|8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
||Breakfast Buffet Open
Regency Foyer and Main Ballroom
|9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
||Opening General Session
|Opening Remarks: Ellie Dallman, MMANC President
|The Light Shines Through – 9-11 Remembrances & Reflections
NYPD Chief of Interagency Operations, Theresa Tobin will be kicking off the annual MMANC conference! Hear from Chief Tobin as she talks about what we can learn from the resiliency following 9-11.
Chief Tobin earned a Ph.D. and Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice; a Master of Social Work; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/Social Work. She has been a New York State Certified Social Worker since 1985. Chief Tobin is also a graduate of the FBI Academy, the Columbia University’s Police Management Institute; and, Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.
During her career, Chief Tobin has received numerous honors and medals including and the NYPD’s Medal of Valor and a Special Congressional Recognition in honor of her heroism, bravery and sacrifice during the tumultuous events of September 11, 2001.
|10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
||Coffee & Tea Break
Regency Foyer – Conference Center, Second Floor
|10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
||CGL Session 1– Keys to Successful Legislative Advocacy in Sacramento
(1/2 credit for Legislative Program Management)
Regency I Room
This CGL course will introduce attendees to the basics of managing a robust Legislative Advocacy Program. This 90-minute course will provide an overview of the State’s legislative process and how Cities can leverage Legislative Programs to participate and make an impact in that process. The presentation will take a look at best practices and case studies of successful city and coalition advocacy efforts as well as provide a recap of some of the biggest bills from the most recent legislative session that will impact Cities in the future. Presentation flow will look like:
- Overview of Legislative Process
- Role of a Municipal Legislative Platform/Framework
- What advocacy looks like day-to-day
- Successful advocacy case study
- Overview of the 2021-22 Legislative Session
This course will meet the CGL Effective Area of Legislative Program Management. The Course will facilitate the professional development of CGL participants by giving them an understanding of the State’s legislative process, ways to participate in the process, and case studies on how to best manage a City’s Legislative Program as well as an overview of legislative outcomes from the most recent legislative session.
Andres Ramirez, Senior Associate, Townsend Public Affairs
Carly Shelby, Legislative Associate, Townsend Public Affairs
|10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
||Police Reform is Not Optional and it’s On Us
Police reform remains a controversial topic in the public. Come listen to Jonathan Holtzman discuss the main components of ongoing police reform efforts and the critical role city and county management can play in successful police reform efforts. Politic aside, this is a concrete issue for government to resolve. City and County Managers will be charged with helping to decide what reform initiatives make sense, and how they can be implemented.
Jonathan V. Holtzman, Founding Partner of Renne Public Law Group
|The Secret Life of Grants: Hidden Costs
Regency IV Room
Maximizing and sustaining revenue is more important now than ever. ARPA Funding and Federal Grants are a chief source of revenue across the board for state, local, and tribal governments, and vehicles for achieving resilience. Agencies spend on average 30-40% of total program cost in indirect cost to support federally funded grant programs. However, much of this indirect cost ends up being subsidized by the General Fund. It is critical that agencies understand their true costs in order to support their programs long-term and remain Rooted in Resilience. This session will impart awareness of true program cost, enabling sustainability; and uncover the opportunity for maximizing grant funding.
Kimberly Konczak, Associate Director of Operations, HdL
Nicky Lettini, VP of Indirect Cost Services, eCivis
|11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
||Exhibit Hall Open
|12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
||Lunch Buffet Open
Regency Foyer and Main Ballroom
|Lunchtime Trivia and Networking
|1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Oak Tree II Room
Are you ready to take the next step in your local government career? Do you need to sharpen your interview skills to set yourself apart from other candidates? Whether you are an early career professional looking to advance or a more experienced public servant ready for their first director or executive position, the MMANC Mock Interview Session at the Annual Conference will help get you prepared! Pre-Registration is required for this event. Contact Liz Habkirk at LHabkirk@cityofnapa.org for more information.
Jessica Deakyne, Assistant City Manager, City of Novato
Liz Habkirk, Assistant City Manager, City of Napa
|1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
||CGL Session 2– The Essential Skills of Local Government Leaders
(Full credit for Creative and Critical Thinking)
Regency I Room
How do we keep up with the speed of change and address increasingly complex challenges in our communities? We empower people to pause and use simple, yet powerful problem-solving skills to efficiently and effectively move through uncertainty. Even though the challenges and opportunities we face can be enormously complex, the skills we adopt to achieve deep impact can be streamlined and simplified. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will get a chance to practice five key skills that have transformed the ways multiple local governments address problems. These skills can help local governments know what ideas to pursue in an environment of numerous diverse stakeholders, constrained resources, and unpredictable demographic, economic, and political shifts.The skills encompass the essential elements of human-centered design, rapid experimentation, and agile practices in order to help change makers and organizations create deeper impact. Pause for Change will walk attendees through individual and small group exercises and share examples from deploying these new skills to address multiple vexing challenges.
Heather Hiscox, Founder and CEO, Pause for Change
|1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
||Building a Resilient Food System through Local Climate Policy
Regency IV Room
In this session, participants will learn about the opportunities for local government to improve food system and ecosystem resilience as an integrated part of their climate action planning process. Jurisdictions across California are exploring how to integrate working lands into their climate policies, including Marin and Sonoma Counties, especially as carbon sequestration becomes a necessary tool to meet California’s climate goals. A collaboration, funded by the Department of Conservation, brought together the San Mateo Resource Conservation District (SMRCD), San Mateo County (SMC), and the Carbon Cycle Institute to quantify the potential carbon sequestration on working lands in and craft a board-adopted policy that will incentivize climate beneficial agriculture and support carbon farming practices through the Working Lands chapter in the forthcoming Community Climate Action Plan. Together, the panelists will speak to the critical role that the agricultural community plays in stewarding local ecosystems and sequestering carbon toward reaching climate goals, and lessons learned in laying out strategies that enable the agricultural community to scale on-farm conservation and climate resilience work.
Specific aspects of the San Mateo County team’s work will be highlighted: co-learning policy processes that has deepened the capacity of government and RCD staff, carbon sequestration scenarios along with a first-generation agricultural emissions inventory integrated with “urban-oriented” emissions accounting, as well as a policy process directly informed by input from producers. The information guiding each county’s work has come directly from the agricultural sector, in an effort to center farmer perspectives and aspirations, making the findings usable in other counties. The outcome of these dialogues and boundary-crossing conversations is a framework and basis upon which targeted investments can be made from local and State government and private donors to build agricultural resilience, steward resources and habitats, and sequester carbon.
- Participants should gain a deeper understanding of the role working lands play in ecosystem resilience as well as the threats to that resilience brought by climate change.
- Participants should gain a deeper understanding of the role that climate action plans can play in securing food system and ecosystem resilience.
- Participants should gain an appreciation for their local resource conservation district, or similar agricultural partner and the opportunity for collaboration and co-learning between local government and agricultural stakeholders to inform cutting edge local climate policy.
Adria Arko, Senior Program Manager (Agriculture and Climate) and San Mateo County Agricultural Ombudsman
Avana Andrade, Senior Sustainability Specialist, San Mateo County Office of Sustainability
|1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
||We Are Not Throwing Away Our Shot: How San Jose Became the Most Vaccinated Large City in the Country
With a population of over one million residents, the City of San José faced numerous challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic emergency response. Learn how partnership, communication, and innovation all played a role in saving lives and livelihoods – one person, one family, one neighborhood, one community – at a time.This session will explain how the City of San Jose identified its residents with higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and the steps involved on how best to serve and care for them through the pandemic.This session will also examine how City departments succeeded in overcoming the difficulties of shifting priorities, processes, and procedures through a never-before-seen global pandemic.After attending this session, participants will be able to identify the key internal and external stakeholders when planning, implementing, and evaluating COVID-19 pandemic response initiatives and campaigns.This session focuses on the challenges and successes that the City of San Jose faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the disproportionately affected groups such as people who are experiencing homelessness; people with mobility, cognitive, vision, hearing, independent living, and/or self-care disabilities; and groups that have been economically and socially marginalized.
Alvin Galang, Assistant to the City Manager, City of San José
Cesar Martinez, Bureau of Field Operations, San José Fire Department
Anh T. Tran, Manager of Facilities, Security, and Inter-Branch Delivery, San José Public Library
|2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
||Coffee and Tea Break
|2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
||Litigation Trends in an Emerging Post Pandemic World
Regency IV Room
Employer and agencies can continue to expect legal challenges related to COVID-19 as we shift into a post-pandemic world. This presentation will forecast expected litigation trends as more employees return to a “new normal” workplace. This presentation will specifically highlight how hybrid or work from arrangements may impact requests for reasonable accommodations and the interactive process, the effects of any vaccine or booster policy in a post-pandemic world, and projected wage and hour issues.
Jesse Maddox, Attorney
|3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
|3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
||The Coastside Recovery Initiative–One Community’s Roadmap to Recovery
How do businesses and communities recover from the impacts of COVID? What role does government play in creating a more equitable, vibrant, and resilient economy? Take a journey with one rural, coastal California city as we persevere through the challenges and opportunities of creating and implementing a recovery plan and a future economy that works for all. Learn how to create a recovery plan that is community driven, anchored to data, takes into consideration regional connections while not losing sight of local needs, and is appropriately ambitious in government’s role of getting to the next economy.
Karen Decker, City of Half Moon Bay
Erica Wood, Wood Consulting Services
|Introduction to MMANC–How to get the most out of your membership
Regency IV Room
Connect with experts, upgrade your skills, stay informed and keep it local with your MMANC membership. This workshop discusses how to become an engaged MMANC member and how to participate in programs such as Credentialed Government Leader (CGL), a joint venture between MMANC, MMASC and Cal-ICMA. CGL provides foundational tools, experiences and connections designed to develop participants’ knowledge, self-awareness and skill set.
Anthony Valdez, MMANC Director of Membership
Justin Lovell, MMANC CGL Program Director
|4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
||Sponsor Hall Welcoming Reception
Sponsored by Ascendent
Claim your complimentary beverage and meet with our numerous exhibitors. If you visit each of our exhibitors and complete your bingo card, you will be entered into our Friday raffle drawing for some great prizes.
||Cal-ICMA Networking Dinner
Lalla Grill Oceanside
654 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Cal-ICMA is excited to host a networking dinner at the 2022 MMANC Annual Conference on Wednesday, October 26, at Lalla Grille Oceanside. Check out the venue here.Dinner options include:
- Lobster shrimp enchilada
- Brick chicken
- Vegetarian pasta with marinara sauce
Cal-ICMA will provide 1 complimentary drink ticket per attendee.
Ticket purchase link