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July 2023 Update

Initiative Group Projects

The three initiative groups continue working on their projects, connecting with partner organizations.

The initiative groups will be holding open houses in October, 2023 to update the larger community on their work. For more information.

The next meeting of the Delegates will be on Wednesday September 6, 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Planning for Convening 2


The School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University will host Convening 2 on January 26 and 27, 2024.


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, ICMA CEO Matt Ott and NACo CEO Matt Chase have agreed to be co-chairs of Convening 2.

Elected Official Delegates

The Organizing Committee has received applications for additional elected official delegates. These Delegates will be announced in August, 2023.

Publicizing Work of Convening 1


Recorded, Released

Management Matters – NAPA

Public Works Podcast

Amazing Cities and Towns

GovLove - ELGL

Recorded, To Be Released:

USFA podcast

Working with Podcast Creators, Not Yet Recorded:

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 Podcast

APA Illinois Podcast

NFA Podcast

3CMA Commcast

OpenSpace Radio – NRPA


Written – Published:

Public Management – ICMA


State and Local Government Review

Government Finance Review – GFOA

ALA/PLA/Urban Libraries Council

Organizing article:

APWA Reporter


Article to be organized:


National Civic League



Municipal Lawyer



Conference Presentations

Presentation Conducted:

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

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

ICMA Regional Conference, June 7-9, Long Beach, CA

NAPA Social Equity Conference, June 12-14, Kansas City, MO

Presentation Confirmed and Scheduled:

NACo, July 21-24, Austin, TX

APWA, August 27-30, San Diego, CA

IEDC, September 17-20, Dallas, TX

ICMA, September 30-October 4, Austin, TX

NASPAA, October 11-13, Pittsburgh, PA

Presentation Proposal Submitted, Awaiting Confirmation:

NAPA, November, Washington, DC

LGHN, November 1-3, Orlando, FL

Other Conferences – Investigating/Preparing Proposals

Public Sector Human Resources Association, Fall, San Diego, CA

ELGL, Fall

NRPA, October 10-13, Dallas, TX

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

Social Media

Regularly posting updates on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Convening 1 Video

Convening organizing committee working with University of Nebraska, Omaha on videos from Convening 1.

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