NLC Conference Workshops

9:00 am - 2:15 pm

Emerging Solutions in Housing Eviction Policy (By Invitation Only)

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9:00 am - 10:30 am

NLC 101 – Maximize Benefits to Your Community

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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

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 - 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 »

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

Federal Agency Round Robin

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Bring your questions about federal resources, tools, grants, and programs of interest to local governments to this interactive session. Choose the topics most important to your community and learn from federal agency experts about programs and opportunities available for assistance. You’ll engage in facilitated small group discussions with administration officials and other local elected leaders... 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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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

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

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 »