Friday, November 22, 2019

6:30 am - 7:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC

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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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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

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) Luncheon

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Expo Hall Open & Lunch

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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 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

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Race, Equity & Leadership (REAL) Council Meeting

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11:30 am - 4:00 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 »

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Savings & Solutions Pavilion Open

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

South Texas Blood Drive On Site

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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 Zone Open

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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 - 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 »

12:30 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 - 2:15 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

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Membership Meeting

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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

Municipal Court Group Convening

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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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Youth Delegates will strengthen their individual networking and advocacy skills.  Youth will have the opportunity to practice using arts in advocacy and networking in this and other workshops during the conference.

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 Wells Fargo

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Constituency Group Joint Reception

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Iowa League of Cities Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:30 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 - 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 - 8:30 pm

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

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rocky Mountain Reception

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

League of California Cities 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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