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Equity and Inclusion



Beyond Diversity: An Inclusive Workforce for 21st-Century Outcomes

Monday, October 21 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM


Leverage people data to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) outcomes. Actively engage in stories, case studies, and discussion of applied science. Participants will learn how people analytics is used for D&I and be introduced to new and innovative techniques and methods. 3

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Kylie Bayer, HR Manager, City of McMinnville, Beaverton, OR
Speaker: Max Cercone, Data & Performance Analyst, People & Culture Services, County of Adams, Brighton, CO
Speaker: Debbie Hearty, Director, Culture & Workplace Excellence, County of Adams, Brighton, CO
Moderator: Matt Rivera, Director of Community, Safety, and Well-Being, County of Adams, Brighton, CO


Five Year Anniversary of the ICMA Task Force on Women in the Profession: Where We're Headed!

Monday, October 21 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


This session will discuss the 2014 ICMA Task Force on Women Report and the progress women's groups have made across the country as well as a recap of the work that still needs to be done to push the needle forward on the number of female chief administrative officers across the globe.


Urban Renaissance and the Intersection of Growth and Social (In)Equity

Monday, October 21 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM


How can public- and private-sector resources devoted to supporting thriving center-city economies also benefit underserved neighborhoods? The Inclusive Places Council will share toolkits and best practices for creating a more inclusive public realm. Hear examples that can help leaders who are grappling with issues of inclusive growth and social equity find a path forward. 3

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Natalie Avery, Executive Director, DC Bid Council, Washington, DC
Speaker: Jamillah Jordan, Director, Equity Studio, MIG, Inc., Berkeley, CA


Design Thinking for Serving the Underserved

Monday, October 21 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Creating services for our most at-risk citizens is about more than just providing better access: it takes a different kind of user-centered design. Join a dynamic conversation about how one company’s commitment to implementing financial solutions for the underserved has unfolded, and how their experiences can offer lessons for agencies, nonprofits and companies in your community.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Clam Lorenz, PayPal, San Jose, CA


Building Cultural Competency: Tribal-City-County Cooperation

Monday, October 21 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM


What makes some communities better able to promote cooperation to solve tough social, political, or economic challenges? This workshop explores what it takes to build a level of cultural competency to build tribal, county, and municipal relationships. This workshop will also further explore what DEI components are necessary to achieve a successful intergovernmental agreement with a marginalized tribe, county, or municipality.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Mitchell Berg, City Administrator, City of Mahnomen, Mahnomen, MN


Homegrown Heroes: Diversity in the Public Safety Forces

Monday, October 21 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM




MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Joe Parlette, Deputy City Manager, City of Dayton, Dayton, OH


Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government

Monday, October 21 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Your community cares about equality and justice. You are trying to do the right thing. However, you are not quite sure what to actually do – you want to intentionally align your community’s values with your actions. Well, then, this is the session for you. ICMA’s partnership with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity offers a model for normalizing conversations about race, operationalizing new policies and practices, and organizing to advance racial equity, both within government and working in partnership with community. This interactive workshop will demonstrate the possibilities for accelerating success, and leveraging the opportunities, power and leverage that local government provides.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Ariana Flores, Membership Director, Government Alliance on Race and Equity, Berkeley, CA


How State-Based Organizations Are Tackling Gender Inequity Head-On

Tuesday, October 22 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM


Learn how the 16/50 Michigan Women’s Leadership Project and the NW Women’s Leadership Academy in Washington and Oregon are developing tomorrow’s female leaders, providing professional development for advancing women, and educating elected officials on gender bias and the business case for gender balance in organizations. 3

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Jessi Bon, Interim City Manager, City of Mercer Island, Mercer Island, WA
Speaker: Rachael Fuller, City Manager, City of Hood River, Hood River, OR
Speaker: Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League, Ann Arbor, MI
Speaker: Karen Lancaster, Finance Director, City of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI
Speaker: Kristi Rowland, Organizational Development Manager, Renton, WA


How to Be Family Friendly in the Workplace

Tuesday, October 22 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM


Jurisdictions that have successfully implemented paid parental leave, on-site childcare, lactation rooms, and other benefits/amenities for parents will present how they were successful, any obstacles, how funded. 3

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Ashley Jacobs, County Administrator, County of Beaufort, Beaufort, SC
Speaker: Edward Shikada, City Manager, City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator: Maya Williams, Assistant to the City Manager, City of El Cerrito, El Cerrito, CA


Overcoming the Income Disparity in Youth Sports

Tuesday, October 22 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM


A multitude of social and political factors, including cultural shifts and the defunding of school sports, have led to never-before-seen levels of inactivity and obesity in children in America, especially those who live in homes near or below the poverty line. Creating equity and inclusion for physical activity is critically important to the nation’s health. When children have limited access to sports and physical education in schools, our community parks and recreation assets need to step in to create free and reduced-fee play so that future generations develop physical literacy, inactivity rates drop, and these children reap the associated benefits. Presented by Sports Facilities Advisory | Sports Facilities Management.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Dev Pathik, Founder & CEO, The Sports Facilities Advisory|The Sports Facilities Management, Clearwater, FL


How to Make Your Organization More LGBTQ Friendly

Tuesday, October 22 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM


Hear practitioners from local government talk about building organizational support, policies, and training to welcome all employees in the workplace. Practical examples and policies will be provided. You will not want to miss this interactive discussion!



What Does It Take? Landing Leadership Positions

Tuesday, October 22 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


How can emerging leaders prepare early in their careers to move into top positions? This session will focus on the preferred skills and professional qualities sought by those making hiring decisions, internal and external factors affecting recruitment, and what can be done to assist women and people of color in achieving leadership positions. Cosponsored by the Local Government Hispanic Network and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. 1, 3, 5.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Raymond Gonzales, County Manager, County of Adams, Brighton, CO
Moderator: Claudia Lujan, Human Resources Assistant Director, City of El Paso, El Paso, TX
Speaker: Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHR USA, Northbrook, IL


Open Mind Required: Facing the U.S. Identity Crisis on Immigration

Tuesday, October 22 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


The 2018 ICMA Local Government and Immigrant Communities survey showed that despite some language-related or cultural barriers, local governments continue to take steps to improve communication with immigrants in their communities and to engage with them on multiple levels. Learn strategies you can take back to your community. Co-sponsored by the Local Government Hispanic Network. 3.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Carlos Baia, Deputy City Manager for Development, City of Concord, Concord, NH
Speaker: Noel Bernal, City Manager, City of Brownsville, Brownsville, TX
Speaker: Rolando Fernandez, Capital Contracting Officer, City of Austin, Austin, TX
Speaker: Maria Villagomez, Assistant City Manager, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX


Making Government Work for All: Tools and Measures to Advance Equity

Tuesday, October 22 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


Traditional performance management metrics used by local governments often mask indicators of social and economic inequities. Paying attention to how benefits and opportunities are distributed across all members of the community, including marginalized groups, can have important program and policy design implications. Join this interactive session to learn how local governments are using racial equity tools and measures to track and improve their performance.  

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Tanya Ange, Deputy City Manager, City of Boulder, Boulder, CO
Moderator: Benoy Jacob, Associate Professor, University of Nevada At Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Speaker: Julie Nelson, Director, Government Alliance on Race and Equity, New York, NY
Speaker: Victor Obaseki, Equity Officer, City of Dallas, Dallas, TX
Speaker: Stacy Stout, Chief Equity Officer, City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI


Building a Diverse Organization: Q&A with Karen Pinkos

Tuesday, October 22 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM





Make Your Organization Veteran-Ready

Wednesday, October 23 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


Geared toward management and HR leadership, you will discuss the best ways to engage and onboard veterans in your organizations and share ICMA’s experience accomplishing the PsychArmor Veteran-Ready Organization designation
and share other local government experiences.