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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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Hotel shuttles arrive and depart from the street level entrance of the Convention Center along Gilbert Lindsay Plaza. Buses run every 20 minutes throughout the day. Hotel Service Boarding Locations JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn Buses will load curbside on West Road Omni Hotel Buses will load on Olive Street in front... Read more »

7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Ask NLC Open

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The ASK NLC desk, located in the registration area in the West Lobby of the Convention Center, is membership central! Stop by to catch up with your regional membership representative, and learn how NLC is working for you. Ask questions about the conference schedule, workshops and events, or about the NLC Events App. Cities can... Read more »

7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Registration Open

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On-site registration takes place in the West Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. All conference attendees must register, including delegates and guests, speakers, exhibitors and press. No one will be admitted to a session, workshop, or social function without a badge. Replacement badges cost $25 and can be requested at the on-site registration desk.... Read more »

7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Wellness Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Wellness Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

7:30 am - 8:45 am

New Member and First Time Attendee Breakfast

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If this is your first conference, or you are a new NLC member, you won’t want to miss the breakfast on Wednesday, November 7 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. in Room 403AB of the Convention Center. This event is designed to get you acquainted with the programs, benefits and members of the organization and... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

(NEW) NLC University: Leadership 201: REAL Action – Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government Part II

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As a continuation of the 101-level course, this is the next level of learning in which you will get an opportunity to dig deeper into understanding the components of institutional and systemic racism. Participants will explore best practices for addressing these challenges in local government. Specialists from the NLC REAL (Race, Equity and Leadership) team... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 11:00 am

Mobile Workshop: Building the Stadium of Tomorrow: How Inglewood is Revitalizing its Entertainment District

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Journey to the Premiere Center in Playa Vista, just around the corner from the construction site of the LA Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, to experience a simulation of what the entire stadium and district will be. Learn how the City of Inglewood’s City of Champions Revitalization Initiative made the LA Stadium &... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: LA’s Green Infrastructure and Sustainability Tour

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The infrastructure palette of a 21st Century city must include green infrastructure. From using vegetation to manage stormwater to restoring creeks and urban lakes, green infrastructure helps a city become more resilient to drought, improves the water quality of urban runoff and creates beautiful community spaces. Learn from LA Sanitation and Environment how to foster... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: Silicon Harbor: Creating the US’s Greenest Port while Revitalizing the LA Waterfront 🚢

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This tour is worth getting up early for! Tour the Port of LA, the future home of SpaceX, from the water (you may see a sea lion or three), learn about exciting new commercial and recreational waterfront developments and tour a blue tech incubator home to the discoverer of the Titanic and Bismark!

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Lounge Open

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The Spouse/Guest Lounge is in Show Office 509 of the Convention Center for spending down time between tours and programming. Spouse/Guests can also inquire here about Spouse/Guest Tour availability.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff Headquarters

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8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: An Urban Oasis: Downtown LA’s Arts District

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Tourists from across the country — and even the globe — travel to Los Angeles to get a flavor for the Arts District, walking along its many streets to sample the rich array of restaurants and retail shops it has to offer, or to seek job opportunities from a number of new businesses which today serve as incubators and... Read more »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

(NEW) NLC University Advocacy, Communications & Engagement 101: Communications Boot Camp – Advocacy: Leading Through Disruption & Supporting Community Dialogue Through Communication

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Build and learn communication skills, strategies to support communication when leading and navigating community/regional disruption. ● What are tool and strategies for communicating during disruption? ● How do you leverage your voice to lead positive disruption? ● Defining Disruption from a Communication Lens ● Explore Types of Disruption:  Growth (Airbnb) Depressed Economy (Closings) Natural Disasters... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: Replacing a Hollywood Icon: Touring the $482 Million Sixth Street Bridge 🌉 Replacement Project and LA’s Arts District

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Learn how the City of LA used creative partnerships to finance this vital mile long bridge reconstruction project featuring a design with an emphasis on creating new public spaces and explore the amazing LA Arts District. If you are interested in park development, infrastructure, transportation🚲🚘, connecting neighborhoods, arts districts🎭, and much more this tour is for you! Number of Participants:... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: Watts Rising: How Community Led Change Made Lasting Impacts on Housing, Public Safety and the Local Environment

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For years Watts has been undergoing a transformation by the community, for the community.  It has created the internationally recognized Community Safety Partnership program between the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department.  This community-led change fueled the $1.4 billion redevelopment of the Jordan Downs Housing Development.  And this... Read more »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

NLC University 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 and wrestle with the fundamental forces that affect urban development. Participants, playing the role of an inter-disciplinary a real estate development team, will experience the challenging issues, private and public- sector roles, complex trade-offs, and... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

NLC University Leadership 101: Civil Discourse in the Face of Incivility

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Learn to develop your leadership skills in both every day and divisive situations, explore listening with the goal of understanding as an essential part of leadership, and provide an opportunity to practice your skills to plant seeds of leadership and civility in the governing bodies of your communities. Participants will be introduced to The Five... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

NLC University Leadership 101: Parliamentary Procedure: 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 offer through its “special rules... Read more »

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Racial Equity Forum: Philanthropy and Government

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Council on Foundations and National League of Cities will convene three conversations across the United States on racial equity. With support from the Lumina Foundation, philanthropic and government leaders will come together to raise awareness about the social impact of structural racism while highlighting current efforts to dissolve and resolve racial conflict and disparity. Elected... Read more »

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness: Using Data to Accelerate Community Efforts

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11:30 am - 4:15 pm

Spouse/Guest Tour: The Huntington Library and Gardens

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. Attendees may visit the gardens, museums, exhibits, and have lunch in one of the outlets or shop in the gift shop. If you wish to experience afternoon tea in the Rose Garden Tea Room,... Read more »

12:40 pm - 4:30 pm

Mobile Workshop: Building the World’s Largest Cannabis Industry

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Learn from both a large and small city about how they handled implementing cannabis regulations from manufacturing to retail sale! Get a behind the scenes tour and see the economic impact of the cannabis industry on this don’t miss tour!

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Airport Noise Help

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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From K-Town to the Walk of Fame: Transit Oriented Development along Metro’s Red Line

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Get ready for a tour of Metro Transit-Oriented Developments in two of Los Angeles’ most exciting, diverse and growing neighborhoods. The first stop will be Wilshire/Vermont Station, a mixed-use, mixed income retail, and housing development and its adjoining middle school all built atop a subway station in the dense and quickly growing Koreatown (K-town) community.... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Mobile Workshop: An Urban Oasis: Downtown LA’s Arts District

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Tourists from across the country — and even the globe — travel to Los Angeles to get a flavor for the Arts District, walking along its many streets to sample the rich array of restaurants and retail shops it has to offer, or to seek job opportunities from a number of new businesses which today serve as incubators and... Read more »

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mobile Workshop: Housing the Homeless with a Continuum of Care

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The City of Los Angeles in a broad-based partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the United Way and many service providers and housing developers are tackling the homelessness crisis by building a continuum of care to take our homeless residents from the streets into permanent supportive housing. Learn more about this innovative model from... Read more »

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mobile Workshop: Using Data to Fight Fires and Crime

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Learn how your city can harness the power of data to reduce emergency costs 🚒🚑, predict crime🚨 🚓 and wildfires🔥 and more! Get a first-hand look behind the scenes at LA’s emergency response center and hear from some very special guests. Number of Participants: 100

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(NEW) NLC University Community & Economic Development 201: What Works Cities Certification

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Regardless of whether you are far along in the process of using data to inform your city’s decisions or just getting started, What Works Cities Certification can help you assess your current state of practice and create a roadmap for how to improve. Join What Works Cities partners Results for America, the Center for Government... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(NEW) NLC University Leadership 101: Leading Through Disruption- Navigating Innovation & Change

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According to Forbes, “innovation and disruption are similar in that they are both makers and builders. Disruption takes a left turn by literally uprooting and changing how we think, behave, do business, learn and go about our day-to-day.” NLC University (NLCU) is providing learning in the innovation and disruption space to help local elected leaders... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(NEW) NLC University: Finance & Budgeting 101/201: Budgeting Basics to Intermediary Budgeting

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“The budget is the single most important policy document 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 actually help policymakers to easily and understandably translate their decisions into actions that move... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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In order to successfully deliver services to citizens, elected officials and the city manager must work as a team where everyone understands their role, gets to contribute their voice, and problem solve. In this seminar, learn tangible skills for effective teamwork between the city manager and council. Learn skills and best practices to facilitate positive... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NLC University Management & Public Administration 201: Using the Employee Benefits Package for Recruitment and Retention

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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 most interested in flexible work arrangements and wellness initiatives; Generation X is most interested in professional and career development and accumulating savings, and Baby Boomers are most interested in savings... Read more »

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Community & Economic Development (CED) Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Human Development (HD) Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Information Technology & Communications (ITC) Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Public Safety & Crime Prevention (PSCP) Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) Committee Meeting

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Airport Noise Reception

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Conference Welcome Reception in Expo Hall

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The City Summit Expo Hall brings attendees the latest products, services and ideas – direct from manufacturers, consultants and specialists – and provides opportunities for information sharing during the conference. Don’t miss the conference opening reception, taking place Wednesday, November 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in West Exhibit Hall A. Enjoy entertainment sponsored... Read more »

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Market Square Open

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Market Square NLC Market Square is back and powered this year by NLC Corporate Partner Square, Inc. Market Square was created to provide attendees an opportunity to give back to the community through the support of local and small businesses. It is the perfect place for attendees to purchase a unique holiday gift for loved... Read more »

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Membership Committee & Regional Directors Nominations Hearing

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Women In Municipal Government (WIMG) Membership Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Membership Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Membership Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

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6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Route Fifty Navigator Awards

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In the third annual Navigator Awards, Route Fifty will honor 50 individuals and teams either working in or with state, county and municipal governments in the United States who demonstrated their ability to implement a great idea that improves public sector services and the communities they serve. Join Route Fifty for an evening of cocktails... Read more »

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Small Cities Reception

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Reception

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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) Community Reception

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9:30 pm - 12:00 am

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) President’s Hospitality Reception

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