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Tuesday, August 23

8:00 a.m.Golf Tournament +

Home to the PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale has hosted some of contemporary golf's greatest moments. The shotgun format will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23. The registration fee includes green fees, golf cart, continental breakfast and prizes.

Please note: A continental breakfast will be available at the course but lunch is on your own.


Event Cost: $110


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

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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. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild of Tucson will serve as chairman of this year's Resolutions Committee.

1:30 p.m. Pre Conference Session +

Body Language And Leadership: What Messages Are You Conveying In Your Public, Business And Social Life?

This fun and interactive session will explore the importance of body language when communicating as a public official. Over 65% of perceived messages are non-verbal. To be successful in communicating your message to others it is important to understand the principles and perception of body language, both positive and negative.

This seminar will empower you with valuable insights that you can use in your public, business and social life.

During the session you will learn:
  • The importance of first impressions
  • How to be convincing during public speaking
  • Conveying trust to your residents
  • How to communicate successfully
  • What handshakes reveal
  • The principles and perception of body language, both positive/negative
  • How to improve interactions in your public, business and social life
Speaker: Renate Mousseux, M.A. ED.

Event Cost: $40


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

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

All AMRRP members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting.

5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception +

The League welcomes all conference delegates and guests to the opening reception.


6:30 p.m. APS Dinner at the League Conference +

Important note:

This dinner is open to all government (city/town, county, state and association) conference attendees and is included as part of your conference registration.

If you plan to attend the dinner, you must RSVP by marking the box when you register. A ticket will be provided in your registration packet.

Wednesday, August 24

8:30 a.m.Youth Program +

Youth delegates from your city or town are invited to join us at the 11th Annual League Youth Program to be held during the conference, Wednesday, August 24. 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, networking, and information sharing opportunities for the youth councils. Sessions will address youth leadership and how to become active and engaged members of the community.

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

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a $65 registration fee for each student and chaperone attending the Youth Program.

Youth Program registration is currently closed. If you are still interested in attending the youth program, please email Amy Price at aprice@azleague.org.


9:00 a.m.Opening General Session +

  • Parade of Flags

    Register your city or town for the Parade of Flags here
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  • Host Mayor's Welcome
  • Sponsorship Recognition
  • President's Report
  • Update from NLC

    Keynote Presenter:

    Ana Navarro CNN Political Analyst and GOP Strategist


    Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español, as well as a political contributor on ABC's The View, Ana Navarro will provide her wit and insight on the current political climate as we approach the Presidential election.


12:00 p.m. Lunch is on Your Own
1:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions (subject to change) +

  • Fundamentals Of Local Gov: Ethics For Municipal Officials And Staff
  • Body Cameras - Part 1: Experienced Cities Share Lessons Learned
  • Successful Downtowns: Cities Share Their Paths To Downtown Renaissance
  • Is Your Community Making Progress Toward A Future Workforce? Local Tools to Help Leaders Make Decisions and Differences
  • Answering The Tough Questions And Staying Calm Under Fire

3:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions (subject to change) +

  • Body Cameras - Part 2: Policy And Legal Ramifications
  • Economic Development For Small Towns
  • A Unified Transportation Plan And Its Implications For Arizona
  • Youth: What Makes A Young Person Stay Or Go? A Frank Discussion With Youth Leaders
  • Questions You Should Be Asking Your Finance Director
  • Legislative 101: Legislative Recap And How To Make an Impact At The Capitol

6:30 p.m.Dinner and Entertainment

Thursday, August 25

8:00 a.m.Spouse/Guest Mobile Tour - Scottsdale's Museum of the West +

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West celebrates the art, history, culture and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West. The museum brings to life the unique stories of the people, places and events that embody our Western heritage and play a role in shaping its future.

Event Cost: $35

Cost includes breakfast at the Princess and transportation.

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

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8:15 a.m.Concurrent Sessions (subject to change) +

  • Marijuana Laws And Taxation: What Do Cities Need To Know If Marijuana Becomes Legal?
  • Fundamentals Of Local Government: Open Meeting Law
  • Military Bases And Their Importance To Arizona's Economy
  • Update From Our Endorsed Partners: Programs That Can Save Your City Or Town Money

10:00 a.m.Concurrent Sessions (subject to change) +

  • Building And Maintaining Effective Mayor, Council And Manager Relationships
  • Great Ideas That Work: This Session Will Showcase a Number Of Creative And Unique Programs That Have Been Successful in Cities And Towns
  • Beyond The Baby Boom Time Warp: A New Era In Housing
  • The Basics Of Zoning For City And Town Officials
  • Reading The Tea Leaves: Pundits Discuss The Political Climate And Next Year's Legislative Session

12:00 p.m.Award Luncheon +

  • Legislative Appreciation Awards
  • League Service Awards

2:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions (subject to change) +

  • PSPRS Update: What Does the New Law Do to Your Public Safety Retirement Plan?
  • The Art of Municipal Revenue Forecasting in Arizona
  • Healthy Communities: A New Prescription For Economic Development
  • Legislative Dunk Tank: Everything You Wanted To Ask A Legislator But Were Afraid To!

2:30 p.m.Affiliate Group Meetings +

  • Arizona City Attorneys Association
  • Arizona COG Directors

4:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting
6:00 p.m.Showcase of Cities and Towns +

The 2016 Showcase of Cities and Towns will be held on Thursday, August 25. There will be food and drinks. Booths will be 10' by 10'.

A 27-year tradition, the Showcase is truly a unique and special event - one of a kind in the nation.

Please Note: All conference attendees are welcome. If your city or town would like to host a booth at this event there is a separate registration from the main conference.

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Friday, August 26

8:00 a.m.Speed Networking Breakfast for Municipal Officials +

Enjoy breakfast and share and discuss ideas, challenges, solutions and best practices that you are facing in your community with other municipal officials in an informal and relaxed setting.


9:30 a.m.Closing General Session +

Successful Leadership: Why Should Anyone Follow You?

Dr. Suzanne Peterson, Professor of Management and Faculty Director, Executive Education, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Dr. Peterson will explore the latest research on leadership behaviors that characterize extraordinary leaders across all sectors. She will examine how the most effective leaders display their character and inspire those around them, highlighting the behaviors and routines of excellence used by leaders in everyday situations which provide them opportunities to display credibility and prove to others that we are worthy of their followership.

Dr. Peterson's leadership research has appeared in top business and psychology journals and she has presented her ideas to a variety of audiences worldwide.


11:00 a.m. Conference Adjourns

Youth Program: Wednesday, August 24

Youth delegates from your city or town are invited to join us at the 11th Annual League Youth Program to be held during the conference, Wednesday, August 24. 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, networking, and information sharing opportunities for the youth councils. Sessions will address youth leadership and how to become active and engaged members of the community.

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

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a $65 registration fee for each student and chaperone attending the Youth Program.

Youth Program registration is currently closed. If you are still interested in attending the youth program, please email Amy Price at aprice@azleague.org.


Spouse/Guest Program: Thursday, August 25

Tour Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West celebrates the art, history, culture and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West. The museum brings to life the unique stories of the people, places and events that embody our Western heritage and play a role in shaping its future.

Event Cost: $35

Cost includes breakfast at the Princess and transportation.

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

Register