2018 Conference PowerPoints and handouts

Wednesday, June 27

8 – 11:30 am
Early start session

Making your small town more Idea friendly

9 – 11:30 am
Early start session

A Road Map to Washington’s Future: What is our vision for the future and how do we get there?

10:30 – 11:30 am
Early start session

Conference orientation: The who, what, where, when, and why of AWC’s Annual Conference

2 – 4:30 pm

Mayors can’t do that, can they?

2 – 3 pm
Concurrent sessions

21st century policing: The potential consequences of failing to implement these principles in your organization

Banding together for broadband

Rethinking the customer experience for cities and towns

The future of growth management: A roadmap to Washington’s future

The Leadership Challenge: 5 practices of exemplary leadership®

  • No materials for this session

3:15 – 4:30 pm
Mobile tour

Social & cultural dimensions of public greenspace

  • No materials for this session

3:15 – 4:30 pm
Concurrent session

Finance essentials for elected officials

Innovative ways to authentically connect with community members

Solving challenges to transitional housing for the homeless

The new growth landscape: Navigating water and land use planning changes

Unleash the power of persuasion: Write and speak like a pro

Thursday, June 28

9:15 – 10:15 am
General session

Strong Cities Great State: We can’t rest on our laurels

  • No materials for this session

10:15 – 11:45 am
Mobile tour

Nelson Dam tour

10:45 – 11:45 am
Concurrent sessions

Do you hear the call? Top 10 traits of effective councilmembers

Fort Knox or Fort Lax? Cybersecurity for cities

Innovative rural business models and rural jobs creation strategies

The importance of having a public plaza/town square in your community

The role of elected officials in personnel and labor matters

The Washington Voting Rights Act: A new area of opportunity and risk management

Which services should you provide? Right-sizing your city’s role in service delivery decisions

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Concurrent sessions


Culverts, fish passage and screening

Don’t CERB your enthusiasm! Instead, find out what infrastructure funding is available

Filling the gaps: What to do about empty buildings and lots

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Professional city management: When is it right for your community?

The jail that failed: Lessons on how to improve regional partnerships

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Veterans on the home front: From deployed to employed

2:45 – 3:45 pm
Mobile tour

Downtown Yakima redevelopment tour

  • No materials for this session

2:45 – 3:45 pm
Concurrent sessions

Another brick in the wall: Addressing earthquake hazards posed by unreinforced masonry

Creating a compassionate community

How local governments are using criminal justice tools to address behavioral health care system gaps

Preparing to streamline your business license

Strategic planning is a process not an event

The power of partnership: Transform and innovate with higher education partners

What you need to know to comply with the Public Records Act

4 – 5:45 pm

AWC Annual Business Meeting

Friday, June 29

8:45 – 9:45 am
Concurrent sessions

A cohesive leadership team: Essential to municipal government health

Ask MRSC: Small city edition

Community-based housing solutions

Growing the local green economy

Revolutionizing government from the status quo to the status go

Serve your community better (surprise!) by using Robert's Rules

Tree roots and sidewalks: Friends at last

10 – 11 am
Concurrent sessions

Accommodation and transportation: How cities can design transportation infrastructure around ADA standards

Addressing aging infrastructure through utility rate setting: A spotlight on smaller jurisdictions

Cannabis in WA: Where are we now?

Cybersecurity: A continuous process and a role to play for everyone

Developing the next generation infrastructure workforce

Make it an EPIC year: Introducing an effective model for city-university partnerships

Placemaking & community engagement through public art

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