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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)

 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 ShowcaseIt’s Your Fort Worth and We Want to Hear from You

Community RelationsLegislative Messaging: Our Home, Our Decisions (Handout, Handout, Handout

GovernanceRace, 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) 

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

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


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

Community RelationsNeighborhoods First 

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

InfrastructureBe 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)

SafetyHurricane 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 ShowcaseNeighborhood Revitalization

Community Relations2019 Legislative Outlook (Handout)

GovernanceLet’s Talk About Cybersecurity

Infrastructure – Infrastructure Crisis

Planning – Who Pays for the Roads in Texas

SafetyPromote 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 ShowcaseBrick and Mortar Retail is Not Dead, Just Evolving (Handout)

Community RelationsFort Worth’s Education Initiative

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

PlanningMore Than a Place on a Map: Shaping Your City’s Identity

SafetyFlood 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 RelationsInfrastructure: Passing the Buck or Partnership Opportunity

InfrastructureThe State of Water in Texas (Handout)

Planning – Risk Management of Parks and Recreational Facilities