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9:00 am - 9:25 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: Net Worth of Networking – There’s Value in Belonging

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Are you making the most out of your membership? Through the NLC network, city leaders receive access to solutions, peers, partners and experts. Discover the full value NLC offers city leaders and find out how to use the NLC network to strengthen your community. Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to get acquainted with key NLC... Read more »

9:30 am - 9:55 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: Connecting with Underserved Populations

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Discover how NLC’s partnerships with CVS Caremark, HomeServe, and Polco can better connect your government to underserved communities. Join these three Enterprise Partners as they share how their prescription discount programs, workforce development strategies, and civic engagement platforms allow local governments to connect with underserved populations.

10:00 am - 10:25 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: Stabilizing the Gig Economy

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Ridesharing apps are the tip of an iceberg! With 30-35% of your city’s workforce operating with unpredictable hours and pay, it’s important to foster local control of the flexible labor markets. Developing policies for the gig economy drives stability, protections, benefits, progression and alignment. Come to learn more about how Britain’s government pioneered citywide markets... Read more »

10:30 am - 10:55 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: Cities Supporting Strong Early Childhood Development

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The City of Cleveland is one of six cities selected to be part of the NLC’s Cities Supporting a Strong Prenatal to Age 3 Initiative a project generously funded by the Pritzker Children’s Initiative National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT)—an NLC technical assistance project to strengthen the capacity of city leaders to improve outcomes... Read more »

11:00 am - 11:25 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: Beyond Parades & Proclamations: Home Renovations for Senior Veterans

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NLC and Purple Heart Homes (PHH) have worked in ten cities to repair and modify the homes of more than two dozen senior veterans.  Come to learn how your city can improve efforts plans to meet the needs of all seniors by first focusing on America’s heroes.

11:30 am - 11:55 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: Productive Partnerships: A Lifecycle Approach from a University Community

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Productive partnering between cities and higher education institutions can be mutually beneficial to both partners, especially in tough economic times. But even communities without colleges and universities within city boundaries, city leaders can productively partner with local school districts, counties, and state entities. Come to explore the whys and hows of productive partnering, with an... Read more »

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Discovering the Latest Census Bureau Tools from the American Community Survey

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Learn how to access and analyze the American Community Survey (ACS) detailed local population and housing information from Census experts using the new platform. This customer-focused platform allows easy access to Census data for all user levels and expertise. Get live demonstrations of this free tool, which provides city-level data tailored to your needs.

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Opportunity Zones 101: A Guide for Cities

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Learn more about Accelerator for America’s work to strengthen people’s economic security through the establishment of opportunity zones. Get a closer look at how to prepare an effective investment prospectus and leave with a template to create one for your city. You’ll also review other components of a city’s marketing strategy including economic development analysis... Read more »

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Using Solar Energy to Achieve Municipal Climate and Resiliency Goals

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Combat climate issues with solar energy. Come to learn about your city’s eligibility for no-cost solar assistance in your community from SolSmart – a national solar designation and technical assistance program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technology Office. Hear representatives from cities participating in the SolSmart program discuss their experience and... Read more »

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Destroying Silos to Build a Strong Start for Our Kids

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Fostering work ethic, self-esteem, and adaptable skills in youth require a holistic, synergistic approach to community action. American Jobs for America’s Youth (AJAY) amplifies and accelerates creative collaboration within communities by connecting changemakers, promoting best practices and pushing a youth-forward agenda. Learn strategies to your community and local economy by building a strong start for... Read more »

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Building Connected Active Transportation Networks

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Trails and infrastructure for bicycling and walking are increasingly seen as amenities not just for recreation, but transportation. Come to discuss how communities can look at their existing infrastructure for active transportation and develop networks that more effectively connect people to their destinations.

4:00 pm - 4:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Tools to Promote Culture, Entertainment, and Sustainability in Your Cities

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Find inspiration for ways to promote culture and sustainability in your cities through NLC’s partnerships with Build America Mutual (BAM), CGI Communications, and Grant Access. Explore how your city can benefit from BAM-insured Green Bonds, the Community Showcase Video Program, and our accessible grant database.

4:30 pm - 4:55 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Young Municipal Leaders: Building a Network of Problem Solvers

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Nationally, young municipal leaders are continuing to lead their communities in innovative ways. Come to interact with representatives from the Young Municipal Leaders Advisory Group as they discuss the importance of a Young Municipal Leaders Network that can: foster solutions to local challenges, strengthen leaders’ ability to connect with national peers and increase national and... Read more »

10:30 am - 10:55 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: A Community Promise for Students to Go Further

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Learn how Oakland, California created a post-secondary education culture within their community. Discover strategies from the Oakland Promise cradle-to-career initiative on how to obtain better outcomes in education and future workforce.

11:00 am - 11:25 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: NLC University Leaders Lab: A Year of Building Inclusive Communities

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Hear from city leaders participating in the NLC University Leaders Lab Cohort. Five mayors and six chiefs of staff will present in a TED talk style format on what they have been doing to build inclusive communities. At the beginning of 2018, each participant developed a unique project specifically designed for their respective community. Learn... Read more »

11:30 am - 11:55 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: NLC University Leaders Lab: A Year of Building Inclusive Communities

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Hear from city leaders participating in the NLC University Leaders Lab Cohort. Five mayors and six chiefs of staff will present in a TED talk style format on what they have been doing to build inclusive communities. At the beginning of 2018, each participant developed a unique project specifically designed for their respective community. Learn... Read more »

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Reimagining Local Infrastructure

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Learn how Los Angeles’s creative street projects are community-oriented, low-cost, and high impact. LA-Más, a nonprofit urban design organization, will share their work with the Great Streets initiative, including pedestrian projects on Reseda Blvd in Northridge and Western Ave in Koreatown. Learn about innovative small business support programs in Watts and Wilmington featuring storefront makeovers... Read more »

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: San Jose: Engaging Older Adults as Civic Innovators

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How are cities leveraging America’s aging population? Today there are 48 million Americans 65 and older, and by 2060 it will be 98 million. The San Jose Mayor’s office provides a powerful model for cities to engage seniors. Since 2016 the city has partnered with Encore.org to leverage older adults as innovators in the public... Read more »

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

L.A. Spotlight Theater: A Walk of Fame Dedicated to Exceptional Educators

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There is a walk of fame for actors and actresses, yet before their fame there was always a teacher’s encouragement driving them to achieve. The Walk of Hearts Foundation recognizes exceptional educators for their commitment, innovation, and positive influence on their students’ lives via a walk of fame dedicated to exceptional educators. The ideal nominee... Read more »

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Creative Collaboration: Jumpstart Sustainable Water Programs with WaterNow

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The WaterNow Alliance Project Accelerator provides cities nationwide with free technical and program assistance to jumpstart local sustainable water projects. WaterNow has partnered with San Clemente to develop a framework to work with the Home Owner Associations (HOA) to help them irrigate better and smarter and reduce water waste. With large areas of outdoor landscaping,... Read more »

1:00 pm - 1:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: A Sustainability Program for Your City’s Convention Center

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Learn more about Los Angeles’s current and future practices of environmental and sustainability programs for the convention center. Learn about the historical and benchmarking events of the facility, get an overview of programs at the building and future expectations for the Los Angeles Convention Center facility and the City.

1:00 pm - 1:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Develop a Comprehensive and Balanced Housing Strategy

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As cities across the nation continue to grapple with the growing housing affordability crisis, the need for locally informed housing strategies is ever present. What are the key elements of a local housing strategy? How can you ensure all residents benefit? What are examples from other cities? Come to learn about a new resource available... Read more »