continue Reading »

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Advocacy, Communications & Engagement 101: Understanding Federal Advocacy

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 speech” on legislative issues, and find out more about NLC’s resources Continue Reading »

Speaker

  • Ashley Smith Senior Associate, Grassroots Advocacy - National League of Cities (NLC)
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Federal Agency Round Robin

This is your opportunity to make connections in Washington and hear directly from federal agencies. You’ll engage in facilitated small group discussions with Administration officials and other local elected leaders through a series of 20-minute rotations. Choose the topics that interest you and learn from federal agency experts about programs and opportunities available to your city. Administration officials will be Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Earl Lawrence Executive Director, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Frances Harding Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA - Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Scott Carter Chief, Office of Governmental Affairs, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) - U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Kimberly Helm Community Partners Specialist - FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Ebony Rankin Senior Program Specialist - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Kevin Jenkins Integovernmental Affairs Specialist - U.S. Department of Justice
  • Jennifer Rosenberger Intergovernmental & Public Liaison, Office of Community Oriented Policing (COPS) - U.S. Department of Justice
  • Charlie Shifflett Grants.gov Communications Consultant - Grants.gov Program Management Office
  • Ryan Streeter Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, FEMA - U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Elizabeth Thomas Director of Sales and Marketing - Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Rachel Urban Stormwater Lead, Water Permits Division, Office of Water - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Elizabeth Mumaw Chief, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs - Federal Communications Commission
  • Lee Stewart Director of Intergovernmental Affairs - Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Sean Williamson Advisor for Partnerships and Technical Assistance, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office - U.S. Department of Education
  • Arnita Hannon Christmon Intergovernmental Liaison - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Adam Guzzo Advisor for Partnerships and Technical Assistance, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office - U.S. Department of Education
  • Anthony Wilson II Governmental Affairs Specialist - USDA
  • Mark Smith Technology Integration Manager, Vehicle Technologies Office - U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dr. Lynda Davis Chief Veterans Experience Officer - VA Veterans Experience Office
  • Saralyn Adish Chief of Staff - U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Mark Toal National Veterans’ Employment Manager, Office of Strategic Outreach - U.S. Department of Labor
  • Joseph Jenkins Team Leader for Marketing and Outreach for the Office of Apprenticeship - U.S. Department of Labor
  • Nat Beuse Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation
  • David Banks Acting Historic Preservation Planning Program Manager, State, Tribal and Local Plans and Grants - National Park Service
  • Erin Dahlin Deputy Chief of Program Operations - Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS)
  • Christopher Syrek Ex. Dir. of State/Local Gov. Relations - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Kellen Grode Workforce Analyst - U.S. Department of Labor
  • Sylvia Doyle Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist - U.S. Census Bureau
  • Richard Gonzales Early Childhood Inter-agency Director - DHHS/ACF/ECD
  • Mary Fleming Chief of Staff, SAMHSA - Department of Health and Human Services
  • Haley Ashcom Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist - U.S. Census Bureau
  • Patrick Dennis Workforce Analyst - U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
  • Robin Utz Branch Chief - U.S. Department of Education/OCTAE
  • Dr. Amy Firestone Senior Advisor, Office of Apprenticeship - U.S. Department of Labor
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Successful Strategies to Address the Opioid Crisis

Opioid overdoses and opioid deaths continue to rise—despite declarations of a national health emergency. With national resources limited and local initiatives many and varied, find viable solutions to combat the opioid crisis in your community. You will learn how to properly use data to make informed decisions about treatment and prevention initiatives. Get an opportunity to expand your leadership capacity Continue Reading »

Panel Moderator

  • James Brooks City Solutions Director - National League of Cities (NLC)

Panelists

  • Sean Fearns Chief of Community Outreach - US Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Richard Leadbeater Global Solutions Manager, State Government & Trade Associations Industries - ESRI
  • Joel Navarro Councilmember - Tempe, AZ
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

What’s Happening in the Courts? A Judicial Update for City Leaders

With ample chatter about the activities of the Executive and Legislative branches, don’t miss out on the Judicial branch happenings relevant to cities. Hear from legal experts about cases being considered by the Supreme Court that may impact local government and updates on legal trends.  

Downloads:
Whats-Happening-in-the-Courts-Kellar-Supreme-Court
Whats-Happening-in-the-Courts-A-Judicial-Update-for-City-Leaders-Presentation

Panel Moderator

Panelists

  • Amanda Kellar Associate Counsel & Director of Legal Advocacy - International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)
  • Lisa Soronen Executive Director - State and Local Legal Center
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

LMA Federal Legislative Briefing

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Western Municipal Association Meeting

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Afternoon General Session

Presiding

  • Mark Stodola National League of Cities President - Mayor, Little Rock, Arkansas

Speakers

3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Airport Noise Reception

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Florida League of Cities Reception

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kansas Legislative Briefing

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

League of Minnesota Cities Reception and Briefing

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Youth Delegate and Municipal Leader Networking Pizza Party – Open Reception

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

League of Oregon Cities Briefing

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

North Carolina Leadership Reception

Sponsored by Utility Service Partners, an NLC Enterprise Partner

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Association of Washington Cities Reception

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Colorado Issues Briefing

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

League of Arizona Cities & Towns Reception

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

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

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Texas Municipal League Reception (Ticketed Event)

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

League of California Cities Reception

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Youth Chaperone Workshop: Increasing Opportunities for Youth to Create Meaningful Change in City, State and Federal Government

Speakers

  • Jennifer Brown Lerner Assistant Director for Policy and Partnerships - The Aspen Institute National Commission on SEAD
  • Sahara Lake Program Coordinator - The Aspen Institute National Commission
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Increasing Youth Engagement in Local and Federal Government

Speaker

  • Grace Fisher Communications and Program Coordinator - The Aspen Institute National Commission
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) Dutch Treat Dinner

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Young Municipal Leaders Reception (RSVP Requested)

RSVP online here

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Reception (Ticketed Event)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

 

 

Agenda

6:30 am - 10:30 am

Shuttle Bus Service

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

2018 City Summit Host City Information Table

Representatives from sunny Los Angeles, California will be at the 2018 City Summit Host City information table Sunday–Tuesday to walk you through L.A. hotels and can’t-miss restaurants, attractions, venues and events. Register for the 2018 City Summit on site at the Congressional City Conference starting Monday, March 12 and be eligible for a special, limited-time rate for CCC attendees. Attendees Continue Reading »

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ask NLC Desk

Get answers to your questions Stop by the Ask NLC Desk to get help from an NLC staff member or get to know your regional membership manager.

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Conference Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) National Breakfast Meeting

7:30 am - 11:00 am

Enterprise Partner Table Top Showcase

NLC’s Enterprise Partners will be available in the registration area to discuss how to provide your city with opportunities to build better communities. All delegates are encouraged to stop by and meet our partners.

7:30 am - 8:45 am

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Business Meeting

8:00 am - 11:00 am

#NLCDC Photo Booth

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Corporate and Enterprise Partners Lounge

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Advocacy Central

Check in with NLC staff at the Advocacy Central Desk located in registration to get the latest updates on the NLC federal action agenda 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 and share what’s happening at Continue Reading »

8:45 am - 10:15 am

Resilience in the Face of Increased Threat from Natural Disasters

With the number of severe weather events increasing, nearly every city is potentially at risk of an unexpected natural disaster. Extreme weather events have implications for local infrastructure, as well as public health implications. Moreover, the politics of disaster recovery at the federal level are creating uncertainty around how local leaders plan response and recovery efforts. Learn how to lead Continue Reading »

Panel Moderator

Panelists

8:45 am - 10:15 am

Smart Technology Coming to Your City

From drone deliveries to autonomous vehicles, smart cities equipped with emerging technology are getting a lot of attention in Washington. Get the latest updates on how Congress and the Administration plan to regulate this technology in cities, and how you can influence federal policy to protect local authority and your residents. Plus, get the essential skills to build a smart Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Smart-Technology-Coming-to-Your-Town
Smart-Technology-Coming-to-Your-City-Presentation
Smart-Technology-Coming-to-Your-City-Via-Milo

Speakers

  • Jon Martz Director, Government and Public Affairs - Enterprise Holdings
  • Derek Khlopin Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration - U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Katherine Bates Manager of State and Local Partnerships - National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA Program
8:45 am - 10:15 am

Social and Economic Impact to Cities of Heightened Immigration Enforcement

From Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to Sanctuary Cities and increased immigration raids, learn how local businesses, law enforcement and communities are navigating the uncertain immigration landscape. Gain a better understanding of the workforce, public safety and general economic impacts of immigration reform under the current Administration and discuss strategies local leaders are undertaking to make their cities more Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Social-Economic-Impact-to-Cities-of-Heightened-Immigration-Enforcement-Presentation

Panel Moderator

  • Lisa Soronen Executive Director - State and Local Legal Center

Panelists

  • Fabian Bedne Council Member - City of Nashville, Tennessee
  • Steve Patterson Mayor - City of Athens, Ohio
  • Joe Buscaino National League of Cities Second Vice President - Councilman, Los Angeles, California
  • James Tobin Executive Vice President & Chief Lobbyist - National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
8:45 am - 10:15 am

Tax Reform: What Happened and What Does It Mean for Cities?

Congress just passed the most comprehensive changes to the U.S. Tax Code in more than 30 years. Every sector of the economy is impacted, including the world of public finance. Cities enjoyed some victories and experienced some setbacks in the final bill, but all of the changes matter to cities. Join us for a deeper dive into the process of Continue Reading »

Downloads:
Tax-Reform-What-Happened-and-What-Does-It-Mean-for-Cities-Presentation

Panelists

  • Kenan Fikri Research Director - Economic Innovation Group
  • Jeffrey DeWitt Chief Finance Officer - City of Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Belarmino Senior Policy Advisor - Government Finance Officers Association
  • John Kinnaird Council Member - City of Waco, Texas
  • Natalie Cohen Managing Director & Head of Municipal Research - Wells Fargo Securities
8:45 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Session: How Youth Can Support Equitable Economic Opportunity for Young People

Speakers

  • Matt Zone NLC Immediate Past President - Councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Catherine Pugh Mayor - Baltimore, Maryland
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Advocacy, Communications & Engagement 201: Dealing with the Media

Learn more about the trends shaping media engagement today and get strategies to tactfully manage media. Discover how to successfully use social media and learn best practices for leaders presented with opportunities for media interviews. Level: 201 Curriculum: Advocacy, Communications, and Engagement Credits: 3 Cost: Free

Downloads:
Advocacy-Communications-Engagement-201-Dealing-with-Media-Presentation

Speaker

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

FirstNet: What Local Leaders Need to Know

FirstNet, the country’s first nationwide public safety broadband network, is being deployed — is your city ready? In this workshop, local officials will get an update from FirstNet leaders on the status of the network deployment, and how it will impact their cities. Find out what financial and practical decisions your city needs to make now to fully benefit from Continue Reading »

Panel Moderator

  • Bob Yates Councilmember - City of Boulder, Colorado

Panelists

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Future of Marijuana Policy

Headaches caused by conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws are nothing new, but previous guidance from the Department of Justice provided enough clarity and confidence to allow an entire industry and tax base to flourish in certain states. But, what does the current Attorney General’s decision to rescind that guidance mean for cities? Join us to learn how the Continue Reading »

Panel Moderator

  • Wes Henderson Executive Director - Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities

Panelists

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

How Cities Are Recovering Opioid Related Costs

The cost of the Opioid Epidemic to local governments across the nation is staggering. The White House Council of Economic Advisors recently released a report, The Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis that estimated the overall cost of the Opioid Crisis at over $500 Billion. There are a number of state and local lawsuits underway against opioid drug manufacturers to Continue Reading »

Panel Moderator

  • Lisa Soronen Executive Director - State and Local Legal Center

Panelists

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Preparing for the Census: What’s in Store for 2020

The 2020 Census will be a historic one on many fronts, including the fact that it will be the first ever Census with an online participation component. As local leaders, you rely on the Census to provide an accurate count of your residents to ensure proper appropriation of federal funding, congressional representation and general study of your community. Every 10 Continue Reading »

Speakers

Panel Moderator

  • Mary Jo Hoeksema Director of Governmental Affairs - Population Association of America

Panelists

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Live Entertainment by CCC Youth Delegate Avery Dixon

Young Avery, a saxophone extraordinaire, was born weighing only 1 lb 8 oz and was not expected to live. He has a condition which causes his voice to be pitchy at times and airy because his vocal chords do not close completely. Despite this, along with asthma and other medical complications, he is beating all odds by playing the saxophone. Continue Reading »

12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing General Session and Luncheon

Presiding

  • Joe Buscaino National League of Cities Second Vice President - Councilman, Los Angeles, California

Keynote

  • Anna Maria Chávez Lawyer, Activist and Award-Winning Leader - Former CEO of Girls Scouts of the US

Speakers

  • Mark Stodola National League of Cities President - Mayor, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Randy Hultgren U.S. Congressman, Illinois 14th District - NLC President's Award Recipient
  • Dutch Ruppersberger U.S. Congressman, Maryland 2nd District - NLC President's Award Recipient
  • Tim Scott U.S. Senator - South Carolina
  • Cory Booker U.S. Senator - New Jersey

Panel Moderator

Panelists

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Capitol Hill Advocacy Day Briefing

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

REAL Board of Advisors & Council Meeting

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Business Meeting

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Public Safety and Crime Prevention Federal Advocacy Committee Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Gun Violence: How are Mayors and City Officials Responding to Gun Violence and Mass Shootings?

NLC’s Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee will host roundtable listening session where attendees can learn from each other about what local elected leaders are doing to reduce gun violence in their cities. The roundtable discussions will focus on… What local governments can do to keep guns out of the hands of violent people? What local governments need to consider Continue Reading »

3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Capitol Steps Performance

We invite you to join us for entertainment from the Capitol Steps. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and a cash bar will be available.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mississippi Congressional Appreciation Reception