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March, 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

Additional information on how to connect to each of these Open Houses will be shared in early April.

The next meeting of the Delegates will be on Friday April 21 at 3:00 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 and ICMA CEO Marc Ott are working to schedule meeting with NAPA President Terry Gerton, NLC CEO Clarence Anthony and NACo CEO Matt Chase to organize participation of elected officials and representatives from Convening sponsoring organizations.

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


Recorded, Released

Management Matters – NAPA

Public Works Podcast

Recorded, To Be Released:

Amazing Cities and Towns

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 Podcast

APA Illinois Podcast

3CMA Commcast

OpenSpace Radio – NRPA


Being written:

Public Management – ICMA

State and Local Government Review

Organizing article:

Government Finance Review – GFOA

APWA Reporter

ALA/PLA/Urban Libraries Council


Article to be organized:


National Civic League



Municipal Lawyer



Conference Presentations

Presentation Conducted

Center for Public Safety Excellence, February 28-March 3, Orlando, FL

Presentation Confirmed and Scheduled:

ICMA Regional Conference, April 12-14, Burlington, VT

NFBPA, April 26-30, Minneapolis, MN

ICMA Regional Conference, May 10-12, Louisville, KY

NARC, June 4-7, Detroit, MI

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

ICMA, September 30-October 4, Austin, TX

Presentation Proposal Submitted, Awaiting Confirmation:

GFOA, May 21-24, Portland, OR

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

NACo, July 21-24, Austin, TX

APWA, August 27-30, San Diego, CA

IEDC, September 17-20, Dallas, TX

NAPA, November, Washington, DC

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

ELGL, Fall

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

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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