2017 Handouts

Handouts will be posted here next to the session titles as we receive them. They will also be uploaded to the conference app. Please check back frequently for additional handouts.

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Wednesday, October 4

2:00–3:15 p.m.[Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Lancaster – It Will Work if You Work It (presented courtesy of TCMA — Texas City Management Association)

Community and Employee Engagement – Fourth Dimension Leadership: A Radical Strategy for Creating an Authentic Servant Leadership Culture (presented courtesy of TMHRA – Texas Municipal Human Resources Association)

Finance – Community Development Block Grant for Rural Communities: Where Are the Needs? (Handout, Handout)

Infrastructure – Border Trade Transportation Challenges and Cities

Planning – Managing Water Resources for Growing Cities

Safety and Wellness – You Are Not Alone: Security Resources for Cities (presented courtesy of TAGITM — Texas Association of Governmental Information Technology Managers) (Handout)

3:30-4:45 p.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Super Bowl 51 – A Smashing Success in Houston

Community and Employee Engagement – Road to 2020: How Cities Can Prepare (Handout, Handout, Handout, Handout, Handout, Handout)

Finance – Parks: An Economic Engine for Your Bottom Line and Quality of Life (presented courtesy of TRAPS – Texas Recreation and Park Society) (Handout, Handout)

Infrastructure – Meeting Demand with New Water in the 21st Century (presented courtesy of TMUA – Texas Municipal Utilities Association)

Planning – Lessons Learned: Crisis Communications and Hurricane Harvey (presented by TAMIO – Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)

Safety and Wellness – Firefighter Cancer – The Silent Threat:  Community Impact and a Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention (presented courtesy of TFCA – Texas Fire Chiefs Association)

Thursday, October 5

9:00-10:15 a.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – New Ideas for an Age-Old Problem – How Houston Built a Transformative Homeless Response System

Community and Employee Engagement – Insta What? Next to Where? Alexa Who? The Next Generation of Digital Communications (presented by TAMIO – Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers) (Handout)

Finance – Public Finance: A Primer for Non-Finance Officials and Managers (presented courtesy of GFOAT — Government Finance Officers Association of Texas) (Handout, Handout)

Planning – Legal Q&A (no handout)

Safety and Wellness – It Can Happen to You! (presented courtesy of TAGITM — Texas Association of Governmental Information Technology Managers) (Handout, Handout) – updated 10/4

10:30-11:45 a.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Powerful Partnerships That Meet Community Challenges (presented courtesy of TMLDA – Texas Municipal Library Directors Association)

Community and Employee Engagement – “Get R.E.A.L.” Race, Equity, and Leadership (presented courtesy of TABCCM – Texas Association of Black City Council Members)

Finance – The Sharing Economy and What It Means for Cities

Infrastructure – Working with the Railroad in Your City

Planning – Solving the Housing Rubik’s Cube (presented courtesy SCAC – TML Small Cities Advisory Council) (Handout, Handout, Handout, Handout Handout)

Safety and Wellness – From Policy to Practice: Planning for Public Health Every Day and Post-Disaster (presented courtesy of TXAPA — Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association) (Handout) – updated 9/27

2:00-3:15 p.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Down-to-Earth Strategies for a Stellar Downtown (presented courtesy of SCAC – TML Small Cities Advisory Council) (Handout)

Community and Employee Engagement – Cultivate Confidence and Presence in the Workplace (presented courtesy of TMCA – Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc.)

Finance – Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones: Best Practices for Cities (Handout)

Infrastructure – Creating Safe and Sustainable Communities for Your Citizens

Planning – Implementation of S.B. 1004 – the “Small Cell Node” Bill (Handout)

Safety and Wellness – Sustainable Mosquito Management: Address Community Concerns

3:30-4:45 p.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Strategic Communications and Marketing: You’ll Love It When the Plan Comes Together (presented by TAMIO – Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)

Community and Employee Engagement – Youth Programs with Lasting Results (presented courtesy of the SCAC – TML Small Cities Advisory Council) (Handout)

Finance – Texas Municipal Retirement System: Strong by Design (Handout)

Infrastructure – The Nuts and Bolts of Public Works – The 2017 Legislative Impact (presented courtesy of TPWA – Texas Public Works Association)

Planning – Annexation: Did the Legislature “Elect” to Eliminate It? (Handout, Handout)

Safety and Wellness – #TANGODOWN: In the Crosshairs of Hacktivist (presented courtesy of TAGITM — Texas Association of Governmental Information Technology Managers) (Handout, Handout)

Friday, October 6

9:00-10:15 a.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
Community and Employee Engagement – Police Body Cameras – Practical and Legal Perspectives (Handout)

Finance – The Future of City Finances: Pensions, Transparency, and the Importance of Structurally Balanced Budgets

Planning – The Effects of Ferguson and the Future of Fines and Court Costs in Texas (presented courtesy of TCCA — Texas Courts Clerks Association)  (Handout, Handout, Handout, Handout, Handout)

Safety and Wellness – Soaring Healthcare Cost (Handout, Handout) – updated 9/25