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Opening General Session

Time: 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Theatre: Convention Center, West Exhibit Hall B

08-11-2018 13:15 08-11-2018 15:00 Europe/London Opening General Session

The Opening General Session will feature welcome addresses by Los Angeles, California Mayor Eric Garcetti; Columbia, South Carolina Mayor and President of the US Conference of Mayors Stephen Benjamin; President and CEO of ICMA-RC Bob Schultze and Executive Director and CEO of the National League of Cities Clarence E. Anthony. NLC President and Little Rock,… Read more »

NLC City Summit

Synopsis

The Opening General Session will feature welcome addresses by Los Angeles, California Mayor Eric Garcetti; Columbia, South Carolina Mayor and President of the US Conference of Mayors Stephen Benjamin; President and CEO of ICMA-RC Bob Schultze and Executive Director and CEO of the National League of Cities Clarence E. Anthony. NLC President and Little Rock, Arkansas Mayor Mark Stodola will address delegates, and a keynote address will be delivered by Senior Political Analyst at CNN and Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships at Atlantic Media Ron Brownstein. This session will also feature a fireside chat with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and his guest Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Pre-session entertainment is provided by Mariachi Divas, and the Colors and National Anthem are presented by the Los Angeles Police DepartmentThis session is sponsored by ICMA-RC, a NLC Capstone Corporate Partner.

Presiding Officer

  • Karen Freeman-Wilson Incoming President, National League of Cities - Mayor, Gary, IN

Speakers

  • Clarence Anthony Executive Director and CEO - National League of Cities
  • Stephen Benjamin Mayor, Columbia, SC - President, US Conference of Mayors
  • Ron Brownstein Senior Political and Election Analyst - CNN
  • Eric Garcetti Mayor - Los Angeles, CA
  • Elon Musk CEO & Co Founder - SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink and The Boring Company
  • Bob Schultze President and CEO - ICMA-RC
  • Mark Stodola President, National League of Cities - Mayor, Little Rock, AR

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