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Long Beach Mayor to Welcome Annual Conference Attendees

Early-Bird Pricing Until July 18

June 14, 2018
Registration recently opened for the League’s 2018 Annual Conference and Expo.
The conference will take place on Sept. 12–14, at the Long Beach Convention Center. This year the League is honored to have Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia welcome conference attendees with the following letter.
As Mayor of the 7th most populous city in California, I am excited to welcome the League of California Cities to our beautiful oceanside community. Long Beach is the only city with a downtown waterfront between San Francisco and San Diego, and we are proud to be one of the country’s most diverse cities.
Long Beach is truly international, home to dozens of distinct neighborhoods and communities where residents and business owners thrive. We have a growing aerospace and aviation industry, with Virgin Orbit and Gulfstream near the Long Beach Airport, and we are proud to support local entrepreneurs through our exceptional educational institutions. Our city attracts visitors from all over the world to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, the Toyota Grand Prix, Pride Parade and Festival, and many other events.
Our city is also transforming before our eyes. You’ll see cranes in the sky and developments going up all around Long Beach. We have implemented a 10-year Economic Development Blueprint to support entrepreneurs, workers and investors, and we are seeing record-low rates of unemployment and crime.
The future is looking very bright for Long Beach. The Port of Long Beach continues to set records for cargo volumes while dramatically reducing emissions, our airport is consistently ranked among the best in the country, and our Long Beach College Promise helps pave the way for residents to get good-paying jobs after their education.
The League of California Cities is an important resource and advocate for many of these developments. The League is a great partner for the entire region on transportation, sustainability, homelessness and economic development. I am thankful for all the member cities and the League staff for your hard work on behalf of the people of California, and I’m excited to work together on these important policies, supporting good government and progress in our state.
On behalf of the City of Long Beach, thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoy the conference.
Go Long Beach!
Mayor Robert Garcia
City of Long Beach
The annual meeting will bring together over 1,800 California city leaders for a three-day educational and networking event aiming to provide opportunities for attendees to gain perspectives and knowledge on real issues challenging cities, plus deepen relationships and share with others in similar fields.
Registration Information
The full conference registration includes access to educational sessions, Wednesday host-city reception, networking events, Thursday lunch with exhibitors, and the Friday closing luncheon.
The $50 early bird discount will be offered to attendees who register by July 18. Full conference registrations start at $525 for member cities and will rise to $575 as of July 19. 
Lodging Information
There are several fantastic properties for lodging this year around the Long Beach Convention Center. Reduced room rates are available for registered attendees; please register first before receiving the links in your registration confirmation email to reserve hotel rooms. Hotel reservations are only available online. 
Register early, as space is limited. Please email education@cacities.org with any questions about the event.

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