April, 2023 Update
Initiative Group Projects
The three initiative groups continue working on their projects, connecting with partner organizations.
The three initiative groups will hold one hour virtual open houses in May, 2023 to solicit broad feedback from members of the local government community. Open Houses:
Thursday May 4, 3:00 PM ET - Promised Pathways
Thursday May 11, 3:00 PM ET - Grow a Resilient Workforce
Thursday May 18, 3:00 PM ET - Communications Continuum
To attend the Open Houses and more information go to: www.localgov2030.com/openhouse
The next meeting of the Delegates will be on Thursday June 29 at 3 PM ET
Planning for Convening 2
The School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University has agreed to host Convening 2. The organizing committee is working with ASU officials to select a Friday and Saturday in late January or February, 2024 for the Convening.
This second convening of the Local Government 2030 initiative will bring together the 50 Delegates and 12 Super Delegates that met in November, 2022 at Convening 1, 20 elected official Delegates (10 City, 10 County) and a group of participants selected from representatives of the 34 local government associations/groups sponsoring the Convening. Each association/group will be invited to select two representatives to attend. The maximum number of Delegates/participants in Convening 2 will be 150.
The purpose of the Convening 2 will be to review the work of the three initiative groups from Convening 1, receive feedback and input from the elected official delegates and to compose a final report. The final report will contain recommendations to be submitted to the Convening sponsoring organizations, cities, counties and regional councils around the United States for further work and action.
Each of the Convening sponsoring organizations will be asked to endorse the final report and commit to continue the work started by Local Government 2030 in their own organizations.
GFOA CEO Chris Morrill, NAPA President Terry Gerton, NLC CEO Clarence Anthony and NACo CEO Matt Chase have met to discuss their participation in the Convening and how to organize participation of elected officials and representatives from Convening sponsoring organizations. More details will be forthcoming.
Elected Official Delegates
The Organizing Committee is finalizing a recruitment plan for elected official delegates. Recruitment will begin June 1, 2023.
Publicizing Work of Convening 1
Management Matters – NAPA
Public Works Podcast
Amazing Cities and Towns
Recorded, To Be Released:
Working with Podcast Creators, Not Yet Recorded:
GovLove – ELGL
Voices in Local Government - ICMA
All Things Local
Academics of Public Administration
Perspectives on City Management (Texas City Management Association)
FINE(ance) Fridays – GFOA
Public Money Pod – University of Chicago
APA Illinois Podcast
OpenSpace Radio – NRPA
Public Management – ICMA
State and Local Government Review
Government Finance Review – GFOA
ALA/PLA/Urban Libraries Council
Article to be organized:
National Civic League
Center for Public Safety Excellence, February 28-March 3, Orlando, FL
ICMA Regional Conference, April 12-14, Burlington, VT
IAMMA Annual Conference, April 21, Naperville, IL
Presentation Confirmed and Scheduled:
NFBPA, April 26-30, Minneapolis, MN
ICMA Regional Conference, May 10-12, Louisville, KY
GFOA, May 21-24, Portland, OR
NARC, June 4-7, Detroit, MI
NAPA Social Equity Conference, June 12-14, Kansas City, MO
APWA, August 27-30, San Diego, CA
ICMA, September 30-October 4, Austin, TX
Presentation Proposal Submitted, Awaiting Confirmation:
ICMA Regional Conference, June 7-9, Long Beach, CA
NACo, July 21-24, Austin, TX
IEDC, September 17-20, Dallas, TX
NAPA, November, Washington, DC
MMASC, November 1-3, San Diego, CA
LGHN, November 1-3, Orlando, FL
Other Conferences – Investigating/Preparing Proposals
PLA at ALA, June 22-27, Chicago, IL
IAFC, August 16-18, Kansas City, MO
Public Sector Human Resources Association, Fall, San Diego, CA
NRPA, October 10-13, Dallas, TX
NASPAA, October 11-13, Pittsburgh, PA
Urban Library Council, November
APHA, November 12-15, Atlanta, GA
New Jersey State League of Municipalities, November 14-16
NLC, November 15-18, Atlanta, GA
Regularly posting updates on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Convening 1 Video
Convening organizing committee working with University of Nebraska, Omaha on videos from Convening 1.