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FINAL PROGRAM
 
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CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
 
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Presentations and audio will be posted as they become available.
 
Tuesday, August 21
 
Pre-Conference Session: Opportunities Abound -Strategies for Dealing With Challenging Residents and Co-Workers
Speaker: Karen Stafford, Manager, Organizational Development and Learning, Arizona Regional Office, Employers Council
File: Session presentation unavailable
 
Wednesday, August 23
 
Opening Session Keynote: With Vision, There Is Hope: How Local Government Can Lead the Way
Keynote Speaker: Bruce Vincent, Keynote Speaker
File: Keynote (.pptx - 8.1 mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Maximizing Local Airports: The Economic Impact of Aviation to Arizona’s Communities
Presider: Bob Rivera, Mayor, Thatcher, Member, League Executive Committee
Speakers: Ed Faron, A.A.E, Airport Manager, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport and Immediate Past President of the Arizona Airports Association
Mignonne D Hollis, Executive Director, Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation
File: Airports (.pptx - 4.4 mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Opioid Crisis: How Cities and Towns Are Combating the Opioid Problem in Their Communities
Presider: Parrish Spisz, City Council Aide, Tempe
Speakers: Christina Corieri, Senior Policy Advisor, Governor Doug Ducey
Andrea Glass, Deputy Fire Chief - Medical Services, Tempe
Ted Huntington, Community Programs Manager, Chandler Coalition Against Youth Substance Abuse
Joel Navarro, City Councilmember, Tempe
Files: Opiod Panel (.pptx - 5.6 mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Update From Our Endorsed Partners: Programs That Can Save Your City or Town Money
Presider: Daryl Seymore, Mayor, Show Low, Member, League Executive Committee
Speakers: Ed Bantel, Program Administrator, Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool
Chris Daly, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Markets- Government Banking, BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Colleen T. Engle, Codification Consultant, American Legal
Rob Fiorilli, Program Manager, U.S. Communities
Sheri Gilbert, Marketing Director, Valley Schools/Health Insurance Plans
Ashley Shiwarski, Manager, Inside Sales, Utility Service Partners, Inc.
Files: BMO Harris (.pptx - 501 Kb)
American Legal (.pptx - 1.5 Mb)
US Communities (.pptx - 1.5 Mb)
HPACT (.pptx - 1.5 Mb)
NLC Service Warranty (.pptx - 1.5 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Branding and Marketing Our Local Communities: Creating a Sense of Locality and Identity
Presider: Douglas Nicholls, Yuma, Member, League Executive Committee
Speakers: Kimber Lanning, Executive Director, Local First Arizona Foundatio
Angel M Martinez, CEO & Founder, Ignite Brand Marketing
File: Branding and Marketing Our Local Communities (.pptx - 5,376 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Arizona's Public Universities: How Cities and Towns Can Leverage Their Strategic Partnerships
Presider: Lana MookMayor, El Mirage, Member, League Executive Committee
Speakers: Jonathan Koppell, Dean, College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Arizona State University
Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Director, Extension & Economic Development and Associate Director for the Arizona Experiment Station, University of Arizona
Andrea Whitsett, Director, Morrison Institute Public Policy, Arizona State University
File: ASU Presentation (.pptx - 23.5 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
League 2018 Legislative Report and Look Ahead to 2019 Legislative Session
Presider: Ken Strobeck, Executive Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Speakers: Nick Ponder, 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: Legislative Update (.pptx - 5,376 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Preparing for Census 2020: What Your City or Town Should Know
Presider: Chris Fetzer, Executive Director, Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Speakers: Pauline Nunez, Partnership Coordinator, U.S. Census Bureau
Kim Musselman, Special Assistant to County Manager, Coconino County
Scott Wilken, Senior Planning Project Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments
File: Census (.pptx - 10.7 Mb)
2020 Census Key Dates (.pptx - 33 Kb)
2020 Census Timeline (.pdf - 286 Kb)
Census Distribution Programs.pdf (.pdf - 141 Kb)
Census Job Expectations (.docx - 42 Kb)
Coconino County (.pptx - 633 Kb)
MAG Census 2020 (.pptx - 1.2 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Top 10 Questions Attorneys Grapple With When Guiding Their Councils
Presider: Lana MookMayor, El Mirage, Member, League Executive Committee
Speakers: Christina Estes-Werther, General Counsel, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Robert L. Pickels, Jr., City Attorney, Sedona
Mike G. Rankin, City Attorney, Tucson
Kelly Schwab, City Attorney, Chandler
File: Top 10 Questions Attorneys Grapple With (.pptx - 5,376 Kb)
Top Ten Q Attorneys Grapple With... (Materials) (.pdf - 4,962 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Transitioning to a Digital Government
Presider: Jenn Daniels, Mayor, Gilbert, Member, League Executive Committee
Speakers: Patrick Banger, Town Manager, Gilbert
Dana Berchman, Chief Digital Officer, Gilbert
Files: Digital Government (.docx - 5.6 mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Thursday, August 23
 
A New Paradigm for Economic Development in the 21st Century
Presider: Chris Camacho, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Presenters: Julie Engel, CEcD, Chief Economic Architect, Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp.
Christine Mackay, Director, Community and Economic Development, Phoenix
Micah Miranda, Economic Development Director, Chandler
Sethuraman Panchanathan, Executive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University
Files: No session presentation materials utilized
Audio: Session audio
 
Short-Term Rentals: Trends, Impacts and Opportunities
Presider: Linda Kavanagh, Mayor, Fountain Hills, Member, League Executive Committee
Speaker: Robert E. MathiasUlrik Binzer, CEO and Founder, Host Compliance
Files: Short-Term Rentals: Trends, Impacts and Opportunities (.pptx - 16.5 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
State Preemption, Local Autonomy and the Ghost of Judge Dillon: What's a Local Government to Do
Presider: Satish Hiremath, Mayor, Oro Valley, Member, League Executive Committee
Speaker: David Swindell, PhD, Director & Associate Professor, Center for Urban Innovation, Arizona State University
Files: State Preemption, Local Autonomy and the Ghost of Judge Dillon: What's a Local Government to Do (.pptx - 5.82 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Public Service Ethics and Open Government
Presider: Doug Von Gausig, Mayor, Clarkdale, Member, League Executive Committee
Speaker: Bill J. Sims III, Attorney, Sims Murray, Ltd.
File: Fundamentals Of Local Government (.pptx - 240 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Cities and Towns Open for Business: What Are the Most Important Factors When Companies Decide to Locate in Your City or Town?
Presider: Chris Camacho, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Presenters: Mignonne D Hollis, Executive Director, Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation
Jeanine Jerkovic, Economic Development Director, Surprise
William Jabjiniak, Director of the Office of Economic Development, Mesa
Keith Watkins, Senior Vice President, Economic/Rural Development, Arizona Commerce Authority
File: No session presentation materials utilized
Audio: Session audio
 
Building and Maintaining Effective Mayor, Council and Manager Relationships
Presider: Gayle Mabery, Town Manager, Clarkdale
Speakers: Marilyn RodriguezChris Brady, City Manager, Mesa
Cathy Carlat, Mayor, Peoria, Member, League Executive Committee
Scott Smith, Managing Director of Government Relations, Ballard Spahr
Daryl Seymore, Mayor, Show Low, Member, League Executive Committee
File: No session presentation materials utilized
Audio: Session audio
 
Reading the Tea Leaves: Pundits Discuss the Current Political Climate, the Upcoming Election and Next Year's Legislative Session
Presider: Barrett Marson, Marson Media
Speaker: William "Bill" CraftMarilyn Rodriguez, Creosote Partners
Scott A. Smith, Highground Public Affairs Consultants
Gibson McKay, Sherpa Public Affairs
Files: No session presentation materials utilized
Audio: Session audio
 
Local Issues Before the US Supreme Court
Presider: Tom Schoaf, Mayor, Litchfield Park, Member, League Executive Committee
Speaker: Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center
Files: Arizona Supreme Court Update (.pptx - 1.7 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police Offers New Accreditation to Arizona Police Departments
Presider: Gail Barney, Mayor, Queen Creek, Member, League Executive Committee
Speakers: Robert DeVries, Chief of Police, Kingman
Kevin E. Rhea, ALEAP Program Manager, Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police
Files: Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (.pptx - 10.9 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Trending TPT Issues – Digital Goods; The Wayfair Decision
Presider: Cathy Carlat, Mayor, Peoria, Member, League Executive Committee
Speakers: Tom Belshe, Deputy Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Lee Grafstrom, Tax Policy Analyst, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Files: Trending TPT Issues: Digital Goods & Wayfair (.pptx - 372 Kb)
Ad Hoc Committee on Digital Goods & Services - Final Recommendations (.pdf - 7 Kb)
Arizona v Jones - AZSC 1943 (.docx - 14 Kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Friday, August 24
 
Closing General Session: 10 Essential Skills for Public Engagement
Presenter: Matt Lehrman, Social Prosperity Partners
Files: To contact Matt you can visit his website: www.SocialProsperity.us; or email him at Matt@socialprosperity.us.
Audio: Session audio