This Conference provides a nuts and bolts review of the myriad of important issues municipal officials need to be familiar with from Sunshine Law to ethics, from economic development to social media those are just a few of the topics to be covered. While the Conference focuses on providing the knowledge base that newly elected municipal leaders need to govern effectively, the changes that continually occur in the municipal arena make this a Conference that all officials should attend. Attendance at this conference will provide credit towards the Municipal Governance Institute's Certified Municipal Official program. (Click here for more information on becoming a Certified Municipal Official) .
Thursday, June 8, 2017
9:00 am REGISTRATION
9:50 am WELCOME – Brian Treece, Mayor, Columbia
10:00 am OVERVIEW MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT – Allen Garner, Attorney, Allen Garner Law LLC
11:00 am CONDUCTING CITY BUSINESS – John Young, Attorney, Hamilton and Weber LLC
12:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm BUDGETS – DJ Gehrt, City Administrator, Platte City
2:15 pm SUNSHINE LAW – Erin Seele, Attorney, Cunningham, Vogel & Rost
3:30 pm LIABILITY AND RISK – Christine Bushyhead, Attorney, Bushyhead LLC
4:30 pm COMMUNICATING THE VALUE OF PUBLIC SERVICE – Robert Wilson, Assistant Executive Secretary/Member Services, LAGERs
4:45 pm ADJOURN
5:30 pm RECEPTION
- Dinner on your own
Friday, June 9, 2017
7:30 am BREAKFAST
8:00 am KEYNOTE: “WHY EVERYTHING RISES OR FALLS WITH LEADERSHIP” – Dr. Mike Mowery, President of Servant Leadership Implementation, SGR
9:15 am LOCAL REVENUE SOURCES – Eric Creach, Attorney, Gilmore and Bell
10:30 am ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Sallie Hemenway, Director, Business and Community Service, Missouri Department of Economic Development
11:30 am MML SERVICES – Ramona Huckstep, Policy & Membership Associate, MML
12:00 pm ADJOURN
* 8 HOURS OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNANCE INSTITUTE (MGI) CREDIT AVAILABLE FOR ATTENDING FULL CONFERENCE.
Registration Fee: $130 per person; includes lunch, reception, breakfast, conference materials, and all sessions. There are guest tickets available for meals only ($20 for breakfast; $18 for lunch and $38 for both).
· All registrations must be made online, regardless of payment option. If paying by check, please select the "Bill Me" option for your payment method.
· Please print out your registration confirmation at the end of your registration process to submit with your payment and for your records; we do not send out confirmations.
Registrations cannot be changed online once submitted. Instead, all changes must be submitted to Lori Noe at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1.
· Cancellations: Cancellations must be received at League headquarters via email to Lori Noe at email@example.com or faxed to 573-635-9134 by 5 p.m., June 1, or it will be necessary to bill you for the registration fee. You will need to cancel your own hotel reservations.
Hotel Reservations: Reservation Deadline is May 22. Please make room reservations directly with the hotel: Columbia Holiday Inn Executive Center (800-465-4329). When making hotel reservations, let the hotel know that you are with the Missouri Municipal League - Group Block MML to receive the special conference rate of $98.95 plus any applicable taxes and surcharges. Check-In is available at 4 p.m.; with check-out at 11 a.m. Hotel cancellations must be made by 6 p.m., one day before guest arrival to receive a refund. MML does not make or cancel hotel arrangements.
Scholarship Opportunity: Scholarships are awarded to an elected or appointed official of a municipality that has not sent a delegate to an EOT Conference within the last four years. The scholarship will pay for the conference registration fee and hotel accommodations, single rate, for the evening of June 8. To be considered for one of the four scholarships, the governing body of an eligible municipality should nominate an elected or appointed official to receive the scholarship. All applications must include one reference letter and must be in writing. Deadline is May 1. Email nomination form along with reference letter to Emily Koenigsfeld or mail to 1727 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City MO 65109.
Questions? Contact Emily Koenigsfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-365-9134
Dietary Requests: We work hard to accommodate dietary needs, please notify Emily in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.