Thursday, November 21, 2019

6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC

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7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Quiet 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.

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration

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7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Constructing Community Level Ecosystems to Better Serve Veterans

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7:30 am - 1:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate Partner Lounge

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

Creative City of Gastronomy

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Attendees will receive an overview and briefing on the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy designation, tour of the Culinary Institute of America, and a visit to The Pearl and to the Hotel Emma. The Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination, as well as... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Host City Welcome Area Open

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

Neighborhood Stabilization and Enhancement

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How do we make neighborhoods safer, stronger and more resilient? Attendees will learn about several of the innovative approaches San Antonio employs to maintain and strengthen the opportunities for our residents, regardless of socioeconomic status. The tour will visit areas where public private partnerships have produced quality affordable housing, as well as areas where community... Read more »

8:00 am - 10:00 am

NLC Board of Directors Meeting

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

Northeast Senior Center Tour

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The Northeast Senior Center, one of 10 comprehensive senior centers managed by the city of San Antonio, serves about 500 seniors (ages 60 and older) daily. The state-of-the-art facility contains a full gym, three classrooms, a computer lab, a fitness room, and a large dining hall. A free membership to the center provides seniors with... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

San Antonio Municipal Court

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Justice Lives!  Learn to build public trust and confidence through procedural justice at your court. Attendees will hear presenter Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education at the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center, speak of the creative ways we can communicate with citizens, via our websites and signage. Procedural justice seeks to ensure... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff (Only) Headquarters

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

The Alamo

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Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as the Alamo, is one of the five Spanish Catholic missions recently designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Learn about what is planned for the coming years and what challenges lie ahead as the master plan is implemented in preparation for the Alamo’s tricentennial in 2024. Travel... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

World Heritage Mission Tour

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Attendees will receive an overview and briefing on the World Heritage Work Plan and tour of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site which includes the five historic missions – Mission San Antonio de Valero, Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada.  Attendees will receive tour of the San Antonio Mission... Read more »

8:30 am - 12:15 pm

CivicMakers: Empathic and Active Listening – Ticket Required

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New research suggests that our listening styles are situational, that we can and do change them depending on our goals for various situations. Each style fills an important need in human communication: building relationships, gathering information for decision-making, carrying out tasks, and evaluating messages. Thus, we should develop our abilities to identify the style that... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Ethics – Ticket Required

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Effectively building and supporting a municipal workforce with the highest ethical standards requires a broad-based approach. There is more to it than having clear policies, more even than hiring good people. Together, we’ll examine the critical elements of a culture of ethics in a municipal organization and some best practices for cultivating and sustaining them.... Read more »

9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Expo Hall Open

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9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hill Country Wine Tour

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The Texas Hill Country is the second largest American Vinicultural Area in the country, so you can bet it has a lot of to offer on your day out, especially great wines! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and hit the hills with us exploring the Hill Country with rural... Read more »

9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Market Square Open

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Market Square Sponsored by Square 

9:00 am - 11:30 am

NLC Advisory Council Meeting

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9:00 am - 1:15 pm

NLC Connection Lounge

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Sponsored by Wells Fargo

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Real Council and Chief Equity Officer Convening

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9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Savings & Solutions Pavilion Open

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9:00 am - 1:15 pm

South Texas Blood Drive On Site

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9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Wellness Zone Open

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9:30 am - 9:55 am

Small Cell Installations across the San Antonio Region: Lessons Learned

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Join CPS Energy, the City of San Antonio and Small Cell Industry Partners for an operational panel discussion on the deployment of small cell installations. Panelists will share challenges and solutions experienced as our community has undertaken an interactive partner engagement process to create and implement small cell standards that are agreeable to industry, utilities... Read more »

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Constituents, City Government and Cyber Security: Piecing Together the Puzzle of Resiliency

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From the security structure of city services provided to constituents, to citizens’ own security and the manner in which we protect our most technologically vulnerable, the dependencies between cities and their customers is growing rapidly. How can we all develop, utilize, and maintain an ecosystem to prevent, detect and respond to modern cyber-attacks against our... Read more »

10:00 am - 1:15 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 »

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Young Municipal Leader Pop-Up Conversation: Transit and Rezoning

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10:15 am - 11:30 am

NLC Resolutions Committee Meeting

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10:30 am - 10:55 am

Lessons from Boston’s Citywide Analytics Team

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The Boston Citywide Analytics Team was established in 2015 as a part of Mayor Marty Walsh’s vision for a data-driven city. Fast forward to 2019, and the city has a centralized data platform that helps to automate complex data pipelines and guides decision making, allowing them to now focus on not just understanding the city,... Read more »

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Maverick Whiskey Distillery Tour

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The Maverick Distillery creates handmade whiskeys and gin in the heart of downtown San Antonio. One of the whiskeys is inspired by a multiple generations old recipe belonging to Samuel Augustus Maverick, a San Antonio institution who was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, a defender of the Alamo and a land baron.... Read more »

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Proactive Pipeline Assessment is a Mayor and City Council’s Best Friend

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The City of Arlington, Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington used a multi-sensor robot to inspect all 254,00 feet of large diameter sewer main in the City sewer system. The technology and data obtained on pipe condition is a departure from typical practice for replacing aging sewer pipe. The overarching aim was to... Read more »

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting

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11:30 am - 11:55 am

Treasured Paces – Capitalizing on What is Unique in Every City and Town

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At this moment of political polarization, citizens in cities and towns are modelling public alignment and shared affirmation of what is special about their communities. Speaking directly to the “Love My City” campaign, this Spotlight Session will draw on examples from the book “Treasured Places,” describing something that is unique and critical in each community... Read more »

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch in Expo Hall

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Holy guacamole! New this year – enjoy lunch, roam the Expo Hall, and be sure to stop by the NLC Corporate Partners area for networking and a custom guacamole bar.

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

National Black Caucus Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Membership Luncheon – Ticket Required

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

State League Executive Directors Lunch – By Invitation Only

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Youth Delegate Welcome Lunch

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12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

Why the Columbus Way is the Smart Way

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Smart Columbus is led jointly by the City of Columbus and the Columbus Partnership, a non-profit membership organization of 75 local CEOs committed to ensuring the economic vitality of our region. Through the Smart Cities Challenge grants, Smart Columbus has deployed a variety of technology demonstrations to see how new mobility technologies can solve urban... Read more »

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Opening General Session

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Sponsored by National Apartment Association, NAA

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel – Implementing Solutions from Your Peers

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Expo Hall Open

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Market Square Open

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Market Square Sponsored by Square

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Hearing

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NLC Connection Lounge

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Sponsored by Wells Fargo

3:00 pm - 5:00 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 »

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Savings & Solutions Pavilion Open

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Savings and Solutions Jimmy Buffet Happy Hour in Expo Hall

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

South Texas Blood Drive On Site

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wellness Zone Open

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3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Emerging Technologies in Cities

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In the information age, city leaders need to consider what role technology plays in their communities, and how to employ and use them effectively. In this session, panelists will spark table discussion on specific services and sectors experiencing rapid innovation, and how cities can utilize new or advancing technologies, including cyber security and data, mobility... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Key Building Blocks for Communities for All Generations

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Mayors and local officials work hard to build thriving cities: cities where people want to live, work, learn, play and pray; and cities where they want to and can raise their families and live a lifetime. In thriving cities, all generations—from the youngest child and their families to the older, life-experienced adult—feel supported. This world-café... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Lessons Learned: Cannabis Time Machine

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It’s hard to imagine that prior to 1996 no state had legal medical cannabis, and it’s been just 7 years since Colorado and Washington legalized adult use (“recreational”) cannabis. Since then cannabis legalization in some form has spread to nearly every corner of the country, and local leaders are finding themselves having to regulate a... Read more »

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

Member Moments: Remaining Resilient in Times of Crisis

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3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Opportunities for Cities to Support Mental Health for All

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Directing residents to mental health services has taken on new importance for city leaders who seek to improve strategies for emergency response and crisis stabilization and reduce jail populations. In addition, leaders play a role in dealing with the overlap with co-occurring issues such as substance abuse and homelessness. Join a discussion of effective approaches... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Preparing Your Community for the Next Economic Downturn

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Analysts now predict that the next recession will occur in 2021. How is your community preparing? In this session, you will get the scoop on how ratings agencies and analysts view the current economy. Hear from practitioners and peers about what’s on the horizon for local financial and economic trends, and learn strategies to ready... Read more »

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Youth Delegate Opening Session and Orientation

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Youth Delegates become acquainted with each other and the conference through activities and peer sharing. Youth Councils will participate in a poster session to share their major accomplishments or goals for the year.

4:00 pm - 6:15 pm

How Debt Maintains the Racial Wealth Divide

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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NLC Nominating Committee Hearing

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4:30 pm - 4:55 pm

Making Way for Early Childhood

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Cities, towns, and villages are places where children and families reach their full potential, feel supported, and can live safe and healthy lives. NLC’s Early Childhood Success (ECS) team is the go-to source for municipal leaders focused on establishing and strengthening early learning systems for children and families prenatal through age eight. This session will... Read more »

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Membership Meeting

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Community Leaders of America: Republican Mayor and City Council Reception

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Digital Cities Survey Awards – By Invitation Only

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Georgia Municipal Association Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

League of Minnesota Cities Welcoming Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Small Cities Reception

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Cities Reception

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Sponsored by American Institute of Architects

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Florida League of Cities Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Texas Municipal League Reception (Ticketed Event)

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Membership Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Association of Washington Cities and League of Oregon Cities Reception

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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Dinner – Ticket Required

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Reception – Ticket Required

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