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2016 MML ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

 

  Saturday, September 10, 2016               

 

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CCFOA REGION 7 INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MUNICIPAL CLERKS (IIMC) WORKSHOP

“Mrs. Spring Fragrance”

Offsite: Hilton, St. Louis at the Ballpark

Speaker: Susan M. Frost

Mrs. Spring Fragrance, a short story written by Sui Sin Far – the woman who coined the phrase “Chinese-American,” is about a journey of becoming an American citizen as she works hard to not only adjust in American society, but to teach her peers how to be a “real American.” Situated at the turn of the century, this story of the process of changing nationalities, is rich in lessons. What does it take? How is society interpreted by an outsider attempting to be accepted? The story examines navigating and negotiating cultures – a lesson that translates to today’s customer service, management and community interaction. Mrs. Spring Fragrance is available to read free online. (Cost $65. Separate registration required.)

 

 

  Sunday, September 11, 2016               

 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CLERKS AND FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (CCFOA) ADVANCED ACADEMY

“Creativity & Critical Thinking – Enemy of the People”

New York/Illinois Central

Speaker: Susan M. Frost

When everyone is right; when everyone is wrong; when you hit gridlock, how do you find vision? This workshop in creative thinking uses Henrik Ibsen’s   play, “An Enemy of the People”, as a platform for discussion on community dynamics. In the play, Ibsen puts four institutions against one another - business, government, media, and science - creating a fascinating problem- solving setting. Participants will examine the dynamics of a major   impasse.

Problem solving, empathy and understanding yield communication and productive solutions. (Cost $100. Separate registration required.)

  
11:00 a.m.

MML 5th  ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT

Forest Park Golf Course | 6141 Lagoon Dr. | St. Louis, MO 63112 Host: Tony Russo, TREKK Design Group, (314-435-3779)

Proceeds benefit the scholarship program established by the MML Board of Directors to assist those employed in municipal government with furthering their education. Check in begins at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. (Requires separate registration.)

Noon

EXHIBITOR SET UP

Midway

 

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION OPENS

Depot Registration Office 

 

1:00–3:00 p.m.

MML PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

“Change Management and Citizen Engagement” (*MGI)

Frisco/Burlington Route

Presider: Gerry Welch, Mayor, Webster Groves and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speaker: Linda Goldstein, Linda Goldstein Consulting, LLC

“Leading change” is an interactive workshop where participants will explore best practices and strategies for conducting inclusive, productive dialogue for community change; learn how to leverage social media and other non- traditional ways to increase citizen engagement; and gain an understanding   of the importance of an outreach plan, how to develop one and implement it. (Cost $45. Two hours elective credit toward *MGI certification.)

 

5:00 p.m.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Open Session)

Station Master Room

 

5:30 p.m.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Closed Session)

Switchman Room

6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

GRAND OPENING RECEPTION

Midway

Enjoy complimentary food and soft drinks while visiting with more than 135 vendors. Sponsored by our 2016 Annual Conference Special Sponsors.

 

  Monday, September 12, 2016   

  

 

8:00 a.m.             REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS OPEN

Depot Registration Office & Midway

*Breakfast on your own.

 

8:00–10:30 a.m.  MOBILE WORKSHOP

“A Tour of a Greener St. Louis”

(Bus will leave from the 20th Street exit doors – close to MML registration.)

This mobile workshop will showcase a number of environmental projects. Visit a rooftop solar panel project; a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum building; a city garden; and other environmentally friendly advances. These projects will highlight ideas that focus on sustainability and green infrastructure for any size community. A bus will be provided to take you from project to project around downtown St. Louis. (Cost $15. Involves some walking.)

9:00 a.m.             CONCURRENT SESSIONS
PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS (*MGI)

Grand A

Presider: Tim Grenke, Mayor, Centralia and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speaker: Erin Seele, Principle, Cunningham, Vogel and Rost, P.C.

This presentation examines special legal requirements associated with public works contracts and will provide attendees with strategies to avoid common pitfalls related to creating and authorizing these important documents. Public works contracts have numerous legal requirements, such as OSHA, prevailing wage, prompt payment, payment bonds, etc., that can vary depending   on the project. Failing to comply can be very costly for cities. The goal of this presentation is to remind city staff of these special, state-law requirements and to better equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively    bid out, award and enforce public works contracts, while complying with the statutes and regulations surrounding them.

INVESTING YOUR CASH IN A CHANGING INTEREST RATE ENVIRONMENT

Grand B

Presider: Marcella McCoy, Finance Director, Harrisonville and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speakers: Maria Lawlor, Managing Director, and William Sullivan, Managing Director, PFM Group (Water Bottle Sponsor)

Session will cover a brief economic update, the current changing interest rate environment, and types of permitted investments in accordance with the Missouri Constitution. Understand how to perfect your collateral for CDs and repos, and learn who has the fiduciary responsibility for investing funds for your city.

 

THE ART OF DOWNTOWN PLACEMAKING

Grand C

Presider: Scott Wagner, Mayor Pro Tem, Kansas City and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speakers: Justin Platts, Senior Partner and Cary Thomsen, Partner, RDG Planning & Design

Learn how to integrate art in your community. Why art for downtown? How art for downtown? This session will examine placemaking: both the process and the philosophy. Attendees will hear stories on how art is being integrated into the public environment, effectively transforming the perception of space and becoming a tool for economic development. These stories will inspire and renew interest of the many possibilities for using art in your community.

 

FLYING DRONES, SMART PHONES AND POKEMON® GO

(Sponsored by Missouri Park and Recreation Association) 

           Grand D

Presider: Jan Neitzert, Executive Director, Missouri Park and Recreation Association

Speaker: TBA

When you think of parks and recreation, technology is not the first thing that comes to mind. After all, isn’t the idea to get citizens away from pings, rings and lazy things? Have you not heard about the “Pokemon Go®” phenomenon? Technology has “captured” the outdoors! Wise implementation and marketing can enable local departments to deliver recreation and outdoor experiences more broadly and more efficiently through technology. Come learn how your community can partner with technology to increase your residents’ quality of life, offer greater safety, and assist in planning for current and future facilities, programs and open spaces.

10:00 a.m.          HOTEL TOUR

(Meet in the Grand Hall of the hotel lobby.)

 

Free tour of the historic Union Station hotel. This opportunity is open to all attendees. Tour will begin in the Grand Hall of the hotel. (Space is limited, sign up at the MML registration desk.)

10:15 a.m.          COFFEE BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

Midway

Enjoy coffee, soft drinks and snacks while visiting with more than 135 vendors, here to share their products and services.

  

10:45 a.m.          CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS (*MGI)

Grand A

Presider: Chris Lievsay, Councilmember, Blue Springs and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speaker: Sallie Hemenway, Director Business and Community Services, Missouri Department of Economic Development

Economic Development isn’t a spectator sport. What role can local elected officials play in the attraction, expansion or retention of businesses within their communities? What information is available about businesses in their community? How do these businesses contribute to the regional economy? What type of skilled workforce exists? How does all of this information translate into a proactive role for a community leader?  What strategies do other communities deploy? Does it always involve money? Learn the difference local government can make in the economic success of a community and its region.

 

CRITICAL CHANGES IN MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND COURTS

Grand B

Presider: Donald Krank, Councilmember, Black Jack and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speaker: Carl Lumley, President, and Kevin O’Keefe, Principle, Curtis Heinz Garrett & O’Keefe

Municipal officials face ever-increasing challenges to meet new requirements and avoid new liabilities related to oversight of their police departments and municipal courts. Legislative changes and lawsuits put city budgets and individual resources at risk. Discuss the required and recommended changes aimed at managing these issues, including pretrial detention, court bonds, body cameras, and anti-bias training.

THE SUNSHINE LAW AND TECHNOLOGY: VIDEOCONFERENCING, TEXTING, AND SOCIAL MEDIA

(Sponsored by CCFOA)

Grand C

Presider: Octavia Pittman, Deputy City Clerk, Brentwood

Speaker: John Young, Attorney, Hamilton Weber, LLC (Conference App Sponsor)

The emergence of new communication technologies make local government more transparent, efficient and accessible. Its use, however, can raise legal questions impacting the determination of a quorum of a public governmental body; defining public records; records retention requirements; constitutional due process considerations; and others. This session will address these issues, as well as suggest best practices.

 

INTEGRATED PLAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Grand D

Presider: Stephen Galliher, Mayor, Sedalia and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speakers: Greg Burris, City Manager and Errin Kemper, Assistant Director, Environmental Services, Springfield

Like many other communities across the nation, the city of Springfield, Missouri, is addressing the challenge of increased stringent environmental regulations on every front. From stormwater and wastewater, to air quality and drinking water, as regulations continue to evolve, communities are required to devote more money and resources to comply. In response to this challenge, leaders from the city of Springfield, Greene County and City Utilities developed a local approach to integrated planning. This holistic approach proposes to use local knowledge to examine environmental resources related to wastewater and stormwater, as well as solid waste, drinking water and air quality.

 

Noon                     BOX LUNCHEON

Midway

1:15 p.m.            CONCURRENT SESSIONS

PERSONNEL LAW (*MGI)

Grand A

Presider: David Kater, Mayor, Desloge and Member, MML Board of Directors Speaker: David Davis, Attorney, Davis Law LLC

This session will cover a basic overview of employment law for local government, including changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act rules taking effect on Dec. 1, 2016.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH OTHER’S EYES: “WALK A MILE IN MY HIGH HEELS”

Grand B

Presider: Robert Stephens, Mayor, Springfield and Member, MML Board of Directors

Moderator: Ron Holifield, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Government Resources

Panelists: Kathy Rose, Mayor, Riverside and Vice President, MML Board of Directors; Bola Akande, City Administrator, Brentwood; and Debra Hickey, Mayor, Battlefield

According to the 2010 Census, 50.8 percent of the population in the United States are women. However, women make up only a small percentage of elected officials and chief administrative officers. Why is that? Through this panel discussion we will examine issues relevant to civic engagement and the unique challenges women face. Attendees will gain insight from a panel of experienced and accomplished women in local government. (All are invited to participate in this session and bring your suggestions, ideas and questions.)

 

WHEN THE LEVY BREAKS: THINGS YOU NEVER THOUGHT OF (BUT WISH YOU HAD)

Grand C

Presider: John Rocky Reitmeyer, Alderman, St. Peters and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speakers: Mary Holden, Community Development Director and Omar Ruiz, Detective/Emergency Management, Arnold; and Don Stamper, Executive Director, Missouri Community Service Commission

Discuss steps community leaders can take before and after a flood to help mitigate the issues residents will face when floods occur.

 

COOL TECHNOLOGIES FOR MUNI’S

Grand D

Presider: Norman McCourt, Mayor, Black Jack and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speakers: Kim Nakahodo, Assistant to the City Administrator, Blue Springs; Kent Nuss, Account Manager, CISCO Systems; and Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, Kansas City

We are fortunate to live in a time when cool technologies are available in all sizes and are powerful tools for use to leverage city service costs effectively. Learn about these cool technologies that can empower your city and citizens.

2:20 p.m.            BREAK

2:30 p.m.            CONCURRENT SESSIONS

BASICS OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES (*MGI)

(Sponsored by CCFOA)

           Grand A

Presider: Becky Schimmel, City Clerk, Grandview

Speaker: Larry Martin, National Association of Parliamentarians

If you think tabling is something a waitress does, this is the session for you. Learn from an expert the proper way to conduct meetings in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.

 

            BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION RESOURCES –  BROWNFIELD SITES

Grand B

Presider: Eric Berlin, City Administrator, North Kansas City and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speakers: Kristin Allan Tipton, Development Director, Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources; Catherine Jones, Outreach Coordinator, Missouri Department of Natural Resources; and Mark Pauley, Economic Development Incentive Specialist, Missouri Department of Economic Development

Have you ever driven by an abandoned gas station or a deserted warehouse and wondered why the property is just sitting and rotting? The reason might be because the property is a Brownfield. These types of properties can be hard to repurpose for other uses because they may be contaminated. This session will teach you about the free state programs available to identify and assess Brownfield properties to determine if they are contaminated. This session will also highlight several different sources of funding (grants, loans, and tax credits) available to remediate contamination when and if it is found.

 

COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS: TRICKS OF THE TRADE

Grand C

Presider: Matthew Robinson, Mayor, Hazelwood and Member, MML Board of Directors

Panelists: Kara Roberson, Communications Manager/PIO, Wentzville; Erin Hedlun, Public Information Officer, Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management; and Jessica Sexton, Public Information Specialist, Cape Girardeau

Panelists will share communication and social media tools that can save your city time and money. Learn about online tools to create quick graphics, edit photos, upgrade your communication pieces, and how to engage your community. Take home some tricks of the trade for successful marketing and communications.

 

GROWING NATURE-RICH COMMUNITIES: RESOURCES IN YOUR TOWN’S BACKYARD

Grand D

Presider: Bill Kolas, Mayor, Higginsville and Member, MML Board of Directors

Speakers: Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager and Mark Gruber, Community Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation

Nature is a natural resource that many communities take for granted!  Research is sprouting up like weeds showing how nature features – from trees to butterfly gardens to native plant “RainScaping” – add to the economic, social and physical health of adults and kids and our communities. This    session will decode the mysteries of “Biodiversity” in ways every Missouri town can transplant for unique local use. Nature-based management of community property can cut maintenance costs, eliminate chemical use and attract delightful neighbors of the wing. How can your town become a Tree City     USA? How can your kids learn better and be healthier by taking“Vitamin N”? How can your streets grow lovelier and livelier with Native Plant landscaping? Learn all this and more in this vividly illustrated and practical presentation!

 

3:30-4:30 p.m.                 SNACK PARTY

Midway

Complimentary soda, beer and popcorn

 

4:30 p.m.                            EXHIBITS BREAK DOWN

 

 

 

5:30 p.m.                            NETWORKING RECEPTION

Grand Hall (Cash bar.)

Network with colleagues while enjoying a high-definition 3D immersive experience on the Grand Hall ceiling. The St. Louis Convention and Visitor’s Commission will be on hand to assist you with the many local dining options and guest activities. MML will be available to help you download the conference app and show you how to use it. *Dinner on your own.

 

 

  Tuesday, September 13, 2016     

 

 

7:30 a.m.             REGISTRATION

Depot Registration Office

*Breakfast on your own.

 

CCFOA BREAKFAST (CCFOA MEMBERS ONLY.)

Pegram Room

 

MCMA BREAKFAST (MCMA MEMBERS ONLY.)

Midway Suites

Address:“Leaving an Intentional Legacy” – Mike Conduff, President & CEO of The Elim Group

Join internationally acclaimed speaker and former City Manager Mike Conduff for this year’s MCMA Breakfast address. Mike will help us understand the power of “Leaving an Intentional  Legacy.”

 

9:00 a.m.             GENERAL/BUSINESS SESSION

Grand D&E

Presider: Randall Rhoads, Mayor, Lee’s Summit and President, MML Board of Directors

-  PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Honor Guard

-  NATIONAL ANTHEM/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

- “WELCOME TO ST. LOUIS” Shane Cohn, Alderman, St. Louis

-  Keynote Address:“The Trust Edge”

David Horsager, MA, CSP, business strategist, speaker, founder and author. David is a business strategist, keynote speaker, founder of Trust Edge Leadership Institute and author of the National Bestseller, The Trust Edge:

How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships and a Stronger Bottom Line. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. David has delivered life-changing presentations on six continents, with audiences ranging everywhere from Wells Fargo and the New York Yankees to Goodyear and the Department of Homeland Security. David will share the 8-Pillar Framework™ and actionable ideas for Missouri’s local leaders, showing attendees how to succeed in building stronger communities through trusted relationships.

- “Invitation to Tan-Tar-A 2017 MML Annual Conference” John Olivarri, Mayor, Osage Beach

 

 

-  MML Business Meeting:

                    ADOPTION OF 2016-2017 MISSOURI MUNICIPAL POLICY STATEMENT

                    ELECTION OF OFFICERS

                    DOOR PRIZE DRAWING

Noon  AWARDS LUNCHEON

Midway

Presider: Kathy Rose, Mayor, Riverside and Vice-President, MML Board of Directors

                    MUNICIPAL GOVERNANCE INSTITUTE

                    MML INNOVATION AWARDS

                    CCFOA RECOGNITIONS

2:00 p.m.            CONCURRENT SESSIONS PRIORITY BASED BUDGETING (*MGI)

(Sponsored by Government Finance Officers Association)

Regency A

Presider: Betty Cotner, Finance Director/Treasurer, Town and Country and President Missouri Government Finance Officers Association

Speakers: Jon Johnson, Co-Founder and Chris Fabian, Co-Founder, Center for Priority Based Budgeting

Priority Based Budgeting is a unique and innovative approach being used by local governments across the country to match available resources with community priorities; provide information to elected officials that lead to better informed decisions; meaningfully engage citizens in the budgeting process; and escape the traditional routine of basing “new” budgets on revisions to “old” budgets. This holistic approach helps to provide elected officials and other decision-makers with a “new lens” to frame better-informed financial and budgeting decisions and help ensure that a community is able     to identify and preserve programs and services that are most highly valued. The underlying philosophy of Priority Based Budgeting is how a government entity should invest resources to meet its stated objectives. It helps us to better articulate why the services we offer exist; what price we pay for them; and what value they offer citizens.

 

HOW MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS CAN INFLUENCE STATE LEGISLATION

Regency B

Presider: Carson Ross, Mayor, Blue Springs and Member, MML Board of Directors

Panelists: Joe Adams, State Representative District 86; Pat Kelly, Executive Director, Municipal League of Metro St. Louis; and Richard Sheets, Deputy Director, Missouri Municipal League

Legislation passed by the Missouri General Assembly directly impacts municipalities and the citizens they serve. Special interest groups wanting to erode local autonomy vigorously “lobby” state legislators. It is imperative that municipal officials engage state legislators, explaining the important role municipalities play in protecting the health, safety and general welfare of Missourians. Panelists will discuss ways that municipal officials can influence the outcome of state legislation.

 
DEMOCRACY AT THE DOORSTEP

Midway Suites

(Sponsored by Missouri City/County Management Association)
Presider: Chris Heard, City Administrator, Lebanon and President, Missouri City/ County Management Association

Speaker: Mike Conduff, President & CEO of The Elim Group

Mike Conduff is an internationally acclaimed speaker and best-selling author, and works with city councils and city managers across North America. It is Mike’s belief that democracy works because local government works.  His book series on Democracy at the Doorstep is required reading at many city halls. Join Mike in this fast-paced, fun and energetic session where he will   talk about the joys of public service and the power of good governance in delivering democracy.

 

INNOVATION AWARDS SHOWCASE

Pegram Room

Presider: Nici Wilson, City Clerk, Pleasant Hill, and Member, MML Board of Directors

This session will provide attendees an opportunity to meet and hear from the municipalities who have submitted projects for the MML Innovation Awards. Learn about successful programs in various towns, cities and villages across  the state that may be of value to your community. Potential projects range from law enforcement education, to an employee fitness challenge, to the creation of an autism-friendly city. Topics will be diverse, showing ingenuity    of member municipalities that have successfully addressed challenges in their communities.

 

3:20 p.m.            BREAK

 

3:30 p.m.            ASK THE EXPERTS

Pegram Room

A great opportunity to have one-on-one consultation with experts on all facets of municipal government. Numerous round tables staffed by experts in their fields, will be available to answer your questions. Bring your questions and join the discussion.

ASK THE EXPERT TOPICS:

 

SUNSHINE LAW AND YOU Attorney General staff will be available to answer general questions about the Missouri Sunshine Law and to offer best practices for common situations, such as responding to open records requests and drafting meeting notices. (Attorney General staff will not offer legal advice.)

Expert: Casey Lawrence, Sunshine Law Coordinator, Office of Missouri Attny. General

 

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION Do you have questions about conflicts of interest, nepotism, personal financial disclosure, campaign finance,

or the use of public funds on ballot measures? If so, stop by to visit with representatives of the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Experts: James Klahr, Executive Director and Betsy Byers, Director of Business Services, Missouri Ethics Commission

 

PERSONNEL ISSUES – From hiring to firing, disciplining to promoting and everything in between.

Experts: Ivan Schraeder, Attorney, Lowenbaum Law Firm and Sheila Maerz, HR Director, Springfield

 

UTILITIES – Phil Walsack will be available to discuss the upcoming regulatory water quality challenges related to municipal lagoon facilities, focused primarily on the reduction of ammonia. He will also engage with municipalities regarding water and sewer rates as it impacts affordability.

Expert: Phil Walsack, Mgr. of Environmental Services, Missouri Public Utility Alliance

 

RURAL DEVELOPMENT – NOT JUST COWS AND CORN

from the offices of USDA-Rural Development and the Missouri Department  of Economic Development, Division of Business and Community Services offer a number of financing tools for rural communities to use when assisting business and community development efforts. Local governments and local non-profits can benefit from financing for infrastructure, housing, business development, community facilities and more. If your community is less than 50,000 (pop.), this topic is for you. Learn what opportunities are available and what is new.

Experts: Greg Batson Ph. D, Program Support Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Luke Holtschneider, Missouri Dept. of Economic Development

 

PLACEMAKING Placemaking, a citizen-led process that helps bring downtown communities and citizens into gathering places. Many communities face a range of critical problems – in some cases, loss of businesses; loss of jobs, in others, rapid growth from suburban sprawl. These problems affect the vitality of communities, its economic stability, and sense of place.

Expert: Gayla Roten, State Director, Missouri Mainstreet

 

BROWNFIELDS – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Program conducts brownfields site-specific assessments of properties for public entities. These entities sometimes have difficulty finding adequate funding to pay for environmental assessments prior to redevelopment. The program provides funding and technical assistance to help communities assess properties.

Experts: Catherine Jones, Outreach Coordinator and Scott Huckstep, Brownfields/ Voluntary Cleanup Program Section Chief, Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources

 

BUDGETS – The Center for Priority Based Budgeting™ (CPBB), a Denver, Colorado-based, organization established in 2010, will provide technical and advisory services to assist local governments, school districts and other non- profit agencies in achieving fiscal health and wellness through priority based budgeting. This creative and innovative process enables communities to reassess their priorities in order to make sound, long-term funding decisions. Experts: Jon Johnson, Co-Founder and Chris Fabian, Co-Founder, Center for Priority Based Budgeting

 

MISSOURI LAGERs – A representative will be available to discuss what Missouri LAGERS can do for you.

Expert: Bob Wilson, Assistant Executive Secretary, Missouri LAGERS

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA – Discuss how to engage your citizens and craft your message in the digital age.

Expert: Nicolette Brennan, Public Information Manager, Cape Girardeau

   

PLANNING & ZONING
Spot zoning, PUDs, tiny houses, setbacks – get your planning and zoning questions answered by an expert. 
Expert: Andrew Murray, Senior Project Manager, and Jenny Ryan, PGAV


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – FEMA
Officials from FEMA will review the steps your community needs to take to be prepared for disasters.
Experts: FEMA Officials 

NUISANCES – Junk cars, grass gone wild, lawn furniture and that’s just the front yard.  Find out what steps cities can take to address problem properties.
Expert: Paul Rost, Shareholder, Cunningham, Vogel & Rost, P.C.


AFFORDABLE CARE ACT UPDATE
Representatives from American Fidelity Assurance Company will be available to answer questions and discuss changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Expert: Ed Pudlowski, Vice President, American Fidelity Assurance Company

 

DRINKING WATER AND WASTERWATER FINANCING

Expert: Darlene Groner, P.E., Drinking Water Unit Chief, DNR

 

TREE CITY USA Perhaps you have noticed Tree City USA signs along the highway or as you pass through a neighboring community. More than 85 towns and cities in Missouri have earned a Tree City USA designation. Every community, regardless of size, can benefit from caring for their publicly owned trees and achieving Tree City USA certification. Learn how your city can become Tree City USA certified.

Expert: Mark Grueber, Community Forester, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

 

SMALL CITIES AND VILLAGE ISSUES – Feel like you’ve got unique issues that only small communities face?  Talk to an attorney who specializes in representing Missouri’s small towns.

Expert: Mel Gilbert, Attorney, Mel Gilbert Law

 

4:45 p.m.            ADJOURN

6:00 p.m.            RECEPTION

Grand A, B, & C

Entertainment: Chamber Jazz

 

7:00 p.m.            ANNUAL BANQUET

Grand Ballroom D, E & F

Presider: Randall Rhoads, Mayor, Lee’s Summit and President, MML Board of Directors

                    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Entertainment: Super T Review MML is pleased to bring you the 12-piece Super T Review from Nashville, Tennessee. Super T plays everything from classic rock to funky soul for your listening and dancing enjoyment. (Sponsored by American Water Resources.)

 

 

  Wednesday, September 14, 2016             

 

7:30 a.m.             REGISTRATION - Foyer A

 

7:30 a.m.             BREAKFAST BUFFET - Regency Ballroom

Presider: Kathy Rose, Mayor, Riverside and Vice President, MML Board of Directors

 

Address: “Enhancing Missouri’s Natural Resources”

Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources Learn how the Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources is enhancing natural resources for communities, including water planning, small   community

assistance, integrated planning and more.

 

DRAWING FOR DOOR PRIZES

 

10:00 a.m.          CONFERENCE ADJOURNS

 

*MGI - Stands for the Municipal Governance Institute. Sessions marked “*MGI” will provide the attendees who are enrolled in the Municipal Governance Institute with course credit towards obtaining designation as a Certified Municipal Official. MGI sessions are open to all conference attendees whether enrolled in the MGI program or not. Contact League staff for more information on the MGI program.

  Sunday, September 11, 2016               

 

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