2022 MML Annual Conference

About

Each year, nearly 700 municipal officials and staff gather for the MML Annual Conference to hear expert presentations on the most pressing topics affecting Missouri cities. Meet with more than 130 vendors in the exhibit hall to learn about the latest products and services to help you succeed, add your voice at the annual business meeting and network with local officials across the state. You will not want to miss our largest event of the year!

Additional Meal/Event Tickets (found as program items):

  • Pre-Conference Workshop - $20
  • MML Offsite Event at Bridal Cave - $57
  • MCMA Breakfast (MCMA members only) - $23
  • CCFOA Breakfast (CCFOA members only) - $23
  • Spouse Outing - $63
  • Tuesday Evening Banquet & Entertainment - $50

NOTE: Must chose registration option before you can add any of the "extras". 

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When
9/11/2022 - 9/14/2022
Where
Margaritaville Lake Resort 494 Tan Tara Estate Drive Osage Beach, MO 65065 UNITED STATES

Program

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Description
Separate registration required. Questions email [email protected]
Category
CCFOA
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM
MML Board of Directors has established a scholarship program to assist those employed in municipal government with furthering their education. This program provides $500 college scholarships to be issued on a statewide basis. The money raised at the golf outing goes to fund the scholarship program. Separate registration required. Click HERE to register.
Time
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
Local governments are facing increasing difficulties in recruiting and retaining employees in the wake of “The Great Resignation/Reset.”  This session will explain the factors leading up to the current challenging employment landscape and provide strategies that local governments can pursue to ensure their ability to attract and retain top talent in their organizations.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
The Conference kicks off with a reception Sunday evening held in the Exhibit Hall. Network with exhibitors and colleagues while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Everyone is invited!
Category
Exhibit Hall
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
5:00 PM

Monday, 12 September 2022

Description
Restricted to members of Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association.
Category
CCFOA
Time
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
7:30 AM
Restricted to members of Missouri City/County Management Association.
Category
MCMA
Time
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
7:30 AM
Join us for a continental breakfast Monday before the Keynote address and network with exhibitors and fellow attendees.
Category
Meal Event
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM
How can leaders tackle complex and sensitive community issues in ways that make people feel heard, respected, and empowered? This session explores pragmatic approaches for city and town leaders to conduct collaborative and courageous conversations.
Category
General Session
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM
Category
Exhibit Hall
Time
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM
Category
Exhibit Hall
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM
Review the various ethical conflict of interest and prohibitions within the Missouri revised statutes. This would include discussion of the appearance of impropriety and how that concept is different from a true conflict of interest. Also, discuss the law of nepotism and incompatible offices.  Throughout the presentation speaker will pose questions/hypotheticals with answer and discussion to go over the law that we discussed and put the same into practice.  Finally, if there is time, discuss the ethical requirements of a City Attorney to the governing body and City.
Category
Concurrent Session
Track
MGI
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Coming soon!
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Cities construct and maintain a large array of assets, ranging from government buildings, like city hall or community centers utilities, to above and below ground infrastructure, equipment, computers and tools. These assets are essential to the delivery of service, and local government has an inherent responsibility to maintain these assets in good working order. To do so means allocating finite resources to growing demands as those assets require rehabilitation or replacement. What capital improvements are you facing? How do they link back to your comprehensive or strategic plan? Do you have a funding strategy?
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Census Bureau data are foundational for understanding the people and housing in your municipality to help make data driven decisions. With major data releases from the 2020 Census and American Community Survey coming soon, it is critical that municipal leaders stay up to date on data.census.gov, the primary platform to access Census Bureau data. Whether you are new to using data.census.gov or are an experienced user, this session has something for everyone. Join us for a live demonstration of the site where you will learn how to find data for your area in a table format and create maps.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
“THIRD PLACES” are the heart of a community’s social vitality and the foundation of a functioning democracy.  - “Celebrating the Third Place” by Ray Oldenburg In community building, the third place is the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home ("first place") and the workplace ("second place"). In his influential book The Great Good Place (1989), Ray Oldenburg argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement, and establishing feelings of a sense of place.  Third places, then, are "anchors" of community life and facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction.  Of the 11 signs that a city will succeed, there is one surprising marker, and perhaps it is even the most reliable one.  Successful cities have craft breweries.  A town that has craft breweries also has a certain kind of entrepreneur, and a critical mass of mainly young customers.  You may think we are joking, but just try to find an exception.  Join us as we share craft brewery designs and learn the thought processes behind some of the most successful “third places” in Missouri cities. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample offerings from St. Louis craft breweries.
Category
Concurrent Session
Track
AMGI
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM
A new phenomenon of citizen videographers is coming to a parks registration window near you.  This new approach of "constitution enforcement" tests your will by gauging how you react to a person taking a video of you or others in your public buildings.  How will you react?  The video tells all.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM
Come listen to administrators from the City of Chesterfield and representatives from Piper Sandler define financial stewardship in city government and talk about the financial policies and practices Chesterfield has established to achieve a AAA rating.  We will discuss the City’s formal policies, their communication practices with City Council, and how this impacts their credit rating.  We will also discuss a municipalities’ “best practices” that will help your municipality achieve financial success.
Category
Concurrent Session
Track
MCMA
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM
As incidents of workplace violence and Active Shooter threats continue in our society, the need for training continues as well. This 90 minute session will cover the Run, Hide, Fight methodology for preparing for, responding to, and surviving an Active Violent Threat. We will unlock why we react the way we do under extreme stress and emergency situations. The presenter uses information pulled from real life incidents of past tragic events, studies in human behavior, as well as professional experiences in law enforcement to prepare you for the unthinkable. This session is meant to leave you with the tools to help you, your family, and your coworkers survive any emergency.
Category
Concurrent Session
Track
CCFOA
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM
After the conclusion of sessions on Monday, join us for popcorn and beverages in the Exhibit Hall. Exhibitors will draw names for prizes. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
Category
Exhibit Hall
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM
Join us for a guided tour that will last approximately one hour. Tours are conducted over concrete pathways through the Cave’s refreshing 60 degree environment. Park interpreters will lead you through room after room of incredible mineral deposits. Giant columns, delicate soda straws and massive draperies abound throughout the cave. Millions of years of struggle between water and rock have created this cavern with more onyx formations than any other known cave or cavern. A tour through Bridal Cave is an adventure you will never forget. Along with the cave, dinner will be served at the Thunder Mountain Park Event Center, which is located on one of the highest points of Camden County with a million dollar view of the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding Ozark Mountains. Limited to 100. Tour, dinner and transportation included in the cost.
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Description
Start your Tuesday morning with breakfast and add your voice to important changes proposed to the MML policy statement.
Category
Meal Event
Time
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
7:30 AM
This presentation will provide an overview of zoning law in Missouri, and will explain the roles of planning and zoning commissions, boards of adjustment, and city councils/boards of aldermen in the zoning process. This presentation will also discuss the role of a comprehensive plans, permissible land use considerations, and the legal standards for challenges to municipal zoning actions.
Category
Concurrent Session
Track
MGI
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
Cybersecurity is a must-have business decision with impact permeating all roles and functions. Conscience effort and proactive measures are paramount in foiling the rise in cybersecurity threats—internally and across business community. We'll share insights on how to assess the risk landscape and adopt mitigation strategies to help protect your business' assets, customers and employees.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
In the face of what has been coined, “The Great Resignation”, it is more important than ever for employers to explore outside-of-the-box methods to battle turnover and the stress remaining employees feel when workforce numbers are reduced. This session will focus on helping employers find ways beyond compensation to keep their workforce not only retained, but engaged. It will explore the importance of high employee engagement, how to effectively determine where your organization is today, and how to move the needle toward a more highly engaged workforce that is loyal to your organization.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) has greatly increased the number of and funding of discretionary grant programs. The INFRA and RAISE grant programs are back with increased funding, but new grant programs include ones targeted at bridges, EV infrastructure, freight, rural infrastructure, transit, system resilience, and bicycle/pedestrian programs. States, MPOs, cities and counties need to be strategic in the grants they apply for and ensure they are addressing the requirements identified. Many of the grant programs are narrowly focused and pre- NOFO (Notice of Funding Opportunity) planning and action can greatly increase an applicant's chances of success. This presentation with discuss the various grant programs available, funding amounts, who is eligible to apply and the types of projects applicable. Strategies to increase an applicant's chances of success will also be presented.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
Join us as we gather at Seven Springs Winery for a private painting class as a Paint the Town instructor takes you step by step in creating your own work of art! Celebrating 13 years, Seven Springs Winery & Vineyard sits atop 160 acres of rolling Missouri foothills between Camdenton and Osage Beach. The covered porch and patio area will be ideal for lunch and there will be time to enjoy a glass of wine or admire the beautiful views. From there, we will head to The Landing on Main Street where you will find a quaint shopping village, with the most unique shops at the Lake of the Ozarks. Painting, lunch and transportation included in the cost.
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM
Coming soon!
Category
Concurrent Session
Track
MGI
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
The City of Brentwood launched their sustainability initiative in 2020.  Hear from an elected official and staff about the City's goal to meet the current environmental, social and economic needs of the community without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.   With increasing research the City of Springfield found that trees are a valuable part of a community and the Urban Forest is expected to be preserved and replanted going into the future. Beginning in 2010, the Springfield MO Urban Forestry department has focused on establishing a simple, effective way to rebuild its urban forest. These strategies have placed Springfield's urban forest, and their community, in a strong position that is getting better every day.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
The EPA’s new Lead & Copper Rule is coming, are you ready?  The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will explain what communities need to do to comply with the new rules, and the City of Columbia and Missouri American Water will share their plans and best practices for tackling the new requirements, including working with property owners and community stakeholders to identify and replace lead service lines.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
This one-hour training includes an explanation of opioid use disorder (OUD) as a brain disease, and then a discussion of the landscape of the opioid epidemic and current public health response. Specific strategies and policies that address overdose prevention and harm reduction will be highlighted.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Join us for lunch and to honor MML Innovation Award winners along with other award recognitions.
Category
Meal Event
Time
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
12:15 PM
We will discuss various approaches to code enforcement (given the limited resources of local government) and requirements and pitfalls of different legal options to achieve compliance.
Category
Concurrent Session
Track
AMGI
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM
Coming soon!
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM
There’s a lot of hype – and a lot of numbers - thrown around about the $45.1B sports tourism market, but how do you know what’s “real”? What are the tangible effects of a youth and amateur tournament destination in a community? Join Sports Facilities Companies Development Advisor, Joseph Fackel in discussing real-world case studies from facilities across the country including funding mechanisms, economic impact figures, tourism generating programs, ancillary development opportunities, and more.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM
Social media is a two faced coin. One face expands communications with constituents.  The other face has a dark side where a misstep on Facebook or Twitter drains bank accounts.  This session examines legal liability exposure from social media accounts of public entities and public officials.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM
This session will provide a high level overview of governmental financial statements and review key components of an annual financial report.
Category
Concurrent Session
Track
AMGI
GFOA
Time
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
3:15 PM
This last two years has been challenging for municipalities. A silver lining may be Federal and State incentives for constructing infrastructure improvement projects.  Building now can be a catalyst for your locality.  Historically low interest rates; grants for smaller cities; and hungry construction companies coupled with newly approved design-build regulations enable municipal water and wastewater utilities to construct projects. Coupling the State’s existing programs with State Revolving Loan Funds; Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill); and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds can make the difference.  Financing is often the stumbling block for municipal project construction.  Join us as we show outline existing & future funding strategies for your municipality.
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
3:15 PM
Coming soon!
Category
Concurrent Session
Time
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
3:15 PM
This class provides training and awareness in the area of Verbal De-Escalation & Conflict Resolution strategies. Training will provide a reputable 8 step communication model to help the student better respond to situations that arise with a person who is angry, emotional, depressed, or has mental health issues & experiencing a crisis. Students will learn how to identify human behaviors, triggers, and needs during a crisis. Key strategies for building rapport which leads to influencing or changing the behavior of others. Personal Safety Tips & Awareness Principals
Category
Concurrent Session
Track
CCFOA
Time
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
3:15 PM
Join us for a reception Tuesday evening prior to the Annual Banquet. Enjoy appetizers and an open bar while listening to light background music.
Category
Social Event
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM
Enjoy a steak dinner and a short program recognizing the leadership of the Missouri Municipal League. Business dress. Must have a ticket to attend.
Category
Meal Event
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Description
Category
Meal Event
Time
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
7:30 AM
This discussion will feature an overview of current labor market information, workforce development policy priorities, and labor market trends. Dr. Leathers will also provide a summary of the resources available to communities across Missouri from the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Category
General Session
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM

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