Friday, November 22, 2019

6:30 am - 7:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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Hotel shuttles will arrive and depart from the Market Street entrance of the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Buses will run every 15 minutes. The daily shuttle schedule, including hotels, routes and pickup locations, is as follows: Tuesday, November 192:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Wednesday, November 206:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.Thursday, November 216:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.Friday,... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC

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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 - 8:00 am

NLC Wellness: Yoga Class

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New this year! As part of its wellness program, NLC will host a yoga class (for all levels) in the Grand Hyatt (headquarter hotel) gym on Friday, November 22 from 7-8 a.m. This is open to all attendees on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign a waiver. A... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Quiet Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Quiet 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 - 8:30 am

Democratic Municipal Officials National “Oh So Blue” Breakfast Meeting

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7:45 am - 9:00 am

State League Legislative Briefing Breakfast (Closed for State League Directors and Staff)

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate Partner Lounge

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Host City Welcome Area Open

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Welcome to San Antonio! Stop by the San Antonio host committee’s welcome area to learn more about the city that we love. Conveniently located in the West Hall, near conference registration and the expo hall entrance, the welcome area will have periodic refreshments and beverages, information on San Antonio initiatives and friendly advice on where... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Lounge Open

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The Spouse/Guest Lounge is open in Room 006A, conveniently located downstairs from conference registration on the river level. During open hours, volunteers from San Antonio will be available to answer questions about the spouse/guest tours (available for sign-up at the registration desk) and to help you find local attractions that will fit your personalized needs... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff (Only) Headquarters

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9:00 am - 11:30 am

General Session

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Sponsored by AARP, an NLC Capstone Partner and City Summit Title Sponsor Our second general session on Friday morning will focus on creating communities for all generations. Join Gary, Indiana Mayor and NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, AARP Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer and Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond and Comedian Jesus Trejo for a conversation... Read more »

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) Luncheon

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Afterschool and summer learning programs play a critical role in developing the workforce and life skills that young people need to succeed. These programs help young people develop identity, confidence, communication and problem-solving skills, all of which are essential to navigate school, work, and life. The APAN Luncheon meeting is an opportunity to learn how... Read more »

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Autonomous Shuttle Testing

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NLC has partnered with Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) to provide City Summit attendees an opportunity to ride in a NAVYA automated shuttle. Automated shuttles such as NAVYA’s AUTONOM make it possible for operators to improve transportation on private sites and ease road congestion in urban centers. Attendees can sign up to ride in... Read more »

11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Census Office Hours and Promo Filming

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With the 2020 Census around the corner, the US Census Bureau would like to give NLC members the chance to discuss the upcoming 2020 Census. Representatives will be available in Room 224 to have conversations about your community’s 2020 Census preparedness. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for short promo video recordings... Read more »

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Expo Hall Open

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11:30 am - 12:45 pm

First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

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11:30 am - 11:55 am

How Skateboarding Grows Cities

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Skateboarding has played a pivotal role in shaping the re-emergence of urban life in cities across the country. Skateboarders are artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who were pioneers in occupying urban centers and helping cities come back. In 2012, Philadelphia debuted Paines Park, a public space for skateboarding along the banks of the Schuylkill River steps... Read more »

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Market Square Open

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Market Square Sponsored by NLC Corporate Partner Square 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Military Communities Council Meeting

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

NLC Connection Lounge

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Sponsored by Wells Fargo, an NLC Capstone Partner Kick back, relax and converse with fellow city leaders and Exhibitors in the Conference Connection Lounge. NLC corn hole is back. The NLC putting green is back. New this year, NLC Giant Jenga is sure to entertain. The Connection Lounge is a perfect spot for Expo Hall... Read more »

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Race, Equity & Leadership (REAL) Council Meeting

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Savings & Solutions Pavilion Open

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11:30 am - 1:00 pm

State League Executive Directors and Presidents Lunch – By Invitation Only

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11:30 am - 12:45 pm

University Communities Council Meeting

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Wellness Hub Open

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Check out the new Wellness Hub located in the expo hall!  Cigna will be offering a variety of impactful 15 minute sessions where you can learn powerful techniques to help improve your physical and mental health. Topics include Self Care, Better Sleep, Showing Kindness and Mental Health Exercises. Open to all attendees and their guests. New... Read more »

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Luncheon – Ticket Required

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Young Municipal Leader Pop-Up Conversation: Housing and Affordability  

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11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Youth Delegate and Local Leader Networking Lunch with Graffiti Wall Gallery Walk

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in Expo Hall

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12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Pairing Police and Behavioral Health Navigators

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The Poulsbo Police Department responds frequently to calls involving mental illness and substance use disorders. Poulsbo is a small city–population 11,000–and its officers do not have access to community health partners or a specialized behavioral unit. This panel is about Poulsbo’s innovative approach to this situation. The City has established a police navigator program that... Read more »

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Redlining Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline will give City Summit 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... Read more »

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

Leading Citywide, Cross-Sector Culture Change: Creating a Trauma Informed San Antonio

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The presentation will cover how childhood traumas, or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) increase a person’s risk for chronic disease and in response, the City’s journey towards becoming a certified Trauma Informed Care Community. It will also discuss the South Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium, a collaboration led by The Children’s Shelter, Voices for Children and City... Read more »

12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Large Cities Council Meeting

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Small Cities Council Meeting

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1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Cybersecurity 101

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Nearly every local government service depends in some way on the ability to create, maintain, and secure large quantities of data. The importance of data brings new risks for cities and towns as cyberattacks are on the rise, grabbing headlines nationwide. Cybersecurity deserves both immediate attention and long-term planning. Come join a range of experts... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Developing the Workforce: A Pipeline to Success

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Attracting and retaining a new generation of city employees—and supporting skill development in the private sector—stand out among current ways municipal leaders can advance local workforce development. Join this highly interactive session to discuss ways municipal officials and key partners meet these challenges and opportunities head on, including advancing new types of apprenticeships and career... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Financing Affordable Housing: Locally Driven Solutions

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Affordable housing policy and finance mechanisms must be modernized and expanded at every level of government. While there is no substitute for robust and inclusive HUD programs, federal resources alone are insufficient to stem the growth of the affordable housing crisis—and cities cannot wait for the federal government to catch up. This session will explore... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Game Changers, Round I: Inspiring Stories and Ah-Ha Moments

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Game Changer sessions feature three engaging thought leaders from diverse perspectives, sharing personal stories, ah-ha moments and revolutionary ideas that inspire us to action.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

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1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Unpacking How to Embed Racial Equity Across City Government

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Governing for racial equity requires sustained effort, strategies and tools to achieve change to policies and practices throughout municipal government. This world-café session features city leaders and racial equity practitioners, including from our host city of San Antonio, experienced in embedding racial equity in municipal government, who will share the lessons they have learned leading... Read more »

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Council on Youth, Education and Families Meeting

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Order in the Court: Ensuring Your Municipal Court is Using Best Practices

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Municipal courts are the judicial branch of city government, but legislative and executive branch officials may not fully understand the roles, benefits and challenges of municipal courts.  During this workshop and discussion, municipal judicial leaders from across the country will discuss municipal court basics and key topics/best practices arising from municipal court operations.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Membership Meeting

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

San Antonio City Tour

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Enjoy a guided tour of the iconic Alamo! A must see while in San Antonio. It is definitely a story bigger than Texas and 300 years in the making. Learn the history of the Alamo through its massive artifacts collection. We continue with a guided tour of the magnificent Mission San Jose, the largest of... Read more »

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Western Municipal Association Meeting

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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Breakthroughs in Sustainable, Livable Cities: 2020 and Beyond

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2020 is a crucial moment for many government sustainability strategies to address climate change and engage residents in ways that strengthen community. It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the first year that governments around the world will report progress toward the Paris Climate Accord, making it a benchmark year for local leaders... Read more »

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Downtown Development

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Downtowns across the nation are getting new life. Cities and towns are revitalizing vacant properties into arts and cultural centers, strengthening retention and expansion efforts to secure local and legacy businesses, and implementing mixed-use developments to promote livability. During this session, you will learn innovative and proven approaches to downtown development ranging from supporting entrepreneurs... Read more »

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Game Changers, Round II: Inspiring Stories and Ah-Ha Moments

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Game Changer Sessions feature three engaging thought leaders from diverse perspectives, sharing personal stories, ah-ha moments and revolutionary ideas that inspire us to action.

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Small But Mighty: Closing the Digital Divide in Small Cities

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Broadband access is a necessity for residents to take full advantage of employment, educational, healthcare and civic engagement opportunities in your town. However, your small community may have been left behind by major internet service providers, or may not have coverage in all neighborhoods. In this workshop, learn how you can partner with community anchor... Read more »

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Youth Delegate Advocacy Through the Arts Workshop

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Delegates will explore how different art forms can be used as advocacy tools. We will highlight the power of art to influence public opinion through a presentation and Q&A with two local artists. Delegates will also design their own ideas on a graffiti wall, through spoken word, or other art forms, share out with the... Read more »

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Youth Delegate Chaperone Workshop

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4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Afternoon General Session

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Sponsored by NLC Capstone Partner Wells Fargo New this year! The Friday afternoon general session will begin with remarks from Director, US Census Bureau Dr. Steven Dillingham. Remarks will be delivered by session sponsor Wells Fargo. Former San Antonio Mayor and Former Department of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros will moderate a panel on... Read more »

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

NLC Presidential Forum (During General Session)

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National League of Cities is hosting a Presidential Forum at the 2019 City Summit in partnership with Axios. Hear directly from 2020 candidates Julián Castro and Joe Walsh.

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Constituency Group Joint Reception

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5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Iowa League of Cities Reception

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5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

League of Arizona Cities and Towns Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Alabama Delegation Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Japan Night

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

My Brother’s Keeper (MBK Town Hall: MBK Framework to Affect Systems Change)

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This MBK Town Hall will provide an early glimpse into the key learnings, opportunities, and deliverables from MBK Communities that have piloted the MBK Framework to Affect Systems Change. Panelists will include young men of color, local government officials, and local partners who will share their insights about the self‐assessment, roadmap, and technical assistance they... Read more »

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

North Carolina Leadership Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ohio State Municipal League Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Redlining Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline will give City Summit 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... Read more »

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Youth Delegate Social and Dinner at Mission Marquee, Hosted by the City of San Antonio

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Youth delegates will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with their peers from different states, the San Antonio Youth Commission and other City Leaders! They can expect a fun evening of interactive games, live music, art exhibits and local favorites from some of the City’s best food trucks at the Historic Mission Marquee Plaza. 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rocky Mountain Reception

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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

National Black Caucus Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Evening Out – Ticket Required

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8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

League of California Cities Reception in Honor of Incoming NLC President and Los Angeles, California Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Featuring The Beach Boys

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