2020 Virtual Annual Conference

SHIFTING THE LENS in 2020 – MMANC Annual Conference
Wednesdays in October (October 7, 14, 21, 28)

Virtual Conference Overview

While we may not be able to connect in person this year, MMANC’s Annual Conference, “Shifting the Lens” will be ‘VIRTUALLY’ out of this world and live from your own work/remote office!

MMANC remains committed to providing local government professionals a conference with stellar content that is relevant and targeted to support each other during crisis, heighten awareness of the impacts of inequality, and develop creative programs and solutions to shift the way government delivers service.

Conference Theme and Sessions

This year’s theme, “Shifting the Lens” was selected before the pandemic and is now more relevant than ever as business as usual simply doesn’t exist. Local government professionals have been pushed to think outside the box, get creative, and engage in a whole new way, “shifting” the way in which we view all aspects of life from our own personal lens. That shift will continue as we move forward, work remotely, respond to a myriad of natural disasters, and learn and grow from the racial injustice dividing

This year’s conference has been divided into 4 digestible days focused on curated content with the following key themes:

  • Oct. 7: Emergency Preparedness/COVID-19
  • Oct. 14: Racial Equity
  • Oct. 21: The Future of Work – Internal
  • Oct. 28: The Future of Work – External

Below is a sneak peek of some of the sessions being developed. We will continue to update the website with additional information, so be sure to check back regularly! Click here for the sessions schedule, detailed descriptions, and presenter bios.

  • Return to Work/Modifications Post COVID-19
  • Racial Equity – Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) Implicit Bias Training
  • Grassroots Community Groups Working with Local Government on Racial Equity
  • Values Based Leadership; Ethics, Polarizing Politics, and Tools to Bring People Together
  • Framework for Reimagining Public Safety
  • What Are Municipalities Responsible For?
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Reopening your Workplace, Safety Testing, and Pay Issues
  • CARES Act/FEMA Reimbursement
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Employee Engagement


Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on local government budgets for conferences and training, MMANC has consciously priced this year’s Virtual Annual Conference to be affordable for all. Scholarships will also be offered for students and in-transition members. In addition, agencies who register five (5) or more employees at the same time will receive a 20% discount (in order to receive this discount, please email the full names of each employee to info@mmanc.org before registering for the conference).

$75 MMANC Member
$125 Nonmember*
$25 MMANC Student Member

*Includes one-year free membership for new members. Does not apply to renewing members.

Please note – the first 150 Conference registrants will be mailed  a special gift courtesy of the MMANC Conference Planning Committee.

Online Registration

Annual Conference Scholarships

This year MMANC will offer student and in-transition scholarships to cover registration costs for the MMANC virtual conference. The application deadline has been extended through Thursday, September 24.

Student Scholarshipsclick here to learn more.

‘In-Transition’ Scholarships for MMANC Members whose employment status has been impacted by COVID-19click here to learn more.

Virtual ZOOM Backgrounds

Get into the Virtual Annual Conference spirit and download one or more of the below webinar region or location virtual backgrounds! Click here to download images.