People

3:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Key Building Blocks for Communities for All Generations

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Mayors and local officials work hard to build thriving cities: cities where people want to live, work, learn, play and pray; and cities where they want to and can raise their families and live a lifetime. In thriving cities, all generations—from the youngest child and their families to the older, life-experienced adult—feel supported. This world-café... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Opportunities for Cities to Support Mental Health for All

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Directing residents to mental health services has taken on new importance for city leaders who seek to improve strategies for emergency response and crisis stabilization and reduce jail populations. In addition, leaders play a role in dealing with the overlap with co-occurring issues such as substance abuse and homelessness. Join a discussion of effective approaches... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Developing the Workforce: A Pipeline to Success

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Attracting and retaining a new generation of city employees—and supporting skill development in the private sector—stand out among current ways municipal leaders can advance local workforce development. Join this highly interactive session to discuss ways municipal officials and key partners meet these challenges and opportunities head on, including advancing new types of apprenticeships and career... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Game Changers

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Game Changer sessions feature three engaging thought leaders from diverse perspectives, sharing personal stories, ah-ha moments and revolutionary ideas that inspire us to action.

1:00 pm - 2:14 pm

Unpacking How to Embed Racial Equity Across City Government

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Governing for racial equity requires sustained effort, strategies and tools to achieve change to policies and practices throughout municipal government. This world-café session features city leaders and racial equity practitioners, including from our host city of San Antonio, experienced in embedding racial equity in municipal government, who will share the lessons they have learned leading... Read more »

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Game Changers

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Game Changer Sessions feature three engaging thought leaders from diverse perspectives, sharing personal stories, ah-ha moments and revolutionary ideas that inspire us to action.

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Thriving People: The Key to Economically Viable Cities

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