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Saturday, November 10, 2018

7:00 am - 5:00 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 »

7:30 am - 1:00 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 »

7:30 am - 1:00 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 »

7:30 am - 1:00 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.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 12:30 pm

REAL Redlining Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline offers conference participants a comprehensive look at redlining policies and other mechanisms of structural racism in cities across America. Through maps, current day stories and a historical overview, this interactive presentation explores the policies that shaped why cities look the way they do today. Brought to you by the NLC Race, Equity,... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

State League Staff Headquarters

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8:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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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 - 10:15 am

Building a Culture of Health and the Threat of Preemption

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A culture of health offers everyone the opportunity to make healthy choices and to increase their well-being. Cities are ideal places to build a culture of health because they are where many of us live, work, and play. As local leaders take steps to improve their communities by policy or programs, state legislatures are increasingly... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Redlining and Governing for Racial Equity

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Although redlining was banned years ago, this practice still occurs in several cities across the nation. Learn how municipalities are uncovering, unpacking and addressing the effects of redlining in communities across our country and how redlining helped solidify intergenerational disparities by race. Explore what cities can do to apply a racial equity lens to develop... Read more »

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 direct 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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Build confidence in your ability to create change through interactive, skill-building activities and constructive feedback. Apply lessons from earlier youth delegate workshops to your own goals to create change using your story and politically-savvy advocacy.

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Build confidence in your ability to create change through interactive, skill-building activities and constructive feedback. Apply lessons from earlier youth delegate workshops to your own goals to create change using your story and politically-savvy advocacy.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

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

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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 which is why economic mobility, income inequality and racial wealth disparity continue to be 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... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Film and Discussion: 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 »

12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing General Session and Delegates Luncheon

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The Closing General Session and Delegates Luncheon will begin with the presentation of the John J. Stutz Awards, the 50 Year Milestone Awards and the Distinguished Service to Cities Awards. Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen and Starbucks Senior Vice President of Public Affairs John Kelly will provide remarks.... Read more »

2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Annual Business Meeting

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The Annual Business Meeting provides an opportunity for delegates from NLC member cities to participate in important organizational business. Voting delegates will act on a series of policy recommendations to help shape the federal advocacy agenda for 2019 and elect the NLC Officers and Board of Directors who will carry out that agenda and guide... Read more »

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Closing Event Shuttle Service

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Buses depart from each hotel from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 pm. The event is from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 pm. Return transportation to the hotel is from 8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 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... Read more »

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 each hotel and take registered attendees straight to Universal Studios Hollywood. Start your evening with the famed Studio Backlot Tour to see how Hollywood works its magic and makes your favorite movies. The Backlot Tour will carry you past The Bates Motel, Wisteria... Read more »