Agenda

Friday, February 1

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Registration

Saturday, February 2
7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration

7:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Roundtable Breakfasts (separate ticketed events)
• Small Cities: Under 10,000 population
• Medium Cities: 10,000 – 50,000 population
• Large Cities: Over 50,000 population

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hospitality Center

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Opening General Session
Welcome
AMCC President Holly Gray-McPherson, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Roanoke
For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places
Peter Kageyama, Co-Founder and Producer, Creative Cities Summit
Why do lovable cities matter? The mutual love affair between people and their place is one of the most powerful influences in our lives, yet we rarely think of it in terms of a relationship. As cities begin thinking of themselves as engaged in a relationship with their citizens, and we citizens begin to consider our emotional connections with our places, we open up new possibilities in community, social, and economic development by including the most powerful of motivators—the human heart—in our toolkit of city-making.

Peter Kageyama is the co-founder and producer of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary event that brings together citizens and practitioners around the big idea of the city. Peter if the former president of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization. He has spoken all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.

11:00 a.m. – Noon
Concurrent Sessions
• Building the Lovable City
• The Power of Cities in Emergency Response: West Nile Virus and Beyond

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
• Governing Openly in Texas: How the Open Meetings Act Affects Texas Cities
• Trends in the Housing Market

3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
General Session
The State Water Plan
Former State Senator Kip Averitt, President, Averitt and Associates
During the 80th session of the Texas Legislature, Senator Averitt crafted S.B. 3, a powerful tool in his ongoing efforts to ensure a clean, adequate, and affordable supply of water for future generations of Texans.


Sunday, February 3

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration and Information

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Roundtable Breakfasts (separate ticketed events)
• Small Cities: Under 10,000 population
• Medium Cities: 10,000 – 50,000 population
• Large Cities: Over 50,000 population

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
• Construction Projects 101
• Substandard Buildings: How to Tackle City Eyesores

11:00 a.m. – Noon
Concurrent Sessions
• Debt Strategies
• Energy Savings Projects

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
• Downtown Revitalization Is Economic Development
• Citizens Academies

2:45 – 4:30 p.m.
AMCC Business Meeting and TMLI Awards Presentation
You’ve Got Questions…We’ve Got Answers
TML Legal Staff

5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
NFL Super Bowl Party! (Please note that the start time is subject to change.)