Saturday, November 23, 2019

7:00 am - 5:00 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. –... Read more »

7:30 am - 1:00 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 »

7:30 am - 1:00 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.

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Registration

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8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Census Office Hours

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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.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate Partner Lounge

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8:00 am - 12:00 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 - 11:30 am

State League Staff (Only) Headquarters

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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. Come see how small city leaders demonstrate the innovations and leadership capacity evident in America’s smaller communities.

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Climate Change Impacts and Your Community: NLC Forum

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NLC wants to provide cities of all sizes with the tools and resources they need to ensure their residents and critical infrastructure are prepared for climate impacts. As our organization designs new programs, research, and advocacy campaigns related to climate resilience and preparedness, we want to hear from you to ensure your voices are heard. Extreme events and natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes,... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

REAL City Solutions at the Intersection of Housing and Racial Equity

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The importance of the intersection between quality, affordable housing and racial equity cannot be overstated. This session will examine the historically racialized development patterns and policies, in and between cities, which have contributed to lingering present-day inequities and the expanding affordability crisis in cities. Learn from local leaders and practitioners about practical solutions that are... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

What Opportunity Zones Mean for the Future of Local Economic Development

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In the last year, Opportunity Zones have created a buzz country-wide among investors and governments. While this new economic development incentive has been met with both excitement and healthy skepticism, what do opportunity zones really mean for cities, towns and villages? With a 10-year lifespan, you will need to be the champions of your residents... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Equity Breakout Session: The Gender Pay Gap

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Youth Delegates will have a selection of youth-led sessions focused on policies of concern to them.

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Gun Violence/Public Health Safety

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Youth Delegates will have a selection of youth-led sessions focused on policies of concern to them.

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Local Policy: Preventing Teen Dating Violence and Gun Violence and Public Health Safety

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Youth Delegates will have a selection of youth-led sessions focused on policies of concern to them.

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Youth Action on Municipal Environmental Issues

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Youth Delegates will have a selection of youth-led sessions focused on policies of concern to them.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Build Your Own Political Campaign

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With the nation in the midst of a presidential election, Youth Delegates will have the opportunity to develop their own political campaign.  What are your key policy goals? What slogan will energize and connect with your constituents?

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

America’s Transportation Choices and Models for the Future

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Transportation funding often falls short of what cities need regionally and nationally. Yet new transportation mobility options are challenging our models and creating new choices, and many cities are exploring adaptive funding models like congestion pricing. Both new players and models are showing how shifting attitudes, technology and benefits could get cities out of the... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Home Rule in the 21st Century

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With a goal of advancing local decision making, this workshop highlights the renewed Home Rule principles for the 21st Century. Updated for the first time since the 1950s, the principles are based on research of the implications of preemption, messaging strategies for adoption of the principles and the best methods of adoption within the states.... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Housing Preservation and Neighborhood Stability

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The existing affordable housing in your city is your best asset. By supporting home and apartment owners to help them invest in their properties and maintain them as affordable and hazard-free, city leaders contribute to neighborhood stability and forestalls property vacancy, abandonment and blight. This includes holistic policies that focus on keeping people in their... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Thriving People: The Key to Economically Viable Cities

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Economically thriving cities depend upon their residents—and the coordination and efforts of a multitude of services and supports. With  ecosystems geared toward human capital development and the creation of businesses that benefit workers and community, cities are primed to weather downturns and be more economically stable. This session will showcase the different levers that cities... Read more »

12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing General Session and Delegates Luncheon

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Sponsored by Starbucks, an NLC Capstone Partner, and CityHealth, an NLC Corporate Partner The final general session will begin with presentations of the John J. Stutz, Service to Cities Award and the 50 Year Milestone Awards. Session Sponsor Starbucks will make remarks. CityHealth President Shelley Hearne will deliver remarks alongside NLC Executive Director and CEO... Read more »

2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Annual Business Meeting

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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Closing Event Shuttle 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. – 6:30 p.m.Friday,... Read more »

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing Event Hosted by the City of San Antonio

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Attendee Badges Required  Closing Event Hosted by the City of San Antonio Saturday, November 23 Hemisfair Park | 418 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Join the Fiesta! A San Antonio tradition. You will be welcomed by mariachi and traditional folkloric dancers. Explore the flavor of San Antonio as you... Read more »