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Wednesday, October 10

2:00-3:15 p.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Reinventing a South Texas City (presented courtesy of TCMA — Texas City Management Association) (Handout)

Community Relations – How to Advocate for Your City

Governance – Smart City Strategies (presented courtesy of TAGITM — Texas Association of Governmental Information Technology Managers)

Infrastructure – Small Cell Node Technology: A Public Works Perspective (presented courtesy of TPWA — Texas Public Works Association) (Handout)

Planning – Finding Gold at the Intersection of Brands, Events, and Cities

Safety  – Realizations and Reflections Post-Hurricane Harvey (presented courtesy of SCAC — Small Cities Advisory Council)

3:30-4:45 p.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Small Cities Roundtable on Economic Development (presented courtesy of SCAC — Small Cities Advisory Council) – no handouts; interactive session

Community Relations – Love Your Trolls: Embrace Your Social Media Detractors (presented courtesy of TAMIO — Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)

Governance – Your City’s Legal Counsel: Working with Your Lawyers (presented courtesy of TCAA – Texas City Attorneys Association) (Handout, Handout, Handout, Handout)

Infrastructure – Road to 2020-How Cities Can Prepare (Handout)

Planning – Be a Game Changer (presented by TRAPS – Texas Recreation and Park Society)

Safety – Understanding Harassment and Discrimination in the #Metoo Era (presented courtesy of AHMO – Association of Hispanic Municipal Officials) (Handout)

Thursday, October 11

9:00-10:15 a.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – It’s Your Fort Worth and We Want to Hear from You

Community Relations – Legislative Messaging: Our Home, Our Decisions (Handout, Handout, Handout)

Governance – Race, Equity, and Leadership (presented courtesy of TABCCM – Texas Association of Black City Council Members)

Infrastructure – Digital Connectivity and Your City (presented courtesy of TMLDA — Texas Municipal Library Directors Association)

Planning – Strategic Facility Planning for Small Cities (presented courtesy of SCAC — Small Cities Advisory Council)

Safety – Public Safety is a Community-Wide Goal (presented courtesy of TPCA — Texas Police Chiefs Association)


10:30-11:45 a.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Stay on Target: Cities and Firearms (Handout, Handout)

Community Relations – Neighborhoods First

Governance – Ethics in a World of Social Media (presented courtesy of TMCA — Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc)

Infrastructure – Be Green to Save Green—Powering Communities with Renewable Energy (Handout)

Planning – TX-PACE Stimulates Millions in Building Retrofits at No Cost to Cities (Handout, Handout, Handout, Handout, Handout, Handout)

Safety – Hurricane Harvey and Why the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System Worked (presented courtesy of TFCA — Texas Fire Chiefs Association)


2:00-3:15 p.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Neighborhood Revitalization

Community Relations – 2019 Legislative Outlook (Handout)

Governance – Let’s Talk About Cybersecurity

Infrastructure – Infrastructure Crisis

Planning – Who Pays for the Roads in Texas

Safety – Promote Safety and Confidence in the Legal System (presented courtesy of TCCA — Texas Court Clerks Association) (Handout)

3:30-4:45 p.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Brick and Mortar Retail is Not Dead, Just Evolving (Handout)

Community Relations – Fort Worth’s Education Initiative

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

Planning – More Than a Place on a Map: Shaping Your City’s Identity

Safety – Flood Mitigation (presented courtesy of TXAPA — Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association)


Friday, October 12

9:00-10:15 a.m. [Concurrent Sessions]
City Showcase – Small Cities Roundtable on Regional Cooperation (presented courtesy of SCAC — Small Cities Advisory Council) – no handouts; interactive session

Community Relations – Infrastructure: Passing the Buck or Partnership Opportunity

Infrastructure – The State of Water in Texas (Handout)

Planning – Risk Management of Parks and Recreational Facilities