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2017 Conference handouts & presentations

AWC conference materials are for members only.

Wednesday, June 21

10 – 11:30 am

Mobile tour/Early start sessions

Vancouver’s Main Street

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Chaos to communication: How to navigate the world of news, both real and fake!

Federal legislative issues update

10 – 11 am

Early start session

Conference orientation: Tips to get the most from AWC’s Annual Conference

Noon – 1:30 pm

Welcome and opening lunch
Keynote: Embracing innovation: What does it mean for cities?

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2 – 3 pm

Concurrent sessions

Building relationships with tribal neighbors – Part 1

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Community in bloom: Including the neighborhood

Innovation Q&A with Pablos Holman

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Introduction to the Tukwila Police Department's Community Liaison Team

Keys to effective strategic planning in your city

Rate setting fundamentals and getting the most out of your utility financial program

3:15 – 4:30 pm

Mobile tours/Concurrent sessions

Every tree tells a story: Arboreal tour in Esther Short Park

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Walking tour of Vancouver Waterfront

Be your own auditor

Building relationships with tribal neighbors – Part 2

Growing your city's innovation: Innovation partnerships at work!

Talk to your lobbyists

Thursday, June 22

9:15 – 10:15 am

General session: Times are uncivil and residents don’t want to engage. How do we fix it?

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10:30 – 11:45 am

Mobile tour

LEED us to the gold: Vancouver’s LEED gold certified city hall

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10:45 – 11:45 am

Concurrent sessions

The future of smart technology: What cities need to know

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Innovative community engagement techniques

Lessons learned from an officer-involved shooting in Pasco

What is this about a new kind of park?

Why can’t we just get along? A candid discussion of the roles and responsibilities of the executive and legislative branches of government.

1:15 – 2:30 pm

Mobile tour

From flush to finish: Marine Park Wastewater Treatment Plant

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1:30 – 2:30 pm

Concurrent sessions

Ask MRSC: Legal and financial do’s and don’ts (repeated Friday)

Local $$ local sense: Local investment to stimulate main street

Safety in public facilities

Youth and young adult homelessness in Washington State

2:45 – 3:45 pm

Concurrent sessions/mobile tours

GIS: Building smarter communities

How does one plus one equal thousands?

Professional city management: What? Why? & When?

Retain and strengthen your business mix.

Winning at the Robert’s Rules game

Friday, June 23

8:45 – 9:45 am

Concurrent sessions

Ask MRSC: Legal and financial do’s and don’ts (repeat session)

Constructive conversations: Building a strong foundation one conversation at a time

Hiring & firing – What mayors & councilmembers need to know to get it right

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Municipal borrowing: What elected officials need to know about issuing debt

Organizational change through empathy

Understanding the new streamlined business licensing requirements

10 – 11 am

Concurrent sessions

Advocacy Academy: How to engage with your state Legislature

Digital inclusion

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Leading optimistically

Understanding pipeline safety in your community

Program pitch presentations

Craft3

FLO Analytics

Johnson Controls

Stormwater Action Monitoring

Waste Management brochure

WSU Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension

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