2024 Annual Conference: Harvest Your Potential
November 6-8, 2024 | Santa Rosa, CA

Annual Conference Call for Proposals Open Through Friday, May 31, 2024.
Share your expertise with local government leaders from Northern California and help shape municipal management’s future. Submit your session proposal now and join this transformative event! For submission guidelines, check out the document below. We’re eager to see your innovative ideas at the 2024 MMANC Annual Conference!

Proposals can be submitted electronically at https://forms.gle/SmBXJ3Haojuh6Nt37

If you have any questions regarding the proposal process, please contact Stacie Marchetti at programs@mmanc.org.

Registration

Pre-Season Registration Now Open
Early registration for the 2024 Annual Conference is now open! This limited registration is open to the first 50 sign-ups. These are the lowest rates for registration, sign up today!
Once pre-season registration is filled, our Harvest Registration will open.

REGISTRATION TYPE PRE-SEASON RATE
(limited to first 50 registrants)
HARVEST RATE
(ends August 31)
SUMMIT RATE
(September 1-October 22)
MMANC Member $525 $575 $675
MMANC Student Member/Member in Transition** $120 $130 $140
Nonmember $700 $770 $870
Student nonmember $145 $155 $165

*If you are a conference speaker or conference sponsor/exhibitor, more information on your registration will be emailed to you separately

**To verify your status as a “Member in Transition” or a Student non-member before registering for the conference, please email Membership@mmanc.org

If you have any questions about the Annual Conference, please contact our Conference Director at Conference@mmanc.org

“I left the 2023 conference inspired to lead and grateful for all the meaningful relationships I’ve been able to build through MMANC.”

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“Very high quality conference – I learned a lot and met a ton of amazing local government professionals!”

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“We grew together, learned together and shared. There were technical takeaways and vulnerable moments shared, all ultimately contributing to 3 days of elevating myself and filling my cup.”

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“There is something so incredibly special about the community I have found in MMANC. I have made invaluable friendships and connections and I am so thankful for the wonderful people that comprise this organization and the magic that is present when we all gather together.”

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“The 2023 conference provided many opportunities to meet new people and to learn both innovative trends to improve cities, but also professional development to bolster resilience.”

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Cancellation requests received prior to October 22nd will be eligible for a refund. Cancellations received after October 23rd will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellation Deadline Refund Amount
By July 31 90%
Between August 1 and August 31 75%
Between September 1 and September 30 50%
Between October 1 and October 22 25%
After October 23 No refund

Cancellation requests must be made via phone or email and received by the cancellation deadline. Please note that 10% of the registration fee will be withheld to offset processing fees.

If you are unable to attend the conference, registered participants have the option to send a substitute in their place at no additional charge. Notification of substitutions must be received prior to October 30th at 12:00 pm via phone or email. Please note that substitutions will not be accepted at the door.

For more information or to cancel your registration, please contact the MMANC Administrator Kevin Kilkenny at info@mmanc.org or (855) 737-2687 x 2229.

The MMANC 2024 Annual Conference will take place in beautiful Santa Rosa! Santa Rosa is the largest city in Sonoma County and offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and a vibrant community spirit. The city is known for its charming downtown area, which features historic buildings, boutique shops, art galleries, and farm-to-table restaurants showcasing the region’s renowned culinary scene.

Nature enthusiasts will find plenty to explore in Santa Rosa, with its close proximity to the Russian River, redwood forests, and numerous parks and hiking trails. The city’s mild Mediterranean climate makes it an ideal destination for outdoor activities year-round, from wine tasting and hot air ballooning to kayaking and cycling through the vineyards.

Santa Rosa also boasts a rich cultural heritage, with attractions such as the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, the Charles M. Schulz Museum, and the Sonoma County Museum. Throughout the year, the city hosts a variety of festivals, events, and concerts, celebrating everything from wine and food to music and art.

About Sonoma County:

Sonoma County is a breathtaking region located just north of San Francisco, renowned for its stunning landscapes, world-class wineries, and laid-back atmosphere. Encompassing diverse terrain ranging from coastal cliffs to rolling vineyards and lush forests, Sonoma County offers endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation.

Wine enthusiasts flock to Sonoma County to experience its renowned wine country, which is home to over 400 wineries producing some of the finest wines in the world. Visitors can embark on wine tours and tastings, sampling a wide range of varietals while enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

In addition to its wine culture, Sonoma County offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking. The rugged coastline provides opportunities for whale watching, beachcombing, and exploring charming seaside towns like Bodega Bay and Jenner.

Applications to apply for a scholarship for the 2024 Annual Conference will be released in the summer of 2024. There will be 1 student scholarship (must be a current MMANC student member and graduating no earlier than December 2024) and 1 first-time attendee scholarship (must be a current MMANC member and working full-time in local government). More information will be released soon.

The nomination window for awards will open soon.

When will conference registration open?
Registration for the 2024 Annual Conference is now open! Register now to secure your spot.

How much is conference registration? What is included?
Rates to attend the conference vary depending on your membership status.

How do I submit a proposal to speak/present at the conference?
Proposals can be submitted via the online form https://forms.gle/SmBXJ3Haojuh6Nt37

Is there a hotel room block?
We have secured a block of rooms at the host hotel located in downtown Santa Rosa. A link to book your room will be emailed to you after you register for the conference.

Will there be a conference app?
Yes! More details about the conference app will be announced closer to the conference.

How do I sign up for Special Activities at the conference?
Special Activities will be announced on our website soon and will include sign-up instructions.

How do I communicate accessibility needs or dietary requirements?
When you register for the conference you will be prompted to list any accommodations you may need in the registration form. While we will do our best to accommodate your needs, there may be some limitations. Additional information/questions can be emailed to Conference@mmanc.org

Is there a dress code for the conference?
Suggested attire is business casual. Dress in layers as conference rooms can get cold.

The 2024 Conference would not be possible without the support of the following individuals:

  • Liz Lange, Conference Director, City of Redwood City
  • Candice Rankin Mumby, Vice President, City of Walnut Creek
  • Justin Lovell, President, West County Wastewater District
  • Anna Guiles, Communications Director, City of Fairfield
  • Aarón Zavala, Membership Director, City of Pleasanton
  • Stacie Marchetti, Programs Director, City of Roseville
  • Anthony Valdez, Finance Director, City of Bakersfield
  • John Stefanski, Immediate Past President, City of San Rafael
  • Kevin Kilkenny, MMANC Administrator
  • Claire Coleman, Programming Lead, City of El Cerrito
  • Alexxiss Diaz, Marketing Lead, MPA Graduate Student
  • Rebecca Scott, Logistics Lead, Citrus Heights Water District
  • Cody Einfalt, Special Events co-lead, Town of Los Altos Hills
  • Tia Van De Vooren, Special Events co-lead, City of Hayward
  • Daniel Good, Conference Advisor
  • Carrie Monti, City of Elk Grove
  • Jonathan Luong, City of Fairfield
  • Vanessa Ware, City of Fremont
  • Ernest Azavedo, City of Half Moon Bay
  • Jasmine Ortega, City of Mountain View
  • Heather Maloney, City of Napa
  • Heather Mundy, City of Palo Alto
  • Minette Castro, City of Santa Clara
  • Carolyn McDowell, City of Santa Clara
  • Barb Otis, City of Santa Rosa
  • Cindy Benzerara, City of Santa Rosa
  • Lisa Gebhart-Longhurst, City of Santa Rosa
  • Victoria Donati, West County Wastewater District
  • LaKema Sams, West County Wastewater District
  • Sarah Williamson, West County Wastewater District
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