2016 Annual Conference Schedule

Monday, October 10, 2016

REGISTRATION
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

BREAKFAST
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: Monterey Marriott Mezzanine

VENDOR EXHIBITS
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

PRE-CONFERENCE AM SESSION I (concurrent)
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Creating a Culture of Success (CGL)
Leadership is for everyone and can be learned, but is not always easy. This highly motivational workshop, based on the book, The Leadership Challenge: Exceptional Work in Organizations by Kouzes and Posner, is for emerging and seasoned managers and leaders who want to improve leadership style and effectiveness, encourage a strategic viewpoint, boost communication, motivation and change management skills, build effective work relations, and incorporate style diversity. Participants will be introduced to five practices common to personal-best leadership experiences and achievements and walk away with tools and techniques that can be used to successfully lead teams through challenges and change.
Presenters:
Marilyn Manning, Founder, The Consulting Team 
Elaine Schmitz, Senior Associate, The Consulting Team 

PRE-CONFERENCE AM SESSION II (concurrent)
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Organizational Leadership (CGL)
Successful public sector organizational leadership requires a combination of core competencies and unique characteristics reflecting the individual organization and its mission. The ICMA Leading Ideas Series is a resource that has captured the insights of authors and innovative thinkers on leadership and management topics. Jim Collins bestseller Great by Choice will be the focus of our dialogue on the topic of Organizational Leadership. Participants will discuss and identify practical applications of the core concepts from Great by Choice with the objective of strengthening the ability to lead from wherever they may be in their organization.
Presenter: Dave Mora, ICMA

VENDOR SHOWCASE
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Learn more about how MMANC’s partners, from universities to law firms, can help your municipality and your professional growth. Pick up a passport book at the registration desk and complete the book throughout the conference to win one of dozens of prizes.

NOSH & NETWORK
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Nosh and Network is an opportunity to meet new local government colleagues while grabbing a meal in Monterey. All conference attendees are invited to have conversations over lunch on Monday, October 10. Feel free to connect with new colleagues in a relaxed environment, while trying great food within a short walk of the conference. This is a no-host event; participants are responsible for their own meals. There is a cap on the number of attendees at each restaurant, so sign up early.
Locations: Abalonetti Bar & Grill, Big Fish Grill, and Siamese Bay Restaurant

PRE-CONFERENCE PM SESSION I (concurrent)
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Project Management (CGL)
Project management can be an exciting and challenging opportunity and a pathway to becoming supervisor or manager. Collaborative leadership skills are the foundation of managing a team-based project and are also key to being a successful supervisor and manager. The first part of this course will provide participants with a project management framework for gearing up and initiating a team-based project or assignment. The second part will share critical collaborative leadership skills that are often referred to as soft-skills or social skills, such as communication, teamwork, problem solving skills, conflict management, and courage. The final section will focus on sound and ethical decision making and strategic thinking skills, which are needed to keep a project on schedule and ultimately achieving the desired deliverables and goals.
Presenter:
Jennifer Phillips, City Manager, City of St. Helena 

PRE-CONFERENCE PM SESSION II (concurrent)
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Negotiating Contracts for Employment and Services in the Public Sector. (CGL)
Negotiating contracts – outside of labor negotiations – is an important aspect of government administration. From negotiating employment contracts with high-level unrepresented employees to negotiating contracts for services with consultants and Joint Powers Authorities, it is important to create a clear understanding of expectations of the contractual relationship and the development and negotiation of the contract provides that opportunity. The negotiation of the agreement is often the first opportunity your agency has to interact and work together with the contracting party.

This session will provide an opportunity to learn pitfalls to avoid to protect your agency and best practices to ensure you get the contractual relationship off to the right start.
Presenters:
Nina Morris Collins, Human Resources Director, City of Hayward 
Allyson Hauck, Partner, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP 

MOBILE WORKSHOP (concurrent)
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
First City Walking Tour:  Where California Was Born
Experience Monterey’s rich history and cultural heritage on an engaging walking tour where you’ll learn about the city’s transformation as California’s capital under Spanish, Mexican and U.S. military rule.  Michael Green, Interpretive Program Manager for California State Parks, will kick off the tour in front of Pacific House. The group will also visit Custom House Plaza, the site of where the American flag was first raised in California on July 7, 1846, bringing 600,000 square miles of land into the United States.  Twelve buildings, including the Custom House, the oldest government building in California, and several residences (now house museums with guided tours), will be part of the tour.  Later in the afternoon, City of Monterey’s Museums and Cultural Arts staff will take guests on a tour of the southern part of Old Monterey, including Colton Hall, where California’s first Constitution was drafted in 1849, and the Old Monterey Jail.

NOSH & NETWORK
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Nosh and Network is an opportunity to meet new local government colleagues while grabbing a meal in Monterey. All conference attendees are invited to have conversations over dinner on Monday, October 10. Feel free to connect with new colleagues in a relaxed environment, while trying great food within a short walk of the conference. This is a no-host event; participants are responsible for their own meals. There is a cap on the number of attendees at each restaurant, so sign up early.
Locations: Scales Seafood and Steaks, Krua Thai Restaurant, and Lallapalooza Restaurant

WELCOME RECEPTION
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Unwind from the first day of the Annual Conference with your MMANC friends! Sponsored by Women Leading Government, attendees will enjoy light appetizers and cocktails from Cibo, an Italian haunt favored by Monterey locals, will re-connecting with colleagues from around Northern California.
Location: Cibo Ristorante Italiano

GAMES NIGHT
9:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Join us for food, fun, and Yahtzee! Held at Turn 12 Bar and Grill, a popular local spot that pays homage to Laguna Seca Raceways 11 Turns with vintage racing décor complete with motorcycles on display, a life-like racing video game, and 50 foot pewter bar. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Yahtzee scores. 5 Dice to Rule Them All!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

REGISTRATION
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

BREAKFAST
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: Monterey Marriott Mezzanine

MMANC PUBLIC BOARD MEETING
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
MMANC continues to be an accountable and thriving organization, thanks in large part to the efforts of its volunteer Board of Directors! This year, the MMANC Board is holding its October business meeting in person at the Annual Conference. Members and guests are encouraged to visit the breakfast buffet, then stop by the meeting and learn more about the policy, financial and operational decisions that allow MMANC to support its 500+ members. Members interested in running for Region Co-Chair position on the Board of Directors are highly encouraged to attend.

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Put your best face forward! MMANC Annual Conference attendees can sign up for a free professional headshot, courtesy of Corporate Partner Tripepi Smith & Associates.
Location: Monterey Marriott Mezzanine

MORNING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Creating Your Own Destiny
Destiny is what each of us is put on earth to do, to become. Our destinies reside within us. Destiny is our free, the great potential that we have, the “supposed force” waiting only for our minds to unleash it. Want to take charge of your future? Become a better leader? Improve your relationships? Make an impact? If so, it is time to demand your destiny! Start pursuing the life you see in your mind every day. Whatever your “destiny” means to you – more time, more money, more health, more love, more happiness and more freedom to get what you want. Allow Patrick Snow in his keynote speech to show you how to get started and make it happen!
Speaker: Patrick Snow

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Retirement Workshop
Presenters: ICMA-RC representatives

VENDOR SHOWCASE
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Learn more about how MMANC’s partners, from universities to law firms, can help your municipality and your professional growth. Pick up a passport book at the registration desk and complete the book throughout the conference to win one of dozens of prizes.

MORNING SESSION (concurrent)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Establishing Personal and Professional Resiliency
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
Without resiliency, the ability to bounce back from life’s everyday obstacles and overwhelming adversities would be a daunting task. Luckily, resiliency can be learned; it’s a process, a belief system and a skill set. This session will explore tools and techniques for recharging resiliency for leading and achieving individual, team, and organizational leadership goals. Join this conversation led by a panel of city managers as they share their experiences and guidance. ?
Presenters:
Deanna Santana, City Manager, City of Sunnyvale 
Pat Martel, City Manager – City of Daly City & President – ICMA 
Mark Linder, City Manager, City of Campbell 
Kurt Wilson, City Manager, City of Stockton 

MORNING SESSION (concurrent)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
How Performance Management Spread Like WHYldfire
Have you ever been in situation when someone or a group has told you that it can’t be done?
Have you ever received the l00+ reasons of why not?
Have you ever had deal with a challenge of going against tradition?

The common hallmark of a professional, responsible and high-performing organization includes letting employees know how they are performing to the standard. This was identified by ALL employees during the last two citywide employee surveys as very important. This presentation is about one department that took the time to change a culture and environment where no feedback or evaluations were delivered to employees once their employees were off probation. This was a balance of understanding the Fire Department’s history for the last 60 years while balancing a strong desire to honor the department core value of professionalism.

This presentation will highlight the Fire Department’s journey that started with WHY and everything in between.
Presenters:
Maxino Gullo, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Diane Hendry, City of Fremont
Geoff LaTendresse, Fire Chief, City of Fremont 

MORNING SESSION (concurrent)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Social Media Hacks
Communicating with our community has been permanently transformed by social networking and social media platforms. With today’s mobile technology, millions are communicating via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Nextdoor, just to name a few. Each of these platforms reaches different audiences and can deliver a range of benefits. In this session, participants will learn some handy “hacks” on how local governments are using these tools to reach and engage their communities and expand their online audiences. Participants will also learn about the latest/newest platforms, as well as review a few social media fails where things didn’t work out as expected.
Presenters:
Matt Bronson, City Manager, City of Grover Beach
Julie Underwood, Assistant City Manager, City of Daly City 

LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
“To Be or Not to Be, that is the Question” – William Shakespeare
While this line from Shakespeare may seem like a familiar cliché, and much too easily dismissed as such, it is actually a deep and fierce question that lies at the center of our daily life. In Shakespeare’s day, the actors in Hamlet were not speaking only to other characters but also to the attending audience. As such, it is a question asked of us directly too, and it must be answered and repeatedly so, if we are to lead meaningful lives and exert effective leadership in the public service, as we navigate our way through wicked problems and 21st century dilemmas. In his luncheon keynote, Jim will offer us a framework for deepening our intention and building a practice to translate our intention into sustainable action, focusing our attention on what really matters.
Speaker:
James Keene 

VENDOR SHOWCASE
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Learn more about how MMANC’s partners, from universities to law firms, can help your municipality and your professional growth. Pick up a passport book at the registration desk and complete the book throughout the conference to win one of dozens of prizes.

MEMBERSHIP 101
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Making the Most of Your MMANC Membership
Make the most of your MMANC membership! This informative session discusses the history of MMANC, describes benefits available to current members, and introduces ways to take your membership (and your career) to the next level. Not yet a member? Come anyway and learn what MMANC membership can do for you.
Presenter:
Jessica Deakyne, MMANC Membership Chair

MID-AFTERNOON SESSION (concurrent)
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Developing a Master Plan
The ocean of master planning is full of peril. Learn how to successfully navigate your project with tips and tricks on:
Politics & Perception: leading effective public engagement
Key Components of a Master Plan: defining the problem before you solve it
Process Plan: designing a path for success
Success Criteria: helping your community decide
Approval Milestones: creating a safety net
Land Use & Entitlements: finding appropriate balance through planning
Financing: knowing your options and capacity
Hear recent case studies and insight from the master planning veterans themselves.
Presenters:
Steve Emslie, Regional Director, Goodyear Peterson Hayward & Associates 
Katherine Rivard, Practice Leader, Anderson Brule Architects 
Kent Steffens, Assistant City Manager, City of Sunnyvale 

MID-AFTERNOON SESSION (concurrent)
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Making Media Magic
While you won’t learn how to make a reporter disappear, this interactive session will give you the tricks of the trade to make the most of your media interactions. You will get the scoop on how to prepare for an interview, what cards to play, and how to make magic happen when the camera lights go on. Pixie dust is optional, but no smoke and mirrors.
Presenter:
David Vossbrink, Director of Communications, City of San Jose

MID-AFTERNOON SESSION (concurrent)
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Organizational Development and Change: Creating Opportunities in an Employee-Centered Environment
The Town of Windsor has fostered a culture based on a shared vision and values. Through this presentation, attendees will gain insight on how to create opportunities without significant budget impacts; successful labor relations; acting assignments; and how the Town of Windsor worked to create opportunities for employees to learn, develop, promote and thrive in an employee-centered environment.
Presenters:
Linda Kelly, Town Manager, Town of Windsor 
Jenny Alton, Administrative Operations Supervisor, Town of Windsor 
Toni Bertolero, Public Works Director/Town Engineer, Town of Windsor 
James Leon, Human Resources Director, Town of Windsor 

MOBILE WORKSHOP – Monterey Sports Center
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

VENDOR SHOWCASE
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Learn more about how MMANC’s partners, from universities to law firms, can help your municipality and your professional growth. Pick up a passport book at the registration desk and complete the book throughout the conference to win one of dozens of prizes.

MID-AFTERNOON SESSION (concurrent)
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Inside-Out & Upside-Down: Finding Opportunities to Change (and Advance) Your Career
Rather than a mythical straight up the ladder career, these panelists have built impressive records of public service in a variety of positions and places. They have moved up by moving around organizations, moved on to new agencies to gain experience before coming back “home” for promotions, declined opportunities that didn’t present new challenges, and welcomed those “special” assignments to grow in place. It may not be the exact career plan they had heading out from college, but each move has helped provide a clearer picture of the impact they can make in their communities and has provided valuable lessons on what it means to be a leader.
Presenters:
Liz Habkirk, Deputy Director of Public Works, County of Napa 
Molly Rattigan, Principal Management Analyst, County of Napa 
Kate Thomas, Assistant City Manager, City of Reno 

MID-AFTERNOON SESSION (concurrent)
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Participatory Budgeting
In the wake of municipal bankruptcy, Vallejo’s ground-breaking Participatory Budgeting (PB) program is an innovative attempt to use civic engagement to open up government, increase transparency, and transform democracy. In PB, residents tend to participate because they have a chance to be creative, think outside of the box, and design innovative projects that affect their community.

But with innovation comes risk. How can a PB process be inclusive, innovative and exciting when it is rooted in bureaucracy? How can public agencies successfully balance risk and innovation within a public participation process?

Residents don’t just want to be informed – they want to be involved. Genuine civic engagement requires a public agency to cede some level of control. Public agencies can mitigate risk by defining public benefit within the responsibilities assigned to their agency. In the short term, success can be measured by proportional representation of the distinct communities within a jurisdiction. Evaluation of long-term impacts should go beyond conventional cost-benefit analysis and also consider the social return on investment. Additionally, while technology can be transformative for public participation, it also creates new challenges for inclusivity and representation. Ultimately, achieving balance requires public agencies to adapt to an evolving process.
Presenters:
Will Morat, Administrative Analyst II, City of Vallejo 
Shelee Loughmiller, Chair of the Steering Committee, Participatory Budgeting Project 
Ginny Brown, Project Manager, Participatory Budgeting Project 
Ashish Goel, Stanford University Crowdsourced Democracy Team 

MID-AFTERNOON SESSION (concurrent)
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Mock City Council Meeting
Join us for an interactive mock council meeting highlighting tips on how to respond to common issues that arise in local government including compliance with the Brown Act, conflict of interest laws, and the Public Records Act. Attendees will be asked to participate in scripted roles as members of the council and members of the public, and a few volunteers will have a chance to play city manager (a.k.a. “sit in The Hot Seat”). Facilitators will lead the volunteer council members and city manager through a mock meeting that will present a range of situations that raise governance questions. The city manager, with the support of the audience and council, will have the opportunity to evaluate the implications of each situation and determine how to act. Representatives from Hanson Bridgett will provide legal counsel and support to the council and city manager as they navigate the mock council meeting. The audience is encouraged to ask questions throughout the board meeting. Prior experience indicates that this should be a lively and fun session, with lots of room for laughter.
Presenters:
Shayna van Hoften, Hanson Bridgett
Nicole Witt, Hanson Bridgett

MID-AFTERNOON SESSION (concurrent)
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Civic Engagement – From Academia to Practitioner
This panel discussion will leverage the academic knowledge of the Davenport Institute and the hand-on experience of the Communications and Engagement Manager for Morgan Hill to provide an insightful discussion on defining engagement, understanding when it is actually working and explaining to internal management and team why engagement matters more than ever. Brief presentations followed by an extensive Q&A by the moderate and audience will make for an insightful discuss that will give each attendee practical ideas and concepts to bring back to their peers in their cities.
Presenters:
Ryder Todd Smith, President,Tripepi Smith & Associates 
Ashley Trim, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy 
Maureen Tobin, City of Morgan Hill

NOSH & NETWORK
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Nosh and Network is an opportunity to meet new local government colleagues while grabbing a meal in Monterey. All conference attendees are invited to have conversations over dinner on Tuesday, October 11. Feel free to connect with new colleagues in a relaxed environment, while trying great food within a short walk of the conference. This is a no-host event; participants are responsible for their own meals. There is a cap on the number of attendees at each restaurant, so sign up early.
Locations: Domenico’s On the Wharf, Massaro and Santos, Ambrosia India Bistro

EVENING RECEPTION
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
After an inspiring day of conferencing, come relax and network with your MMANC peers at the Tuesday Night Reception, sponsored by Cal-NAPA and IHN! Just a 2 minute walk from the Monterey Marriott, the lovely Sovino wine bar features local wines and beers. MMANC conference attendees will enjoy some tasty nibbles, two drink tickets and your MMANC conference giveaway.
Location: Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant

KARAOKE
9:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Have the voice of a superstar? Or, just want to join your friends and peers for a fun night out? Join us at the Britannia Arms for Karaoke Night and show us your stuff. Singers and non-singers alike are invited to come out and enjoy some time with your peers in a laid back and entertaining atmosphere.
Location: Britannia Arms Pub & Restaurant

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

REGISTRATION
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

BREAKFAST
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: Monterey Marriott Mezzanine

COASTAL WALK/5K RUN
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Join us for our annual MMANC 5K Run/3K Walk! We will meet up at 6:45 AM in front of the Monterey Marriott and enjoy a beautiful run/walk on the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. All participants will receive a T-shirt, goodie bag, water bottle, breakfast bar and fruit, courtesy of Bob Murray & Associates, and the winner of each will receive a $20 gift card! Please register for the event ASAP, as early registration guarantees the correct T-shirt size.

VENDOR SHOWCASE
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Learn more about how MMANC’s partners, from universities to law firms, can help your municipality and your professional growth. Pick up a passport book at the registration desk and complete the book throughout the conference to win one of dozens of prizes.

MORNING KEYNOTE
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Incorporating Humor Into Leadership
You will enjoy the perfect blend of humor and insight when Mary Feeley, CSP, unleashes the power of humor as a vital leadership skill. Drawing from her unique perspective as a business women and comedian, you will discover the many benefits of humor as a communication skill every leader must incorporate to be successful.

Leaders that reflect a positive & appropriate sense of humor are perceived as confident, likable and approachable. Humor is an essential skill that helps a leader create a culture of true teamwork. The humor advantage helps stimulate learning,
transform the negative into the positive, and assist in coping with change.

Laugh while you learn how incorporating humor in your leadership style will help you become a positive and productive leader.
Presenter: Mary Feeley

TEDx TALK
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Secret to Creating a Culture of Success
Employee engagement is a powerful tool that can transform good agencies into great ones – and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Faced with low employee engagement post-recession, the City of Walnut Creek launched a holistic engagement strategy that included pre- and post-surveys to measure success. In this fast-paced talk, City Manager Ken Nordhoff will share lessons learned and strategies for success that anyone can take back to their organization.
Presenter:
Ken Nordoff, City of Walnut Creek 

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Local Gov in the Land Down Under: Five Lessons Learned
Kangaroos and koalas are mysterious creatures. Did you know that local governments in Australia are too? Cities, known as councils in Australia, are a different breed than their American counterparts. In May 2016, the State of New South Wales forced dozens of cities to merge as part of the most comprehensive local government reform in 100 years. How can we demonstrate the value of local government here in California? How can we protect local control? This TED-style talk will challenge the way we think about local government based on the practices of our friends down under.
Presenter:
Nat Rojanasathira, Town of Danville 
VENDOR SHOWCASE
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Learn more about how MMANC’s partners, from universities to law firms, can help your municipality and your professional growth. Pick up a passport book at the registration desk and complete the book throughout the conference to win one of dozens of prizes.

CGL 101
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Are you looking to advance your career and strengthen your knowledge in local government leadership? Then consider participating in the Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) program. The CGL program is a unique learning experience developed and offered collaboratively by MMANC, MMASC, Cal-ICMA and ICMA to help emerging government leaders position themselves for career growth in local government through coursework and one-on-one coaching. This session is designed to introduce the program and provide prospective participants with all the information they need to know before applying. Meet with fellow CGL participants to discuss progress and learn about upcoming opportunities to fulfill CGL course requirements.
Presenter:
Molly Rattigan, County of Napa

MORNING SESSION (concurrent)
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Hot Topics in Local Government
When it comes to dealing with major issues facing cities and counties across the state, who wants to reinvent the wheel? Learn more how other organizations are successfully handling marijuana dispensaries, affordable housing, and sustainability.
Presenters:
Joanna Altman, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Vallejo
Mark Hamilton, Housing Program Supervisor, City of Merced 
Monica Palmeira, Sustainable Communities Outreach Coordinator, CA Strategic Growth Council 

MORNING SESSION (concurrent)
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
If City Managers Ruled the World
The premise for this presentation is taken from Benjamin Barber’s book, “If Mayors Ruled The World”. He says that our country’s cities are the key to good governance in our country largely due to the role of Mayor’s in cities. He believes that Mayors are largely unburdened by partisan politics, must demonstrate a non-partisan pragmatic style of solving problems and earn the trust of the citizenry.
Can CM’s fulfill the same role? Our premise is, yes! And the panel explains how the City Manager and office can do this by examining case studies e.g. Concord, Stockton and Oxnard, CA. They range from a case that exemplifies the “non-partisan pragmatic style of solving problems” (Concord) to a complete transformation back to good governance (Stockton).

The panel will discuss how City Managers and staff can effectuate change in an era of rising personnel costs, labor unrest and political challenges by evaluating and rethinking organizational cultures and norms, rebuilding basic systems, planning strategically, stepping outside your comfort zone and reflecting the leadership required to make change happen in a challenging environment.
Presenters:
Bob Deis, Senior Consultant, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai 
Jovan Grogan, Deputy City Manager, City of Concord 
Allyson Hauck, Partner, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai 

SPEED COACHING (concurrent)
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Fashioned after the “speed dating” model, speed coaching provides an opportunity for mid-career professionals to ask questions and seek answers for career upward mobility by meeting one-on-one with executives from cities, counties, and other municipal agencies. For many, this presents an opportunity to openly discuss various matters pertaining to local government administration with these executives. During this session, each participation will have an opportunity to meet with multiple executives.

LUNCH WITH AN EXECUTIVE / AFTERNOON KEYNOTE
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Casual Lunch with an Executive
Meet with executive leaders from all over Northern California in a casual, small group setting! Sponsored by the California City Management Foundation (CCMF) and led by ICMA President Pat Martel, this popular session offers conference attendees the opportunity to receive advice and mentorship from seasoned executives, and a chance for municipal leaders to share their wisdom with enthusiastic up-and-comers. Start brainstorming topics you always wanted to discuss and be prepared to be enlightened by some of California’s best leaders.

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You
In this dynamic and engaging keynote address, ICMA President and Daly City City Manager Pat Martel will focus on the need for each of us to constantly challenge ourselves, enhance our confidence, and develop resilience, in the face of overwhelming obstacles, in order to push ourselves to success – both in our careers and in life.
Speaker: Pat Martel 

GIFT BASKET RAFFLE
1:50 PM – 2:00 PM

PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION (PNG) MEETING
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: San Carlos I

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