Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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 - 12:00 pm

Brooks Sanan Redevelopment Tour

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Attendees will tour Brooks City Base and discover how it has been transformed from a former military base. It has become home to several City operations – including Animal Care Services, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). It has also been designated one of 3 Innovation Zones in San Antonio. Participants... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

City Hall and San Pedro Creek Hard Hat Tour

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San Antonio’s historic 130 year old City Hall is an icon of public service and municipal government.  Originally designed as a grand statement of Renaissance Revival architecture, the current structure size sits at roughly 52,000 sq. ft.  It will undergo a much needed renovation at a cost of 38 million as approved by council under... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Innovation in Education: Municipal Pre K and Library Public / Private Partnership

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San Antonio, Texas takes bold and innovate approaches in education through leveraging partnerships, employing creative ideas, and thinking strategically.  Learn about the thought processes and partnerships San Antonio undertook to ignite new passions about the importance of prekindergarten in overall education levels and the role of public libraries in communities.  San Antonio Public Library’s 29th... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Morgan’s Wonderland

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Morgan’s Wonderland held its grand opening on April 10, 2010, and became the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment in an atmosphere of inclusion. The completely wheelchair-accessible, non-profit park features more than 25 elements including rides, playgrounds and other colorful attractions. More than 1.6 million guests... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center

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This section of our community has been completely transformed with ADA improvements, the advent of Tobin Center for the Performing Arts along with dramatic improvements to the River Walk. Come learn how public-private partnerships made all of this possible, and how this framework can be applied in any community. The tour, via river barge will... Read more »

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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8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tour the Riverwalk

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This section of our community has been completely transformed with ADA improvements, the advent of Tobin Center for the Performing Arts along with dramatic improvements to the River Walk. Come learn how public-private partnerships made all of this possible, and how this framework can be applied in any community. The tour, via river barge will... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Budgeting Basics (The WHAT)

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

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Civic Engagement: Activating A Multigenerational Approach to Improve Health and Wellness Outcomes in your City

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City residents must have an authentic role in city-level policies, practices and programs that truly improve health and address the factors that influence how long city residents live/how well they live. The city-level polices, practices and programs will be better designed because of input from your community. Join us for a deep-dive, hands-on workshop that... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating Effective and Productive City Council-City Manager Relationships

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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 »

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Leading Through Disruption –– Inclusive Leadership: Internal City Leadership – Opening the Doors to and Supporting the Success of Diverse Leadership

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Inclusive leadership means understanding your own leadership lens; a keen sense of listening and intuition; making room at a table for and intentionally supporting diversity in humans and skill sets. It’s about tough decisions and conversations but also your personal leadership values. This series of courses will help you to understand and identify your leadership... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Performance Accelerator: Leveraging data to set goals, track performance, and get results

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This workshop provides government leaders, program managers, and data professionals tactics for using performance management to create a feedback loop for strategic goals. By the end of the workshop, participants will have aligned key programs to strategic goals and developed a prototype of a dashboard with meaningful performance measures that answer key questions required to... 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 »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

REAL Action 101: Advancing Racial Equity In Local Government Part I

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This training provides for city leaders an introductory overview history of institutional and structural racism in America, and its long standing impacts on social issues and outcomes today. This training will equip leaders with a shared language for racial equity terminology and concepts, and examination of the governing for racial equity framework concepts: normalizing, organizing... Read more »

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Behavioral Insights Team: Applying Behavioral Science and Rigorous Evaluation to your Community

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Does your city struggle to collect taxes, fines, or unpaid bills? Or maybe your city offers an incredible service but faces challenges in encouraging residents to sign up? Perhaps you want to promote energy or water conservation? Or you want to recruit a diverse group of people into your workforce? Behind each of these goals... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Leading Through Disruption –– Inclusive Leadership: Case Study & Workshop – Building Your Own Inclusive Leadership Plan for Your City – Organizational and Community Leadership

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Inclusive leadership means understanding your own leadership lens; a keen sense of listening and intuition; making room at a table for and intentionally supporting diversity in humans and skill sets. It’s about tough decisions and conversations but also your personal leadership values. This series of courses will help you to understand and identify your leadership... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Leading Through Disruption –– Inclusive Leadership: Lens of Leadership – How to See Your Leaders, How Others See Your Leaders, & How to Support Them

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Inclusive leadership means understanding your own leadership lens; a keen sense of listening and intuition; making room at a table for and intentionally supporting diversity in humans and skill sets. It’s about tough decisions and conversations but also your personal leadership values. This series of courses will help you to understand and identify your leadership... 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 »

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Airport Noise Help

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1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Haven for Hope Tour

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Since 2010, Haven for hope has provided comprehensive homeless services located on one 22-acre campus. Haven for Hope is a public/private partnership designed to address the root causes of homelessness and provide the necessary services to help individuals attain stable housing. Learn about the history, lessons learned over almost 10 years of operation, and efforts... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System

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Funded by a voter-approved sales tax initiative for Linear Parks, the City of San Antonio has acquired over 1500 acres of land and completed approximately 69 miles of greenway trails along Salado Creek, Leon Creek, Medina River, Westside Creeks, and other tributary creeks.  Participants will receive a briefing on the program and a Bicycle Tour... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Leveraging Living Heritage: Legacy Business Program

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The Office of Historic Preservation’s Legacy Business Program pays tribute to businesses that have been family-owned and in existence for at least 20 years and contributes to the history, culture and authentic identity of San Antonio. The program includes a toolkit for business owners to connect to resources available to strengthen or expand their business.... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SAWS Groundwater Desalination and Supply Diversification

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In order to serve the needs of a growing region, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), San Antonio’s water utility, takes continuous steps to diversify and expand their water supply operations to ensure San Antonio’s water security into the future. The tour will visit SAWS’s H2Oaks water facility which is home to three different sources... Read more »

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A Practical Retirement Approach for the Future of You and Your City

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City governments, in their role as employers, are striving to attract talent that can support the critical work of serving communities. However, the wages of state and local government employees tend to be lower than for private sector employees with similar education and experience. So, how can municipal employers provide a more competitive alternative? One... Read more »

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cities of Service: Civic Engagement The CS Model of Engagement

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With a data-driven focus on creating measurable results, Cities of Service provides counsel, expert technical assistance, and proven resources to city leaders and their staff. Local government works better when it is open to the ideas and talents of citizens and starts with the assumption that citizen collaboration is a force for good. Citizens have deep expertise... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RASCI as Equity Indicator

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The RASCI Matrix is a well-established Responsibility matrix often used by project managers in multi-disciplined teams. A valuable and burgeoning application of the RASCI Matrix is through the lens of community equity. The equity lens comes through identifying role patterns as stakeholders’ roles are documented in the matrix. Laid out across the top of the... 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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3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Cities of Service: Civic Engagement – A Case Study

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With a data-driven focus on creating measurable results, Cities of Service provides counsel, expert technical assistance, and proven resources to city leaders and their staff. Local government works better when it is open to the ideas and talents of citizens and starts with the assumption that citizen collaboration is a force for good. Citizens have deep expertise... Read more »

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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