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General Sessions

Thursday, November 16

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Opening General Session with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly

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Presiding Officer

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

Keynote Speakers

  • Gabby Giffords Former state legislator and U.S. Congresswoman
  • Mark Kelly Astronaut, retired United States Navy Captain, and author

Speakers

  • Matt Zone 2017 National League of Cities President - Cleveland, Ohio Councilmember
  • Clarence E. Anthony CEO and Executive Director - National League of Cities
  • Jennifer Roberts Mayor - Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Megan Barry Mayor - Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

Friday, November 17

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Friday Morning General Session

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Presiding Officer

  • Matt Zone 2017 National League of Cities President - Cleveland, Ohio Councilmember

Moderators

  • Matt Zone 2017 National League of Cities President - Cleveland, Ohio Councilmember
  • Nicole Flatow Editor - CityLab

Panelists

Speakers

  • Brooks Rainwater Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions - National League of Cities
  • Bruce Katz Centennial Scholar - Centennial Scholar Initiative - Brookings Institution

Saturday, November 18

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Closing General Session & Delegates Luncheon with Earvin “Magic” Johnson

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Presiding Officer

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