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8:00 am - 8:45 am

Achieving Economic and Resilience Objectives with Local Energy Projects

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The decline in distributed renewable energy costs opens new opportunities for municipalities to achieve energy, resilience and economic development objectives. NREL supports these entities interested in pursuing renewable energy projects by providing energy planning, project procurement, and program implementation technical assistance through the Solar Energy Innovation Network and other platforms. This panel will highlight success... Read more »

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Cannabis Regulation and Cities: What Elected Officials Need to Know

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Early projects to regulate medical and recreational cannabis might best be termed, “The Wild West.” The “norms” of this important public safety service are finally emerging, giving way to turnkey solutions that can be rapidly implemented. More importantly, civic leaders gain the tangible benefit of avoiding the early adopter pitfalls and can build now upon... Read more »

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Optimize Your Processes: Best Practices for Spend Management

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Your city employees have more power than ever in how your agencies’ dollars are spent. Uncontrolled, inefficient or invisible spending can impact your city agency from directing much-needed funding into citizen-facing services that are critical to your city. In this session, we will tackle the biggest offenders – your invoice and expense processes. Learn how... Read more »

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Rethinking Recycling

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Recycling is one of the most widespread environmental success stories of the last 50 years, and municipal recycling services have been at the center of it all. But as recycling has expanded to become a global industry, flaws in the system have also grown. The industry is fragmented into a confusing web of collection systems,... Read more »

9:00 am - 9:45 am

How Innovative Apps Are Changing the Public Safety Marketplace

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Come to see how FirstNet and the numerous apps being created are used to bring innovative solutions to the Public Safety marketplace. Presented by AT&T, an NLC Corporate Partner

9:00 am - 9:45 am

How to Attract and Retain a Talented Workforce

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For decades, the employment needs between the public and private sectors were very different. In the public sector, you work for civic duty to build our communities. In the private sector, you serve to build a business and move commodities.  As technology advanced, the need for IT support and services alone quickly changed the employment... Read more »

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Overcoming Social Inequities with Technology, Today

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Could technology make a difference in speeding up how we respond to social inequities? Governments around the nation are faced with issues like homelessness, blight, opioid addiction, access to care, veterans’ services, access to transit, and many more. This session will explore how technology can bridge the gap between resources and the less fortunate as... Read more »

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Case Study in Collaboration: Cyber City San Antonio

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Come behind the scenes to learn about the City of San Antonio’s effort to leverage the federal cyber work programs at Joint Base San Antonio into a high value, high growth commercial base for the city, and how systems thinking is bringing together the state, local government, universities and businesses to drive this city-wide initiative... Read more »

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Facebook for Local Government

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Come to learn about the latest tools, tips and best practices that can help you better reach and connect with your constituents on Facebook, and ask us your questions about the platform. Presented by Facebook, an NLC Corporate Partner

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Innovative Solutions to Meet Cities’ Affordable Housing Needs

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Innovative work in affordable housing is happening all over the country – accessory dwelling units (ADUs), multi-generations housing, group housing, and many more – are some of the new approaches that are helping cities meet their affordable housing needs. Learn from experts about how these solutions can be brought back to your community. This session... Read more »

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Mode Shift: Liberating our Cities from Cars

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Dockless bikes and e-scooters offer a clean energy last mile solution, but there are infrastructure growing pains and public safety issues to overcome. How do we coordinate our traffic reduction, CO2 goals, and infrastructure plans with the fast-paced growth of these private services? Presented by Bird, an NLC Corporate Partner

11:00 am - 11:45 am

An Industry-Changing Combination

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The union of Tyler Technologies and Socrata provides a unique opportunity for NLC member cities to overcome challenges, produce new efficiencies, and realize better outcomes – now, and into the future. Leaders from Fulton County, Johns Creek, East Point, and Alpharetta, Georgia, will demonstrate how they are using tools such as the Capital Projects Explorer to... Read more »

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Delivering Essential City Services and Sustainability without Sacrificing Budget

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Municipalities and transit districts around the country face budget constraints in the while also dealing with growing requirements to be as green as possible. How do cities balance these conflicting pressures particularly when much attention is focused on expensive alternative fuels and zero-emission technologies? Increasingly, cities and counties in California have found a solution. The... Read more »

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Meeting the Nation’s Demand for Housing

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The issues of affordable and accessible housing continue to challenge communities across the country. The approval and development of housing have not kept up with the nation’s demand in both for-sale and rental housing – specifically, the apartment industry alone has identified the need for 4.6 million apartment homes by 2030. Come to explore the demand... Read more »

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Recreation, Youth Programs, Parks, and Avoiding Lawsuits: How Confident Are You in Your City’s Volunteer Background Screening Program?

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Over the last 10 years, there has been an abundant number of deficiencies identified in the traditional methods utilized to screen volunteers. These deficiencies are falling significantly short of the due diligent employment screening practices, which have placed all volunteer-dependent organizations and their members at serious risk. Addressing the need to upgrade background screening for... Read more »