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Presentations will be posted as they become available.
 
Tuesday, August 22
 
From Conflict to Conversation: Practical Skills for Better Public Dialogue
Main Presenters: Lance Decker, Managing Partner, Institute for Community Involvement, LLC
Matt Lehrman, Principal Partner, Social Prosperity Partners
Main Presenters: Diane Arthur, Communications and Marketing Director, Surprise
Dave Bigos, Mayor and Council Assistant, Chandler
Chris M. Jacques, AICP, Planning Director, Peoria
Roy W. Minter, Jr., Chief of Police, Peoria Police Department
Christina Plante, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, Goodyear
Jeffrey Robbins, Management Associate II, Mesa
Emily Scherrer, Library Manager, Sierra Vista Public Library
Marnie Schubert, Communications, Marketing & Recreation Director, Queen Creek
File: Main Presentation (.pdf - 33.3 Mb)
Presentation by Chris Jacques (.pdf - 10.9 Mb)
Presentation by Emily Scherrer (.pdf - 3.79 Mb)
Presentation by Chief Roy Minter (.pdf - 3.32 Mb)
Engagement strategy worksheet (.pdf - 314 Kb)
 
Wednesday, August 23
 
Water and Wastewater: Needs, Trends and Investment
Presider: David C. Iwanski, Executive Director, AZ Water Association
Presenters: Susan Craig, Communications Director, Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA)
Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy at the Morrison Institute, Arizona State University
Mark Reader, Managing Director, Stifel, Nicholaus & Company, Inc.
Kathryn Sorensen, Water Services Director, Phoenix
File: Water and Wastewater Infrastructure (.pptx - 109,724 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Forming Partnerships for Rural Economic Development
Presider: Mignonne Hollis, AZED Pro, Executive Director, Arizona
Presenters: Vincent "Skip" Becker, President and CEO, La Paz Economic Development Corporation
Geoff Oldfather, Manager of Cooperative Communications and Public Relations, Arizona G&T Cooperatives
Mark Schmitt, Director for the Small Business Development Center, Cochise College
Audio: Session audio
 
Inspiring Intentional Inclusion: The Women Leading Government Movement is Underway. What Elected Officials Need to Know, Why They Should Care, and How They Can Take Action
Presider: Nicole M. Lance, Assistant City Manager, Surprise
Presenters: Eric Bailey, MLOD, President, Bailey Strategic Innovation Group
Bob Wingenroth, City Manager, Surprise
Audio: Session audio
 
Public Records, Public Meetings and Communications in the Social Media Age: What You Need to Know as an Elected Official
Presider: Phyllis Smiley, Attorney, Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C., President, Arizona City Attorneys Association
Presenters: Danee Garone, Staff Attorney, Arizona Ombudsman Citizens' Aide
Susan D. Goodwin, Attorney, Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C.
File: Public Records, Public Meetings and Communications in the Social Media Age: What You Need to Know as an Elected Official (.pptx - 5,376 Kb)
Audio: Session audio unavailable
 
Autonomous Vehicles: The Changing Economic Landscape and How Arizona Cities Can be at the Fore of New Economic Trends
Presider: Bob RiveraMayor, Thatcher, Executive Committee Member, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenters: Matt Clark, Policy Advisor on Transportation & Municipal Government, Office of Governor Doug Ducey
Mark A. Paratore, Specialist, Economic Development Office, Scottsdale
James Smith, CEcD, Economic Development Program Manager, Chandler
File: Autonomous Vehicles - Chandler (.pptx - 9,287 Kb)
The Groundwork for the Future (.pptx - 5.6 Mb)
Autonomous Vehicles - Scottsdale (.pdf - 792 Kb)
Audio: Session audio unavailable
 
City and Town Youth Councils: The Steps Needed to Create and Maintain a Successful Youth Program in Your Municipality
Presider: Jerri Bracamonte, Executive Assistant to the City Manager, Mayor & Council, Lake Havasu City
Presenters: Paul Bernardo, Director, Government & Community Partnerships, Surprise
Matthew Herman, Councilmember, Casa Grande
Chris Lopez, Community Engagement Manager, Avondale
Donna McBride, Councilmember, Casa Grande
Audio: Session audio
 
Update on Important Legislative Issues from Past Sessions: Where Are They Now and How Are They Currently Impacting Your City and Town
Presider: Patrice Kraus, Legislative Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenters: Christina Estes-Werther, General Counsel, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Lee Grafstrom, Tax Policy Analyst, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Nick Ponder, Pension Policy Analyst, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Debra Stark, Councilmember, District 3, Phoenix
Alex Vidal, Legislative Associate, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Files: Legislative Issues from Past Sessions: Where Are They Now? (.pptx - 1,604 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
The Basics of Analyzing Your City/Town Budget: What Elected Officials Need to Know and Knowing the Right Questions to Ask Your Staff
Presider: Cathy Carlat, Mayor, Peoria, Executive Committee Member, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenters: Jeff Tyne, City Manager, Peoria
File: What Elected Officials Need to Know (.ppt - 16.8 mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Increasing Jobs and Growth: Driving Economic Development through Travel and Tourism
Presider: Win Holden, Publisher, Arizona Highways Magazine
Presenters: Brent DeRaad, President and CEO, Visit Tucson
Kimber Lanning, President & CEO, Local First Arizona
Cal Sheehy, General Manager, London Bridge Resort, Lake Havasu City
Audio: Session audio
 
Sustainable Cities and Towns: Reducing Costs, Attracting Business, and Improving Quality of Life
Presider: Anne Reichman, Director, ASU Sustainable Cities Network
Presenters: Amanda Acheson, Sustainable Building Program Manager, Coconino County
Mark Hartman, Chief Sustainability Officer, Phoenix
Lauren Kuby, Councilmember, Tempe
File: Sustainable Cities and Towns - ASU (.pptx - 3,893 Kb)
Sustainable Cities and Towns - Coconino County (.pptx - 8,828 Kb)
Sustainable Cities & Towns - Phoenix (.pptx - 6,828 Kb)
Sustainability & Climate Action - Tempe (.pptx - 47,208 Kb)
Audio: Session audio unavailable
 
Thursday, August 24
 
Update from Our Endorsed Partners: Programs That Can Save Your City or Town Money
Presider: Harvey Skoog, Mayor, Prescott Valley, Executive Committee Member, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenters: Ed Bantel, Program Administrator, Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool
Eric Emmert, Co-Founder, Agenda Discovery
Colleen T. Engle, Codification Consultant, American Legal
Rob Fiorilli, Program Manager, U.S. Communities
Sheri Gilbert, Senior Account Executive, Valley Schools/H-PACT
Kevin Noren, Vice President, Senior Relationship Management, BMO Harris Bank
Ashley Shiwarski, Manager, Inside Sales, Utility Service Partners, Inc.
Files: Agenda Discovery, LLC
American Legal Publishing - Ordinance Codification and Web Hosting Services (.pptx - 1,482 Kb)
BMO_Payment_Card (.pptx - 489 Kb)
H-PACT - A Valley Schools-Exclusive Program Update 2017 (.pptx - 1,500 Kb)
U.S. Communities - Cooperative Purchasing Solutions (.pptx - 1,569 Kb)
Utility Service Partners (.pptx - 2,653 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
City of Maricopa: 100% Paperless Process and How Your City Can Implement this System
Presider: Christian Price, Mayor, Maricopa, Treasurer, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenter: Robert E. Mathias, CPE, CBO, Development Services, Maricopa
Files: Benefits of Going Paperless and Digital in Your Regulatory Program (.pptx - 5,282 kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
How Cities Must Take Control of Their Economic Futures
Presider: Chris Camacho/strong>, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Presenters: Patrick Banger, Town Manager, Gilbert
Julie Engel, President and CEO, Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation Dr. Maria Harper Marinick, Chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges District
Scott Smith, CEO, Valley Metro
Audio: Session audio
 
League 2017 Legislative Report and Look Ahead to 2018 Legislative Session
Presider: Ken Strobeck, Executive Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenters: Patrice Kraus, Legislative Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Tom Savage,, Legislative Associate, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Alex Vidal, Legislative Associate, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
File: 2017 Legislative Overview (.pptx - 240 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Building and Maintaining Effective Mayor, Council and Manager Relationships
Presider: Mike Townsend/strong>, Deputy County Manager, Coconino County, President, ACMA
Presenters: Bridget Binsbacher, Councilmember, Peoria
Coral Evans, Mayor, Flagstaff
Mike Ortega, City Manager, Tucson
Cynthia Seelhammer, County Manager, Coconino County
File: Five Things You Need to Know about Council-Manager Form of Govt. (.pdf - 36 Kb)
Pros of Council-Manager form of Government (.pptx - 2,949 Kb)
Building and Maintaining Effective Mayor, Council and Manager Relationships (.ppt - 2,949 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Reading the Tea Leaves: Pundits Discuss the Current Political Climate and Next Year's Legislative Session
Presider: Barrett Marson, Owner, Marson Media
Presenters: Marilyn Rodriguez, Owner & Director, Creosote Partners
Kathy Senseman, Principal Lobbyist, Policy Development Group
Scott Smith, Managing Director of Government Relations, Ballard Spahr
Russ Smolden, Chief Executive Of cer, B3 Strategies
Audio: Session audio
 
Smart Cities: What They Are and How Your Community Can be a Smart City/Town
Presider: Dominic Papa, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Institute for Digital Progress
Presenter: William "Bill" Craft, Councilmember, Yuma
John Giles, Mayor, Mesa, Executive Committee Member, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Files: Smart Cities - What They Are & How Your Community Can be a Smart City/Town (.pptx - 4,528 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Who Does the City/Town Attorney Represent and How Can I Effectively Utilize my City/Town Attorney?
Presider: Christina Estes-Werther, General Counsel, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenter: Douglas J. Nicholls, Mayor, Yuma, Executive Committee Member, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Christian Price, Mayor, Maricopa, Treasurer, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Robert L. Pickels, Jr., City Attorney, Sedona
William J. Sims III, Attorney, Sims Murray, Ltd.
Files: Who Does the City/Town Attorney Represent and how can I Effectively Utilize my City/Town Attorney? (.pdf - 1,806 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Preparing the Workforce for the Future: Are we Ready?
Presider: Dennis Hoffman, Professor of Economics and Director of the Seidman Research Institute, Arizona State University
Presenters: Christine Mackay, Economic Development Director, Phoenix
Dr. Ian Roark, Vice President of Workforce Development, Pima Community College
Trevor Stokes, Workforce Program Manager, Arizona Of ce of Economic Opportunity
Joel Todd, Superintendent, Cochise Technology District
Files: Arizona JTEDs (.pptx - 3,389 Kb)
Arizona's Joint Technical Education Districts - Map (.pdf - 714 Kb)
The Role of Pima Community College in Strategic Workforce Development in Southern Arizona (.pptx - 2,402 Kb)
Ariona Office of Economic Opportunity (.pptx - 10,050 Kb)
Workforce Education Pipeline - Image (.pptx - 337 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
What Challenges Small Communities Face in Arizona
Presider: Pat Walker, Principal Owner, Pat Walker Consulting
Presenters: Mila Besich-Lira, Mayor, Superior
Tim Elinski, Mayor, Cottonwood
Michael LeVault, Mayor, Youngtown
Files: Challenges/Successes Facing Small Communities (.ppt - 33,205 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Cybersecurity - What You Need to Know to Protect Your City or Town
Presider: Linda M. Kavanagh, Mayor, Fountain Hills, Executive Committee Member, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenter: Ilene Klein, CISSP, CISM, CIPP/US, Arizona Cybersecurity Program Coordinator, City of Phoenix Of ce of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Files: Cybersecurity Considerations (.pptx - 242,409 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Get Out of Your Element and Get Into the Elements
Presider: Lana Mook, Mayor, El Mirage, Executive Committee Member, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenter: Jon Ford, Director, Communications, Vitalyst Health Foundation
Files: Get Out of Your Element and Get Into the Elements (.pdf - 3.1 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
ACAA Roundtable Discussion
Files: ACAA - Roundtable (.pdf - 6,784 Kb)
 
Friday, August 25
 
Closing General Session: A Town Hall with Abraham Lincoln
Presenter: Steve Holgate
Audio: Session audio