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2017 Workshops

Thursday, November 16

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Building and Preserving Affordable Housing in Transitioning Markets

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Moderator

  • Dr. Mukesh Kumar Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning - Jackson State University
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Creating a Destination Brand to Maximizing the Visitor Economy and Fuel Economic Development

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  • Mike Butts Vice President of Sales - Charlotte Regional Visitor Authority
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dynamic Duos: How Philanthropies are Helping Cities Revitalize

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  • Theaster Gates Social Practice Artist - Chicago, Illinois
  • Ryan Whalen Global Partnerships Portfolio Director - The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Gia Biagi Principal of Urbanism and Civic Impact - Studio Gang
  • Carol Coletta Senior Fellow - The Kresge Foundation
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Getting Smart About Smart Technology Pilot Projects

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Reducing Burdens on City Services: Moving High Utilizers Past the Revolving Door

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  • Jean Haughey Director of Youth Services - Enfield, Connecticut

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Friday, November 17

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

A Public Health Approach for Reducing Crime

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Achieving Equity in Our Communities Through Economic Development

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  • Joann Massey Director of Business Diversity & Compliance and Title VI Coordinator - Memphis, Tennessee
  • Kevin Dick Talent Development Director - Charlotte, North Carolina
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Building and Preserving Affordable Housing in Strong Markets

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  • View full profile for Sally StangSally Stang Director, Housing & Community Development - Tucson, Arizona
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Getting Started on Sustainability – Local Governments Taking the Lead

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  • Cooper Martin Program Director for the Sustainable Cities Institute - National League of Cities

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  • Dan Barry Director of Path to Positive Communities - ecoAmerica
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Making the Internet Work for Everyone

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Strategies to Counter State Preemption

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

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A New Look at City Service Fees as Revenue Builders

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Moderator

  • Trevor Langan Research Associate, Center for City Solutions - National League of Cities
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Getting Started with Building Racial Equity in Your City

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Parks, Public Space, and Nature: Emerging Strategies to Promote Health, Active Living, and Learning

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Simplifying Water Management

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Vital Economies, Thriving Places: A Look at the Main Street Approach

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Moderator

  • Patrice Frey President and CEO - National Main Street Center

Speakers

  • Julie Metz Downtown Development Director - Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Jill Holland Mayor - McKenzie, Tennessee
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

World Cafe: Solutions for Homelessness

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Building a Thriving City Through Early Childhood Education

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Community Innovations to Address Health Disparities

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  • Michael Vargas Mayor - Perris, California
  • Peggy Payne Health Equity Strategy & Language Assistance Program Compliance - Cigna Clinical Performance and Quality Organization
  • Lisa Meadows Director of Healthy Kids Outreach Programs - St. Louis Children's Hospital
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Recovering from Catastrophe: A Film and Discussion on Community Leadership

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Supporting Maker Entrepreneurs and Small-Scale Manufacturing

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

World Cafe: The Future of City Energy Policy

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Moderator

  • Deb Perry Program Director - Institute for Sustainable Communities

Speakers

  • John Ostenburg Mayor, Village of Park Forest, Illinois - Executive Board Secretary, Environment & Energy Committee Chairman of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
  • Alicia Zatcoff Sustainability Manager - Richmond, Virginia
  • Douglas Melnick Chief Sustainability Officer - San Antonio, Texas
  • Jeri Muoio Mayor - West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Una Song Senior Advisor, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Saturday, November 18

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Big Ideas for Small Cities

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Connected Vehicles: Is Your City Ready for this New Technology?

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  • Joe Waggoner CEO and Executive Director - Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Creating a City Where Small Businesses Thrive

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Speakers

  • Tory Campbell Entrepreneurship & Community Economic Development Manager - Prosper Portland
  • Stacy Mitchell Co-Director - Institute for Local Self-Reliance
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Leading Community Resilience: Lessons Learned

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Speakers

  • Douglas Melnick Chief Sustainability Officer - San Antonio, Texas
  • Lisa Craig Chief of Historic Preservation - Historic Preservation
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

REAL Results for Racial Equity

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Transforming Vacant and Abandoned Properties into Community Assets

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  • View full profile for Armando FanaArmando Fana Department of Housing and Community Development Director - West Palm Beach, Florida

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  • Michael Braverman Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tristia Bauman Senior Attorney - National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Boosting Economic Development Through City Branding

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Build Strong Response Tactics For Catastrophic Events

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  • Dennis Storemski Director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security - Houston, Texas
  • Jon Swanson Metropolitan Emergency Services (MEMS) Director - Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Lori Pampilo Harris Senior Advisor to Mayor Buddy Dyer - Orlando, Florida
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

City as Employer: Preparing for New Financial Transparency Reporting Rules

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  • Joseph Snyder Chief Financial Officer - Rochester Hills, Michigan
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Engaging Your City’s Youth

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

The Case for Collaboration: Tackling the Infrastructure Backlog

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  • Dianne K. Irby Executive Director Engineering & Development - Mobile, Alabama

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

The Future of LGBTQ Leadership in America’s Cities

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