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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Saturday, March 10

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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7:00 am - 5:00 pm

NLC University Leaders Lab Chief of Staff Cohort

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7:00 am - 5:00 pm

NLC University Leaders Lab Mayor Cohort

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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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: Leon Andrews/Julie Nelson
Level: 101
Curriculum: Leadership
Credits: 3
Cost: Free

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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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 proposing realistic land use solutions to vexing growth and development challenges. Take part in this engaging session that allows you to work together on competing development teams to analyze and respond to a hypothetical Request for Proposal for the redevelopment of a blighted urban area, then pitch your plan to city council. Walk away with a new understanding of how developers think about these opportunities and challenges in their communities.

Curriculum: Community and Economic Development
Level: 201/301
Credits: 6
Cost: $250 early bird until January 31| $260 regular

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)

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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 budgeting become an accounting exercise at best, leaving the connection to policy-making questionable and unclear? Learn the basics of budgeting from an experienced elected official and municipal finance director. They will provide insights and an explanation of the budget and budgeting process to help you gain confidence in your role as an elected official.

Credits: 3
Cost: $150 early-bird | $160 standard
Level: 101

 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership 201: Civil Discourse in the Face of Incivility

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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 any situation. Get the chance to collaborate with your peers, each adopting the role of different characters from a case study, to develop a plan using the concepts of the Five Powers. Explore the problem from various leadership positions and ultimately formulate a strategy that calls for the collaboration of all characters to lead the community through the challenging situation. After exploring the tools, you will be encouraged to think of how you can apply the tools you used in the hypothetical circumstance, to a real situation in your community.

Level: 201
Curriculum: Leadership
Credits: 3
Cost: $150 early bird until January 31 | $160 Regular

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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NLC University – Shared Wisdom Luncheon

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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 the 2017 Congressional City Conference, award recipients, and NLC University Leadership Fellows and Board of Advisors receive a complimentary lunch registration.

Featuring

  • Special keynote address
  • Awards presented by David Baker, Mayor of Kenmore, Washington

Takeaways

  • Learn more about NLC University
  • Gain insight from seasoned officials
  • Support the education and training accomplishments of your peers
  • Network with colleagues
  • Open for onsite registration at the Congressional City Conference
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

State League Steering Committee Meeting

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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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 making about resource allocation in municipalities.  We will look at how to think about the future of the city, and how to connect priorities and the results cities desire with the resources needed to achieve them.

Credits: 3 credits
Cost: $150 early-bird| $160 standard
Level: 201

 

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leadership 101: You won the election, now what?

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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 to respond to your constituents? From the front office to constituent services, from correspondence to schedule, explore the best practices in forming a professional office that executes your vision and provides a uniform face for the public.  Learn the skills necessary to ensure a well-run office that will help you achieve your goals as a local leader.

Level: 101
Curriculum: Leadership
Credits: 3
Cost: $150 early bird | $160 regular

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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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 group requires a different approach and tactic by employers. Explore how to use post-employment benefits as a recruitment and retention tool for America’s changing workforce. Get access to successful programs from your fellow states and cities to implement in your community.

Level: 201
Curriculum: Management & Public Administration
Credits: 3
Cost: Free

Sunday, March 11

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

2018 City Summit Host City Information Table

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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 can also register for the conference online at citysummit.nlc.org starting March 12.

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Ask NLC Desk

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Enterprise Partner Table Top Showcase

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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

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Sponsored by Utility Service Partners, an NLC Enterprise Partner

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Corporate and Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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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, Equity and Leadership) team and the Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) will demonstrate how to break down barriers and find solutions related to the specific challenges of addressing institutional and structural racism in local government.

Level: 201
Curriculum: Leadership
Credits: 3
Cost: Free

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

NLC Board of Directors Meeting

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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

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9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership 101: 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 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 framework to ethically difficult choices involving real municipal government actions.

Trainer: Scott Paine
Level: 101
Curriculum: Leadership
Credits: 3
Cost: $150 Early Bird until January 31| $160 Regular

9:30 am - 11:45 am

Advisory Council Meeting

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11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

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11:15 am - 1:15 pm

Public Sector Retirement Advisory Committee

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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

NBC-LEO Foundation Board Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Community & Economic Development (CED) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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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 open to all who are interested, but only committee members may participate in the discussion.

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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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 financing mechanisms for new and existing infrastructure, what communities and residents can afford to pay, and climate impacts on water and creating resilient infrastructure.

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

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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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 efforts, including the tax exemption of municipal bonds, and advocating for local taxing authority on online remote sales transactions.

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

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Human Development (HD) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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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 committee members may participate in the discussion

 

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Information Technology & Communications (ITC) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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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 Committee’s work focused on various ways localities can increase broadband access through municipal broadband, protecting local authority on technology-related tax issues such as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, and exploring the transition from old, copper-based telephone networks to digital and IP-based networks.

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

 

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee

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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 may participate in the discussion.

 

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Transportation & Infrastructure Services (TIS) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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

 

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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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 unrealistic or constraint-driven deal making. Learn the key skills and steps necessary to form a successful partnership and manage the process to assure your desired outcome

Level: 201
Curriculum: Community and Economic Development
Credits: 3
Cost: $150 early bird until January 31| $160 Regular

Speaker

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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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

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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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 local government experience discuss how to maintain excellence in municipal government.

Level: 101
Curriculum: Management & Public Administration
Credits: 3
Cost: $150 early bird until January 31| $160 regular

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Safety, Health & Human Development 101: Thriving Cities: Working Towards Comprehensive Approaches to Improve Health & Well-Being

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Across the country, city leaders are taking action to address the underlying factors that influence how long we live and how well we live. This seminar is designed to build your capacity to develop more comprehensive approaches to governing through efforts that engage a variety of sectors, are data-driven and advance equity.  Join your peers for an interactive and engaging session that will include insights and lessons learned from city leaders, data and maps to identify issues and tell your city’s story, and other tools to inform and advance efforts to ensure thriving cities.

Level:101
Curriculum: Safety, Health, & Human Development
Credits: 3
Cost: $150 early bird until January 31 | $160 regular

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

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4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Alabama Delegation Caucus

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Corporate Partners Leadership Reception

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By invitation only.

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Business Meeting

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Service Line Warranty Program Reception

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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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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)

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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

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Monday, March 12

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC Desk

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7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Conference Registration

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7:30 am - 5:30 pm

2018 City Summit Host City Information Table

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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 can also register for the conference online at citysummit.nlc.org starting March 12.

7:30 am - 9:00 am

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

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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

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Enterprise Partner Table Top Showcase

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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

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8:00 am - 9:00 am

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

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8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Corporate and Enterprise Partners Lounge

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9:00 am - 10:30 am

Opening General Session

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Keynote

  • Bob Schieffer Former Moderator of Face the Nation - Former CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent
10:30 am - 2:30 am

#NLCDC Photo Booth

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10:45 am - 12:15 pm

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

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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 needs, labor demands and creating a strategy that enhances the economic vitality of your city.

NLC Policy Goal
National Municipal Policy Book 2018 | Pages: 112; 130

Speakers

  • Maureen Conway VP for Policy Programs/ED 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

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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- 99

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Gun Violence Prevention and Enforcement

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Parents ask all sorts of questions before their children visit other homes—allergies, pets, and parental control settings. With nearly 1.7 million children living in a house with a loaded, unlocked gun, thousands of children are injured or killed every year. The Asking Saves Kids (ASK) Campaign encourages parents to ask if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play. ASK encourages parents to add one more question to the conversation that has the power to save lives. Discover resources for local leaders to reduce the risk of fatal injuries caused by guns and specific actions you can take to protect your community.

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Pages: 182-185; 207-209

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Mayors’ Education Task Force Meeting (By Invitation Only)

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10:45 am - 12:00 pm

State League Sponsors and US Communities Meeting

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10:45 am - 12:15 pm

The Rising Tide of Preemption

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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 Goal
National Municipal Policy | Pages: 224-236

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

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

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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 communities access federal grants for transportation and water infrastructure, and the latest on Congress’ infrastructure legislation.

         

NLC Policy Goal
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Pages: 44-45, 70-71; 151-181

Speaker

  • Nathan Ohle Executive Director - Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Youth Delegate Opening Session: Making Your Voice Heard

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11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Delegates’ Lunch Break – Cash Concession and Lunch on Own

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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

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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

Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) Luncheon

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Corporate Partners Leadership Council Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Council on Youth, Education, and Families Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

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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 in this meeting.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Large Cities Council Meeting

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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

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Small Cities Council Meeting

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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

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Speaker

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

University Communities Council Meeting

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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 to NLC members, the meeting is open to all conference attendees.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Youth Delegate Lunch and Session: International and Local Policies Panel

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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Airport Noise HELP

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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Advocacy, Communications, & Engagement 101: Understanding Federal Advocacy

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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 speech” on legislative issues, and find out more about NLC’s resources for your city to make an impact — both in Washington and at home.

Level: 101
Curriculum: Advocacy, Communications, and Engagement
Credits: 3
Cost: Free

Speaker

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

Federal Agency Round Robin

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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 available to answer your questions about federal resources, tools, grants, and programs of interest to local governments. You’ll also share and learn from other local officials facing similar circumstances and challenges to your own.

NLC Policy Goal
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Page 1

Speaker

  • Patrick Dennis Workforce Analyst - U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Successful Strategies to Address the Opioid Crisis

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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 by collaborating with peers across all levels of government to partner with neighboring jurisdictions and effectively track the crisis. And, you’ll take home tools to implement programs that will stop this major public health emergency.

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Pages: 117; 219

Moderator

  • James Brooks City Solutions Director - National League of Cities (NLC)
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

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

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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.

 

Moderator

Speaker

  • Lisa Soronen Executive Director - State and Local Legal Center
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Youth Delegates: We Recommend Youth Delegates Participate in the Federal Agency Round Robin

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

LMA Federal Legislative Briefing

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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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Speakers

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 - 6:30 pm

Youth Delegate and Municipal Leader Networking Pizza Party – Open Reception

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5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

League of Oregon Cities Briefing

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5:30 pm - 7:30 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) Business Meeting

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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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6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

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

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6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

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

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Young Municipal Leaders Reception (By Invitation Only)

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9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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Tuesday, March 13

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

2018 City Summit Host City Information Table

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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 can also register for the conference online at citysummit.nlc.org starting March 12.

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ask NLC Desk

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7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Conference Registration

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7:30 am - 8:30 am

Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) National Breakfast Meeting

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7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Enterprise Partner Table Top Showcase

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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

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8:00 am - 11:00 am

#NLCDC Photo Booth

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8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Corporate and Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:45 am - 10:15 am

Resilience in the Face of Increased Threat from Natural Disasters

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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 your community through natural disasters like fires and floods and discuss what city leaders want most from the federal government as a partner in the recovery effort. This session will also examine the business case for investing in flood and natural disaster mitigation actions to lessen the risks faced by communities.

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Pages: 25; 63-65

Speaker

  • Robin Utz Branch Chief - U.S. Department of Education/OCTAE
8:45 am - 10:15 am

Smart Technology Coming to Your City

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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 infrastructure network in your community that can support these changing technologies.

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Pages: 245

8:45 am - 10:15 am

Social and Economic Impact to Cities of Heightened Immigration Enforcement

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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 welcoming.

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Page: 144

Speaker

  • Lisa Soronen Executive Director - State and Local Legal Center
8:45 am - 10:15 am

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

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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 how H.R. 1 came to pass and what implications it may have for bonds, community economic development and upcoming infrastructure plans.

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Pages: 17-19; 98;157

8:45 am - 10:15 am

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

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10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Youth Delegates: We Recommend Youth Delegates Attend Conference Workshops

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10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Advocacy, Communications & Engagement 201: Dealing with the Media

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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

Speaker

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

FirstNet: What Local Leaders Need to Know

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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 this new public safety technology, and learn the potential benefits and pitfalls.

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Page: 232

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Future of Marijuana Policy

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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 current fate of marijuana is changing and what cities can reasonably expect for the future of marijuana policy in the U.S.

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Page: 14

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

How Cities Are Recovering Opioid Related Costs

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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 recover costs associated with the opioid epidemic.  On December 5, 2017, a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) was created to consolidate claims by states, counties, and cities against certain opioid drug manufacturers and distributors. The resulting litigation will potentially enable local governments to recover: (1) reimbursement for Medicaid and other medical costs for care and treatment of overdose, addiction, and over-prescription; (2) additional costs of law enforcement, first responders, prosecutions, jails, and facilities attributable to the opioid crisis; (3) medical costs associated with babies born addicted to opioids; and (4) costs of social services, child care and protection services associated with opioid-addicted parents.

Learn what local governments should consider before filing a claim and find out more about the status of the pending litigation. The session will look to answer the following questions:

  • Should your city file a claim against opioid drug manufacturers?
  • Where should suits be filed?
  • What data must cities have to show harm?
  • What are the risks of not seeking to litigate this matter?
  • In what ways are state leagues taking on a coordinator role?

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Pages: 117; 219

Speaker

  • Richard Leadbeater Global Solutions Manager, State Government & Trade Associations Industries - ESRI
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

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

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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 years, the Bureau runs into the same challenges, including undercounting of vulnerable populations and youth, but local leaders play a critical role in navigating these issues so that nearly everyone is counted. While we are still two years out, the Census Bureau is facing some unique uphill battles this go around — from funding and administrative challenges to new cybersecurity concerns. Join us to learn more about why the Census matters to cities, and what your city can do to make sure the 24th Decennial Census is a success for everyone.

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Page:11; 20

Speakers

12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing General Session and Luncheon

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Keynote

  • Anna Maria Chávez Lawyer, Activist and Award-Winning Leader - Former CEO of Girls Scouts of the US
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

REAL Board of Advisors & Council Meeting

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2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Business Meeting

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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Capitol Hill Advocacy Day Briefing

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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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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

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Wednesday, March 14

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

NLC Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

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We've reserved Wednesday for you to do the important work of meeting with your members of Congress to advocate for the priorities of cities. You will be prepared by NLC prior to your Hill visit with materials, talking points, and tips to ensure your meeting is smooth and effective.

You can sign up for a Hill meeting during the conference registration process and we will handle the scheduling for you. Please note that we have a limited number of appointments available through our scheduling system - if you are not able to schedule your meeting directly through NLC's registration process, we will guide you in how to set up a meeting for yourself.

Advocacy Day participants are welcome to store/check their luggage in the first floor conference center of the NLC office building between 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The NLC office is located at 660 North Capitol Street, NW.

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Modernizing America’s Infrastructure to Withstand Extreme Weather (RSVP Requested)

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Join The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National League of Cities for a breakfast briefing to call attention to the need for Congress and the Administration to focus on flood-ready infrastructure. Local and federal elected officials will discuss how making communities more resilient to extreme weather will help protect people and property, reduce future risk, and save taxpayer dollars.

RSVP HERE

Speakers:

The Honorable John Katko (R-NY), U.S. House of Representatives

Joe Riley, Former Mayor, City of Charleston, South Carolina and Pew Distinguished Fellow

Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities

RSVP HERE