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Tuesday, November 14

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

U.S. Communities Supplier Summit

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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Shuttle Bus Service – Overflow Hotels

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ask NLC Open

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Quiet Room Open

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New this year, Convention Center VIP Suite 101 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.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration Open

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Wednesday, November 15

6:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Shuttle Bus Service – Overflow Hotels

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7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Ask NLC Open

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7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Quiet Room Open

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New this year, Convention Center VIP Suite 101 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 - 6:30 PM

Registration Open

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7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

New Member and First Time Attendee Breakfast

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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: REAL Action 101: Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government

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Learn how local government leaders can reduce racial bias through smart policy decisions and strong civic engagement. This seminar will examine how racial tensions have affected cities across the nation. Learn how to shift from a reactive approach to a proactive agenda. Take home the ability to identify specific opportunities to lead local efforts that advance racial equity. Credits: 2 Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Bernadette Onyenaka Racial Equity Manager, Race, Equity, And Leadership - National League of Cities
  • Julie Nelson Senior Vice President - Race Forward/Center for Social Inclusion
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

State League Staff Headquarters

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8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Spouse/Guest Tour: A Day with the Queen Tour

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(Offered both Wednesday morning and afternoon.) Climb aboard, sit back and enjoy your official welcome to “The Queen City.” This tour begins with a two-hour bus tour of Charlotte in the comfort of a climate-controlled luxury motor coach. Our professional tour guide will educate you about Charlotte’s early history and its fascinating involvement in the birth of this nation. You Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Community & Economic Development (CED) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) Committee Meeting

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Debt Financing for Water Conservation Projects Cynthia Koehler, Executive Director, WaterNow Alliance (Koehler GASB presentation) Sustainability in Charlotte Erika Ruane, Sustainability Coordinator, City Manager’s Office, City of Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT NLC presentation) Creating a Greenhouse Gas Inventory Christopher Ede-Calton, Outreach Lead, Climate Action & Data, World Resources Institute (WRI EENR presentation) Workforce Development to Address an Aging Workforce  Andrew Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Human Development (HD) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Information, Technology & Communication (ITC) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop – Carolinas Aviation Museum

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The Carolinas Aviation Museum, located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, is celebrating its 25th year as one of the South’s premier aviation museums. Its diverse exhibitions tell stories that reach back to the very beginning of flight while embracing the multi-faceted world of contemporary aviation. Walk through the indoor hangar deck and come face-to-face with an F-14 Super Tomcat, DC-3 Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop – City of Rock Hill – Success Story of Public Sector Investment in Sport Tourism

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The City of Rock Hill is known as a sports tourism destination. This tour will include an overview of the City’s sports tourism facilities and its history in the field. Participants will take behind the scenes tours of nationally recognized sporting venues – including the site of the 2017 BMX Supercross World Championships. Additionally, the City will share workable financing Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop – Coming Together for Crime Reduction

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Visit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD)’s Real-Time Crime Center to learn how the CMPD leverages technology, automated license plate readers, electronic monitoring, and other innovative solutions. Meet with law enforcement officials and discuss the use of criminal intelligence and crime analysis as an integral component of crime reduction. Then travel to the Charlotte Police & Fire Training Academy to tour Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop – Extending Our Reach: A Tour of the Blue Line Extension Light Rail Project

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The LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) is a catalyst for growth in the Charlotte community. The BLE adds an additional 9.3 miles to the existing 9.6 mile Blue Line light rail system, which boasts over 16,000 average daily riders. The existing LYNX Blue Line has promoted substantial development in the south corridor of Charlotte, and the Charlotte community is looking Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop – Extreme Makeover: From Mall to Metropolitan

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See the dramatic transformation of Charlotte’s first enclosed mall into a thriving mixed-use center with condos, restaurants and offices totaling almost one million square feet. Learn how the city and county worked together with the private sector to improve infrastructure and intersections, and even to uncover a previously piped-in stream to build a beautiful greenway. This 14-acre site now includes Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop – Hand in Hand Together: Charlotte’s Creative Neighborhood Improvement Model

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The City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood Matching Grants program provides financial and technical support to create sustainable public/private partnerships, build neighborhood capacity, and support quality of life improvements in low to moderate income neighborhoods. Learn how this program engages residents to select projects and allocate funding, and see several completed projects. The final route and stops are being planned, but they are expected to Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop – North End Smart District: From Industry to Innovation & Beyond!

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Visit the North End Smart District and learn how the City of Charlotte worked with community leaders and the private sector to develop an innovation district. You’ll meet with community leaders, hear how technology was used to inform the process, learn about the public-private partnerships used to develop the innovation district, and see the results first-hand. Type: Bus and walking Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop – Quality H20: Treating Urban Run-off

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) protects and improves the surface water quality of more than 3,000 miles of streams and numerous acres of lakes, ponds and wetlands. CMSWS implements some of the most innovative surface water quality management programs in North Carolina, some which have been awarded national recognition. All of them are focused on the goal of improving the Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NLC University: Communications Bootcamp

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This full-day immersion workshop addresses the essential communication strategies and best practices that every elected official must understand and execute, including: Developing a Comprehensive Communications Strategy Working with the Media Engaging the Public Effectively Using Social Media Public Speaking Participants will have the opportunity to practice communication skills by engaging in mock interviews and other scenarios common to elected officials. Continue Reading »

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: Revolutionizing Government in the 21st Century

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The future has arrived and with it, an emerging role for the local leader. Visionary leaders realize that today playing it safe is no longer playing it smart.  Increased scrutiny, expanding regulations, a shifting political landscape, and significant workforce challenges add up to a valuable opportunity to activate change, drive innovation, and successfully lead your organization towards a better future. Continue Reading »

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: Smart Cities: Innovation in Transportation and Infrastructure

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Discover how autonomous, connected vehicles and ridesharing services – such as Uber and Lyft, are transforming the transportation industry. Learn how to manage these new systems within the existing transportation environment and the explore the practicality of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in America’s cities and towns. This session will equip you with the knowledge to innovate transportation infrastructure in Continue Reading »

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: The Ethical Leader: Rules and Tools

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Ethical public leadership is more than simply following the law. This seminar enhances municipal leaders’ abilities to assess ethically difficult situations and to make ethically defensible choices. Beginning with some fundamental elements of ethical decision making, the seminar draws the audience into active participation to establish the elements of a personal ethical framework and then challenges audience members to apply Continue Reading »

Speaker

  • Dr. Scott Paine Director of Leadership Development and Education - Florida League of Cities
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NLC University: Urban Plan for Elected Officials

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Developed by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Urban Plan is a realistic and engaging simulation in which participants learn about and wrestle with the fundamental forces that affect urban development. Participants, playing the role of an inter-disciplinary a real estate development team, will experience the challenging issues, private and public sector roles, complex trade-offs, and fundamental economics in play when Continue Reading »

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Public Safety & Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Transportation Infrastructure and Service (TIS) Federal Advocacy Meeting

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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

NLC University: Shared Wisdom Luncheon

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This awards program hosted by the NLC University now features inspirational “shared wisdom” from local and national leaders, and brings together certificate recipients to be recognized for their educational achievements. This engaging luncheon incorporates high-profile keynote speakers to help motivate and encourage local leaders. Fees Standard – $40 | First Time attendees – $35 All paid NLC University training registrants at Continue Reading »

Keynote Speaker

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Spouse/Guest Tour: A Day with the Queen Tour

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(Offered both Wednesday morning and afternoon.) Climb aboard, sit back and enjoy your official welcome to “The Queen City.” This tour begins with a two-hour bus tour of Charlotte in the comfort of a climate-controlled luxury motor coach. Our professional tour guide will educate you about Charlotte’s early history and its fascinating involvement in the birth of this nation. You Continue Reading »

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Airport Noise Help

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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mayors Challenge Forum – Traditional Housing Alternatives: Innovative Solutions or Distraction from Best Practices?

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Across the country, cities are struggling with an affordable housing crisis. This lack of housing is exacerbating the issue of homelessness. As a result, many communities are considering housing alternatives ranging from municipally sanctioned camping sites, “tiny homes,” modular units, and more. If your community is struggling with affordable housing and considering such tactics, join this Mayors Challenge Forum to Continue Reading »

Speakers

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

FAA Briefing on New Drone Pilot Program Where Cities Can Lead

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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mobile Workshop – Charlotte’s Westside Story: Historic West End Tour

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Learn about elements of the revitalization efforts impacting Charlotte’s historic West End. Details of the tour are being finalized but sites will be among the following: Mosaic Village. The $25 million 124,000-square-foot mixed-use facility at 1635 West Trade Street features 80 apartment-style suites on four floors and accommodates 300 tenants, the property includes a 400-car parking deck, 7,500 square feet of Continue Reading »

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mobile Workshop – City of Rock Hill – Success Story of Public Sector Investment in Sport Tourism

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The City of Rock Hill is known as a sports tourism destination. This tour will include an overview of the City’s sports tourism facilities and its history in the field. Participants will take behind the scenes tours of nationally recognized sporting venues – including the site of the 2017 BMX Supercross World Championships. Additionally, the City will share workable financing Continue Reading »

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mobile Workshop – Cross the City, Make the Ride, Enjoy the View, & Feel the Vibe

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Explore the beautiful Queen City by riding a bicycle along the Cross Charlotte Trail (XCLT)! You’ll experience existing segments of the trail and learn about new segments in the works that will create new bike and pedestrian options for a “car-lite” lifestyle. Hear how the city and county partnered and combined recreation with transportation, and how the XCLT is triggering Continue Reading »

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mobile Workshop – Extending Our Reach: A Tour of the Blue Line Extension Light Rail Project

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The LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) is a catalyst for growth in the Charlotte community. The BLE adds an additional 9.3 miles to the existing 9.6 mile Blue Line light rail system, which boasts over 16,000 average daily riders. The existing LYNX Blue Line has promoted substantial development in the south corridor of Charlotte, and the Charlotte community is looking Continue Reading »

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mobile Workshop – Franklin Water Treatment Plant

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Charlotte Water treats more than 107 million gallons of drinking water per day in three water treatment plants.  Franklin Water Treatment Plant, one of our region’s largest treatment plants, was built in 1959 and has a treatment capacity greater than 180 million gallons per day.  The tour will provide an overview of our process and approach from raw water storage Continue Reading »

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mobile Workshop – Put Me In, Coach! Charlotte’s Urban Sports Venues and the Partnerships Behind Them

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Tour the Bank of America Stadium, Spectrum Arena and BB&T Ballpark and learn about the public/private partnerships required to make these projects happen. You’ll get a backstage pass to the venues that are home for the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Knights, while also providing spaces for other sporting and entertainment events that draw attendees from across the Continue Reading »

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mobile Workshop – Rooted: Explore our City in a Forest

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Charlotte’s tree canopy is the city’s signature natural resource. In 2011, the city council adopted a “50% Canopy by 2050” goal to preserve and enhance the canopy. Charlotte employs three complementary strategies to accomplish this goal: maintenance of healthy trees on public property, land development regulations balancing tree protection with economic growth, and strong community collaboration that sparked the creation Continue Reading »

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NLC University: Budgeting 101

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The budget is the single most important policy document a local government adopts. How many times have elected officials heard this statement, and how many elected officials actually believe that this is the case? Does the budget, and the budgeting process itself actually help policymakers to easily and understandably translate their decisions into actions that move their community forward? Or Continue Reading »

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NLC University: Partnering for Vibrant Cities: The Role of Evidence, Data to Inform and Sustain Partnerships to Improve Health Outcomes

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Every day, mayors and city leaders make decisions specific to transportation, public safety, housing and economic development, that impact the quality, affordability, and accessibility of these environments. These quality of these environments impact the health and well-being of residents and in many ways, shape how well and how long we live.  As such, it is critical to better align resources Continue Reading »

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NLC University: The Maker Movement – An Opportunity for Economic Development in Local Governments

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“Made in the U.S.A.” has made a comeback, offering cities an opportunity to capitalize on the new era of American manufacturing – “The Maker Movement.” This seminar will examine how the Makers—a combination of today’s artisans, computer engineers, and small-scale manufactures—are a growing part of the local small business ecosystem. These micro-businesses design and develop products at home or in Continue Reading »

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

REAL Board of Advisors Meeting

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Airport Noise Reception

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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NBC-LEO Membership Committee & Regional Directors Nominations Hearing

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NBC-LEO Policy Committee Meeting

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Membership Meeting

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Membership Meeting

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) Membership Meeting

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Women In Municipal Government (WIMG) Membership Meeting

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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Navigator Awards

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Join Route Fifty, the award-winning digital publication covering innovation and best practices in state and local government, the evening of November 15 for the 2017 Navigator Awards celebration. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, dessert, networking, and live music as Route Fifty celebrates the innovative ideas, people, and programs transforming state, county, and municipal government. Register today to join the celebration.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Dutch Dinner

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9:30 PM - 12:00 AM

NBC-LEO President’s Hospitality Reception

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Thursday, November 16

6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Shuttle Bus Service – Overflow Hotels

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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Ask NLC Open

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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Quiet Room Open

Date: , Track: , Location: ,

New this year, Convention Center VIP Suite 101 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 Open

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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Green Cities in the Queen City : Financing a Sustainable Future

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Cities have issued municipal bonds for a long time to fund various projects throughout their communities. As investors become more conscious of the impact their investments can have, a new market for Green Bonds has developed as a way to finance projects that are expected to be environmentally beneficial.  Green Bonds have already financed many types of projects including clean Continue Reading »

Speaker

  • Tim Olson Director, Municipal Trading - Credit Strategy, Municipal Sales, Trading & Syndicate - Wells Fargo
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

NBC-LEO Historic Heritage and Economic Development Mobile Tour (Ticket Required)

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Buses depart from the Street Level of the Convention Center along College Street.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

New Approaches for a More Sustainable Future of Urban Mobility

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Moving the transportation sector to a shared, electrified, and automated economy is a critical component to reaching sustainability goals. The benefits of such a transformation extend well beyond the cars on the road—some include, mobility to more communities, new human-centric urban design options, and more livable cities. Uber is committed to driving a more sustainable future of mobility by developing shared, Continue Reading »

Speaker

  • Adam Gromis Global Lead on Sustainability and Environmental Impact - Policy & Communications Team, Uber
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

NLC Board of Directors Meeting

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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: REAL Action 201: Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government

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As a continuation of the 101 level course, you will get an opportunity to dig deeper and learn from peers about best practices and shared challenges. Structural changes to daily operations, budgeting, communications, decision-making and community leadership, are a critical component for mayors and other city leaders seeking traction on advancing a racial equity strategy. Specialists from the NLC REAL Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Leon Andrews Director for Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) - National League of Cities
  • Julie Nelson Senior Vice President - Race Forward/Center for Social Inclusion
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Operation Prevention – Educating Youth on the Dangers of Opioid Misuse

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In response to the opioid epidemic, NLC released the Opioid Epidemic Task Force Report –an action plan to disrupt this destructive nationwide trend. A key finding from the report was to reach children early, both in school and at home. Aligning with report findings, Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration established Operation Prevention – a standards-aligned initiative aimed at Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Hall Davidson Senior Director, Global Learning Initiatives - Discovery Education

Speakers

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

State League Staff Headquarters

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

U.S. Communities + Amazon Business – A Powerful Solution Driving Compliance & Efficiencies

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U.S. Communities provides cities with a powerful procurement solution that saves time and money. A new U.S. Communities cooperative contract with Amazon Business can help cities drive greater compliance and efficiencies in their purchasing processes. Listen to participating cities discuss its Amazon Business experience and explain how this new contract helps centralize Amazon spend and provides an easy-to-use process shopping Continue Reading »

Speakers

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mobile Workshop – Arts & Parks Urban Walking Tour

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In this three-part tour you’ll visit and learn about the history and economic impact of Charlotte’s grand center city park, Avenue of the Arts, and Public Art program. This walking tour will cover the following areas: Romare Bearden Park Visit the city’s beautifully designed center city park that has sparked amazing development at its perimeter. Avenue of the Arts Learn Continue Reading »

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mobile Workshop – Goodwill Opportunity Campus

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In 2015, Goodwill announced plans to change the trajectory of poverty in our region by building the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, a state-of-the-art facility in west Charlotte that provides the area’s most comprehensive collection of resources and opportunities for individuals facing multiple barriers to employment. Partners such as Charlotte Metro Credit Union, Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Common Wealth Charlotte and the Continue Reading »

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mobile Workshop – Hand in Hand Together: Charlotte’s Creative Neighborhood Improvement Model

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The City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood Matching Grants program provides financial and technical support to create sustainable public/private partnerships, build neighborhood capacity, and support quality of life improvements in low to moderate income neighborhoods. Learn how this program engages residents to select projects and allocate funding, and see several completed projects. The final route and stops are being planned, but they are expected to Continue Reading »

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mobile Workshop – Hidden Gems of HerStory: Tour of Charlotte’s History

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Enjoy a guided history tour of Charlotte. Sights will include: The beautiful Myers Park neighborhood: Myers Park was designed by noted planner John Nolen the early 20th century and was called at the time the “finest unified subdivision south of Baltimore.” Nolen hired the landscape architect Earle Sumner Draper to turn the almost treeless farmland into a suburban park. Willow, oak, Continue Reading »

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mobile Workshop – North End Smart District: From Industry to Innovation & Beyond!

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Visit the North End Smart District and learn how the City of Charlotte worked with community leaders and the private sector to develop an innovation district. You’ll meet with community leaders, hear how technology was used to inform the process, learn about the public-private partnerships used to develop the innovation district, and see the results first-hand. Type: Bus and walking Continue Reading »

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mobile Workshop – Rooted: Explore our City in a Forest

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Charlotte’s tree canopy is the city’s signature natural resource. In 2011, the city council adopted a “50% Canopy by 2050” goal to preserve and enhance the canopy. Charlotte employs three complementary strategies to accomplish this goal: maintenance of healthy trees on public property, land development regulations balancing tree protection with economic growth, and strong community collaboration that sparked the creation Continue Reading »

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mobile Workshop – Walk This Way: Building Healthy Communities One Step at a Time

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Centralina Council of Governments, as an American Planning Association Plan4Health grantee, recently worked with communities in west Charlotte with lower health outcomes to look at barriers to physical activity. Working with state and local agencies, they conducted walk audits and park access audits, and explored shared and open use agreements. Walkable communities are an important aspect of improving health and Continue Reading »

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Spouse/Guest Tour: A Quick Lap in NASCAR Valley

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(Offered both Wednesday and Thursday mornings.) Get an insider look at the world of NASCAR racing on this two-stop tour. Charlotte Motor Speedway – On the Charlotte Motor Speedway “Feel the Thrill” Tour you’ll experience the 24-degree banking in the turns and areas of the legendary superspeedway that are not accessible to fans on race days. You will also get Continue Reading »

9:00 AM - 1:15 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

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9:00 AM - 1:15 PM

Market Square Open

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9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

NLC Advisory Council Meeting

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: Harnessing the Power of Local Businesses

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Small businesses and start-ups are a critical component of a strong local economy.  Small businesses provide nearly 37 percent of jobs and offer a great deal of economic mobility and opportunity for residents.   Understand the power of local businesses and the critical role local leaders play in boosting local businesses. This training will be a follow-on course to the March Continue Reading »

Speakers

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: Let’s Talk Climate — Applied Research and Practical Guidance for Local Engagement

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Climate change is no longer a special interest of environmental groups – it’s becoming a personally relevant public interest for all of us. Learn how to effectively communicate with your constituents on climate change, and start conversations to engage the right partners focused on solutions. Get professional insights on communication and behavioral science from experts with ecoAmerica, and take-home best Continue Reading »

Speaker

  • Dan Barry Director of Path to Positive Communities - ecoAmerica
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: Parliamentary Procedure: Making Robert’s Rules Work For You

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Once you know the basics of Robert’s Rules of Order, how can you move to the next step? This interactive seminar provides insights and guidance that can transform your style of leading meetings and make you an exceptional presiding officer. Few people are aware of the flexibility that Robert’s Rules offer through its “special rules for small boards” and provisions Continue Reading »

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: Strengthening Your Systems for Engagement

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Looking for guidance on how to organize – and sustain – productive public engagement? Struggling to decide how to use both online and face-to-face processes? Frustrated with the standard “3 minutes at the microphone” public meeting? This NLC University session offers answers from Public Agenda, a leading national nonprofit with 40 years of experience in supporting public engagement on a Continue Reading »

Speakers

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Partnering to Prevent the Summer Learning Slide

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In 2016, The Smart Summers=Brighter Futures campaign launched to promote healthy and active lifestyles for children in America. The National Summer Learning Association collaborated with the White House, Clear Channel Outdoor and iHeart Media on this national campaign. During this session, learn how cities can leverage private sector partners to drive awareness to local initiatives. Learn more about the success Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Samuel B. Ings Commissioner - Orlando, Florida
  • Matthew Boulay Founder and Chief Executive Officer - National Summer Learning Association
  • Jason King Vice President of Corporate Communications - Clear Channel Outdoor
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Recruiting for a 21st Century Workforce

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Public sector organizations compete with private companies for high-performing employees. While providing richer and more personalized benefits can help attract employees, the escalating cost of employee health care benefits has become unmanageable—forcing employers to be more creative and responsive in the design, timing and generosity of their benefit plans. Hear professionals from Colonial Life share innovative and effective strategies you Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Carey Adamson National Practice Leader, Public Sector - Colonial Life

Speakers

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Using Transparency to Rebut Public Misinformation and Misunderstandings

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Learn how local leaders adopt transparency solutions to maintain a favorable and respected community brand. Hear how they have facilitated thoughtful engagement with data and its benefits to the city. *Presented by OpenGov  

Speaker

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Visually Connecting with Your Community on Instagram

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Every day, millions of people use Instagram to connect with the people and things that matter to them. Join us to learn how local governments and officials are meaningfully engaging with their communities on Instagram through visuals. See examples, hear best practices, and get tips on how you can get the most out of this powerful platform. *Presented by Instagram Continue Reading »

Speaker

  • Dayna Geldwert Associate Manager of Politics and Government - Instagram
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Youth Program – Microsoft YouthSpark Live

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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Microsoft YouthSpark Live Breakout: Hacking STEM

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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Microsoft YouthSpark Live Breakout: MakeCode MakerSpace

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9:30 AM - 9:55 AM

Prevention Programs: Healing Feet Helps Cities

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Samaritans Feet International brings unity and hope to cities by convening the community to supply the most underserved children with new shoes, new socks, and new confidence. This workshop will present the five stages to creating a community outreach event with Samaritan’s Feet. Through this program, all local leaders – religious, business, law enforcement, and elected officials partner towards a goal Continue Reading »

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Spouse/Guest Tour: Carolina Raptor Center and Latta Plantation

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This unique tour will appeal to animal lovers and history lovers alike. The Carolina Raptor Center The Carolina Raptor Center, which got its unlikely start in the basement of the science building at UNCC, has come a long way. Since the arrival of the first injured owl in 1979, the non-profit organization has grown to one of the largest raptor Continue Reading »

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Build Resilient Communities Through City-Sponsored Programs

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In 2016, the City of Charlotte began offering a two-pronged training platform that empowers residents with the skills to become community leaders and advocates. The goal of the program, including a Civic Leadership Academy and technical training sessions is to create a more inclusive and resilient city. Come learn how the programs were developed, the outcomes and lessons learned from Continue Reading »

Speaker

  • Steve Wood Neighborhood Training and Development Program Manager - Charlotte, North Carolina's Housing & Neighborhood Services Department
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Facebook for Local Government: Tools, Tips, and Best Practices

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Your opportunity to build an online community through Facebook has never been stronger. Come learn about some of the latest tools, tips, and best practices that can help you better reach and connect with constituents on Facebook. *Presented by Facebook

Speaker

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mayors’ Education Task Force Meeting

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Performance Management: Not Another Side Project

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Are you getting ready to implement a new performance management system or looking to mature your existing system? Attend this session and learn: How to overcome common misconceptions about performance management Techniques for becoming more data-driven The 10 questions you should ask to ensure you’re on the right path How the City of Cincinnati is using their data to make Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Jeffrey Press Practice Leader of Government Performance - Socrata
  • Leigh Tami Chief Performance Officer - Cincinnati, Ohio
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

The Art of Economic Collaboration for Small Business & Entrepreneurs

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The National Small Business Week Small Business Festival educates and celebrates all the available resources in each city for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Learn more about the digital media workshops, small business coaching and free trainings hosted in cities across the nation during the small business festival. Get guided access on the steps necessary to bring this collaborative effort Continue Reading »

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Vehicle Sharing for Resilient Cities

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U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 provides  2.7 million Americans access  to vehicle services through mobile devices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at any of U-Haul’s 21,000 neighborhood locations in the United States and Canada. As the the world’s largest vehicle-sharing company, discover how U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 helps leaders create sustainable and resilient cities by alleviating infrastructure and sustainability Continue Reading »

Speakers

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

NLC Resolutions Committee Meeting

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10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Get More Value From Your NLC Member Network

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NLC Member Councils provide an opportunity for members to network with other leaders from cities with similar characteristics. It’s also a place to share best practices and discuss issues that affect your cities. If you are interested in getting involved in any of the following councils, stop by and learn more about how to get involved: Large Cities Council Small Continue Reading »

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Apply ‘The Science of Where’ in Our Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

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Esri has worked closely with law enforcement, public health and government leadership to define the use cases for location-based tools and analysis that address the Opioid Crisis. The result is an evolving collection of maps, information products, and analysis workflows, used by public health and safety agencies to communicate the severity of the opioid epidemic, promote treatment alternatives, and understand Continue Reading »

Speakers

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Communities for All Ages: Inspiring Ideas from America’s City Leaders and AARP

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Approximately 46 million people in the United States are now age 65 and older. That number will grow over the next 15 years to 73 million — or one out of every five people nationwide. Regardless of age, we all want the same things: safe, affordable housing, good infrastructure; a healthy environment and opportunities for advancement. In this session, AARP Continue Reading »

Speakers

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Energy and Cities: Setting Priorities

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Where should cities focus resources to get the most energy savings for our community? Where do electric vehicle charging stations fit in infrastructure plans? How many energy jobs can cities catalyze to spur local economy? How can local governments leverage energy dollars to greatest impact in the community? These are just some of the 2,000 questions the National Renewable Energy Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Megan Day Senior Energy Analyst/Urban Planner - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Elizabeth Doris Principal Laboratory Program Manager - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Getting The Lead Out: Improving the Safety of Water and Sewer Infrastructure

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, roughly 10 million American homes and buildings receive water from partially lead service lines. Cities have adopted varied approaches to dealing with this challenging situation, but what lessons can we learn? And, what other threats to the health and safety of water and sewer infrastructure should be on the radar? This session will look Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • View full profile for Jade DundasJade Dundas Interim City Manager - Asheville, North Carolina
  • Jermaine Reed Councilmember - Kansas City, Missouri
  • View full profile for Jim HuntJim Hunt Former NLC President - Founder of Amazing Cities
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

Tiny Homes: The Kansas City Veterans Community Project Housing

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Cities across the nation are consistently challenged by not only the lack of affordable housing, but also shelter for the homeless. As part of their response to homelessness, cites are considering tiny homes as a viable option. In Kansas City, MO, the Veterans Community Project is working with the city to provide tiny homes as transitional housing for Veterans. Support Continue Reading »

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Accelerating Sustainable Water Solutions through WaterNow Alliance

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WaterNow Alliance and the Sustainable Cities Institute have been working together for the past two years to advance sustainable water solutions in communities across the nation. With a changing climate, more intense droughts and floods have become the new normal. To break away from crisis-driven decision making, WaterNow Alliance is building a network of leaders committed to building a more Continue Reading »

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) Luncheon

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The Afterschool Policy Advisors’ Network (APAN) luncheon meeting is an opportunity for municipal leaders to access policy updates, research, best practices, and funding information to strengthen, expand, and coordinate afterschool and summer opportunities in their cities, as well as hear from peer city officials who have made expanded learning a priority in their communities. This year’s luncheon speakers will describe Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Bela Shah Spooner Manager for Expanded Learning, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families - National League of Cities
  • Matthew Boulay Founder and Chief Executive Officer - National Summer Learning Association
  • Jason King Vice President of Corporate Communications - Clear Channel Outdoor
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Corporate Partners Leadership Council Meeting

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12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

Leveraging Community Resources to Help Veterans Age in Place Housing

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Across the county, our Veterans are older and more than twice as likely to have some form of a disability compared to non-Veterans. As the unprecedented “silver tsunami” continues to transform the demographics of communities, cities are facing even more pressure to ensure limited resources are being used effectively and efficiently. During 2017, NLC partnered with Purple Heart Homes and Continue Reading »

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

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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 - 1:00 PM

State Municipal League Executive Directors Lunch

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12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

National League of Cities Young Municipal Leaders Network

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The National League of Cities (NLC) recognizes the generational shift in municipal leadership, both among elected officials and city staff. The Young Municipal Leaders (YML) network is a group housed at the National League of Cities that provides young local leaders with opportunities to connect with peers in leadership, share best practices, as well as develop both professionally and personally. Continue Reading »

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Opening General Session with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly

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Join City Summit delegates for the Opening General Session, where you’ll hear from NLC President and Cleveland, Ohio Councilman Matt Zone, Nashville, Tennessee Mayor Megan Barry, National League of Cities CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony, and keynote speakers Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords. Local, pre-session entertainment from Inspire the Fire  Presentation of the Colors by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Honor Guard National Anthem by the Charlotte Continue Reading »

Presiding Officer

  • Mark Stodola Incoming National League of Cities President - Mayor, Little Rock, Arkansas

Keynote Speakers

  • Gabby Giffords Former state legislator and U.S. Congresswoman
  • Mark Kelly Astronaut, retired United States Navy Captain, and author

Speakers

  • Matt Zone 2017 National League of Cities President - Cleveland, Ohio Councilmember
  • Clarence E. Anthony CEO and Executive Director - National League of Cities
  • Jennifer Roberts Mayor - Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Megan Barry Mayor - Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Dessert Break

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Market Square Open

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

U.S. Communities/NLC Back Pack Build Event

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3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Bringing the Power of Digital Badging to City Summer Jobs Programs

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LRNG teams with cities to connect learning experiences to career opportunities, ensuring that all young people have inspiration and guidance to prepare them for life and work in the modern economy.  Hear Philadelphia City Council Member Derek Green and LRNG VP of Strategic Partnerships Jessica Garcia-Kohl share findings from the city’s participation – apart of a dozen pilot cities to Continue Reading »

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Building and Preserving Affordable Housing in Transitioning Markets

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More than anyone, city leaders know that real estate is about location. Equally, no two cities are the same. While some cities are witnessing strong price growth in the home ownership market and rapid rises in rents, other markets are part of a lagging recovery or are already dealing with the consequences of over-building. These dynamics create unique challenges to Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Dr. Mukesh Kumar Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning - Jackson State University
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Creating a Destination Brand to Maximizing the Visitor Economy and Fuel Economic Development

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The visitor economy has been proven to be a catalyst for more traditional forms of economic development and it starts with understanding your destination’s brand. For the past nine years, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) has been promoting the Charlotte region as a visitor destination, through the ‘Charlotte’s got a lot’ brand. Advertising efforts not only raise the destination Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • View full profile for Laura WhiteLaura White Director of Communications - Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
  • Mike Butts Vice President of Sales - Charlotte Regional Visitor Authority
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Creating Education and Employment Opportunities for All

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How can your community help ensure equitable opportunities for your residents to succeed in the workforce? Hear from city leaders and key stakeholders in economic development, the workforce and higher education who are part of the Kresge Foundation Building Equitable Pathways to Postsecondary and Workforce Success program. The presenters will share strategies and best practices for building and sustaining pathways Continue Reading »

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dynamic Duos: How Philanthropies are Helping Cities Revitalize

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Philanthropies are playing a major role in catalyzing the revitalization and rebirth of cities across America. From climate change and adaptation, to economic development and the arts, foundations and cities are working closer than ever to identify areas where private and public interests intersect, and to produce change for the communities they represent. In this session, learn the various ways Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Ryan Whalen Global Partnerships Portfolio Director - The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Gia Biagi Principal of Urbanism and Civic Impact - Studio Gang
  • Carol Coletta Senior Fellow - The Kresge Foundation
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Getting Smart About Smart Technology Pilot Projects

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“Smart” technology being deployed in cities today promises to save energy, ease traffic, simplify parking, and bring many other benefits to cities. Pilot projects in emerging technologies, however, often come with pitfalls. Panelists from small and medium sized cities will discuss their experiences with ongoing smart technology pilot projects in their communities, including autonomous vehicles and drones. Learn about the Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Lessons from the Economic Mobility and Opportunity Task Force

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Members of the Economic Mobility and Opportunity Task Force, chaired by Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta and spearheaded by President Matt Zone, will delve into greater details the recommendations compiled by the Task Force. The report produced by the group reflects the collective accomplishments and wisdom of the cities represented. The conversation among the panelists will highlight effective strategies aimed Continue Reading »

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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Public Sector Retirement Advisory Committee

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Reducing Burdens on City Services: Moving High Utilizers Past the Revolving Door

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Residents with substance addiction and mental illness frequently use very high portions of expensive city services, including emergency medical care and law enforcement responses, which often make little progress resolving the core needs creating a revolving door into and out of city services. Police and fire frontline officials often know who these individuals are, but are rarely equipped to do Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Jean Haughey Director of Youth Services - Enfield, Connecticut

Speakers

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting

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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Youth Program – Youth Delegate Opening Session and Orientation

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4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Are You Getting the Most Out of NLC Membership?

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Come learn about the National League of Cities’ new membership model and meet your regional representative. NLC is passionate about its members and wants to ensure you are fully utilizing NLC’s benefits and resources.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NLC Nominating Committee Public Hearing

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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

League of Minnesota Cities Welcoming Reception

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

North Carolina Leadership Reception

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5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Digital Cities Survey Awards Reception

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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Corporate Partner and State League Reception

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Georgia Municipal Association Reception and Federal Advocacy Update

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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) Community Reception

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Sponsored by T-Mobile and Wells Fargo, Knight Theater, 430 South Tryon Street

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

NLC Sustainable Cities Institute Reception

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Texas Municipal League Reception (Ticketed Event)

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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Large City Council 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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Friday, November 17

6:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Shuttle Bus Service – Overflow Hotels

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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Ask NLC Open

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7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

City Council President’s Breakfast Meeting

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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Quiet Room Open

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New this year, Convention Center VIP Suite 101 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 Open

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7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Council on Youth, Education & Families Meeting

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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Democratic Municipal Officials “Oh So Blue” National Breakfast Meeting

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7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Spouse/Guest Tour: Biltmore Estate

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Take a day trip to Asheville to visit America’s largest home. Enjoy an in-depth audio guided tour of this iconic chateau, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt is a marvel of elegance and charm, as magnificent today as it Continue Reading »

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Youth Delegate-Young Municipal Leader Breakfast

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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

NBC-LEO Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

State League Staff Headquarters

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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

State Municipal League Legislative Briefing Breakfast

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Speaker

  • Lisa Soronen Executive Director - State and Local Legal Center (SLLC)
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Friday Morning General Session

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The second general session will include the following three parts: I. Building Inclusive and Equitable Communities America has struggled with ethnic and racial turmoil since its inception.  Now more than ever, the debate about the role of race in U.S. history is raging throughout our cities.  What is the expectation for moral leadership from our local officials? Hear from elected officials Continue Reading »

Presiding Officer

  • Matt Zone 2017 National League of Cities President - Cleveland, Ohio Councilmember

Moderators

  • Matt Zone 2017 National League of Cities President - Cleveland, Ohio Councilmember
  • Nicole Flatow Editor - CityLab

Panelists

Speakers

  • Brooks Rainwater Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions - National League of Cities
  • Bruce Katz Centennial Scholar - Centennial Scholar Initiative - Brookings Institution
10:15 AM - 1:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

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10:15 AM - 1:30 PM

Market Square Open

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

A Public Health Approach for Reducing Crime

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A trend exists among city leaders shifting toward a public health approach to violence, mental illness and drug addiction and away from a purely reactive law enforcement approach. City leaders are taking a longer-term view informed by what works to improve public safety. Hear from a panel of three cities with innovative and successful initiatives, and better understand the connection Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Achieving Equity in Our Communities Through Economic Development

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In many cities, economic advancement is uneven. Economic mobility, income inequality, and racial inequity remain challenges—not only as deeply concerning social problems, but also as economic problems. The NLC Equitable Economic Development (EED) Fellowship helps cities pursue economic development strategies that create more equitable access to opportunities for all residents. EED Fellows will share lessons they have learned, and will Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

Speakers

  • Cam Gordon Councilmember - Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Catherine Pugh Mayor - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Joann Massey City of Memphis’ Director of Business Diversity & Compliance and Title VI Coordinator - Memphis, Tennessee
  • Kevin Dick Business and Talent Development Director - Charlotte, North Carolina
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Building and Preserving Affordable Housing in Strong Markets

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Nearly a decade after the housing and financial crisis, housing in many cities is in the midst of strong price growth in both the homeownership and rental markets. Housing costs in these strong markets are an ever-present challenge with the impacts felt throughout nearly every issue confronting local leaders. With dwindling federal resources, city leaders in strong markets are facing Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

Speakers

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Getting Started on Sustainability – Local Governments Taking the Lead

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NLC members all strive to create the best communities for their residents. American cities are learning that smart investments in energy efficiency, water quality, and other sustainability initiatives can provide a healthier environment, attract new business, reduce the risks of climate change, and conserve taxpayer dollars. Under the new Administration, cities are increasingly responsible for managing their own environmental impacts, Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Cooper Martin Program Director for the Sustainable Cities Institute - National League of Cities

Speakers

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Making Data Work for Your City: Identifying Cost-Savings and Improving Services

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It seems that everywhere we look, there are new opportunities for and sources of useful data, but finding effective ways to apply that data to improve our communities often proves to be a challenge. Despite optimism around the potential of data to provide value-added services to a community, it can be difficult to find meaningful connections to existing programs and Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

Speakers

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Making the Internet Work for Everyone

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High-speed internet service is vital to the success of cities. It can spark innovation and economic development, improve education, and increase civic engagement. Constituents of all political affiliations want choice and competition, privacy protections, and a free and open internet. Join this session to learn how cities across the country, elected officials and advocacy organizations are working to advance this Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

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10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Securing the Funds for Your City’s Need & Protecting Your Homes

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NLC partners with key private sector and non-profit organizations to offer our members programs that save them and their residents time and money. From an easy-to-use grant database to residential home protection and municipal financing options, our partner programs are relevant to the everyday needs of our members and their constituents. Stop by to learn more!

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Strategies to Counter State Preemption

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Local leaders represent the people they govern, and the people want to control their destinies. As cities across the nation increasingly battle state mandates thwarting local priorities, municipal leaders must be strategic to fight state preemption. Learn tactics to counter preemptive actions taken by the state. Get insights from your peers dealing with preemption cases involving labor, civil liberties and Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Brooks Rainwater Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions - National League of Cities

Speakers

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Youth Program – How Youth Councils Can Support Economic Mobility and Opportunity in Your City

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Youth Program – Youth Experiencing Homelessness Workshop

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11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

The Future of Retail: Economic Apocalypse or Economic Catalyst?

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Many big-box retailers are closing across the nation. Is the void left by these brick and mortar stores a detriment or an opportunity? In today’s volatile retail climate, is there still an opportunity for retail to play a role in an economic development strategy? Find out more about the trends of today and how communities can turn lemons into lemonade. Continue Reading »

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Doubling Downtown

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With a growing number of young professionals and empty nesters seeking urban living opportunities, demand for downtown residences is at an all-time high nationwide. Learn how Downtown Columbus has been able to see 200% growth in the Downtown population since 2000, buoyed by over $3.25 billion in combined public and private investment. The state capital is now an 18-hour city Continue Reading »

Speaker

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

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12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

NLC Savings 101: Grants, Community Health & Tourism

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Now, residents from NLC member cities, who are without health insurance, a traditional pharmacy benefit plan, or have prescriptions not covered by insurance can receive savings on their prescriptions through the NLC Prescription Discount Program. The NLC Community Showcase Video Program helps communities promote tourism, educate and welcome new families and residents and attract new businesses. Over 7,000 grants are Continue Reading »

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

State League Directors and President’s Lunch

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12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Leadership Award Luncheon (Ticket Required)

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12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

Cities Harnessing the Sun: Solar Designation and Technical Assistance through SolSmart

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SolSmart is a national solar designation and technical assistance program for cities and counties funded through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. Program staff will provide an overview of the opportunities and benefits presented to cities that choose to participate in SolSmart. Specifically, cities will learn about their eligibility for no-cost technical assistance for solar-related actions and the potential Continue Reading »

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

One size fits all strategy to boost retention and recruitment efforts

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Recruiting and retaining qualified employees is a critical concern for state and local government officials. While providing comprehensive benefits plans helped attract employees to the public sector in the past, it’s no longer a financially sustainable recruitment or retention tool. Learn how to implement an effective strategy for cities of all sizes, to manage employee benefit costs and redirect savings Continue Reading »

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A New Look at City Service Fees as Revenue Builders

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In the face of tighter budgets and increased demand for services, many cities have moved in recent years to increase fees for service. The fastest growing source of municipal revenue, fees have great potential to help city budgets but also raise equity concerns. During this session, hear about the current trends in municipal revenues, including the most popular and innovative Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Trevor Langan Research Associate, Center for City Solutions - National League of Cities

Speakers

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Get with the Program: Digitalization as a Route to Economic Inclusion and Workforce Development for Youth and Others

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Economic mobility studies show that youth work-based learning experiences like internships, apprenticeships and mentoring programs increase upward mobility for the youth who participate. And a stronger workforce translates to better economic development opportunities for your city. Attend this session to explore youth workforce development through an economic development lens. Learn a holistic approach to address employment needs for youth, including Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Sophia Davis Sr. Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) Manager - Charlotte, North Carolina's Housing & Neighborhood Services Department
  • Mark Muro Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program - Brookings Institute
  • Chris Herndon Councilmember - Denver, Colorado
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Getting Started with Building Racial Equity in Your City

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Cities are increasingly seeking opportunities to advance racial equity. Learn how local leaders take action by embedding equitable ideologies into their priorities. Hear from a series of local elected officials on how they addressed structural racism by making significant changes in local government including – day-to-day operations, decisions, structures, and policies. This session will share concrete steps local leaders can Continue Reading »

Speakers

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Large City Council Meeting

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Parks, Public Space, and Nature: Emerging Strategies to Promote Health, Active Living, and Learning

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Cities continue to innovate in the ways they provide and alter spaces to keep kids active and build a culture of health. Join this workshop to better understand how cities can promote children’s physical, mental, social and environmental health through strategic decisions about land use and the programming of public space. Hear lessons learned and inspiring examples from the first Continue Reading »

Speakers

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Simplifying Water Management

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The homes and businesses in your city rely on effective water management to protect public health, treat stormwater, manage wastewater, and preserve a clean environment, but effective water management can be complex and costly. Integrated Water Management (IWM), or a “One Water” framework, emphasizes a coordinated approach to built infrastructure and natural watershed systems. It considers the urban water cycle as Continue Reading »

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

University Communities Council

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Discussion Topic When Hate Comes to Campus: First Amendment and Free Speech Issues on Campus and in Your Community

Moderator(s)

  • Tim Busse Councilmember at Large - Bloomington, Minnesota

Speakers

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Vital Economies, Thriving Places: A Look at the Main Street Approach

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For close to 40 years, thousands of cities and towns across the country have used the Main Street Approach to revitalize their local economies in small towns, mid-sized cities and urban neighborhood commercial districts. In total, communities taking part in the Main Street program have generated $65.6 billion in public and private reinvestment, rehabilitated 260,011 buildings, and experienced a net Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Patrice Frey President and CEO - National Main Street Center

Speakers

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

World Cafe: Solutions for Homelessness

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Homelessness is a growing challenge facing city leaders, communities, businesses, veterans, families, youth and other vulnerable residents. While some cities have attempted short-term solutions targeting “quality of life” or nuisances from homeless individuals, others have instituted policies, laws, data practices, and programs that make progress toward housing and supporting the homeless and those at risk. Innovative cities and the national Continue Reading »

Speakers

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Youth Delegate Workshop: School Safety and Climate

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NLC University: The New Workforce: Using Post-Employment Benefits for Recruitment

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Although saving for retirement is a priority for millennials, most Gen Y Americans are focused on mastering basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. Millennials represent more than one-third of American workers, presenting a unique opportunity to attract new talent by offering a strong retirement package. Explore how to use post-employment benefits as a recruitment tool for the new generation Continue Reading »

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Western Municipal Association Meeting

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Building a Thriving City Through Early Childhood Education

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Business leaders, researchers, and municipal officials agree: early childhood education is one of the best investments a city can make. Hear from leaders in diverse sectors about why early childhood can – and should – be something that every city official, no matter how small or large your city, champions! Research shows that positive experiences in the earliest years of Continue Reading »

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Community Innovations to Address Health Disparities

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Health care disparities are increasingly evident throughout the American population, impacting the viability of our nation’s businesses, from Main Street shops to multinational corporations. Achieving health equity by improving the health and well-being of a diverse population should be a critical imperative for everyone. Local leaders can serve an important role in working collaboratively to connect people to meaningful health Continue Reading »

Speakers

  • Stephen Williams Director - Houston Health Department (HHD)
  • Michael Vargas Mayor - Perris, California
  • Peggy Payne Health Equity Strategy & Language Assistance Program Compliance - Cigna Clinical Performance and Quality Organization
  • Lisa Meadows Director of Healthy Kids Outreach Programs - St. Louis Children's Hospital
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Healing in the Wake of Natural Disasters: A Film and Discussion

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“Devastation doesn’t last, but determination does.” Melodee Colbert Kean, Joplin Missouri The challenges of facing a hometown disaster – hurricane, flood, tornado, or earthquake – only begin when the storm passes, or the waters subside. It is in the aftermath that the heart and spirit of a community are discovered and reinforced. The tornado that tore through Joplin, Missouri in Continue Reading »

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Military Communities Council

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

REAL’s MBK Town Hall: Voices of Young Men Impacted by Local Systems and Policies

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Small Cities Council Meeting

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Supporting Maker Entrepreneurs and Small-Scale Manufacturing

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Maker entrepreneurs—those who make things themselves—and small-scale manufacturers are a new, quickly growing segment of the economy. This session will explore this important sector, including how city leaders can support these emerging entrepreneurs. Hear how cities are helping provide technical assistance and affordable working space, and are driving demand for locally-made products.

Moderator(s)

  • Emily Robbins Principal Associate, Economic Development - National League of Cities

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tax Reform: What It Means for Cities

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On November 2, the House Ways and Means Committee released its long-awaited tax reform plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The proposed plan aims to streamline the U.S. tax code and create some tax relief for middle- and low-income Americans by reducing the number of tax brackets, reducing marginal tax rates, and expanding family tax credits. Unfortunately, these come Continue Reading »

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  • Michael Wallace Program Director for Community and Economic Development - National League of Cities
  • John Kinnaird Councilmember - Waco, Texas
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

World Cafe: The Future of City Energy Policy

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Cities across the country are committing to clean, renewable energy as a way to power their communities now and in the future. During this World Café session, you’ll hear a series of quick presentations, then engage in small group discussion about a variety of energy policy issues. Learn effective ways to engage with different stakeholders and address common energy issues. Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Deb Perry Program Director - Institute for Sustainable Communities

Speakers

  • John Ostenburg Mayor, Village of Park Forest, Illinois - Executive Board Secretary, Environment & Energy Committee Chairman of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
  • Alicia Zatcoff Sustainability Manager - Richmond, Virginia
  • Douglas Melnick Chief Sustainability Officer - San Antonio, Texas
  • Jeri Muoio Mayor - West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Una Song Senior Advisor, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Constituency Group Affinity Reception

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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Florida League of Cities 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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5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Member Council Tailgate

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Alabama Delegation Reception

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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Association of Washington Cities and League of Oregon Cities Reception

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Japan Night Reception

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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

League of Kansas Municipalities & Missouri Municipal League Reception

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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Colorado/Wyoming Reception

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

League of California Cities Reception

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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Youth Delegate Social at Carowinds

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Get ready for an exciting, thrill-seeking experience at our local amusement park hot-spot, Carowinds! Youth will experience roaring roller coasters, take selfies with the 70-foot WinterFest holiday tree, relax, and hang out with new friends from across the country. The event is sponsored by Carowinds and hosted by the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tennessee State League Reception

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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Young Elected Leaders Reception

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Saturday, November 18

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Shuttle Bus Service – Overflow Hotels

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7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Ask NLC Open

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7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

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

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7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Quiet Room Open

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New this year, Convention Center VIP Suite 101 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 - 9:00 AM

REAL Council Breakfast

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7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Registration Open

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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

State League Staff Headquarters

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Big Ideas for Small Cities

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This always-popular mini plenary features TED-style presentations from mayors in smaller communities. Up to five mayors will each present for 10 minutes about a transformative initiative or project in their community. Hear first-hand how creative initiatives are conceptualized, developed, improved, and implemented. Take away ideas you can use at home. (There will be time at the end for questions.)

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Connected Vehicles: Is Your City Ready for this New Technology?

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Traffic congestion in many cities is crippling. But what if vehicles could travel more efficiently and safely by “talking” wirelessly with traffic lights, pedestrians, and with each other? Could connected vehicles ease the traffic burden? To find out, the U.S. Department of Transportation will test connected vehicle technology in two major cities: New York and Tampa. The New York City Continue Reading »

Moderators

Speaker

  • Joe Waggoner CEO and Executive Director - Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Creating a City Where Small Businesses Thrive

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A thriving small business sector leads to more job growth, less inequality, higher median incomes, and stronger social bonds in your community. Yet aspiring entrepreneurs don’t have it easy. The cost of leasing commercial space is soaring in many cities, loans are hard to get, and competition from e-commerce is on the rise. Hear how some cities are tackling these Continue Reading »

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Leading Community Resilience: Lessons Learned

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The private sector and all levels of government are embracing resilience as a holistic, proactive framework to reduce risk, improve services, adapt to changing conditions, and empower citizens. In 2016, NLC launched a Leadership in Community Resilience program to help elected officials, city staff, and community partners share their experiences and advance local resilience efforts. The pilot initiative is providing Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

Speakers

  • Don Bessler Public Works Director - Tempe, Arizona
  • Douglas Melnick Chief Sustainability Officer - San Antonio, Texas
  • Lisa Craig Chief of Historic Preservation - Historic Preservation
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

REAL Results for Racial Equity

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NLC’s Racial, Equity And Leadership (REAL) group will showcase ways a Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework can be used to set and achieve racial equity goals. Participants will learn how a Seattle department adopted RBA to develop measurable goals and create an organizational culture that focuses on real results for racial equity.

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Transforming Vacant and Abandoned Properties into Community Assets

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The presence of vacant and abandoned properties can prohibit city officials from building communities of opportunity. But this does not have to be the case. Local leaders across the country continue to use best practices, as well as innovative solutions, to transform properties into assets that can drive revitalization. Join this session to learn tested best practices and current innovations Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • View full profile for Armando FanaArmando Fana Department of Housing and Community Development Director - West Palm Beach, Florida

Speakers

  • View full profile for Tamás BudaváriTamás Budavári Professor - The Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Braverman Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tristia Bauman Senior Attorney - National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Boosting Economic Development Through City Branding

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Branding is more than just a marketing strategy and a logo. City branding can be an effective economic development tool to attract human capital, foreign direct investment and tourism. Effective branding not only creates more competitive cities, but also increases innovation and civic engagement, leading to a healthier local economy. In this session, you’ll hear from cities that developed comprehensive Continue Reading »

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Build Strong Response Tactics For Catastrophic Events

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Is your municipality equipped to mitigate critical risks?  Natural disasters or mass casualty attacks span a spectrum from a workplace shooting by a disgruntled employee to a sophisticated terrorist attack against densely-occupied and symbolic soft targets – community events, schools, churches, and business districts. Does your First Responder team have what it takes to act fast during an emergency? Learn Continue Reading »

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Speakers

  • Dennis Storemski Director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security - Houston, Texas
  • Jon Swanson Metropolitan Emergency Services (MEMS) Director - Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Lori Pampilo Harris Senior Advisor to Mayor Buddy Dyer - Orlando, Florida
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

City as Employer: Preparing for New Financial Transparency Reporting Rules

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Four out of five cities indicate that health benefit costs have increased in the past year. Add to this new financial reporting requirements from the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), making these expenses more transparent than ever and thus subject to increased scrutiny. City leaders must be informed and clear on their role in working with staff on this emerging Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Anita Yadavalli Program Director of City Fiscal Policy - National League of Cities

Speakers

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Engaging Your City’s Youth

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More and more cities are appreciating the important and unique contributions of the youth voice to the community. Putting a focus on policies supporting youth, children and families, plus developing a youth council are both effective ways in which cities better engage their youth. During this session, learn how small cities can develop a strategic plan for youth, children and Continue Reading »

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

P3s Impacting Economic Mobility through Afterschool Programs

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Across the nation, city officials recognize the perils of an uneducated and under-skilled workforce. Mayors and corporate leaders share the concern that today’s workforce is not prepared for today’s jobs, much less the jobs of tomorrow. Afterschool and summer programs have the unique ability to expose youth to new careers and provide them with key skills to be prepared for Continue Reading »

Panelist(s)

  • Bela Shah Spooner Manager for Expanded Learning, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families - National League of Cities

Speakers

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

The Case for Collaboration: Tackling the Infrastructure Backlog

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Cities across the country are dealing with backlogs of much needed infrastructure work, from roads to bridges to parks, buildings and sewer lines. Solid infrastructure is the foundation of economic development and quality of life, but when projects have been deferred for years and funding is tight, it’s hard to know where to begin. In this session, hear from one Continue Reading »

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

The Future of LGBTQ Leadership in America’s Cities

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For decades America’s cities have been at the forefront of advancing equality, passing equal rights ordinances, outlawing discrimination, and extending benefits for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) residents. From North Carolina’s HB2 and the “repeal” bill that followed to Texas’ SB6 and the repeal of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, there has been no shortage of recent activity around Continue Reading »

Moderator(s)

  • Reggie Greer Constituent Engagement Director - Victory Institute

Speakers

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Youth Delegate Workshop: Urbanization & Gentrification

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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Closing General Session & Delegates Luncheon with Earvin “Magic” Johnson

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Join City Summit delegates for the Closing General Session & Delegates Luncheon, where you’ll hear from incoming NLC President and Little Rock, Arkansas Mayor Mark Stodola and keynote speaker Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Local, pre-session entertainment from Sounds of the Queen City Winner J. Quinn  Olympic Gold Medalist, CEO & Chairman, Earvin “Magic” Johnson Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Earvin “Magic” Johnson has successfully parlayed his skills Continue Reading »

Presiding Officer

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2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Annual Business Meeting

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The Annual Business Meeting provides an opportunity for delegates from direct member cities to participate in important organizational business. Voting delegates will act on a series of policy recommendations to help shape the federal advocacy agenda in 2018 and elect the NLC Officers and Board of Directors who will carry out that agenda and guide the organization’s program of activities Continue Reading »

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Youth Program – How Youth Councils Can Best Use City-Sponsored Social Media

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Youth Program – How Youth Councils Can Support Inclusion of Diverse Community Members in Your City

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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

City of Charlotte Closing Celebration with the Commodores

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The City of Charlotte will host what promises to be an epic closing celebration on Saturday night. Join your fellow delegates in the convention center ballroom for a special performance by the legendary Commodores! Dance the night away with this beloved R&B and funk group that helped define the Motown era with hit after hit, including the tune we all know and Continue Reading »