General

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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8:30 am - 4:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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9:00 am - 10:30 am

Are Your Communities Ready? Emergency Management for Elected Officials

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Cities are experiencing more frequent and complex extreme events that disproportionately impact communities of color, people with disabilities, and other disadvantaged communities. This 90-minute workshop will introduce elected officials to the basic concepts of emergency management essential to effective and inclusive leadership through all of its phases (Preparedness, Mitigation, Response, Recovery). Attendees will learn about: Understanding... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Leading Together Boot Camp: Difficult Conversations – How to Recognize Them and How to Have Them

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At the heart of almost all chronic problems in our organizations, our governing bodies, and our local government relationships lie difficult conversations – ones that we’re either not holding or not holding very well. When disagreements or disappointments occur, we all too often opt for silence or avoidance instead of engaging in a productive way.... Read more »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

REAL Action 101: Understanding Racial Equity in Local Government

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This session provides an introductory overview for city, town, borough and village leaders on the history of institutional and structural racism in America. It will equip leaders with a shared language for racial equity, examine existing racial disparities in the jurisdiction and its implication for advancing racial equity, and introduce important concepts and tools for... Read more »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

UrbanPlan for Elected Officials

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

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Leading Together Boot Camp: Conflict Resolution

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In local government, conflict, opposing points of view and disagreements are a very real part of the process. As elected and appointed officials we can manage the way we react to conflict and even embrace it when it occurs. Learning Objectives Discover practical, proven alternatives and skills you can call on in even the most... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Leading Together Boot Camp: Build an Effective Narrative to Ensure Your Community’s Voice is Heard on the Hill

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2020 isn’t just about the election – it’s about policy, partnership, and progress. Want to learn about how to build an effective narrative to ensure your communities voice is heard on the Hill? This session will give you the tools tips and tricks for how to talk about what matters most to Cities, Towns and... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center & NLC University: Bridging Differences Fellowship (By Invitation Only)

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1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

State League Steering Committee Meeting (By Invitation Only)

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A Practical Retirement Approach for the Future of You and Your City

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City governments, in their role as employers, are striving to attract talent that can support the critical work of serving communities. However, the wages of state and local government employees tend to be lower than for private sector employees with similar education and experience. So, how can municipal employers provide a more competitive alternative? One... Read more »

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grants for Census Rapid Response + Historically Undercounted Communities

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GOTC is now! We’ve got $1.6M in census rapid response funding, so let’s talk hard-to-count (HTC) community engagement, toolkits, and money. Key Takeaways: Introduce and walk people through NLC’s Census Rapid Response grant opportunity and proposal submission process (we’d love for you to submit a proposal while at CCC!). Lift up best practices and concrete... Read more »

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Savings and Solutions Pavilion

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7:45 am - 8:45 am

First Time Attendee Welcome Breakfast

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Sponsored by the NLC Service Line Warranty Program

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm

NLC Board of Directors’ Meeting

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State Municipal League Staff Headquarters

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8:30 am - 4:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Advocacy Central

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9:00 am - 2:15 pm

Emerging Solutions in Housing Eviction Policy (By Invitation Only)

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

From Policy Priorities to Practice: Stanford Design School – Emerging Solutions in Housing Eviction Policy

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Building from the Stanford Legal Design Lab’s policy research and human-centered design approach come learn about how local communities specifically using a design thinking lens to share best practices for confronting the eviction crisis and to encourage innovative pilot programs and approaches Establish an understanding of the main service, technology, and other programs, and policies... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

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

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

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Making Robert’s Rules Work for You

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Once you know the basics of Robert’s Rules of Order, how can you move to the next step? This interactive seminar provides insights and guidance that can transform your style of leading meetings and make you an exceptional presiding officer. Few people are aware of the flexibility that Robert’s Rules offers through its “special rules... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:30 am

NLC 101 – Maximize Benefits to Your Community

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9:00 am - 11:30 am

NLC Advisory Council Meeting

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm

From Policy Priorities to Practice: False Precision: why 73% of the data you use to make decisions is misleading and misinterpreted…and how you can detect it and fight back.

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We are deluged with data; even simple decisions require mountains of information. Much of it is helpful, providing needed context for complex issues, and 94.7% is accurate. But we too rarely step back and ask if the data is truly relevant and responds to the questions being asked, even if we sense that something isn’t... Read more »

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Infrastructure Partner Roundtable

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Calling all city leaders who want to connect with business leaders in the infrastructure space! Join us for our Infrastructure Partner Roundtable to chat with NLC’s private sector partners who help build and support your communities. In this round-robin format, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from various infrastructure leaders, as well as city... Read more »

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

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

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Future of Work Convening (By Invitation Only)

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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Census Information Desk

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

NLC Joint Committee Meeting on Homelessness (By Invitation Only)

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1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

From Policy to Practice- Mobility 101: The Future of Sustainable Mobility is Shared: Cars, Curbs and Cities

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With rapidly growing populations and changing demographics, communities of the future will continue to battle increased congestion. To combat this, communities must increase their reliance on the most basic principle- sharing. As technology continues to evolve and the economic model of ownership changes, system operators will be pushed to achieve peak efficiency, while users will... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Leading Through Disruption: Office Hours Small Group Coaching With Betsy Hodges

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The NLCU office hours are an opportunity to meet with an expert and a small network of peers in an intimate setting. During the office hours you will dive deeper into the subject matter, enjoy direct engagement with the expert, and create custom solutions for when you return home. Betsy Hodges was the 47th mayor... Read more »

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Community & Economic Development (CED) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) Committee Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Human Development (HD) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Transportation & Infrastructure Services (TIS) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

State League Orientation for New League Directors

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Working with your Planning and Economic Development Staff

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Learn how Elected Officials can work to incorporate their ideas and agendas into their communities’ planning and economic development vision and goals, as well as influence the strategies, policy framework, and messaging of these crucial city functions. How to assess your local planning and economic strengths and weaknesses, your community’s place in the broader regional... Read more »

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

From Policy Priorities to Practice: Leveraging data to optimize service delivery and overcome common operational challenges

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This workshop provides government leaders, program managers, and data professionals the ability to identify and develop project execution plans for successful data analytics projects. The session empowers your government to find meaningful opportunities where data analytics can provide value, a framework for selecting which projects to pursue, and a guide for identifying the building blocks... Read more »

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Get Ready to Make Your Pitch on Capitol Hill––Deep Dive Training

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Share rules of the road to embrace; not step into traps; know how to convey a message. We invite you to join us for this interactive workshop to help you effectively engage Members of Congress during our upcoming Capitol Hill Day. We’ll share the tools and techniques for you to convey key messages in a... Read more »

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Youth Delegate Opening Session & Orientation

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

From Policy Priorities to Practice: Creating a Workforce “System” to Increase Opportunity and Employment in Cities

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Learning Objectives Understanding the funding, programs and goals of federal and state workforce funding Overview of the role of local communities in workforce development Basics of the advocacy needed to ensure workforce is a priority within economic development NLC University Credits: 1 Individual seminar cost: 100 Cost savings! Register for the full “From Policy Priorities... Read more »

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Small Group Coaching For Your Capitol Hill Visit Pitch

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The NLCU office hours are an opportunity to meet with an expert and a small network of peers in an intimate setting. During the office hours you will dive deeper into the subject matter and enjoy direct engagement with the expert. Ed Belkin, a leading strategic communications and public affairs expert. Ed brings extensive experience... Read more »

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Alabama League of Municipalities’ Delegation Caucus

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Georgia Municipal Association Delegation Meeting

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5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Membership Meeting

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5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Youth Delegate Dinner & Talent Show

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6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Membership Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NLC University Awards Happy Hour

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

State League Executive Directors & Staff Networking Dinner

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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Dinner (Ticketed Event)

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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

NLC Service Line Warranty Program Reception

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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Reception

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

National Black Caucus – Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Networking Reception

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7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Member Council & Constituency Group Events Information Table

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7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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7:30 am - 8:45 am

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

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Savings and Solutions Pavilion

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7:30 am - 8:30 am

State League Legislative Briefing Breakfast (By Invitation Only)

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7:45 am - 9:00 am

Local Economic Conditions Focus Group (Invitation Only/RSVP Required)

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Census Information Desk

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

City Summit 2020: Tampa Information Booth

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partner Lounge

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State Municipal League Staff Headquarters

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8:30 am - 9:00 am

Pop-Up Conversation: Combating Opioids/Substance

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Advocacy Central

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9:00 am - 10:30 am

Opening General Session

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Featuring an address from 2020 National League of Cities President and Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tempore Joe Buscaino; remarks from Peter Wright, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a conversation with Paul Ryan, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Pop-Up Conversation: What Keeps You Up at Night?

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10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Asking Congress for Transportation Wins

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Every city has transportation needs, but what can the federal government do to help? In 2020, Congress is due to reauthorize all of their federal transportation programs for transit, bridges, bikes, roads, and more, making this a great opportunity for cities to ask for exactly what their communities need. Come learn which federal programs match... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Cities Vote: Building Voter Engagement to Permanently Strengthen Democracy

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Democracy and inclusion are critical priorities of Americans—as the most trusted level of government, cities and their mayors are ready to ensure that all of their residents are counted in every election. It’s time for city leaders to solve the problem of low voter turnout.   Join the National League of Cities as we launch a... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Corporation for National and Community Service Office Hours

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10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Investing in a Skilled Workforce: WIOA Reauthorization

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With the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) on the horizon, congressional leaders must understand the importance of federal investment in the local workforce development system and its connection to the economic competitiveness of our nation. Federal investment in skills training is essential to ensure that we can meet the country’s growing... Read more »

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Louisiana Municipal Association Federal Legislative Briefing

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10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Overcoming Obstacles to Affordable Housing

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Housing instability is one of the biggest barriers to individual economic prosperity. Conversely , it has become clear that housing stability at an early age leads to better outcomes for health, job security, and economic mobility for our nation’s residents. The housing policy choices we make today will have a generational impact on America’s cities,... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Practical Tools for Fighting Preemption

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State and federal policymakers have increasingly turned to preemption of local authority, in ways that are harming cities and their residents. From housing to transportation, and minimum wage to broadband access, these preemption laws are on the rise throughout the country. However, new research from NLC shows that cities can fight back, and win. Prepare... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Council Meeting

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10:45 am - 12:00 pm

State League Executive Directors Only Session (By Invitation Only)

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Afterschool Policy Advisor’s Network (APAN) Luncheon

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Afterschool and summer learning programs play a critical role in developing the workforce and life skills that young people need to succeed. These programs help young people develop identity, confidence, communication and problem-solving skills, all of which are essential to navigate school, work, and life. This session will highlight afterschool and summer learning funding streams... Read more »

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Corporate Partner & Member Engagement Luncheon

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Come enjoy a buffet lunch with NLC’s Corporate & Enterprise Partners! You’ll get a chance to talk with them and learn more about how their work can support your cities, as well as the work that is happening across NLC. Open to all members, first come, first serve.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Council on Youth, Education & Families

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12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Large Cities Council Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Military Communities Council Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Small Cities Council Meeting

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

State League Executive Directors Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Luncheon and Meeting (Ticketed Event)

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12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Youth Delegate Lunch

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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Airport Noise Help

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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Federal Advocacy 101

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Now that you’ve scheduled a meeting with your legislator, what do you do? This session will walk you through the current legislative landscape, assist in your development of a personalized pitch on the issues impacting your community the most, and introduce you to NLC’s resources to support your efforts. You will leave prepared to start... Read more »

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Legal Updates: How Action from the Supreme Court and Lower Courts Impact Cities

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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

University Communities Council Meeting

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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Youth Delegate Chaperone Workshop

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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Think Globally Act Locally

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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Western Municipal Association Meeting

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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pop-Up Conversation: Building My Municipalities Financial Strength

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Afternoon General Session

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Featuring a panel discussion on the future of the American Workforce and skills in the 2020 election, remarks from Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL), a conversation between Dan Fowler, Councilman, Kansas City, Missouri, and Representative Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL), the 2020 Census with Clarence Anthony, NLC Executive Director and CEO, and James Diossa, Mayor, Central Falls,... Read more »

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Airport Noise Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktails & Karaoke: Come Meet NLC’s Corporate Partners!

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Come mix and mingle with NLC’s Corporate & Enterprise Partners and perhaps sing a song or two. Liquid courage provided.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Florida League of Cities Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

League of Minnesota Cities Reception and Briefing

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5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Youth Delegate Social Networking Event: Generation Z

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Association of Washington Cities Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Colorado Issues Briefing

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kansas Delegation Legislative Briefing (By Invitation Only)

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia & West Virginia Reception (By Invitation Only)

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

League of Arizona Cities & Towns Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

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

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

North Carolina Leadership Reception (By Invitation Only)

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Texas Municipal League Reception (Ticketed Event)

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

League of California Cities Reception

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Small Cities Reception

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Sponsored by Tyler Technologies, an NLC Capstone Partner

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) Reception (Ticketed Event)

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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Young Municipal Leaders Networking Reception

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Sponsored by IKE Smart City No RSVP required or additional fees. Location:Sudhouse1340 U Street NWWashington DC, 20009

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

National Black Caucus-Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Evening Out (Ticketed Event)

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The Howard Theater: 620 T Street NW, Washington DC, 20001

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Community Leaders of America Republican Mayor, City Council and Partner breakfast meeting

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7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Census Information Desk

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7:30 am - 8:30 am

Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) National Breakfast Meeting

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7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Member Council & Constituency Group Events Information Table

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7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Registration & Ask NLC Open

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7:30 am - 11:00 am

Savings and Solutions Pavilion

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7:45 am - 9:00 am

State League State Advocacy Breakfast & Conversation

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partner Lounge

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State Municipal League Staff Headquarters

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Advocacy Central

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9:00 am - 12:00 pm

City Summit 2020: Tampa Information Booth

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

Morning General Session

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Featuring a panel discussion on Homelessness and a Townhall on COVID-19 with Dr. E. Oscar Alleyne, Senior Advisor for Public Health Programs, National Association of County and City Health Officials.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Cybersecurity: City Data and the 2020 Census

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Description: 2020 is an important year for cities to strengthen and secure their data. The nation is preparing to hold its first-ever online census, a high-profile election cycle is under threat from foreign interference, and cities are experiencing an explosion in data collection from apps, sensors, and partnerships. It’s time to learn how to protect... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

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10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Homelessness and the Justice System: Challenges and Innovations

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Lack of affordable housing, income, social services coupled with high debt and barriers to housing are just some of the causes of homelessness.  Cuts in federal housing and assistance programs are also fueling the growth of homelessness in cities, towns and villages across the country.  Communities are facing increased number of homeless encampments that are... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Mayor’s Education Task Force (By Invitation Only)

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10:45 am - 12:15 pm

One Water: How Integrated Planning Can Address Affordability and Promote Community Resilience

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From the challenges of maintaining a reliable and affordable water system come innovative solutions. The EPA Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework allows local governments to comprehensively manage wastewater and stormwater, as well as address community and residential affordability. Hear from local leaders who are developing an integrated plan utilizing green infrastructure techniques... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Preventing First Responder PTSD

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First responders, who are charged with protecting life and property, may experience a broad range of health and mental wellness consequences as a result of work-related exposures to traumatic incidents that include violent acts, death and destruction. Constant exposure to death and destruction may exert a psychological toll on first responders and emergency services personnel,... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Youth Delegate Breakout Sessions on Advocacy: Gun Safety, Data Driven Policy and Domestic Violence & Assault

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

WIMG Board Meeting

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12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing General Session & Delegates Luncheon

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Featuring a conversation between Barney Arceneaux, Mayor, Gonzales, LA and Garret Graves (R-LA), hear from officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Center for Disease Control about COVID-19,  and a keynote address by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Policy Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Capitol Steps Performance

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6:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Mississippi Congressional Appreciation Reception

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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Dinner

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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

NLC Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

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Advocacy Day participants are welcome to store/check their luggage in the first-floor conference center of the NLC office building between 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The NLC office is located at 660 North Capitol Street NW – a few blocks from the Senate Side of Capitol Hill and Union Station.