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Last Chance! Register Now for Tomorrow's Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

June 30, 2020
There is still time to join the League’s first all-virtual Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum!
The third and final day of this virtual event will wrap up tomorrow, July 2. Don’t miss this final opportunity to participate in networking and educational sessions, connect with peers, and learn about the latest approaches and challenges facing cities.
For Thursday, July 2, plan on attending these sessions:  
9-10:15 a.m. Resetting the Economic Table: Revenue Resolution, Land Use Revolution, and Economic Solutions
This presentation will focus on how to quickly and strategically retool local economies in response to the specific impacts of the COVID shutdown as related to retail, hotels, tourism, industrial and residential markets. The presentation spotlights the primary shifts in land use and occupancy that are rapidly playing out, identifying sectors that will come back sooner than later, and how to select and implement effective programs that can accomplish  recovery in the shorter term and achieve resiliency over the longer term. The webinar will cover how COVID is accelerating a land use revolution that had been initiated prior to the pandemic, one that is essentially restructuring the fundamentals of commercial viability of retail industrial, hospitality, office and residential. It includes a discussion on economic development tools that can be used on projects that make sense in a world of reordered economic priorities and viability.

Speakers: Damien Arrula, City Manager, City of Placentia | Jim Dillavou, Principal, Paragon Commercial Group | Dr. Fernando Guerra, Managing Director, Ramirez & Co.
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Coping with the New Reality of By-District Elections
Dozens of California cities are making or have already made the switch from at-large elections to district elections in the past year to comply with the California Voting Rights Act. The switch can cause confusion among residents and city staff. In light of these changes, it is important for officials to pursue strategies to smooth the transition. This session will highlight five strategies to promote good city governance during the switch to district elections.

Speakers: J.J. Murphy, City Manager, Palmdale | Doug Johnson, President, National Demographics Corporation | Randi Johl, Legislative Director/City Clerk, Temecula
12:30-1:15 p.m. Diversity Caucus Discussions
The League is committed to promoting involvement for all city officials in order to reflect the diversity of California's cities. Learn about the League’s five diversity caucuses, whose purpose is to present yet one more opportunity for city officials who share common interests or characteristics to connect with one another. Membership in these organizations is open to any member of the League, as is participation in any of the caucus meetings or sponsored events.

Join one of our Zoom discussions where you can meet the caucus leaders, and learn about resources and opportunities to get involved.
1:30-2:45 p.m.
Legislative Update
Meet the League’s legislative representatives, and learn about the top bills that are pending in the Legislature. The League will discuss the Support Local Recovery Coalition, and how you can get involved.
3:15-4:30 p.m.
Closing Session: Resilience and the Athenian Oath
As you lead your cities into an uncertain future, what does it mean to live the Athenian Oath? This session closes the conference with an exploration into organizational resilience and strategies for reframing public leadership.

Keynote Speakers: Eric Bailey, Managing Partner, Extraordinary Balance | Nicole Lance, Managing Partner, Extraordinary Balance
Find the complete schedule including session descriptions and speaker information online. Sessions and speakers are subject to change.
There will peer-to-peer connection opportunities available during lunch breaks and immediately following the end of each day’s educational sessions. 

Full conference registration for League members is $200, which includes:
  • Your ticket to all virtual educational sessions and peer-to-peer opportunities taking place on June 18, June 25, and July 2
  • Access to recordings of all educational sessions
  • Electronic access to all program materials
For questions about registration, please contact our registrar Megan Dunn. For all other questions, please contact Conference Program Manager Caitlin Cole.

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