Saturday, November 23, 2019

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ask NLC

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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 - 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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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 in Our Cities

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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 to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

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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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10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Fare Policy: Trips and Troubles in Transportation

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The cost of transportation has dueling forces at play. Local and federal transportation funding is often static and depleted, yet new investor-fueled start-ups on city streets are challenging cost assumptions with new variable rates and shared fleets of cars, scooters and, now, mopeds. Whether traditional transportation or new entrants, fares remain the essential personal “buy-in”... 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 »

10:45 am - 12:00 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?

12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing General Session and Delegates Luncheon

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Sponsored by CityHealth

2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Annual Business Meeting

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing Event Hosted by the City of San Antonio

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Attendee Badges Required  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 indulge in Mexican street corn, gorditas, churros, refreshing margaritas and much, much more. You will enjoy entertainment from Jazz musician Billy Ray Sheppard and Latin band sensation Natio,... Read more »