Home > News > News Articles > 2015 > August > NLC to Host Regional Resilience Leadership Workshop in Southern California
News Feed

NLC to Host Regional Resilience Leadership Workshop in Southern California

August 14, 2015
The Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with Esri, is hosting a Resilience Leadership Workshop on Sept. 21-22 in Redlands for municipalities in Southern California.
 
This workshop will focus on the connection between resilient infrastructure, civic data, and effective community engagement. The primary goal is to help bring the latest tools and planning practices into the mainstream to the benefit of communities of any size. Going beyond climate-related disasters, the workshop will demonstrate how local leaders can use these tools to improve the environmental, economic, and social vitality of their communities.
 
Sessions will alternate between presentations of innovative new tools and break-out time to connect directly with expert speakers and discuss how to replicate best practices in their own communities. NLC will contact attendees as they register, and the final agenda will be responsive to the specific goals and challenges they identify. Just by signing up, you’re already taking the first step to making this a valuable event for your community.
 
The Resilience Leadership Workshop will be attended by ‘City Teams.’ Instead of catering to individuals, each participating municipality will be required to have at least two attendees who are either elected officials or full-time city staff. In addition to these two representatives, City Teams may also include other city departments, utilities, civic groups, military installations, and other non-municipal organizations that are critical partners in local resilience. This City Team format is a deliberate effort to engage multidisciplinary stakeholders and help communities make stronger connections.
 
Workshop Details
 
Location: Esri Headquarters, Building Q, 380 New York St, Redlands, CA 92373
 
The workshop is being provided for City Teams free of charge. To confirm your attendance, a credit card must be provided for a $250 holding deposit. The deposit will be fully refunded as long as two members of the City Team attend and participate. All attendees will be provided with breakfast and lunch during the dates of the convening, and are invited to a welcome reception evening of Monday, Sept. 21.
 
Apply and register online by Aug. 31.
 
For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Cooper Martin at (202) 626-3127.


 
© League of California Cities