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Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:30 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC Open

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6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Open

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm

(NEW) Leadership 301: REAL Action – Advancing Racial Equity in Local Justice Reform Initiatives

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Building upon the foundational learning from 101 and 201, participants will explore the opportunities, challenges, and best practices for advancing racial equity through criminal justice focused policies, practices and initiatives. Specialists from NLC’s REAL (Race, Equity, and Leadership) and Justice Reform and Youth Engagement teams will navigate you through case studies of what municipal governments... Read more »

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 - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

Mobile Workshop: Transforming Travel: The Airport of the Future

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Los Angeles International Airport is the second busiest airport in the United States and is currently undergoing $14 billion dollars in renovations. Those renovations include a redesign of every Terminal, a $4.9 billion people mover utilizing a 30-year DBFOM contract, runway improvements and more. You will also learn about LAX’s innovative local hire and training... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

NBC-LEO Historic Heritage and Economic Development Mobile Tour

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8:00 am - 10:00 am

NLC Board of Directors Meeting

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8:00 am - 8:45 am

Optimize Your Processes: Top 10 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 - 5:00 pm

Rose Center Fellowship Retreat

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Lounge Open

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff Headquarters

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8:20 am - 11:30 am

Mobile Workshop: MyFigueroa: Creating a Multi-Modal Connection between Downtown and Major Cultural Assets

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Explore Downtown LA, the University of Southern California and Exposition Park: home to the LA Memorial Coliseum, Natural History Museum, California African American Museum, California Science Center, Banc of California Stadium and future home to the Lucas Museum on this e-scooter tour of the new MyFigueroa corridor. Learn how Los Angeles transformed one of its... Read more »

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Mobile Workshop: Utilizing Partnerships to Create the Hub of Cleantech Innovation

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The Los Angeles Arts District has transformed in recent years from industrial warehouses to a burgeoning urban oasis. Travel to the heart of this creative neighborhood dotted with murals, craft breweries and artisanal coffee shops to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) at the La Kretz Innovation Campus. A private non-profit organization, LACI is ensuring... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(NEW) Community & Economic Development 201: On the Path to Certification: How to Talk about Your Data-Informed Government

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1. Communicating with External Audiences: As local governments adopt best practices around using data and evidence, leaders that communicate ongoing progress create opportunities not only to celebrate accomplishments but also to engage residents, staff, and local thought leaders who can reinforce and expand those efforts. Hear from Results for America about how to progress toward... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(NEW) NLC University Advocacy, Communications & Engagement 101: Census 2020: How to Set Your City Up for Success & Where to Start

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The 2020 Census is a historic event with great importance to local leaders being the foundational piece to ensure proper appropriation of federal funding, congressional representation and offering vital data to your community. Join us for a half-day working session to set your city up for success for Census 2020. In this session, you will... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advocacy, Communications & Engagement 201: Activating Your Community – Citizen Engagement – The What & How

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Engaging your local residents in meaningful ways is not only vital to a thriving community but also an opportunity to create dialogue and move residents to action. Join Dr. Nick Mastronardi, data scientist, economist and civic engagement expert as he shares the ins and outs of why citizen engagement is key to community success. Dr. Mastronardi will... Read more »

9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Expo Hall and Market Square Open

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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 - 11:00 am

National Association of Municipal Courts Meet and Greet

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Get an exclusive opportunity to participate in a small group roundtable discussion with local judges and city officials about municipal courts and hot topics arising from municipal court operations. Municipal courts are the judicial branch of city government, but legislative and executive branch officials may benefit from more information on the roles, benefits, and challenges... Read more »

9:00 am - 11:30 am

NLC Advisory Council Meeting

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9:00 am - 1:00 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater Open

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9:00 am - 12:00 pm

NLC University Leadership 101: The Ethical Leader: Rules and Tools

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Ethical public leadership is more than simply following the law. This seminar enhances municipal leaders’ abilities to assess ethically difficult situations and to make ethically defensible choices. Beginning with some fundamental elements of ethical decision making, the seminar draws the audience into active participation to establish the elements of a personal ethical framework and then... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

NLC University SEHHD 101: Effective Financing Strategies to Build Cities of Opportunity

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Cities are under increasing pressure to address issues that affect the health and well-being of residents. At the same time, they face mounting constraints on resources. This training will: Introduce a financing framework with which cities can assess their funding streams; Explore innovative approaches from funders and other thought leaders on leveraging various sources of... 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 »

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

REAL Redlining Exhibit

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9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Tour: Seaside Escape: Explore Manhattan Beach & Manhattan Beach Studios

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Head to the coast for a tour a Manhattan Beach Studios and Manhattan Beach’s picturesque downtown home to Skechers Shoes World Headquarters! Start your morning with a tour of Manhattan Beach Studios Media Campus where media arts, studio production, new technology, and ideas converge to create the future of film, media, and entertainment! After the tour stroll... Read more »

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Spouse/Guest Tour: The Getty Center, Los Angeles

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The Getty Center includes both permanent and seasonal exhibitions in Art, Photography, Architecture and Gardens. Outlets are available to purchase lunch or for shopping. Attendees may visit the gardens, museum, exhibits or have lunch during this all-day tour. Departure: Buses will depart the LA Convention Center at 9:00 am and arrive at the Getty around... Read more »

9:30 am - 9:55 am

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 - 10:45 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

10:00 am - 10:25 am

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 »

10:15 am - 11:45 am

NLC Resolutions Committee Meeting

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10:15 am - 11:45 am

Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting

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10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Strong Southern Communities Initiative Roundtable Discussion

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10:30 am - 10:55 am

Cities Supporting Strong Early Childhood Development

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The City of Baltimore is one of six cities selected to be part of 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 for children, prenatal to age three. The City of Baltimore will showcase their community-based strategies to... Read more »

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 - 11:25 am

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.

11:00 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 »

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Youth Delegate Opening Session and Orientation

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Opportunity for Youth Delegates to network with peers from other cities and learn what to expect at the conference.

11:30 am - 11:55 am

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 - 1:15 pm

Corporate Partner and Member Engagement Luncheon

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch in Expo Hall

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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

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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 - 12:25 pm

The 2020 Count— Ask Census Experts

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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 - 1:15 pm

YML Networking Area: Building a Peer Network of Ideas, Solutions and Actions

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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Opening General Session

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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dessert in Expo Hall

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Expo Hall and Market Square Open

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3:00 pm - 5:00 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 Spotlight Theater Open

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3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

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.

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

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.

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

How the Gig Economy Can Help Cities Thrive

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The gig economy in America is growing exponentially as more than a third of the workforce hold a contractor or part-time gig. From Uber to TaskRabbit, innovative mobile applications offer ways to find work and provide users with more control of their time and income. When the local economy takes a turn, a strong gig... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Improve Your City with Data Driven Leadership

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Data offers city leaders ways to improve services. Discover how you can use data to make the quality of life in your city better. Industry leaders and city leaders will discuss the practical applications of data in the work of city government and review key concepts for data use. Find out how to use data... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

REAL Talk: Advancing Local Efforts to Improve Outcomes for Boys and Men of Color

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Nearly 200 cities joined the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge, a program to improve the outcomes for boys and men of color— launched in 2015 by President Obama. City leaders have agreed to take action by launching city-wide initiatives, starting mentoring programs and changing local policies. As city leaders seek to build on current... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

World Cafe: Navigating the Growing World of Legal Cannabis

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Cannabis is an industry projected to grow at nearly 30 percent per year over the next decade. It is often hard to remember that just five years ago no state had legal adult use recreational cannabis. Today, 46 states have legalized some use of cannabis (95 percent of the American public), 29 have broad access... Read more »

4:00 pm - 4:25 pm

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 »

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NLC Nominating Committee Hearing

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NLC Service Line Warranty Program – Advisory Council Meeting

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4:30 pm - 4:55 pm

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 »

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Digital Cities Survey Awards Dinner – 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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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Corporate Partner and State League Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Florida League of Cities Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

North Carolina Leadership Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Cities Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Texas Municipal League Reception – Ticketed Event

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Community Leaders of America Republican Mayor and City Council Reception

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oregon/Washington Dinner – By Invitation Only

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Large Cities Reception

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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

NLC Service Line Warranty Program Networking Reception

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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Evening Out

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