Schedule

As you check out all of the hot local gov action listed below, you might be thinking…

WHOA this is a whole lot of online conference. Screen fatigue is a real thing!

Relax.  We got your back. 

Find the sessions that really call to you and attend those live where you can.  You’ll have access to all the recorded sessions after the conference, no worries.

Feel better? We hope so!

P.S.  All times listed are in PACIFIC time zone. We don’t love them more – we just had to pick one.

Day of the Week
2021 Themes
Principles
Hosted By

100: Got Broadband? 5 Tips to Bring Fiber to Your Community

Monday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by Slate Communications

Does introducing broadband fiber, as a public utility, induce anxiety in your organization? Lindsey Johansen from the City of Loveland, CO, delivers insider tips on how to gain support from your community, electeds, and organization. Most importantly, she’ll discuss the positive impact on lower-income populations as well as economic development.

101: Moonshot – Innovation in Government

Monday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by Fusion Learning Partners

Governments are often known to be conservative – not in a political sense, but in a cautioon to take risks and innovate. These agencies, conventional wisdom suggests, are hampered by rigid bureaucracies that are hostile to changing layers of standard procedures. George Hawkins, who transformed the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority into DC Water. From an organization resistant to change into an innovative powerhouse, believing that a resistance to change is almost always rooted in understandable principles and practices. He will suggest a simple and practical seven step process to encourage innovation that is founded on understanding the values of an organization, and using them as a motivator for change within a secure process and structure.

102: From Empty Rituals to Driving Improved Outcomes – Changing How You Listen To Your Community

Monday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by FlashVote

Want to learn the art and science of listening to your community – and want to stop wasting everyone’s time on meaningless engagement? In this session, part presentation, part conversation between our two experts, you’ll learn new pathways for listening, as well as listening performance indicators to know when you’ve been successful. You’ll hear about the latest research into effective listening during racial justice demonstrations and protests by local government, including in Fort Worth after the murder of Atatiana Jefferson. You’ll also see how different input can be used to improve the quality and equity of your services.

103: Energy Mitigation Amongst Glitz & Glamour

Monday, 8:45 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by CCCMA

Aspen, CO approved the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP) in 2000 as a way to combat rising energy use in the largest homes. An energy fee of this kind was unheard of at the time, and 20 years later the community is transitioning to a new phase of climate action and sustainability work and asking what’s next for the REMP?

104: Leading Practices and Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

Monday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by ICMA

A year later, this session examines the ways that local governments have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will highlight current trends and issues, leading practices, after action recommendations, and leadership lessons.

105: How A Bay Area City Supports Racial Equity and Inclusion

Monday, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Hosted by MMANC

Learn how one Bay Area city started their Office of Racial Equity. Join us for a discussion with the Director of Racial Equity for the City of San Jose. You’ll have a chance to learn and get inspired by their story and start the conversation in your workplace.

106: Policing in 2021

Monday, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Hosted by WCMA

Events in recent years have changed what policing means to law enforcement and those they serve. Hear from law enforcement leaders in communities of various sizes and demographics about how they are responding to these changes, how these changes impact the public’s view of law enforcement, and how you can work with your police chief to maintain positive interactions with your elected officials and the public.

107: How to Fail (Forward) – Fostering Cultures of Innovation in Local Government

Monday, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Hosted by NACA

NACA will host the Centre for Public Impact in an interactive workshop. We’ll come togethter with a network of like-minded government officials that are emboldened to nurture cultures of experimentation in their workplaces. We will introduce the Fail Forward program more broadly, then share out the findings from the work and provide opportunity for audience questions. The most interactive part of the workshop will be in small breakout groups, in which participants will discuss their own experiences with learning from failure and experimentation and work together to brainstorm strategies to improve their abilities to do so.

108: The Surprising Science of Community Input – What’s Helpful? What’s Useless? What’s Dangerous? And What To Do Differently Now That You Know

Monday, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Hosted by FlashVote

Don’t miss this fascinating and timely tour through the why, what, and how of community input. From social media to surveys, with a dash of COVID (data), you’ll learn what makes some data useful and other data unrepresentative or even dangerous. Sure, this “remarkably productive hour” will give you “a totally new lens” with useful new frameworks, helpful facts, and even a checklist… but you’ll really like learning how to ignore certain people with scientific precision. It’s all part of knowing how to better manage the input you have and get the data you need.

109: A Functioning Society

Monday, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Hosted by Drucker Institute

In this one-hour workshop, participants will consider what they see as the core elements of functioning society and compare and contrast their ideas with Drucker’s. Then, through a series of activities—including a first-hand account from an individual who has personally confronted many of the gaps preventing us from achieving a more well-functioning society—participants will access insights and practical tools for closing those gaps through the prism of what we call the JODIE Values: Justice, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

110: Headliner: Dr. Jyotika Virmani

Monday, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

Jyotika Virmani is the Executive Director of the Schmidt Ocean Institute, where she leads a team of explorers working at the nexus of advanced science and state-of-the-art technology to achieve amazing results in ocean research. The world’s longest sea creature? Found it! A never-before-seen coral reef taller than the Empire State Building? Found it! A never-ending sense of wonder and joy in exploring the unknown? Got it! Jam with Jyotika as we dive into her amazing journey as one of the top explorers of the 21st Century.

111: Small Group Discussion – What are the frontiers ahead of us?

Monday, 1:15-2:00 PM
Hosted by AFI

Join local gov rock stars from around the country to dive deeper into the Main Stage talk themes. Dive into exploration to:
– Build Collaboration & Partnerships
– Earn Trust Through Accountability
– Align Resources with Community Needs
– Begin and End With Data

112: The Beacon Awards – A Framework for Climate Action at the Local Scale

Monday, 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Hosted by Institute for Local Government

ILG’s Beacon Awards Program provides recognition and support for California local agencies that are working to build more vibrant and sustainable communities. Beacon honors voluntary efforts by cities and counties that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy and adopting policies that promote sustainability. Join this session to hear lessons learned and promising practices in facilitating climate action in rural to urban cities and counties in ways that make sense for their communities.

113: Enhancing Equity to Improve Community Resilience

Monday, 2:45 – 3:15 PM
Hosted by National Civic League

One of the lessons of 2020 is that communities need better resilience to withstand epidemics, wildfires and other disasters. A key ingredient for resilience is equity that is based on inclusive civic engagement. Learn how cities are building equity and becoming more resilient as a result.

114: Reopening & Alternative Service Delivery

Monday. March 1, 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Hosted by MMANC

Many government agencies have been doing more with less. Hear from other agencies about what service delivery modifications have worked during the pandemic.

115: So You Need to Hire an Equity Officer…What’s Next?

Monday, 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Hosted by ICMA

If you want to build trust in the community and provide access for all residents, it makes sense to invest in the position. The equity officer is critical to how you function and operate as a local jurisdiction. The Equity Officer is the person to speak up and ask how does this policy or how does this initiative impact the most vulnerable in your community. The chief equity officer will ensure access for all residents and will also help bridge the gap between those that are economically segregated and further your communities overarching goals.

116: How State and Local Governments Can Partner to Distribute Relief Funding

Monday, 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Hosted by eCivis

An unprecedented amount of funding is going through governments to communities, small businesses, and citizens as part of this year’s COVID-19 relief. However, to make sure this funding actually has an impact, multiple stakeholders have to come together, especially when it comes to the distribution and management of those funds. eCivis’ Certified Grant Management Specialist will share best practices for state and local governments to work together to streamline the grants processes and make the most out of their CDBG funding.

200: Applying Resource Reallocation & Maximization

Tuesday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by ResourceX

For the City of Littleton, CO, like so many cities throughout the world, the impacts of COVID-19 are ever-present. The intentions and plans for 2020 went out the door as COVID-19 forced them to pivot, adjust expectations, and make tough decisions. This session focuses on how the City of Littleton responded with a growing fluency and mastery of Priority Based Budgeting (PBB).

201: The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Changed the Way People Work – What Does This Mean for Local Government HR?

Tuesday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by ILCMA

This session shares how some local governments have adapted procedures and policies to the changing needs of their workforce and the resulting impacts on staffing. Panelists will discuss how they have adjusted and continue to adapt to a changing work environment, as well as the pros and cons of remote work and what it means for the future of HR in local government.

202: Understanding and Achieving Equity – Simple Standards and Assessments for Local Governments

Tuesday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by FlashVote

Did you know that Equity was almost included in official auditing standards for governments along with Effectiveness and Efficiency? If you think maybe it should have been, this talk is for you. You’ll learn simple standards that all governments can (and should) use to ensure they are treating residents appropriately, from policing to parks, why challenges can arise in meeting those standards across different demographics, and how to overcome them.

203: Leadership in Loosely Coupled Systems

Tuesday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by HueLife, LLC

In this session we will share research findings about how leadership occurs in loosely coupled, multi stakeholder systems. As collaboration and partnerships are becoming more and more critical to our ability to solve problems that no one can solve alone, new leadership models are necessary in order for the collaboration to be effective.

205: Great Ideas – How To Be Better At Growing Your Own And Stealing Those Of Others

Tuesday, 8:45 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by Funkhouser & Associates

An innovation is a new idea that has value in solving problems. The biggest problem communities have in the current fiscally constrained environment is how to create better, more equitable community outcomes without significant new money. This session features a dialogue between Nick Kittle and Mark Funkhouser on how community leaders can create ongoing sources of innovation within their organization and also make it easier for their organization to adapt innovations created by others to their own circumstances.

206: Headliner – Steve Wozniak

Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Steve Wozniak built his first computer when he was 13 years old, later co-founding Apple Computer. A noted philanthropist who helped found the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Wozniak was also the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, the Silicon Valley Ballet, and the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Woz will join us for a Jam Session around tech in government, the future of AI, and defending civil liberties in the digital world.

208: Remote Work and Antifragility

Tuesday, 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Hosted by Funkhouser & Associates

When the pandemic erupted, local governments were forced to make an abrupt shift to remote work and virtual meetings, and found that they and their workforces were more agile and adaptive than they knew. Now, it seems clear that one aspect of that shift has been the potential to build a greater degree of antifragility into their systems, allowing them to be more equitable and inclusive and to improve the environment in which they work.

209: Community Voice

Tuesday, 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Hosted by HueLife, LLC

This session will focus on how to engage all voices through listening sessions that are interactive, hands on, and help us understand the needs, aspirations, hopes, and values of your constituents. Participants will experience a mock community listening session on the topic of Economic Revitalization.

210: Using a Performance Excellence Framework to Ensure Alignment of Organizational Resources

Tuesday, 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Hosted by Alliance for Performance Excellence

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework, now 34 years old, is being used by thousands of organizations and communities across the US to optimize resources, facilitate better alignment, and improve and sustain outcomes. In this session, three national Baldrige award-winning presenters—all from the public sector—will explore how Baldrige helped them achieve and sustain better results.

211: Successful Partnership Structure for Emergency Response

Tuesday, 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Hosted by MMANC

Partnerships among government agencies are necessary to battle the ever increasing number of emergencies occurring throughout the United States. These partnerships often utilize the Incident Command System method to respond to the emergency. Learn firsthand from California firefighters the benefits of the system and how to use it efficiently and be effective in battling emergencies.

212: Women in Government – Candid Conversations About Tackling Real and Perceived Barriers to Advancement

Tuesday, 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Hosted by MMASC and WCMA

This session will provide an overview of research on women’s representation in local government and how the Washington City/County Management Association is creating new pathways for women pursuing CAO positions through its Women’s Leadership Academy. Then join a hosted discussion with participants about the barriers they see to women’s advancement in their careers and what could be provided to assist them.

213: Hands-on Approach to ADA Compliance

Tuesday, 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Hosted by LKM & KACM

As part of the ADA Transition Plan, the City of Lawrence is putting a greater focus on the public right-of-way, recognizing that there was a lack of focus on pedestrian signals, curb ramps, sidewalks, parking lots, transit stops and shared use trails related to ADA in the early 1990s. As an example, it’s one thing to look at manuals, written procedures, and policies to learn the proper grade percentages for ramps, but what if a more hands-on approach was taken? Hear the unique approach Evan Korynta, ADA Compliance Manager for the City of Lawrence, and a wheelchair user himself, did with his field operations team as a learning experience.

214: Partner Group Meet Ups

Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM

Join with your State Association for some jam time! Connect around group business and enjoy time with friends.

299: Avoiding a Cybersecurity Snow Day with the MS-ISAC

Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 AM
Hosted by Center for Internet Security

You can’t read a news article without seeing another local government being targeted by a cyber threat actor. Attend this session to learn about some of the no cost and reduced cost resources available to local governments through the MS-ISAC and CIS. Highlighting Malicious Domain Blocking and Reporting and the Albert Intrusion Detection System, attendees will take away methods to improve their overall cybersecurity posture.

300: The Convening Power of Counties

Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Hosted by NACA

From nonprofits, to cities, towns, and villages to state agencies, counties are uniquely placed to bring stakeholders to the table to accomplish shared goals, address mutual issues, and be honest brokers for hard conversations. This session will explore ways in which counties have exercised their convening power, what those outcomes were, and discuss how other can leverage their counties as regional conveners.

301: An Interview with Nate Mook, CEO of World Central Kitchen

Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:30 AM

Join AFI Board Member Doug Matthews, City of Grand Rapids, in an interview with Nate Mook, CEO at World Central Kitchen. We’ll hear how the organization got started, what they have been up to in the past year (hint: A LOT!), and how they successfully partner with local government to acheive their goals. Bring your questions!

302: A Systems Perspective to Equity and Inclusion

Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Hosted by Alliance for Performance Excellence

Session attendees will hear from a national role-model for performance excellence organization on how they utilize the Baldrige Excellence Framework and its Criteria for Performance Excellence to create and reinforce an organizational culture that fosters equity and inclusion. It will focus on actionable processes/tools and the results achieved.

303: A Vision for Great Governance – Developing Citizen Well-Being in your Community

Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Hosted by ResourceX

A deep dive on the “Unification Theory of Local Government.” The “Unification Theory of Local Government” is a way of illustrating how delivering on the core concepts of government responsibility ultimately leads to citizen well-being. This model has three areas of focus; the first and primary is on citizens. The second is on the provision of good governance, and the third is on management and its ability to deliver what citizens want.

304: Public Persuasion – How to Persuade an Audience

Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Hosted by Fusion Learning Partners

It is an irony that sometimes the smartest people have challenges persuading an audience to their viewpoint. Either as appearing as a “know it all” or unpracticed, or focus quickly on their knowledge of a subject, before the audience is ready, let alone willing, to listen. The good news is that these challenges, and others associated with persuading an audience – no matter friendly or hostile, informed or not – can be overcome with diligent preparation. In this forum, George Hawkins will present his “Persuasion Curriculum,” pointers and ideas hard won over thousands of public meetings – on how to gain the support of an audience.

305: Paymentpalooza! Future-Proof Citizen Payments – What Local Governments need to know about citizen payments in 2021

Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Hosted by Paymentus

As local governments continue to serve their citizens, Paymentus is here to help you meet their evolving needs when it comes to making payments. While it may seem daunting to implement new technology, update systems, and improve user experiences, local governments can’t afford to wait to take these steps forward as the payment landscape has changed and your staff and your citizens need innovation. Join Paymentus to learn about this rapidly changing payment landscape, the modern payment options and innovative solutions you must have in 2021, and how to tackle common billing and payment monsters that often prevent local governments from moving forward.

306: Lessons Learned – How 2020 Affects Budgeting Strategies in 2021 and Beyond

Wednesday, 10:30 – 12:00 PM
Hosted by ILCMA

Post-election and one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, local governments are facing ongoing fiscal uncertainty. This session will address issues that continue to impact local government budgeting, with a focus on applying what we have learned over the past year to better plan for the future.

307: Unleashing Talent through Teamwork

Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Hosted by MMASC

As a leader, you need to know how to create, engage and guide high-performing teams. Led by Armando G. Villa, City Manager for the City of Menifee, one of the fastest growing cities in California. Hear his approach to teamwork and the factors that are important to developing and maintaining a strong team to sustain a collaborative operation.

308: Sabotage – COVID-19 Crash Course Into Engaging The Community

Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Hosted by MMASC

In 2020 many local government agencies found themselves paralyzed and unable to engage with their communities due to the global pandemic. Traditional ways of connecting with the community just weren’t possible. In this session you’ll hear how two different cities – El Cajon and Coronado, pivoted to continue to be a viable resource to their constituency, to create greater public harmony and increase trust with their local government agency.

309: From Strategic Planning to Strategic Thinking

Wednesday, 10:30 – 12:00 PM
Hosted by HueLife, LLC

Strategy formation is the single core competency that leaders must develop. All too often, strategic planning retreats turn into wordsmithing, rehashing of the same old same old ideas, or debates over high ticket items. In this session, we will share specific techniques and tools to help with the “strategic” part of planning.

310: Interview with Bill Horne

Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Hosted by AFI

A retired Colonel in the US Air Force, Bill came to the City of Clearwater, FL in 1998 as the General Support Services Administrator. Bill has led the City as City Manager for the past 2 decades with great success. In this session AFI’s President and CEO Joel Carnes will interview Bill on how to build an antifragile organization for hte 21st Century.

311: Inform Your Pandemic Exit Strategy with Resident Feedback

Wednesdsay, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Hosted by Zencity

Join the cities of Anchorage, AK, and Savannah, GA, for a Govapalooza session hosted by Zencity to learn of ways in which resident feedback and sentiment data can inform critical decisions and guide your exit strategy from the pandemic. Packed with tips and examples of local economic recovery and effective COVID-19 vaccine operations, we promise you will leave this session with concrete takeaways.

400: Fishbowl Conversation (Online)

Thursday, 8:15 – 9:45 AM
Hosted by HueLife, LLC

Having conversations with the community or employees about difficult topics is not easy in person, but how do you adapt those well-known large group processes to an online environment? Join this session to experience a Fishbowl approach for online conversation about Equity & Inclusion and Public Safety.

401: How to Become an Influential Leader

Thursday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by PHN

This session will focus on key skills needed for becoming an influential leader in todays workforce. The decisions you make will define your career success and how others view you. Will you leave a lasting impression on your peers and inspire others to work towards greatness? Discover how to be that influence to others here!

402: Funding Your Priorities – Incorporating Sustainability, Equity And Climate Action In A Strained Budget Environment

Thursday, 8:15 – 9:45 AM
Hosted by ResourceX

In a strained budget environment, how can your organization maintain core service delivery, plus fund new programs to address societal challenges? How will your organization fund imminent challenges such as climate action, equity and sustainability with current available resources? Through program based decision-making and Priority Based Budgeting (PBB), your organization can apply program level data to repurpose resources and successfully address emerging challenges.

403: Take Advantage of the Veteran Mindset in Local Government: Service Above Self

Thursday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by ASU, CCCMA, ILCMA

Service in the military offers leadership training and experience that can be an excellent parallel to local government. With the upcoming wave of retirements in local government and the never ending need to attract qualified candidates, veterans are often overlooked. This session will present analysis from the 2020 Veteran Hiring Preferences in Local Government report. Then you will hear from a panel offering reasons not to overlook veterans in the hiring process and what to look for when hiring a veteran. It will also present information for how to successfully onboard the veteran once they are hired.

404: Building Resiliency Through Process Improvement & Innovation

Thursday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by ILCMA

Participants will hear how to break down legacy business processes and create organizational resiliency through applying process improvement. Baker Tilly will present strategies to identify broken processes, break them down into their component pieces, and rebuild them by assessing what is and isn’t necessary to efficiently deliver services. In light of COVID-19, a discussion will take place regarding recent innovative strategies by communities and how these improvements have built resiliency.

405: When Crisis Communication, Public Safety, Race & Equity Intersect: A Crash Course Every Agency Needs to Communicate Effectively

Thursday, 8:15 – 9:45 AM
Hosted by MMANC

It was a year of non-stop crisis in 2020 with the onset of COVID-19, demands for police reform, record-breaking wildfires, and a long-awaited racial justice reckoning in communities across the country. All of these topics, as complicated as they are, require swift and thoughtful approaches to communication with our communities. This session will include a crash course in crisis communications from national expert Scott Summerfield followed by an all-female, all-black panel who have lived the challenges of crisis communications through the lens of race and equity.

406: NACA Idea Exchange

Thursday, 10:45 – 12:15 PM
Hosted by NACA

The Idea Exchange provides an opportunity for county officials from across the country to discuss issues specifically relevant to counties in an informal setting. These meetings are open to all interested in participating in a lively discussion.

407: Addressing Community Health Needs – The COVID-19 Mobile Testing Solution

Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45 AM
Hosted by PHN

Learn about the innovative process the City of Phoenix implemented to create a program targeted at reaching those most in need within the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. From community outreach and partnerships with local health organizations, a program was born that would provide access to Covid- 19 testing and aid that came right to you.

408: Let’s Go Old School

Thursday, 10:45 – 11:15 AM
Hosted by Slate Communications

Discover how a city-run, printed magazine wowed elected officials and inspired community engagement. The City of Englewood, CO, needed to communicate to its diverse population effectively, and sometimes, digital just doesn’t cut it. The quarterly magazine combined City updates, resident highlights, and a recreation guide (each attendee will receive a sample magazine).

409: How to Ignite and Sustain a Data-Driven Culture

Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45 AM
Hosted by Fusion Learning Partners

Getting data in front of people is one thing, but adapting your culture to wholly embrace data is another. During this session, we’ll nail down what a successful data-driven culture looks like and why it can seem so difficult to foster, and will teach concrete steps from the business intelligence industry’s best practices to cultivate it. Whether you’re new to this journey or have been banging your head against it for awhile, this session will give you a comprehensive and actionable vision you can start acting on right away.

410: BE What Matters – How To Achieve Your Greatest Impact Being Your Most Mindful, Authentic, and Courageous Self

Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45 AM
Hosted by WCMA

Wherever you are on your unique personal and professional journey, learn transformative life & leadership principles, skills, and strategies to clarify what matters, challenge limiting beliefs, fully embrace your identity, and leverage gifts, strengths, and opportunities. BE equipped and empowered to achieve your greatest personal and community impact mindfully, authentically, and courageously.

411: Collaboration for Change

Thursday, 10:45 – 12:15 PM
Hosted by HueLife, LLC

In this session, we will share case studies surrounding the formation of three different collaborations: Ukraine P.E.A.C.E. Summit, MN Alliance for P.E.A.C.E., and Virtual Twin Cities Metro Area Innovation League. Attendees will learn how to engage stakeholders as they organize and facilitate collaborative efforts towards change.

412: From Division to Unity

Thursday, 12:00 – 12:30 PM
Hosted by LKM & KACM

For much of the community of the City of Atchison, Kansas, Division Street had become a line dividing black residents from the rest of the city. The street was originally named to mark the divide between the city and the county, but years ago the properties to the north were annexed, and the original meaning of the name had become lost to residents. Hear how the City was approached by residents to change the name of the street and other players who were instrumental in the change.

413: Headliner – Dr. Michael Crow

Thursday, 12:45 – 1:45 PM

Dr. Michael M. Crow is an educator, knowledge enterprise architect, science and technology policy scholar, and higher education leader. He has spearheaded ASU’s rapid and groundbreaking transformative evolution into one of the world’s best public metropolitan research universities. As a model “New American University,” ASU simultaneously demonstrates comprehensive excellence, inclusivity of the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the U.S., and consequential societal impact.

500: Leveraging Data to Feed Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19

Friday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by Fusion Partners

During the COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable populations such as the elderly, low income communities, and those medically vulnerable were presented with the harsh challenge of acquiring basic necessities and food across Santa Clara County. On March 16th, Santa Clara County asked the City of San Jose to take over Countywide food distribution. Almost immediately, the City of San Jose began to address issues related to the lack of consistent and complete data to ensure effective management of supply and demand as well as recording for re-imbursement purposes. Join in on this session to learn from San Jose’s approach and experiences addressing the critical issue of food securing and how data can be leveraged to help communities in direct need of assistance. In this session you will be brought in to understand the successes and lessons learned in building out an effective data analytics program focused on a highly visible community concern in a time and resource constrained environment.

501: Tales of Resilience – A Trilogy of Talks About Building Community Capacity for Change

Friday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by Alliance for Performance Excellence

We’ll hear from 3 organizations to describe approaches to building community capacity for rapid change and flexibility in operations. In a “TedTalk” format of mini-presentations, one speaker represents a national Baldrige Award recipient from the government sector, another speaker is a recipient of state-level Baldrige recognition describing how to build a resilient city, and the third speaker is a nonprofit leader describing a systematic strategy to promote resilience.

502: Let’s Talk – The Advisors Are In

Friday, 8:15 – 8:45 AM
Hosted by CCCMA

There is always more to learn from those that have been there! Join a conversation with your colleagues and experts. No set agenda; seek out some specific advice, general coaching, or brainstorm together with others in the room/virtual lobby. Feel free to move bvetween rooms, too.

– Racial Equity Challenges, Jane Brautigam, CCCMA Senior Advisor
– Using Tech for Resident Engagement, David Flaherty, Magellan Strategies
– Budgeting Basics for Non Finance People, Jon Johnson, AFI
– Making University Partnerships Work, Hannes Zacharias, University of Kansas
– Negotiating Your Employment Agreement, Greg Schulte, CCCMA Senior Advisor
– Budgeting for Resiliency, ResourceX
– General Questions, Robin Weaver, ILCMA Senior Advisor
– Communications, Slate Communications
– General Questions, Madrinas & Padrinos, Phoenix Hispanic Network

503: How Local Governments Around the World Use Foresight

Friday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Hosted by Next Generation Consulting

Budgets are the primary planning tool for most local governments. Unfortunately, most budgets are not proactive or anticipatory; they cannot predict or mitigate pandemics, civil unrest, or economic downturns. This panel will be a “world tour” of how local governments use foresight for everything from predicting their post-Covid futures to anticipating who their residents will be in 2030. All panelists are experienced foresight practitioners who coordinate and execute foresight projects in the public sector.

504: Build a New Generation of Police Recruits With Data Science

Friday, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Hosted by Fusion Learning Partners

Communities and police departments are grappling with rebuilding trust and relationships. And previous challenges, like the exodus of baby boomers from the workforce, have not abated. The ability to attract a new generation of recruits with sophisticated 21st-century policing skills is more critical than ever. To address these challenges, police departments are looking more closely at identifying specific traits that the agency and community desire in their officers. By marrying science with technology, agencies can identify the right mix of traits for more effective officers. This approach to hiring and developing officers is shown to reduce turnover, improve succession planning, and increase performance. Join this interactive discussion about actions you can take now to determine how science and technology can help you hire, develop, and retain police candidates who are the best fit for your organization.

505: Career Advancement in the Virtual World

Friday, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Hosted by WCMA

Lean into this session to learn the benefits of the coaching program through WCMA/ICMA, the changes taking place during the interview process, and how to network during this time of virtual reliance.

506: Improving Outcomes In the Community – How The County of San Diego’s Live Well Vision Drives Performance Excellence

Friday, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Hosted by Alliance for Performance Excellence

We will hear from the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency on how their Live Well San Diego Vision has improved outcomes in the community. The Live Well San Diego vision was built on the collective impact model and uses the Baldrige Framework principles which requires that cross-sector organizations come together in support of a common agenda, agree to track progress in the same way, and coordinate efforts to continuously improve programs and initiatives that positively affect quality of life in San Diego County. Using a 3-panel presentation format, the first speaker will present on the Live Well San Diego vision and approach. The second speaker will highlight the Baldrige core values that are used in the Live Well approach. The third speaker will share examples on the work being done in the community through the Live Well Vision and the use of the Communities of Excellence 2026 Baldrige-based framework.

509: Headliner – Rebecca Ryan

Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Dear Govapalooza Rabble-Rousers,
I know, you’re tired. You’ve been the meat in a crap sandwich for a year now. But what if I told you, “That was just a test, to see what you’re made of”? Because for those of you who make it to Govapalooza with some gas in the tank, this is YOUR year. 2021 will be the year when those who can remix, recruit, and run experiments will be rewarded. You’ve been practicing innovation all this time; now is when it counts! I look forward to seeing you and hearing from you at this keynote.

I believe in you!
Love, Rebecca

510: Small Group Discussion – The Future Is People

Friday, 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Hosted by AFI

Join local gov rock stars from around the country to dive deeper into the Main Stage talk themes. What is the future to:
– Build Collaboration and Partnerships
– Earn Trust Through Accountability
– Align Resources with Community Needs
– Focus on Community Outcomes
– Begin and End With Data