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Wednesday, August 21
Opening Session Keynote: ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
Keynote Speaker: John O’Leary, Keynote Speaker
File: Keynote (.pptx - 8.02 mb)
Audio: Audio Coming Soon
History of Arizona Water Rights Litigation, the General Stream Adjudication Process, Key Issues and Why it Matters
Presider: Lee A. Storey, Partner, TSL Law Group, PLC
Speaker: Patrick B. Sigl, Supervising Attorney, Land & Water Rights, Salt River Project
File: Water Rights (.pdf - 7.9 Mb)
Greater Arizona Broadband Upgrade: Bringing Better Service to Arizona’s Communities
Presider: John Kelly, Principal, Triadvocates
Speakers: Milan Eaton, State E-rate Director, Arizona Department of Education
Colman Keene, Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins, Colorado
Ronald Weinstein, MD, Founding Director, The Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP), Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona
Files: Greater Arizona Broadband Upgrade (.pdf - 2.44 mb)
Broadband Ft. Collins (.pdf - 2.44 mb)
AMRRP Resources: New PTSD Assistance – Helping Cities/Towns Make Difficult Land Use Decisions
Presider: Rudy Rodriguez, Deputy City Manager, Cottonwood, Board President, AMRRP
Speakers: Ed Bantel, Program Administrator, Southwest Risk
Robyn K. Hall, PSY.D. Specializing in PTSD
Bill Sims, Attorney, Sims Mackin, Ltd., Legal Advisor to the AMRRP
Files: Land Use Assistance Lifeline (.ppt - 324 Kb)
Update and Discussion with the PSPRS Board
Presider: Scott McCarty, CPA, Town Finance Director, Queen Creek, Member, PSPRS Board of Trustees
Speaker: William T. Buividas, Chairman, PSPRS Board of Trustees
File: PSPRS (.pptx - 2.2 Mb)
Public-Private Partnerships in Opportunity Zones and How Cities/Towns Can Utilize These Programs in Their Communities
Presider: Sintra Hoffman, President and CEO, Westmarc
Speakers: Quinn Palomino, CEO, Virtua Partners
Kenneth Weise, Mayor, Avondale
File: Session presentation unavailable
Update on Colorado River Issues and What the Drought Contingency Plan Means for Arizona
Presider: Lee A. Storey, Partner, TSL Law Group PLLC
Speakers: Alexandra M. Arboleda, TSL Law Group PLLC, CAWCD Board of Directors
Mark Lewis, Vice President Engineering, Water Resource Institute, CAWCD Board of Directors
File: Water CAP Costs (.pptx - 643 kb)
Colorado River DCP (.pptx - 5.42 mb)
League 2019 Legislative Report and Look Ahead to 2020 Legislative Session
Presider: Ken Strobeck, Executive Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Speakers: Nick Ponder, Legislative Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Kim Musselman, Special Assistant to County Manager, Coconino County
Tom Savage, Senior Legislative Associate, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
File: Legislative Update (.pptx - 7.78 mb)
2020 Census: The Arizona Count
Presider: Daryl Seymore, Mayor, Show Low, Member, League Executive Committee
Speaker: Pauline Núñez, Partnership Coordinator, Denver Region-Dallas RCC, U.S. Census Bureau
File: 2020 Census: Preparing for the Count in Arizona (.pptx - 6.96 Mb)
Video - 2020 Census: Preparing for the Count in Arizona (.pptx - 11.6 Kb)
How Census Invited Everyone (.pdf - 137 Kb)
How Census Invited Everyone Spanish (.pdf - 137 Kb)
Partnership Fact Sheet (.pdf - 245 Kb)
2020 Confidentiality Factsheet (.pdf - 135 Kb)
2020 Confidentiality Factsheet Spanish (.pdf - 135 Kb)
2020 Informational Questionnaire for Census (.pdf - 338 Kb)
The Basics of Economic Development for Cities and Towns: What Elected Officials Need to Know
Presider: Wendy Bridges, AZED Pro, Economic Development Coordinator, Film Commissioner, Prescott
Speakers: Mignonne Hollis, Executive Director, Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation
Jaye O’Donnell, Assistant Director, Office of Economic Development, Mesa
File: Basics of Economic Development (.pptx - 20.7 mb)
Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: What is the Future for Arizona’s Cities and Towns
Presider: David Skinner, P.E., Senior Vice President, Area Operations Manager, HDR Engineering, Board Chairman, Arizona Forward
Speakers: Lauren Evans, President, Pinyon Environmental, Co-Chair, Transportation Committee, Arizona Forward
Jennifer Pyne, Deputy Director, Capital and Service Development Division, Valley Metro, Co-Chair, Transportation Committee, Arizona Forward
File: Autonomous Vehicles (.pptx - 13.1 mb)
First Amendment Auditors: Best Practices for Cities and Towns
Presider: Susan Goodwin, Gust Rosenfeld, PLC
Speakers: Andrew McGuire, Gust Rosenfeld, PLC
Marnie Schubert, Director of Communications, Marketing and Recreation, Queen Creek
Thomas Zaworski, Assistant City Attorney, Chandler
Files: First Amendment Auditors Presentation (.pptx - 338 Kb)
Sound Management of Water Supplies as an Essential Element for Sustainable Economies
Presider: Lee A. Storey, Partner, TSL Law Group PLLC
Speaker: Nicole D. Klobas, Deputy Chief Counsel, Arizona Department of Water Resources
File: Groundwater Management In Arizona (.pptx - 3.47 mb)
Water Management Planning (.pptx - 132 mb)
Addressing Domestic Violence in Your Community
Presider: Eddie Cook, Vice Mayor, Gilbert, Chair, MAG Regional Domestic Violence Council
Speakers: Elizabeth Finn, Presiding Judge, Glendale City Court
Wendy Million, City Magistrate, Domestic Violence Court, Tucson City Court
Diane Umphress, Amberly’s Place, Chair, Governor’s Commission on Violence Against Woment
Files: Council Communications Domestic Violence Efforts (.pptx - 970 Kb)
Arizona Primary and Secondary Property Tax System: General Overview and Recent Property Tax Election Results Summary
Presider: Mark Reader, Managing Director, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company
Speaker: Paul Ulan, Principal, Primary Consultants L.L.C.
File: Property Tax 1 (.pptx - 2.30 Mb)
Property Tax 3 (.pdf - 1.86 Mb)
Elected Women: Making THE Difference
Presider: Jenn Daniels, Mayor, Gilbert, Member, League Executive Committee
Speakers: Gwen Calhoun, Councilmember, Sierra Vista
Karen Fann, President, Arizona State Senate
Anna Tovar, Mayor, Tolleson, Member, League Executive Committee
File: No presentations used
When a Community Wins: How to Measure Success in Economic Development Projects That Come to Your City/Town
Presider: Curt Woody, Director of Economic Development, Marana
Speakers: Barbara Coffee, Director of Economic Initiatives, Tucson
Victor Gonzalez, Economic Development Manager, Sahuarita
Micah Miranda, Economic Development Director, Chandler
Tom Pitts, Board of Directors, Arizona Association for Economic Development
File: When a Community Wins (.pptx - 1.28 mb)
Cancer Risk and Public Safety Personnel: Best Practices to Reduce the Threat
Presider: Mike Gardner, Principal, Triadvocates
Speakers: Shawn Beitel, Research Specialist, University of Arizona
Chris Brady, City Manager, Mesa
Bryan Jeffries, Captain, Mesa Fire Department, President, Professional Firefighters of Arizona
Paul Moore, Deputy Chief, Tucson Fire Department
File: Cancer Risk and Public Safety Personnel (.pptx - 2.16 mb)
Thursday, August 22
How Local Control Became "Loco” Control - A Look at Preemption, Unfunded Mandates, Revenue Takeaways and Other Violations of Home Rule and Local Democracy
Presider: Ken Strobeck, Executive Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Speakers: David Berman, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Associate,Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University
Kim Haddow, Director, Local Solutions Support Center
Files: Loco Control (.pptx - 41 Kb)
Haddow Preemption (.pptx - 1.45 Mb)
Border Myths and Facts: Realities of Life, Governance, and Business on the Border
Presider: John Giles, Mayor, Mesa, Member, League Executive Committee
Speakers: John Scanlon, Director, Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats (ACTT), US Border Patrol
Douglas Nicholls, Mayor, Yuma, Treasurer, League Executive Committee
Robert Uribe, Mayor, Douglas, Member, League Executive Committee
File: Border Myths and Facts (.pptx - 41 Kb)
ASU, NAU and U of A: Our State Universities, Developing the Workforce of the Future
Presider: Ted Maxwell, President & CEO, Southern Arizona Leadership Council
Presenters: Julie Young, PhD, Director & Associate Professor, Center for Urban Innovation, Arizona State University
Doug Small MEd, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, Northern Arizona University
Michael D. Dake, MD, Senior Vice President, University of Arizona Health Sciences
File: Higher Education & Workforce Development (.pptx - 584 Kb)
Reading the Tea Leaves: Pundits Discuss the Current Political Climate and Next Year’s Legislative Session
Speakers: Paul Bentz, Senior Vice President - Research & Strategy, HighGround Public Affairs Consultants
Chad Campbell, Senior Vice President, Strategies 360
Chuck Coughlin, President & CEO, HighGround Public Affairs Consultants
File: No presentations used
Tackling the Homeless Issue in Our Communities
Presider: Donna McBride, Mayor Pro Tempore, Casa Grande
Speaker: Mila Besich, Mayor, Superior
Seth Dyson, Human Service & Community Vitality Director, Surprise
Craig McFarland, Mayor, Casa Grande, Member, League Executive Committee
Liz Morales, Director of Housing and Community Development, Mesa
Files: Casa Grande Mayor's - Task Force on Homelessness (.pptx - 216 Kb)
City of Surprise Homeless Initiatives (.pdf - 1.09 Mb)
Hidden Homeless Superior, Arizona.pptx (.pptx - 3.09 Mb)
Tackling Homelessness in Mesa (.pptx - 472 Kb)
Using Social Media: Best Practices and Pitfalls Every Elected and Appointed Official Should Know
Presider: Christina Estes-Werther, General Counsel, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Speaker: Marion J. Radson, Former City Attorney, Gainesville, Florida, Chair of 2018-2019 Social Media Policy Committee for International Municipal Attorneys Association (IMLA)
Files: Social Media Keynote (.pptx - 568 Kb)
IMLA Model Social Media Policy (.pdf - 11.3 Mb)
Moving from Council to the Legislature and Vice Versa: Tips and Lessons Learned Regarding the Similarities and Differences of Governing at Diverse Levels of Government
Presider: Nick Ponder, Legislative Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Speakers: Senate President Karen Fann, Legislative District 1
Representative Joanne Osborne, Legislative District 13
Representative Lorenzo Sierra, Legislative District 19
Anna Tovar, Mayor, Tolleson, Member, League Executive Committee
Jerry Weiers, Mayor, Glendale, Member, League Executive Committee
File: No presentations used
Tapping Into the Benefits of a Council-Manager Form of Government
Presider: Bryant Powell, City Manager, Apache Junction, President, Arizona City/County Management Association
Speakers: Kevin Hartke, Mayor, Chandler, Member, League Executive Committee
Bob Rivera, Mayor, Thatcher, Member, League Executive Committee
Pat Dennis, Vice Mayor, Avondale
Mary Jacobs, Town Manager, Oro Valley
Files: Council Manager Form Government (.pptx - 2.79 Mb)
Data Privacy in the Age of Cybersecurity, Smart Cities, and Data Analytics
Presider: Lester Godsey, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Mesa
Speakers: Gina Busby, Information Security and Privacy Officer, Surprise
Josh Doolittle, Systems Administrator, Tolleson
Tim Roemer, Chief Information Security Officer, Arizona Department of Administration
Files: Data Privacy Age of Cybersecurity (.pptx - 4.81 Mb)
Transportation Update
Presider: Christian Price, Mayor, Maricopa, President, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Speakers: Matthew Clark, Director of Government Relations, Arizona Department of Transportation
Audra Koester Thomas, Transportation Planning Program Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments
Files: Transportation Funding (.pptx - 6.56 Mb)
Big Vape V. Public Health: Cities and Towns in the Crossfire
Presider: State Senator Heather Carter, Legislative District 15
Speakers: Paul Durham, Councilmember, Tucson
Brian Hummell, Arizona Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
Dustin J. Williams, Superintendent, Pima County Schools
Files: Cancer Policy in Arizona (.pptx - 470 Kb)
Recycling Today and in the Future…Is there a Future for Recycling?
Presider: Bob Rivera, Mayor, Thatcher, Member, League Executive Committee
Speaker: Robert B. Gardner, PE, BCEE, Senior Vice President, SCS Engineers
Files: Recycling Today and the Future (.pptx - 6.32 Mb)
Friday, August 23
Closing General Session - Incivility and Political Dysfunction: Learning to Engage Our Differences Productively
Presenter: Keith Allred, National Institute for Civil Discourse
Files: Engaging Differences Productively (.pptx - 4.81 Mb)
Audio: Audio Coming Soon