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Educational Sessions



Game of Life: Play It Right—Season 7

Monday, September 24 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Join us for this interactive and engaging trivia “game show” that will help educate the audience on maximizing the way you live and save. Subject matter experts in health and wellness and finance will provide information we all need to know as we work, play and live the Game of Life.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Courtney Swanson, Health Promotion Manager, Cigna, Bloomfield, CT
Speaker: Steven Taylor, Manager, Financial Planning, ICMA-RC, Washington, DC
Session Leader: Joseph Teague, Managing VP, Field Sales & Relationship Mgmt, ICMA-RC, Washington, DC



Alliance for Innovation
Building Innovation Ecosystems: How to Make the Community Your Innovation Partner

Tuesday, September 25 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM


Creating a paradigm change from looking at citizens as customers to engaging them as partners to deal with issues communities are facing to create innovative and self-sustaining solutions. Join us for a panel discussion of real-world innovative solutions.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Paul Arevalo, City Manager, City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA
Speaker: Thomas Bonfield, City Manager, City of Durham, Durham, NC
Speaker: Charles Bush, City Manager, City of Sequim, Sequim, WA
Speaker: Joel Carnes, President/CEO, Alliance for Innovation, Phoenix, AZ
Speaker: Jon Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, Alliance for Innovation, Evergreen, CO

HANDOUTS
Building Innovation Ecosystems presentation (PDF Document version)
Innovative Durham Projects (PDF Document version)



Assistant Managers
Showcasing Yourself

Tuesday, September 25 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


What do recruiters and city councils look for in candidates? Learn to tailor cover letters and résumés to be a successful candidate for a higher-level position, to prepare for the interview, and to be ready for the offer. 5

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Session Leader: Eric Norenberg, City Manager, City of Milford, Milford, DE
Panelist: Catherine Tuck-Parrish, Executive Search Practice Leader, The Novak Consulting Group, Rockville, MD
Panelist: Patrick Wojahn, Mayor, City of College Park, College Park, MD



Cigna
Behavioral Health and Opioid Addiction

Tuesday, September 25 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM


The cost of substance abuse to local governments across the nation is staggering. The White House Council of Economic Advisors recently released a report, The Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis, which estimated the overall cost of the opioid crisis at over $500 billion. Hear from community leaders and experts on this critical topic, and learn how they address root causes and solutions of substance use disorder including mental health.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Meghann Holloway, Sworn Mental Health Liaison and Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator, County of Howard, Ellicott City, MD
Speaker: Abby Morris, Cigna, Bloomfield, CT
Speaker: R. Gentry Wilkerson, Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Research, Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Session Leader: Jason Youngblood, Director of Behavioral Strategy and Clinical Account Lead, Cigna, Bloomfield, CT



County Managers
Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Monday, September 24 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM


Since 1999, more than 165,000 people have died from prescription opioid overdoses in the United States. This session will feature how one county is addressing this crisis in communities of different sizes and resource levels as well as focus on first response, treatment, and diversion programs. 9, 10

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Tom Carr, Executive Director, Management Coordination, Washington/Baltimore HIDTA, Elkridge, MD
Session Leader: Kimberly Nelson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, NC
Panelist: Marie Peoples, Director - Public Health Services Office, County of Coconino, Flagstaff, AZ

HANDOUTS
Fighting the Opioid Epidemic (PDF Document version)


Seeking Help: Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

Tuesday, September 25 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM


This session will identify programs for mental health services in communities and county jails that have proven to be efficient and effective in efforts to mitigate mental health incarceration (i.e., mental health diversion programs). 9, 10

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Peter Morin, Town Administrator, Town of Norwell, Norwell, MA
Session Leader: Lorena Rodriguez, Assistant Contract Administrator, County of El Paso, El Paso, TX
Panelist: Jackson Tuttle, Vice Chair, Williamsburg Health Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

HANDOUTS
Seeking Help Morin Presentation (PDF Document version)
Seeking Help Tuttle Presentation (PDF Document version)



Creating Communities That Last
Affordable Housing: The What and the How

Monday, September 24 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM


Our communities must meet the needs of all our citizens so they can sustain themselves in the future. Providing affordable housing is one way to fulfill this task. This session will provide tools and ideas for working with partners from the private and nonprofit sectors to build quality, well-managed properties that serve the housing needs of our residents. 3, 9

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Anthony Mercantante, Township Administrator, Township of Middletown, Middletown, NJ
Session Leader: Amy Paul, Corporate Vice President, Management Partners, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Panelist: John Wood, Assistant City Manager/Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services, City of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

HANDOUTS
Affordable Housing Mercantante (PDF Document version)


Alternative Strategies to Reduce Domestic Violence

Monday, September 24 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Join in a candid discussion about new approaches to policing that could help your department reduce the number of domestic violence crimes in your community. Research shows that domestic violence offenders are not necessarily a special class of criminal, but are likely to have also committed other violent and non-violent crimes. Considering these offenders as generalists (burglars, car thieves, etc.), Hollywood, Florida completely changed the way it approached domestic violence cases and embarked on a program of focused-deterrence.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Session Leader: Leonard Matarese, Managing Partner, Center For Public Safety Management, LLC, Buffalo, NY
Speaker: Sara McFann, Ph.D. Student, Florida International University, Miami, FL

HANDOUTS
Alternative Strategies-McFann (PDF Document version)
Alternative Strategies to Reduce Domestic Violence - Matarese (PDF Document version)


Planning, Preparing, and Adapting to Climate Change

Monday, September 24 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


As the climate changes, communities are increasingly experiencing more extreme—and more costly—weather events, such as flooding, wildfires, drought, and heat waves. Learn ways to mitigate risk through sound planning and decision making. 6, 8

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Lawrence Arrington, President of the Civitas Project, , Deland, FL
Speaker: Cori Burbach, Assistant City Manager, City of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Speaker: Richard Feiock, Augustus Turnball Professor & Director of the Local Governance Research Laboratory at FSU, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


When It’s All on the Line: How Are You Protecting Yourself and the Community?

Monday, September 24 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


When disaster hits, you owe it to your community to have an airtight crisis plan that’s smart, thorough, and easy to execute. Learn what your considerations should be in order to get your teams prepared before disaster strikes. 7

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Rich Collins, Emergency Services Director, County of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
Panelist: Edward Lavallee, City Manager, City of Venice, North Venice, FL
Panelist: Peter Lear, City Manager, City of North Port, North Port, FL
Panelist: Jonathan Lewis, County Administrator, County of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
Session Leader: Alelia Parenteau, Energy Program Supervisor, City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA


Rebuilding after Disaster Strikes: Strategies That Work

Tuesday, September 25 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


After three monstrous hurricanes struck Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, many local governments face massive struggles to rebuild. This session explores strategies that have proven effective in engaging residents in the process, finding the resources to rebuild essential infrastructure quickly, renovating and replacing housing in a more resilient way, and helping businesses get up and running again. You'll hear how Florida communities have streamlined the recovery process, the road ahead to rebuild Puerto Rico communities, and lessons learned after the 2008 Cedar Rapids flood event that displaced 18,000 residents and flooded 5900 properties. 2, 9

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Christine Hurley, Assistant County Administrator, County of Monroe, Key West, FL
Session Leader: Elizabeth Kellar, Director of Public Policy, ICMA, Washington, DC
Panelist: Kenneth Parker, Senior Advisor, ICMA, Port Orange, FL
Panelist: Jeffrey Pomeranz, City Manager, City of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA
Panelist: Nydia Rafols, Deputy City Manager, City of Hallandale Beach, Hallandale Beach, FL

HANDOUTS
Recovery for the Long Hall (PDF Document version)
Rebuilding after Disaster (PDF Document version)
Housing Mitigation (PDF Document version)


Building Community Resilience through Solar

Tuesday, September 25 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM


Many communities are recognizing the importance and benefits of incorporating solar energy into resilience plans. This session will provide cities and counties with a guide for integrating solar energy to make plans and projects cleaner, stronger, and more cost-effective. Join us as we learn from technical experts and communities that have successfully leveraged solar energy for community resilience. 6, 11

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Eric Coffman, Senior Energy Planner, County of Montgomery, Rockville, MD
Speaker: Kathryn Wright, Senior Associate, CADMUS, Boston, MA


One for the Ages

Tuesday, September 25 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM


How does a community meet the service needs of its senior residents while maintaining services for all other age groups? How can it engage its seniors, and what are the best practices for doing so? This session will discuss ways to address the wide-ranging needs of our aging populations. 3, 9, 10

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Sarah Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, Director, Center on Innovative Care and Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Session Leader: William Fraser, City Manager, City of Montpelier, Montpelier, VT
Speaker: Jean Accius PhD, VP-Independent Living/Long-Term Services & Supports, AARP, Washington, DC



Eldon Fields Colloquium
Incivility and Political Dysfunction: What Can We Do about It?

Monday, September 24 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


ICMA experts ranked civic engagement as the #3 challenge today. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, will explore how we got to where we are. More importantly, she will present options for reviving the social norms of civility and respect.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Carol Lukensmeyer, Executive Director , National Institute for Civil Discourse, Washington, DC

HANDOUTS
Incivility and Political Dysfunction (PDF Document version)



Equity and Social Inclusion
Staffing for the Future: Does Your Community Need an Equity Officer?

Monday, September 24 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


By adding new positions or departments that focus on equity and inclusion throughout organizations and communities, local governments have a golden opportunity to increase trust among residents and address pressing issues faced by diverse communities. Learn from current equity officers about the benefits of having an internal equity and inclusion professional and the keys to hiring the best candidate for the job. 3, 13

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Patricia Efiom, Chief Equity Officer, City of Evanston, Evanston, IL
Speaker: Brion Oaks, Chief Equity Officer, City of Austin, Austin, TX
Session Leader: Elizabeth Pauli, City Manager, City of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Speaker: Sheryl Sculley, City Manager, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX


Project Implicit

Monday, September 24 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


Implicit bias, also known as implicit social cognition, refers to the attitudes and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control that affect our conceptions, actions, and decisions. This interactive session, cosponsored by the Local Government Hispanic Network and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, will examine how implicit bias affects our everyday decisions and teach you how to unlearn some of your implicit biases. 3, 13

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Rolando Fernandez, Capital Contracting Officer, City of Austin, Austin, TX
Speaker: Cheri Wilson, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subject Matter Expert, Rockville, MD


Power Imbalances: Implementing Integrity in the Workplace

Tuesday, September 25 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


This session will explore the impact and consequences of sexual harassment and gender bias in local government organizations. Learn how best to identify and handle these harmful behaviors before they result in the loss of talent and trust. 3, 13

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Jennifer Haruyama, City Manager, City of Scotts Valley, Scotts Valley, CA
Panelist: Kevin Karpinski, Partner, Karpinski, Colaresi & Karp, P.A., Baltimore, MD
Session Leader: Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHR USA, Northbrook, IL

HANDOUTS
Power Imbalances Implementing Integrity in the Workplace (PDF Document version)


Think Strategically about the Next Steps in Your Career: Aiming for the Top Position

Tuesday, September 25 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


A panel of recently promoted managers will discuss their first year as top executives, how they knew they were ready for promotion, and the surprises. Get inspired and celebrate their successes. Hear the steps they took, the roadblocks they overcame, and how they encourage other people of color to take the Next Step! This session is cosponsored by the Local Government Hispanic Network and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. 4, 13

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Tanisha Briley, City Manager, City of Cleveland Heights, Cleveland Heights, OH
Session Leader: Timothy Hemstreet, County Administrator, County of Loudoun, Leesburg, VA
Speaker: Hyun Kim, City Manager, City of Fife, Fife, WA
Speaker: Bert Lumbreras, City Manager, City of San Marcos, San Marcos, TX



Ethics
Ethics and Corruption: What to Do When It Isn’t You

Tuesday, September 25 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM


Every organization is vulnerable to unethical conduct. On the rare occasion, bad conduct might cross the threshold into outright corruption. This session will map out ways to approach the situation and available resources to tap, including the FBI’s unit on public corruption. 1

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Martha Perego, Director of Member Services and Ethics, ICMA, Washington, DC
Speaker: Jeff Williams, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cincinnati, OH

HANDOUTS
Ethics and Corruption: What to Do When It Isn’t You 2018 (PDF Document version)



ICMA-RC
Structuring Retirement Benefits to Support Talent Management

Monday, September 24 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


Compensation, a key component of talent managementhas many facets. While the talent that local governments seek to attract and retain will naturally tend to gravitate toward salary, benefits play an important role, especially at a time of tight labor markets and limited government resources. Local governments need to balance the funding not just of defined benefit plans that either they or their state sponsors, but also of retiree health benefits under the new accounting standards that will apply to most local government balance sheets this fall.Moreover, employees have access to various levels of pension benefits and differ in the values they place on the importance of portable supplemental deferred compensation plans. This session will discuss actionable alternatives to consider when designing a multifaceted retirement program that addresses these challenges.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Alex Brown, Research Manager, National Association of State Retirement Admininstrators, Washington, DC
Speaker: Joshua Franzel, President and CEO, Center for State and Local Government Excellence, Washington, DC
Session Leader: Catherine Leggett, SVP, Human Resources, ICMA-RC, Washington, DC
Speaker: John Saeli, MVP, Strategy Development and Implementation, ICMA-RC, Washington, DC



Keynote Breakouts
Leadership in Turbulent Times

Monday, September 24 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM


Join Monday’s keynote speaker, Doris Kearns Goodwin, to continue a discussion of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture.


Unleashing the Potential of Teams and Individuals

Tuesday, September 25 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM


Join Tuesday’s keynote speaker, Greg Bell, to continue a discussion about transformational leadership and cultivating the potential of those around you.



Local Government 101
Social Media: Where Residents and Local Government Unite

Monday, September 24 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM


Social media offers rich platforms where individuals can learn and have true engagement rather than receiving only a one-sided dissemination of information. Discuss the positive and negative uses of social media in terms of facilitating healthy civic engagement, more trusting residents, and more responsive government.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Thomas Bryer, Professor, University of Central Florida
Speaker: Sarah Stoeckel, Student, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

HANDOUTS
Social Media (PDF Document version)


Competitive Pay for Local Government

Monday, September 24 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


Do you pay well enough to attract and retain top talent? Can you compete with the private sector? Discuss various methods for municipal compensation analysis and planning, learn how to weigh and compare total compensation packages, and address compression issues to improve staff retention.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Carol Granfield, Principal Consultant, Municipal Resources, Inc., Meredith, NH
Speaker: Aleksandra Stapczynski, President, Human Resources Services, Inc., Andover, MA

HANDOUTS
Competitive Pay for LG (PDF Document version)


Emergency Management: The Fundamentals

Tuesday, September 25 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM


Be ready in the event of a disaster by understanding the basics of emergency management. This session will include an overview of the emergency management cycle (preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation); key players involved in that cycle; and interrelated agencies and their roles.  [1.25 AICP-CM credits]

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Thomas Wieczorek, Director, Center For Public Safety Management, LLC, Washington, DC

HANDOUTS
Emergency Management (PDF Document version)


Changing Course: Leadership Lessons from Earnest Shackleton

Tuesday, September 25 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM


What does the story of an Artic explorer teach us about leadership in times of crisis and chaos? How does it relate to challenges you face every day? Leadership requires the courage to change course when the course is no longer clear or becomes impossible to follow. Join us to explore the application of Earnest Shackleton’s voyage to your role of public servant and local government professionals in turbulent times. 6

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Felicia Logan, Director of Leadership Development, ICMA, Richmond, VA

HANDOUTS
Changing Course (PDF Document version)



Not Your Grandparents Workforce
Abuse and Addiction: It’s in Your Workforce, Too

Monday, September 24 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


It’s easy to label drug abuse as an external law enforcement and societal issue, but the problem also affects our employees. Learn how your organization can address alcohol use, legalized marijuana, testing, treatment, employee rights and productivity, and public safety. 13

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Alexander Berg, Associate, Kollman & Saucier, P.A., Timonium, MD
Session Leader: Elizabeth Fox, Assistant City Manager/Human Resources, City of Keene, Temple, NH
Panelist: Joshua Putman, Assistant Town Manager, Town of Mansfield, Mansfield, CT
Panelist: Brenna Rowe, HR Manager, Menlo Park Fire Protection District, Menlo Park, CA

HANDOUTS
Abuse and Addiction Berg Additional (PDF Document version)
Abuse and Addiction Berg (PDF Document version)
Abuse and Addiction Rowe (PDF Document version)


Progressive Era vs. Google Era Workforce Rules

Monday, September 24 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


The workplace is moving beyond time clocks and hidebound classifications. See how flexible approaches can improve local government work environments, leave policies, competitive compensation structures, overtime, and employee development while still preserving the intent of civil service reforms. 13

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Miranda Lutzow, Administrative Services Director, City of Waterford, Waterford, CA
Session Leader: Jennifer Moody, City Administrator, City of Tullahoma, Tullahoma, TN
Panelist: Grant Yee, Executive Director of Finance, City of Ontario, Ontario, CA

HANDOUTS
Progressive Era Yee PPT (PDF Document version)


Leadership Development Starts Day One

Tuesday, September 25 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM


What are you doing to develop and retain talented employees? It’s not about handpicking successors but about building a deep bench, and it doesn’t have to bust your budget. Discover how to encourage mentoring, diversify work experiences, and provide growth opportunities in your organization. 4, 6, 13

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Session Leader: Deirdre Murphy, Social Services Manager, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Panelist: Brian Valentino, Executive Director, Western Monmouth Utilities Authority, Manalapan, NJ
Speaker: Scott VanDeWoestyne, Inclusion & Equity Administrator, City of Davenport, Davenport, IA
Panelist: Michelle Wolfe, Deputy City Manager, City of Aurora, Aurora, CO

HANDOUTS
Leadership Development PPT (PDF Document version)


We, Not Me: Beyond Service Awards

Tuesday, September 25 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM


How do you build a culture of success, employee trust and engagement, and continuous improvement? Explore the most effective ways of recognizing high performers, dealing with “energy vampires,” and fostering team cohesion. 4, 13

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Sylvia Carrillo-Trevino, Assistant City Manager, City of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
Panelist: Willie Morales, Springfield, MA
Session Leader: Steven Taylor, County Administrator, County of Sherburne, Elk River, MN

HANDOUTS
We Not Me Willie (PDF Document version)
We Not Me (PDF Document version)



Redefining Community Engagement: From the Couch to Town Hall Meetings
How Cities are Building Capacity for Collaborative Community Engagement

Monday, September 24 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM


How do you know if a local government is doing a good job of engaging the community it serves? How often and in what way are people engaging with content? How can engagement be designed to better ensure quality communication, interaction, and avoid polarization? What assessment mechanisms are in place? In the end, what does "good engagement" look like and what can local governments do--short term and long term--to support such engagement? This session will showcase innovative efforts that local governments are making to better engage their constituents and build capacity for collaborative public participation. 2

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Amber Blake, Assistant City Manager, City of Durango, Durango, CO
Session Leader: Martin Carcasson, Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Panelist: Kelly DiMartino, Senior Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO
Panelist: Bryna Helfer, Assistant County Manager & Director of Communications, County of Arlington, Arlington, VA
Panelist: Roger Munter, Director of Public Engagement, County of Arlington, Arlington, VA


Newsroom to YouTube: Scalable Community Engagement

Monday, September 24 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


This session will identify a host of traditional and contemporary tech tools to help you to listen to, survey, and collaborate more effectively with your residents, no matter your population. 2, 11

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Michael Boynton, Town Administrator, Town of Medway, Medway, MA
Panelist: Elisa Cox, Deputy City Manager, City of Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Panelist: Emily Kilroy, Community Engagement, County of Albemarle, Charlottesville, VA
Session Leader: David Street, Project Manager, County of Loudoun, Leesburg, VA

HANDOUTS
Newsroom Cox handout (PDF Document version)
Newsroom Kilroy Handout (PDF Document version)
Newsroom Cox handout-2 (PDF Document version)
Newsroom Boynton Handout (PDF Document version)



Senior and Credentialed Managers
Leadership Lessons from Frederick Douglass

Monday, September 24 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Join us as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass and study the leadership lessons he embodied. Featured in recent best-seller Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times, by Harvard historian Nancy Koehn, Douglass’s story takes us from his beginnings as an enslaved man who was committed to end slavery forever to his escape and success as an orator and abolitionist in Britain—only to be compelled to return to the United States to resume his crusade against slavery.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Nathan Richardson, Poet, Author, Douglass Historian, Spiritual Concepts Publishing, Suffolk, VA



Small Community Managers
Grow Your Own

Monday, September 24 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM


What resources are needed to guide staff transitions from employees to department heads? In small communities, people are often hired or promoted on the basis of their subject-matter expertise even if they have never been trained as managers or supervisors. This session will highlight how local governments can grow the talent they need.

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Catherine Bennett, Organizational Development Administrator, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, Athens, GA
Session Leader: William Fraser, City Manager, City of Montpelier, Montpelier, VT
Panelist: Kirby Kiefer, Deputy Superintendent, National Fire Academy, U.S. Fire Administration, Emmitsburg, MD

HANDOUTS
Grow Your Own PPT 2018 (PDF Document version)
Grown Your Own Bennett (PDF Document version)


When “Mom and Pop” Need a Little Help

Tuesday, September 25 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM


This session will focus on helping “mom and pop” stores stay in business and meet community demands. Small-community managers will learn how to use incentives to keep existing businesses growing, educate local business owners about competition in the local market, and grow a healthy retail sector.  [1.25 AICP-CM credits]

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Session Leader: Brent Clark, Assistant City Administrator, City of Grand Island, Grand Island, NE
Panelist: Daniel Hoins, County Administrator, County of Sarpy, Papillion, NE
Panelist: Michael Mornson, City Manager, City of Hopkins, Hopkins, MN
Panelist: Christine Myers, City Administrator, City of Papillion, Papillion, NE

HANDOUTS
When Mom and Pop PPT (PDF Document version)


Big Expectations for High Service Levels on a Small-Town Budget

Tuesday, September 25 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM


Managing realistic community expectations requires providing residents with an understanding of the local government’s ability to deliver services with limited resources. We’ll explore strategies for communicating budget and staff limitations, creative solutions for collaborative service delivery, and ways to stretch resources.  [1.0 AICP-CM credit]

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Panelist: Kyle Michel, City Administrator , City of Van Meter, Van Meter, IA
Session Leader: Eric Norenberg, City Manager, City of Milford, Milford, DE
Panelist: Molly Curley O'Brien, MPP/MBA Graduate Student, Mills College, Berkeley, CA

HANDOUTS
Big Expectations OBrien (PDF Document version)
Big Expectations Michel (PDF Document version)



Smart Communities: What Are They?
Evolution of a Smart City

Monday, September 24 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM


What is a “Smart City”? This session will explore how cities introduce innovations across their organizations to improve their efficiency in delivering local government services. 6, 11  [1.25 AICP-CM credits]

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Session Leader: Jane Christenson, Deputy City Administrator, City of Redmond, Mercer Island, WA
Panelist: Ashley Hand, Co-Founder, Kansas City, MO + Los Angeles, CA CityFi, Kansas City, MO
Panelist: Michael Mattmiller, Director of Government Affairs , Microsoft Corporation, Davidson, NC
Panelist: Luke Norris, Managing Director, Strategy and Government Relations , OpenCities, San Francisco, CA

HANDOUTS
Evolution of a Smart City (PDF Document version)


Looking Ahead to an Autonomous Future

Tuesday, September 25 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


By 2020, there may be as many as 10 million self-driving cars and more than 250 million smart vehicles. This interactive discussion will consider how the autonomous vehicle economy will influence local governments seeking to create “Smart Communities.” 6, 11  [1.0 AICP-CM credit]

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Hiren Desai, Chassis and Safety Division, Continental Automotive Systems, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI
Speaker: Jason Nelson, Executive Director for Partner Engagement, Smart Cities Council, Redmond, WA
Session Leader: Kimberly Richardson, Deputy City Manager, City of Evanston, Evanston, IL



The Challenges—and Responsibilities—of Putting Your Well-Being First
The Authenticity Dilemma: Reconciling Your Public and Private Self

Tuesday, September 25 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Are you effectively incorporating your natural gifts and talents into your role as a manager? Most managers struggle with maintaining their effectiveness while also staying true to themselves. Attend this session to gain tips for balancing your personal (private) values while still being responsive to the “public’s will” (board decisions). 5

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Session Leader: Donald Cawby, City Manager, City of Osawatomie, Osawatomie, KS
Panelist: Paulette Hartman, Deputy City Manager, City of North Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, TX
Panelist: Nathan McCommon, Deputy City Manager, City of Bellevue, Bellevue, WA

HANDOUTS
The Authenticity Dilemma McCommon PPT (PDF Document version)
The Authenticity Dilemma Cawby PPT (PDF Document version)



ICMA and the 2018 Conference Host Committee appreciate the support of this year's conference contributors, especially Principal Sponsor ICMA-RC, and Diamond Sponsor Cigna.