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September 2023 Update

Initiative Group Projects

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

The initiative groups will be holding their next open houses in October:

Promised Pathways – Thursday October 12, 3 PM ET

Grow a Resilient Workforce – Thursday October 19, 3 PM ET

Communications Continuum – Thursday October 26, 3 PM ET

More information on the initiatives and recordings of the open houses can be found at:

The next meeting of the Delegates will be on Wednesday September 13 at 3:00 PM ET

Welcome David Mitchell

The initiative welcomes David Mitchell, an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, who will be a Super Delegate at Convening #2 and serve as a Coach for the Resilient Workforce initiative group.

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, 12 elected City and County official Delegates and a group of participants representing 25 local government associations/groups sponsoring the Convening. 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.

Invitations from the Convening Co-Chairs have been sent to CEOs of following organizations to attend Convening #2. Jillian McGuffey from NAPA is coordinating.

Alliance for Innovation

American Planning Association

American Public Works Association

American Water Works Association

Center for Public Safety Excellence

City-County Communications and Marketing Association


Engaging Local Government Leaders

International Association of Fire Chiefs

International Association of Chiefs of Police

International Economic Development Council

International Institute of Municipal Clerks

International Municipal Lawyers Association

International Network of Asian Public Administrators

League of Women in Government

Local Government Hispanic Network

National Association of County Administrators

National Association of County and City Health Officials

National Association of Regional Councils

National Forum for Black Public Administrators

National Recreation and Parks Association

Public Libraries Association

Public Sector HR Association

Urban Libraries Council

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Elected Official Delegates

The Organizing Committee has announced the following City and County officials have been selected as Delegates to Convening #2:

Andre Allen, Council Member, Peoria, IL

Lindsay Buhler, Council Member, Sachse, TX

Nimasheena Burns, Commissioner, Durham Co., NC

Angel Encinas, Council Member, Chandler, AZ

Gyasi Gomez, Commissioner, District Heights, MD

Zack Hall, Council Member, Issaquah, WA

Alexis Hermosillo, Mayor, El Mirage, AZ

Myles Johnson, Commissioner, Ingham Co., MI

Claire Killman, Council Member, Carbondale, IL

Gil Rebollar, Council Member, Brawley, CA

Crystal Smitherman, Council President Pro Tem, Birmingham, AL

Sarah Stoeckel, Council Member, Titusville, FL

Anna Stout, Mayor, Grand Junction, CO

Publicizing Work of Convening 1


Recorded, Released

Management Matters – NAPA

Public Works Podcast

Amazing Cities and Towns

USFA podcast

GovLove - ELGL

Perspectives on City Management (Texas City Management Association)

Recorded, To Be Released:

USFA podcast

Working with Podcast Creators, Not Yet Recorded:

Voices in Local Government - ICMA



Public Management – ICMA

Government Finance Review

State and Local Government Review

Organizing article:

Government Finance Review – GFOA

APWA Reporter

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

NACo, July 21-24, Austin, TX

Presentation Confirmed and Scheduled:

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:

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

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