During the 2017 Annual Conference, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from more than 20 educational sessions—creating a program that fits the specific needs of you and your city. This year’s sessions focus on six areas: planning for your future, creating an inclusive community, reinventing local government, building community capacity, communications and engagement, and sessions hosted by the League’s Business Leadership Council.
What steps are you taking to become a stronger, more resilient community? Think 20-50 years into the future as you explore more sustainable ways to approach planning, development, and economic growth.
Two massive demographic shifts will impact cities over the next generation: an aging population and an increasingly diverse population. Discover ways communities of all sizes are creating a place for all people, from improving quality of life to building trust and connecting with citizens.
With a shifting economy and public pressure to do more with less, cities are seeking out innovative ways to address challenges. Examine new approaches for delivering services that are more efficient and effective.
Sometimes it makes sense for local government to play a convener role and engage other community members and resources to help solve problems and build on successes. Learn about partnerships and collaborations that can strengthen your community.
As a city official, you interact with a wide range of people, including the public, the media, and your colleagues in city hall. Knowing the most effective ways to communicate with a variety of stakeholders can help you successfully engage the people in your city. Key Topics:
League business partners share insights and expertise on timely issues, offer resources for cities, and answer your questions. Learn about a variety of topics including leadership development, effective communication, workforce planning, and legal considerations as well as planning, funding, and completing infrastructure projects.