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Saturday, November 10, 2018

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ask NLC Open

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7:30 am - 9:00 am

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

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7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Registration Open

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

State League Staff Headquarters

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8:30 am - 9:45 am

NLC University Awards Ceremony Breakfast – By Invitation Only

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

Big Ideas for Small Cities

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Small cities—populations under 50,000— represent most U.S. cities and towns. During this signature event, attendees will get ground-breaking ideas from fellow small city leaders proven to uplift the community. This TED-style presentation will feature mayors showcasing initiatives including smart city transformation, downtown revitalization, strategies for accuracy during the 2020 Census and incentive tactics to promote... Read more »

9:00 am - 9:30 am

National Black Caucus Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) New Board Orientation Meeting

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

The Housing Crisis: Strategies for Affordable, Safe and Healthy Homes

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Housing is a complex issue that has risen to the top of the priority list in cities across the nation. Come to learn about the complex issues surrounding housing affordability, the impacts of healthy homes, and tools to address these issues in communities around the nation.

9:00 am - 10:15 am

What Your City’s Budget Says About Local Priorities

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How cities decide to raise revenue and spend money should reflect its community values and priorities. What is your city’s budget saying? Learn how to transform the budget and streamline the process to obtain revenue in ways that do not unfairly burden particular members of the community, and that directs dollars to outcomes that matter... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Workshop: Building Confidence in Your Power to Create Change Part 1

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10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Building Broadband in Small Cities

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Broadband fuels economic development and success in cities, yet too many small and rural communities have been left on the wrong side of the digital divide. In this session, learn how small cities can build partnerships with private companies, federal and state agencies, and their own neighborhoods to expand broadband access. Participants will gain access... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Ensuring Equity in Workforce Development Programming for Special Populations

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A skilled workforce is a major contributor to a growing economy.  As technology advances, cities must prepare for a new economic landscape that offers training and job opportunities to all constituents. City leaders will discuss strategies that promote equity in workforce development and discover new programs to ensure year-long programming for youth and adults. Local... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Equity as the Center of Your Economic Development Toolbox

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Cities thrive when the people thrive— making economic mobility, income inequality, and racial wealth disparity a priority for elected officials. Come to learn how city leaders are intentionally applying an equity lens to economic development in their communities. This session will feature practitioners from the field including representatives from Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN)... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

FILM: Heroin(e) Documentary

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Watch the Academy Award-nominated short film Heroin(e) and see first-hand how Huntington, West Virginia—where the overdose rate is 10 times the national average, manages the growing number of opioid overdoses, including prescription pain medications, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, and learn about the psychological toll it has on this community. Hear from police, judges, first... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

World Cafe: Strategies for Sustainable, Livable Communities

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What’s your city’s livability score? Sustainability is a component of maintaining a good quality of life. City leaders will learn how creating sustainable cities aids in the development of long-term and comprehensive strategies that support the triple bottom line – people, profit and planet. During this round-robin style session, local leaders will engage in facilitated... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Building Confidence in Your Power to Create Change Part 2

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12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing General Session and Delegates Luncheon

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2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Annual Business Meeting

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2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Annual Business Meeting

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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

HOST CITY CLOSING EVENT: Universal Studios Hollywood

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Enjoy an evening of Hollywood at its best! Buses will depart from our downtown Los Angeles hotels and drop you into the famed Studio Backlot Tour. See how Hollywood works its magic and makes our favorite movies. The Backlot Tour will carry you past The Bates Motel, Wisteria Lane, Elm Street, Downtown New York City... Read more »