General

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kellogg Racial Healing Focus Group

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Host City Welcome Area Open

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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ask NLC

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Quiet Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Quiet Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration

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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

State League Staff Volunteer Dinner – Invitation Only

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6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Ask NLC

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7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Quiet Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Quiet Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Registration

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brooks City Base Redevelopment Tour

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Attendees will tour Brooks City Base and discover how it has been transformed from a former military base. It has become home to several City operations – including Animal Care Services, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). It has also been designated one of 3 Innovation Zones in San Antonio. Participants... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

City Hall and San Pedro Creek Hard Hat Tour

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San Antonio’s historic 130 year old City Hall is an icon of public service and municipal government.  Originally designed as a grand statement of Renaissance Revival architecture, the current structure size sits at roughly 52,000 sq. ft.  It will undergo a much needed renovation at a cost of 38 million as approved by council under... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate Partner Lounge

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Host City Welcome Area Open

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Innovation in Education: Municipal Pre K and Library Public/Private Partnership

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San Antonio, Texas takes bold and innovate approaches in education through leveraging partnerships, employing creative ideas, and thinking strategically.  Learn about the thought processes and partnerships San Antonio undertook to ignite new passions about the importance of prekindergarten in overall education levels and the role of public libraries in communities.  San Antonio Public Library’s 29th... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Military City USA – Military/Public Partnerships

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Join us as we look at innovative collaborations with the United States military to improve healthcare for service members and veterans, their families, and civilians. The tour highlights include conversations with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs, the Director of Bexar County’s Military and Veterans Service Center, and a command... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Morgan’s Wonderland

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Morgan’s Wonderland held its grand opening on April 10, 2010, and became the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment in an atmosphere of inclusion. The completely wheelchair-accessible, non-profit park features more than 25 elements including rides, playgrounds and other colorful attractions. More than 1.6 million guests... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff (Only) Headquarters

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tour the Riverwalk

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This section of our community has been completely transformed with ADA improvements, the advent of Tobin Center for the Performing Arts along with dramatic improvements to the River Walk. Come learn how public-private partnerships made all of this possible, and how this framework can be applied in any community. The tour, via river barge will... Read more »

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center

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Goodwill Industries of San Antonio and Communities in Schools-San Antonio have joined forces with the City of San Antonio to open the city’s first comprehensive youth opportunity center, NXT Level. Attendees will hear a panel discussion with young adults served at the center, along with a comprehensive overview of the services provided to San Antonio’s... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Budgeting Basics (The WHAT) – Ticket Required

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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 help policymakers to easily and understandably translate their decisions into actions that move... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Civic Engagement: Activating A Multigenerational Approach to Improve Health and Wellness Outcomes in your City – Ticket Required

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City residents must have an authentic role in city-level policies, practices and programs that truly improve health and address the factors that influence how long city residents live/how well they live. The city-level polices, practices and programs will be better designed because of input from your community. Join us for a deep-dive, hands-on workshop that... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating Effective and Productive City Council-City Manager Relationships – Ticket Required

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In order to successfully deliver services to citizens, elected officials and the city manager must work as a team where everyone understands their role, gets to contribute their voice, and problem solve. In this seminar, learn tangible skills for effective teamwork between the city manager and council. Learn skills and best practices to facilitate positive... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Leading Through Disruption –– Inclusive Leadership: Internal City Leadership – Opening the Doors to and Supporting the Success of Diverse Leadership – Ticket Required

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Inclusive leadership means understanding your own leadership lens; a keen sense of listening and intuition; making room at a table for and intentionally supporting diversity in humans and skill sets. It’s about tough decisions and conversations but also your personal leadership values. This series of courses will help you to understand and identify your leadership... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

NLC/USDOT Autonomous Vehicles Executive Roundtable – By Invitation Only

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

Performance Accelerator: Leveraging Data to Set Goals, Track Performance, and Get Results – Ticket Required

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This workshop provides government leaders, program managers, and data professionals tactics for using performance management to create a feedback loop for strategic goals. By the end of the workshop, participants will have aligned key programs to strategic goals and developed a prototype of a dashboard with meaningful performance measures that answer key questions required to... Read more »

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

REAL Action 101: Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government Part I – Ticket Required

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This training provides for city leaders an introductory overview history of institutional and structural racism in America, and its long standing impacts on social issues and outcomes today. This training will equip leaders with a shared language for racial equity terminology and concepts, and examination of the governing for racial equity framework concepts: normalizing, organizing... Read more »

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Day Out in Gruene, Texas and Lunch

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For a true Texas experience, visit this historic shopping and entertainment district on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Historic Gruene is located in New Braunfels – about 40 minutes north of downtown San Antonio. This charming town is anything but sleepy with tons of unique boutiques, a wine tasting room and live music. After... Read more »

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Facebook for Local Government

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Following a year-long learning program with Facebook and NLC University, come hear about some of the latest tools designed specifically for local government, tips and best practices designed to help you better reach and connect with your constituents and residents on the platform, and have any questions that you have about using the platform answered by... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Leading Through Disruption –– Inclusive Leadership: Lens of Leadership – How to See Your Leaders, How Others See Your Leaders, & How to Support Them – Ticket Required

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Inclusive leadership means understanding your own leadership lens; a keen sense of listening and intuition; making room at a table for and intentionally supporting diversity in humans and skill sets. It’s about tough decisions and conversations but also your personal leadership values. This series of courses will help you to understand and identify your leadership... Read more »

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Emerging Technologies Luncheon – RSVP Required

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Want to connect with business leaders from Silicon Valley? Plan to attend The National League of Cities Emerging Technologies luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 20. This event is free, but does require you to RSVP online here. Add this to your City Summit schedule and spend some time talking and networking with entrepreneurs and leaders in... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Airport Noise Help

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1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Exploring the Arts

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Arts and Culture are an important part of San Antonio’s identity and what has made the city an internationally-renowned cultural destination. Workshop attendees will experience first-hand San Antonio’s vibrant arts and culture with a tour of two City of San Antonio galleries – Culture Commons at Plaza de Armas and Centro de Artes at Historic... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Haven for Hope Tour

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Since 2010, Haven for hope has provided comprehensive homeless services located on one 22-acre campus. Haven for Hope is a public/private partnership designed to address the root causes of homelessness and provide the necessary services to help individuals attain stable housing. Learn about the history, lessons learned over almost 10 years of operation, and efforts... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System

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Funded by a voter-approved sales tax initiative for Linear Parks, the City of San Antonio has acquired over 1500 acres of land and completed approximately 69 miles of greenway trails along Salado Creek, Leon Creek, Medina River, Westside Creeks, and other tributary creeks.  Participants will receive a briefing on the program and a Bicycle Tour... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Leveraging Living Heritage: Legacy Business Program

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The Office of Historic Preservation’s Legacy Business Program pays tribute to businesses that have been family-owned and in existence for at least 20 years and contributes to the history, culture and authentic identity of San Antonio. The program includes a toolkit for business owners to connect to resources available to strengthen or expand their business.... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SAWS Groundwater Desalination and Supply Diversification

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In order to serve the needs of a growing region, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), San Antonio’s water utility, takes continuous steps to diversify and expand their water supply operations to ensure San Antonio’s water security into the future. The tour will visit SAWS’s H2Oaks water facility which is home to three different sources... Read more »

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Diversity in the Census: How Communities are Preparing for 2020

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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A Practical Retirement Approach for the Future of You and Your City – Ticket Required

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City governments, in their role as employers, are striving to attract talent that can support the critical work of serving communities. However, the wages of state and local government employees tend to be lower than for private sector employees with similar education and experience. So, how can municipal employers provide a more competitive alternative? One... Read more »

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cities of Service: Civic Engagement The CS Model of Engagement – Ticket Required

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With a data-driven focus on creating measurable results, Cities of Service provides counsel, expert technical assistance, and proven resources to city leaders and their staff. Local government works better when it is open to the ideas and talents of citizens and starts with the assumption that citizen collaboration is a force for good. Citizens have deep expertise... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leading Through Disruption –– Inclusive Leadership: Case Study & Workshop – Building Your Own Inclusive Leadership Plan for Your City – Organizational and Community Leadership – Ticket Required

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Inclusive leadership means understanding your own leadership lens; a keen sense of listening and intuition; making room at a table for and intentionally supporting diversity in humans and skill sets. It’s about tough decisions and conversations but also your personal leadership values. This series of courses will help you to understand and identify your leadership... Read more »

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RASCI as Equity Indicator – Ticket Required

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The RASCI Matrix is a well-established Responsibility matrix often used by project managers in multi-disciplined teams. A valuable and burgeoning application of the RASCI Matrix is through the lens of community equity. The equity lens comes through identifying role patterns as stakeholders’ roles are documented in the matrix. Laid out across the top of the... Read more »

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Young Municipal Leader Pop-Up Conversation: Multi-Model Representation

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Community & Economic Development (CED) Advocacy Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) Advocacy Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Advocacy Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Human Development (HD) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Information Technology & Communication (ITC) Advocacy Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NLCU and UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center: Bridging Differences Project and Fellowship – Invitation Only

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NLC University is partnering with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) to launch the Bridging Differences Fellowship. The fellowship is an opportunity for up to 15 communities to join NLC University and GGSC to explore research backed strategies to incorporate “science and storytelling to help address one of the most urgent issues of our time: political... Read more »

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Public Safety & Crime Prevention (PSCP) Advocacy Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Transportation Infrastructure Services (TIS) Advocacy Committee Meeting

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3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Cities of Service: Civic Engagement – A Case Study – Ticket Required

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With a data-driven focus on creating measurable results, Cities of Service provides counsel, expert technical assistance, and proven resources to city leaders and their staff. Local government works better when it is open to the ideas and talents of citizens and starts with the assumption that citizen collaboration is a force for good. Citizens have deep expertise... Read more »

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Airport Noise Reception

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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Expo Hall Welcome Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Market Square Open

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Market Square Sponsored by Square 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Policy Committee Meeting

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

NLC Connection Lounge

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Sponsored by Wells Fargo

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Savings & Solutions Pavilion Open

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Wellness Zone Open

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2019 Route Fifty Navigator Awards

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Please follow these links for the event website and registration.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Membership Committee & Regional Directors Nominations Hearing

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NLC University Awards Happy Hour – Ticket Required

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) Community Evening Out – Ticket Required

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9:30 pm - 11:59 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) President’s Hospitality Reception

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6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC

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7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Quiet Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Wellness Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration

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7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Constructing Community Level Ecosystems to Better Serve Veterans

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7:30 am - 1:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate Partner Lounge

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

Creative City of Gastronomy

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Attendees will receive an overview and briefing on the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy designation, tour of the Culinary Institute of America, and a visit to The Pearl and to the Hotel Emma. The Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination, as well as... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Host City Welcome Area Open

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

Neighborhood Stabilization and Enhancement

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How do we make neighborhoods safer, stronger and more resilient? Attendees will learn about several of the innovative approaches San Antonio employs to maintain and strengthen the opportunities for our residents, regardless of socioeconomic status. The tour will visit areas where public private partnerships have produced quality affordable housing, as well as areas where community... Read more »

8:00 am - 10:00 am

NLC Board of Directors Meeting

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

Northeast Senior Center Tour

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The Northeast Senior Center, one of 10 comprehensive senior centers managed by the city of San Antonio, serves about 500 seniors (ages 60 and older) daily. The state-of-the-art facility contains a full gym, three classrooms, a computer lab, a fitness room, and a large dining hall. A free membership to the center provides seniors with... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

San Antonio Municipal Court

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Justice Lives!  Learn to build public trust and confidence through procedural justice at your court. Attendees will hear presenter Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education at the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center, speak of the creative ways we can communicate with citizens, via our websites and signage. Procedural justice seeks to ensure... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff (Only) Headquarters

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

The Alamo

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Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as the Alamo, is one of the five Spanish Catholic missions recently designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Learn about what is planned for the coming years and what challenges lie ahead as the master plan is implemented in preparation for the Alamo’s tricentennial in 2024. Travel... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

World Heritage Mission Tour

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Attendees will receive an overview and briefing on the World Heritage Work Plan and tour of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site which includes the five historic missions – Mission San Antonio de Valero, Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada.  Attendees will receive tour of the San Antonio Mission... Read more »

8:30 am - 12:15 pm

CivicMakers: Empathic and Active Listening – Ticket Required

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New research suggests that our listening styles are situational, that we can and do change them depending on our goals for various situations. Each style fills an important need in human communication: building relationships, gathering information for decision-making, carrying out tasks, and evaluating messages. Thus, we should develop our abilities to identify the style that... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Ethics – Ticket Required

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Effectively building and supporting a municipal workforce with the highest ethical standards requires a broad-based approach. There is more to it than having clear policies, more even than hiring good people. Together, we’ll examine the critical elements of a culture of ethics in a municipal organization and some best practices for cultivating and sustaining them.... Read more »

9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Expo Hall Open

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9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hill Country Wine Tour

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The Texas Hill Country is the second largest American Vinicultural Area in the country, so you can bet it has a lot of to offer on your day out, especially great wines! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and hit the hills with us exploring the Hill Country with rural... Read more »

9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Market Square Open

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Market Square Sponsored by Square 

9:00 am - 11:30 am

NLC Advisory Council Meeting

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9:00 am - 1:15 pm

NLC Connection Lounge

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Sponsored by Wells Fargo

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Real Council and Chief Equity Officer Convening

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9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Savings & Solutions Pavilion Open

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9:00 am - 1:15 pm

South Texas Blood Drive On Site

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9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Wellness Zone Open

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9:30 am - 9:55 am

Small Cell Installations across the San Antonio Region: Lessons Learned

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Join CPS Energy, the City of San Antonio and Small Cell Industry Partners for an operational panel discussion on the deployment of small cell installations. Panelists will share challenges and solutions experienced as our community has undertaken an interactive partner engagement process to create and implement small cell standards that are agreeable to industry, utilities... Read more »

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Constituents, City Government and Cyber Security: Piecing Together the Puzzle of Resiliency

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From the security structure of city services provided to constituents, to citizens’ own security and the manner in which we protect our most technologically vulnerable, the dependencies between cities and their customers is growing rapidly. How can we all develop, utilize, and maintain an ecosystem to prevent, detect and respond to modern cyber-attacks against our... Read more »

10:00 am - 1:15 pm

REAL Redlining Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline offers conference participants a comprehensive look at redlining policies and other mechanisms of structural racism in cities across America. Through maps, current day stories and a historical overview, this interactive presentation explores the policies that shaped why cities look the way they do today. Brought to you by the NLC Race, Equity,... Read more »

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Young Municipal Leader Pop-Up Conversation: Transit and Rezoning

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10:15 am - 11:30 am

NLC Resolutions Committee Meeting

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10:30 am - 10:55 am

Lessons from Boston’s Citywide Analytics Team

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The Boston Citywide Analytics Team was established in 2015 as a part of Mayor Marty Walsh’s vision for a data-driven city. Fast forward to 2019, and the city has a centralized data platform that helps to automate complex data pipelines and guides decision making, allowing them to now focus on not just understanding the city,... Read more »

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Maverick Whiskey Distillery Tour

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The Maverick Distillery creates handmade whiskeys and gin in the heart of downtown San Antonio. One of the whiskeys is inspired by a multiple generations old recipe belonging to Samuel Augustus Maverick, a San Antonio institution who was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, a defender of the Alamo and a land baron.... Read more »

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Proactive Pipeline Assessment is a Mayor and City Council’s Best Friend

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The City of Arlington, Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington used a multi-sensor robot to inspect all 254,00 feet of large diameter sewer main in the City sewer system. The technology and data obtained on pipe condition is a departure from typical practice for replacing aging sewer pipe. The overarching aim was to... Read more »

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting

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11:30 am - 11:55 am

Treasured Paces – Capitalizing on What is Unique in Every City and Town

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At this moment of political polarization, citizens in cities and towns are modelling public alignment and shared affirmation of what is special about their communities. Speaking directly to the “Love My City” campaign, this Spotlight Session will draw on examples from the book “Treasured Places,” describing something that is unique and critical in each community... Read more »

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch in Expo Hall

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Holy guacamole! New this year – enjoy lunch, roam the Expo Hall, and be sure to stop by the NLC Corporate Partners area for networking and a custom guacamole bar.

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 - 1:15 pm

State League Executive Directors Lunch – By Invitation Only

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Youth Delegate Welcome Lunch

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12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

Why the Columbus Way is the Smart Way

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Smart Columbus is led jointly by the City of Columbus and the Columbus Partnership, a non-profit membership organization of 75 local CEOs committed to ensuring the economic vitality of our region. Through the Smart Cities Challenge grants, Smart Columbus has deployed a variety of technology demonstrations to see how new mobility technologies can solve urban... Read more »

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Opening General Session

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Sponsored by National Apartment Association, NAA

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel – Implementing Solutions from Your Peers

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Expo Hall Open

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Market Square Open

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Market Square Sponsored by Square

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NLC Connection Lounge

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Sponsored by Wells Fargo

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

REAL Redlining Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline offers conference participants a comprehensive look at redlining policies and other mechanisms of structural racism in cities across America. Through maps, current day stories and a historical overview, this interactive presentation explores the policies that shaped why cities look the way they do today. Brought to you by the NLC Race, Equity,... Read more »

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Savings & Solutions Pavilion Open

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Savings and Solutions Jimmy Buffet Happy Hour in Expo Hall

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

South Texas Blood Drive On Site

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wellness Zone Open

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3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

Member Moments: Remaining Resilient in Times of Crisis

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3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Youth Delegate Opening Session and Orientation

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Youth Delegates become acquainted with each other and the conference through activities and peer sharing. Youth Councils will participate in a poster session to share their major accomplishments or goals for the year.

4:00 pm - 6:15 pm

How Debt Maintains the Racial Wealth Divide

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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NLC Nominating Committee Hearing

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4:30 pm - 4:55 pm

Making Way for Early Childhood

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Cities, towns, and villages are places where children and families reach their full potential, feel supported, and can live safe and healthy lives. NLC’s Early Childhood Success (ECS) team is the go-to source for municipal leaders focused on establishing and strengthening early learning systems for children and families prenatal through age eight. This session will... Read more »

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Membership Meeting

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Community Leaders of America: Republican Mayor and City Council Reception

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Digital Cities Survey Awards – By Invitation Only

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Georgia Municipal Association Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

League of Minnesota Cities Welcoming Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Small Cities Reception

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Cities Reception

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Sponsored by American Institute of Architects

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Florida League of Cities Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Texas Municipal League Reception (Ticketed Event)

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Membership Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Association of Washington Cities and League of Oregon Cities Reception

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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Dinner – Ticket Required

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Reception – Ticket Required

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6:30 am - 7:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC

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7:00 am - 8:00 am

NLC Wellness: Yoga Class

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New this year! As part of its wellness program, NLC will host a yoga class (for all levels) in the Grand Hyatt (headquarter hotel) gym on Friday, November 22 from 7-8 a.m. This is open to all attendees on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign a waiver. A... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Quiet Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Quiet Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration

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7:30 am - 8:30 am

Democratic Municipal Officials National “Oh So Blue” Breakfast Meeting

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7:45 am - 9:00 am

State League Legislative Briefing Breakfast (Closed for State League Directors and Staff)

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate Partner Lounge

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Host City Welcome Area Open

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff (Only) Headquarters

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9:00 am - 11:30 am

General Session

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Sponsored by AARP

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) Luncheon

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Expo Hall Open & Lunch

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11:30 am - 12:45 pm

First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

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11:30 am - 11:55 am

How Skateboarding Grows Cities

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Skateboarding has played a pivotal role in shaping the re-emergence of urban life in cities across the country. Skateboarders are artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who were pioneers in occupying urban centers and helping cities come back. In 2012, Philadelphia debuted Paines Park, a public space for skateboarding along the banks of the Schuylkill River steps... Read more »

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Market Square Open

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Market Square Sponsored by Square 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Military Communities Council Meeting

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

NLC Connection Lounge

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Sponsored by Wells Fargo

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Race, Equity & Leadership (REAL) Council Meeting

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11:30 am - 4:00 pm

REAL Redlining Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline offers conference participants a comprehensive look at redlining policies and other mechanisms of structural racism in cities across America. Through maps, current day stories and a historical overview, this interactive presentation explores the policies that shaped why cities look the way they do today. Brought to you by the NLC Race, Equity,... Read more »

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Savings & Solutions Pavilion Open

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

South Texas Blood Drive On Site

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11:30 am - 1:00 pm

State League Executive Directors and Presidents Lunch – By Invitation Only

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11:30 am - 12:45 pm

University Communities Council Meeting

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Wellness Zone Open

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11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Luncheon – Ticket Required

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Young Municipal Leader Pop-Up Conversation: Housing and Affordability  

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11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Youth Delegate and Local Leader Networking Lunch with Graffiti Wall Gallery Walk

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12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Pairing Police and Behavioral Health Navigators

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The Poulsbo Police Department responds frequently to calls involving mental illness and substance use disorders. Poulsbo is a small city–population 11,000–and its officers do not have access to community health partners or a specialized behavioral unit. This panel is about Poulsbo’s innovative approach to this situation. The City has established a police navigator program that... Read more »

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

Leading Citywide, Cross-Sector Culture Change: Creating a Trauma Informed San Antonio

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The presentation will cover how childhood traumas, or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) increase a person’s risk for chronic disease and in response, the City’s journey towards becoming a certified Trauma Informed Care Community. It will also discuss the South Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium, a collaboration led by The Children’s Shelter, Voices for Children and City... Read more »

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Large Cities Council Meeting

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Small Cities Council Meeting

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Membership Meeting

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

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1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Council on Youth, Education and Families Meeting

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Municipal Court Group Convening

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

San Antonio City Tour

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Enjoy a guided tour of the iconic Alamo! A must see while in San Antonio. It is definitely a story bigger than Texas and 300 years in the making. Learn the history of the Alamo through its massive artifacts collection. We continue with a guided tour of the magnificent Mission San Jose, the largest of... Read more »

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Western Municipal Association Meeting

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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Youth Delegate Advocacy Through the Arts Workshop

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

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Youth Delegate Chaperone Workshop

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4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Afternoon General Session

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Sponsored by Wells Fargo

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Constituency Group Joint Reception

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Iowa League of Cities Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

League of Arizona Cities and Towns Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Alabama Delegation Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

My Brother’s Keeper (MBK Town Hall: MBK Framework to Affect Systems Change)

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This MBK Town Hall will provide an early glimpse into the key learnings, opportunities, and deliverables from MBK Communities that have piloted the MBK Framework to Affect Systems Change. Panelists will include young men of color, local government officials, and local partners who will share their insights about the self‐assessment, roadmap, and technical assistance they... Read more »

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

North Carolina Leadership Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ohio State Municipal League Reception

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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rocky Mountain Reception

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

League of California Cities Reception

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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

National Black Caucus Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Evening Out – Ticket Required

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7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ask NLC

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7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Quiet Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Quiet Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Registration

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate Partner Lounge

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Host City Welcome Area Open

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

State League Staff (Only) Headquarters

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

Climate Change Impacts and Your Community: NLC Forum

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

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Equity in Our Cities

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

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Gun Violence/Public Health Safety

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

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Local Policy to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

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

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Youth Action on Municipal Environmental Issues

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

9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Build Your Own Political Campaign

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

12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing General Session and Delegates Luncheon

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Sponsored by CityHealth

2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Annual Business Meeting

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing Event Hosted by the City of San Antonio

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Attendee Badges Required  Join the Fiesta! A San Antonio tradition. You will be welcomed by mariachi and traditional folkloric dancers. Explore the flavor of San Antonio as you indulge in Mexican street corn, gorditas, churros, refreshing margaritas and much, much more. You will enjoy entertainment from Jazz musician Billy Ray Sheppard and Latin band sensation Natio,... Read more »