• Agenda
  • Spouse/Guest Program
  • Youth Program
  • Mobile Tours

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Tuesday, August 27

8:00 a.m.Golf Tournament +

The golf tournament will be held at the El Conquistador Country Club. The shotgun format will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27. The registration fee includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and prizes.


Event Cost: $105

Registration for this event is separate from the main conference registration.

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9:30 a.m. Finding and Writing Competitive Grant Applications for Cities and Towns +

This full-day workshop (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) will explore private sector funding sources (foundations and corporations) for small- to mid-size community projects. Dr. Bev Browning, author of "Grant Writing For Dummies" and 39 other grant-related publications will lead workshop participants through traditional and non-traditional private sector funding source databases.

In addition, all participants will be led through "what the funder wants to see in this section of your request" writing exercises and what to say when contacting potential funders to determine their interest in funding in your community. There will be adequate time for Dr. Bev to review your writing exercises and provide valuable feedback on how to write to win! All registrants will receive a copy of the trainer's book, "Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals" (McGraw-Hill, 2008).

Upon completion of this League training program, you will be able to:
  • Identify foundation and corporate funders that award grants for non-capital requests.
  • Speak confidently with potential funders about your community and its needs.
  • Research and write a highly competitive and compelling funding request narrative using "Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals."
  • Quickly identify and put a value on soft monies (in-kind) when the funder requires an in-kind contribution from your agency.

Event Cost: $55

Please Note: Registration for this event is separate from the main conference.

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1:30 p.m. Resolutions Committee +

Each city and town is urged to participate in the development of the League's Municipal Policy Statement. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, will serve as chairman of this year's Resolutions Committee.


4:00 p.m. Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool (AMRRP) Annual Meeting +

All AMRRP members are encouraged to attend.


6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception +

The reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hilton El Conquistador.


Note: Only light hors d' oeuvres and beverages will be available at the reception; dinner is on your own.

Wednesday, August 28

8:30 a.m.Youth Program +

Youth delegates from your city or town are invited to join us at the 8th Annual League Youth Program to be held during the conference on Wednesday, August 28. Attendees will participate in their own sessions and activities, and will also have the opportunity to interact with local elected officials.

Highlights of the one-day program will include: team-building exercises, as well as networking and information sharing opportunities for the youth councils. Sessions will address youth leadership and how youth can become active and engaged members of their communities.

Youth commissions and youth advisory boards from across the state are invited to participate.

Event Cost: $60

For each student and chaperone attending the Youth Program.


A detailed agenda will be sent out to all youth coordinators with the Youth Program registration materials.  If your city or town is interested in including a youth delegation with your city officials, please contact Amy Price at aprice@azleague.org or (602) 258-5786 for more information.


9:00 a.m.Opening General Session +

  • Parade of Flags
  • Host Mayor's WelcomeSatish I. Hiremath, Mayor, Oro Valley
  • Sponsorship Recognition
  • League of AZ Cities and Towns PresidentDoug Von Gausig, Mayor, Clarkdale
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors PresidentScott Smith, Mayor, Mesa
  • NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale
  • Keynote Speaker – Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University

12:00 p.m.Lunch is on your own
1:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions +

  • Utilizing Incubators- Co-Work Spaces and Accelerators to Fuel Economic Growth
  • Ideas that Work – Rapid Fire Innovation
  • Fundamentals of Local Government – Budgets: How Cities and Towns Raise and Spend Revenue
  • Saving Arizona's Forests and Economies
  • Community Futures – Leveraging Development Trends to Build Communities

3:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions +

  • Economic Gardening: How to Celebrate Your Existing Assets
  • Border Fact or Fiction – Realities of Life, Governance and Business on the Border and its Impact on Cities and Towns Statewide
  • Transportation Options and Needs in a Changing World
  • Fundamentals of Local Government – Municipal Bonding and Financing
  • Affordable Healthcare Act: What it means for Cities and Towns in Arizona

3:15 p.m.Affiliate Group Meeting +

  • Arizona COG Directors

3:15 p.m.Mobile Tour +

Sports Tourism and Economic Development: The Oro Valley Aquatic Center

The Oro Valley Aquatic Center opened its doors on March 15, 2013. This new facility is competition-ready and full of family-friendly amenities for guests of all ages. Attendees will receive a guided tour of the Aquatic Center and learn how bed tax funds are being leveraged to promote tourism and economic development.

 

Event Cost: $10

Space is limited for this event.


Please Note: Registration for this event is separate from the main conference.

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5:00 p.m.Rural Discussion and Update from Rural Policy Forum: Lessons Learned
 and Best Practices
6:00 p.m.Showcase of Cities and Towns +

The 2013 Showcase of Cities and Towns will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at the Hilton El Conquistdor. There will be food and drinks. Booths will be 10' by 10'.

A 24-year tradition, the Showcase is truly a unique and special event - one of a kind in the nation.

Please Note: Registration to have a booth at this event is separate from the main conference.

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Thursday, August 29

8:00 a.m.Spouse/Guest Program +

Arts and Culture in Oro Valley

Participants will enjoy a guided tour of public art throughout Oro Valley before heading to the beautiful Tohono Chul Park for lunch at the Garden Bistro.

Event Cost: $50

Cost includes breakfast at El Conquistador, tours and lunch at Tohono Chul Park. Space is limited for this event.


Please Note: Registration for this event is separate from the main conference.

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8:15 a.m.Concurrent Sessions +

  • League 2013 Legislative Report and Look Ahead to the 2014 Legislative Session
  • Arizona Commerce Authority – Strengthening Arizona's Economy
  • Bridging the Digital Disconnect
  • Who Does the City Attorney Represent?
  • Civil Discourse and Conflict Resolution

10:00 a.m.Concurrent Sessions +

  • Destination Marketing: Regional Collaboration and Branding
  • Legislative Issues of Importance to Cities and Towns
  • Fundamentals of Local Government – Public Service Ethics in Open Government
  • Building Effective Council-Manager Relationships
  • Water Planning: The True Cost of Water

12:00 p.m.General Luncheon +

  • Legislative Friends and Champions will be recognized
  • Honorees of the 2013 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards will be recognized
  • Governor Brewer has been invited

2:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions +

  • Update from State Agencies - Judicial Branch: Evidence-based Pre-Trial and Veteran Courts
  • What the Attorney Defending Your City Wishes Elected Officials Knew
  • International Trade Corridors – The Future of Arizona
  • ASRS/PSPRS/EORP – Update on Pension System
  • Sustainability for Cities and Towns

2:30 p.m.Affiliate Group Meetings +

  • Arizona City Attorneys Association
  • Greater Arizona Mayors Association

3:15 p.m.Mobile Tour +

Tour of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. a Member of the Roche Group

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a member of the Roche Group, is a world leader and innovator of tissue-based diagnostic solutions for patients worldwide. As the leading supplier of cancer diagnostic systems to the pathology market, Ventana manufactures over 220 cancer tests with related instruments right here in southern Arizona for 90 countries, and most importantly, for 4 million people afflicted with cancer yearly around the world. During the tour, you will meet the people of Ventana who discover, develop, and deliver medical diagnostic systems and biopsy based cancer tests that are shaping the future of healthcare.


Event Cost: $10

Space is limited for this event.

Please Note: Registration for this event is separate from the main conference.

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4:00 p.m.Annual Business Meeting
6:00 p.m.Service Award Dinner and Entertainment

Friday, August 30

8:00 a.m.Arizona Cities @ Work Breakfast +

AZ Cities @ Work is a collaborative effort among Arizona's cities and towns to educate, inform and engage our residents to learn more about the vital work that local governments do each and every day. Join us to learn about how your city or town can participate in this exciting program.


9:30 a.m.Closing Session +

Becoming a Superb Ambassador for Your Municipality: Putting the E-I-E-I-O Formula to Work!™

Speaker: Mark Towers, Speak Out Seminars, LLC

This (1) Educational (2) Motivational and (3) Entertaining session will provide immediately usable takeaways. The E-I-E-I-O Formula is your key to being a superb ambassador for your municipality. Here's the formula: Engage, Ignite Passion (yours and others), Educate, Innovate and Own It.

More than 40 years of formal and informal research will serve as the foundation for this program. Fasten your seat belt and come join us for a unique closing program!


11:30 a.m.Adjourn Conference

Spouse/Guest Program: Thursday, August 29

Arts and Culture in Oro Valley

Participants will enjoy a guided tour of public art throughout Oro Valley before heading to the beautiful Tohono Chul Park for lunch at the Garden Bistro.


8:00 a.m. Breakfast at the El Conquistador



8:30 a.m. Tour of Arts and Culture in Oro Valley



11:30 a.m. Lunch at Tohono Chul Park



1:30 p.m. Bus Returns to the El Conquistador



This tour is also available for any conference attendee to attend for a $50 fee.


The spouse/guest mobile tour is open to spouses and guests who are signed up for the spouse/guest full packet registration (see registration page).


Youth Program: Wednesday, August 28

Youth delegates from your city or town are invited to join us at the 8th Annual League Youth Program to be held during the conference on Wednesday, August 28. Attendees will participate in their own sessions and activities, and will also have the opportunity to interact with local elected officials.

Highlights of the one-day program will include: team-building exercises, as well as networking and information sharing opportunities for the youth councils. Sessions will address youth leadership and how youth can become active and engaged members of their communities.

Youth commissions and youth advisory boards from across the state are invited to participate.

Event Cost: $60

For each student and chaperone attending the Youth Program.


A detailed agenda will be sent out to all youth coordinators with the Youth Program registration materials.  If your city or town is interested in including a youth delegation with your city officials, please contact Amy Price at aprice@azleague.org or (602) 258-5786 for more information.


NOTE: CLICK ON EVENT TITLES FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Mobile Tours

Sports Tourism and Economic Development: The Oro Valley Aquatic Center:

Wednesday, August 28, 3:15 p.m.

The Oro Valley Aquatic Center opened its doors on March 15, 2013. This new facility is competition-ready and full of family-friendly amenities for guests of all ages. Attendees will receive a guided tour of the Aquatic Center and learn how bed tax funds are being leveraged to promote tourism and economic development.

Event Cost: $10

Space is limited on the mobile workshops.


Arts and Culture in Oro Valley: Thursday, August 29, 8:00 a.m.

Participants will enjoy a guided tour of public art throughout Oro Valley before heading to the beautiful Tohono Chul Park for lunch at the Garden Bistro.


Event Cost: $50

Space is limited on the mobile workshops.

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Tour of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. a Member of the Roche Group:

Thursday, August 29, 3:15 p.m.

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a member of the Roche Group, is a world leader and innovator of tissue-based diagnostic solutions for patients worldwide. As the leading supplier of cancer diagnostic systems to the pathology market, Ventana manufactures over 220 cancer tests with related instruments right here in southern Arizona for 90 countries, and most importantly, for 4 million people afflicted with cancer yearly around the world. During the tour, you will meet the people of Ventana who discover, develop, and deliver medical diagnostic systems and biopsy based cancer tests that are shaping the future of healthcare.

 

Event Cost: $10

Space is limited on the mobile workshops.

Register