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PRESENTATIONS
 
Wednesday, August 24
 
Opening General Session - Host Mayor's Welcome
Presenter: Jim Lane, Mayor, Scottsdale, Member, League Executive Committee
Audio: Session audio
 
Opening General Session - Update from the National League of Cities (NLC) 1st Vice President
Presenter: Matt Zone, Councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio
Audio: Session audio
 
Opening General Session - U.S. Senator John McCain
Presenter: John McCain, U.S. Senator
Audio: Session audio
 
Opening General Session - Keynote Speaker: Ana Navarro
Presenter: Ana Navarro, CNN Political Analyst and GOP Strategist
Audio: Session audio
 
Public Service Ethics and Open Government
Presider: Ed Honea, Mayor, Marana, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenter: Bill Sims, Attorney, Sims Murray Ltd.
File: Fundamentals of Local Government: Ethics for Municipal Officials and Staff (.pptx - 790 kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Body Cameras - Part 1: Experienced Cities Share Lessons Learned
Presider: Cathy Carlat, Mayor, Peoria, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenters: Brenda Buren, Police Support Services Director/Assistant Chief, Tempe
Geoffrey Leggett, Assistant Chief of Police, Surprise
John Meza, Chief of Police, Mesa
Roy Minter, Chief of Police, Peoria
Jay Zdilla, Assistant Chief of Police, Chandler
Files: On-Officer Body Camera System (.pptx - 439 kb)
Peoria Police Department Body Worn Camera Program (.pptx - 323 kb)
Tempe: Implementing Body Worn Cameras: What We Learned (.pptx - 843 kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Successful Downtowns: Cities Share Their Paths to Downtown Renaissance
Presider: Doug Von Gausig, Mayor, Clarkdale, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenters: Doug Bartosh, City Manager, Cottonwood
Dan Henderson, Economic Development Director, Gilbert
Nick Ross, Economic Initiatives, Tucson
Daniel Valenzuela, Councilmember, Phoenix, Member, League Executive Committee
Files: The Story of Historic Old Town Cottonwood (.pptx - 9.3 Mb)
The Gilbert Heritage District (Prezi link)
City of Tucson Downtown Revitalization (.pptx - 13.2 Mb)
Phoenix is Hot (.pptx - 12.4 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Is Your Community Making Progress Toward A Future Workforce? Local Tools to Help Leaders Make Decisions and Differences
Presider: Darcy Renfro, Senior Director, The Arizona We Want
Presenters: Pearl Chang Esau, President & CEO, Expect More Arizona
Rich Nickel, President & CEO, College Success Arizona
File: Center for the Future of Arizona - Local Tools to Help Leaders Make Decisions and Differences (.pptx - 3.5 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Answering the Tough Questions and Staying Tough Under Fire
Presider: Douglas Nicholls, Mayor, Yuma, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenter: Cary Pfeffer, ClearComm Consulting
File: Answering the Tough Questions (.pdf - 1.6 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Questions You Should Be Asking Your Finance Director
Presider: Scott Barber, HR Director, Florence, President, AMRRP Board of Trustees
Presenters: Bill Sims, Attorney, Sims Murray Ltd.
Pat Walker, Principal Owner, Pat Walker Consulting
File: Questions You Should Be Asking Your Finance Director (.pptx - 1.5 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Body Cameras - Part 2: Policy and Legal Ramifications
Presider: Linda Kavanagh, Mayor, Fountain Hills, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenters: John Kavanagh, Senator, Legislative District 23
Bill Montgomery, County Attorney, Maricopa County
Luis Santaella, Sr. Assistant City Attorney, Scottsdale
Files: Police Body Cameras - A Double-Edged Sword (.pptx - 23.6 Mb)
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery (.pptx - 445 kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Toolbox for Small Town Economic Development
Presider: Susan Hyatt Dumon, Vice President of Business Expansion, Arizona Commerce Authority
Presenters: Danielle Casey, CEcD, EDFP, Economic Development Director, Scottsdale
Julie Engel, President/CEO, Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation
Mignonne Hollis, Executive Director, Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation
David McIntire, Community Investment Director, Flagstaff
File: Toolbox for Small Town Economic Development (.pptx - 120 kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Moving From the Flintstones to the Jetsons: How Technology is Changing Everything About Transportation, Infrastructure and Funding
Presider: Jim Lane, Mayor, Scottsdale, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenters: Eric Anderson, Transportation Director, Maricopa Association of Governments
Grayson Brulte, President, Brulte & Company
John Halikowski, Director, Arizona Department of Transportation
Phillip Rayer, General Manager, Local Motors
Bob Worsley, Senator, Legislative District 25
File: Moving from the Flintstones to the Jetsons (.pptx - 6.2 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Legislative 101: Legislative Recap and How to Make an Impact at the Capitol
Presider: Ken Strobeck, Executive Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenters: Patrice Kraus, Legislative Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Dale Wiebusch, Legislative Associate, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
File: 2016 Legislative Overview (.pptx - 239 kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Thursday, August 25
 
Marijuana Laws and Taxation: What Do Cities Need to Know if Marijuana Becomes Legal?
Presider: Linda Kavanagh, Mayor, Fountain Hills, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenters: Lee Grafstrom, Tax Policy Analyst, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Will Humble, Division Director, Health Policy & Program Evaluation, Center for Population Science & Discovery, University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Center
File: How the 2016 "Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act" Would Work in Arizona (.pptx - 7.4 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Arizona's Open Meeting Law
Presider: Bob Rivera, Mayor, Thatcher, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenter: Christina Estes-Werther, General Counsel, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
File: Fundamentals of Local Government: Arizona's Open Meeting Law (.pptx - 4.9 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Military Bases and Their Importance to Arizona's Economy
Presiders: Dr. Joseph V. Cuffari, Policy Advisor for Military Affairs, Office of Governor Doug Ducey
Shay D. Stautz, Associate Vice President for Federal Relations, University of Arizona
Presenters: Julie Engel, President/CEO, Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation
David Godlewski, President, Southern Arizona Home Builders Association
Bob Logan, University of Arizona College of Science, Assistant Dean for External and Corporate Relations
Julie M. Pastrick, President/CEO, Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
Kevin Peterson, President, Huachuca 50
Files: Legislation Round-up & Military/Veteran Matters (.pptx - 110 kb)
Northern Arizona Military Advocacy Council (.pptx - 39 kb)
Mission Strong: Local Strength, National Defense (.pptx - 339 kb)
DM50 (.pptx - 260 kb)
Fort Huachuca (.pptx - 6.5 Mb)
The Yuma 50 (.pptx - 71 kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Update from Our Endorsed Partners: Programs That Can Save Your City or Town Money
Presider: Gilbert Lopez, Councilmember, Coolidge, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenters: Ed Bantel, Program Administrator, Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool
Rob Fiorilli, Program Manager, U.S. Communities
Bruce Gardner, Assistant Town Manager, Workforce & Technology, Queen Creek
Sheri Gilbert, Senior Account Executive, Valley Schools/HPACT
Ashley Shiwarski, Manager, Inside Sales, Utility Service Partners, Inc
Files: AMRRP - Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool (.pptx - 79 kb)
Health Plans for Arizona Cities and Towns (HPACT) (.pptx - 1.3 Mb)
NLC Service Line Warranty Program (.pptx - 2.7 Mb)
U.S. Communities - Cooperative Purchasing Solutions (.pptx - 412 kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Effective Mayor, Council and Manager Relationships
Presider: Nicole Lance, Deputy City Manager, Government and Community Partnerships, Surprise, President, ACMA
Presenters: Jenn Daniels, Mayor, Gilbert
Bryant Powell, City Manager, Apache Junction
Christian Price, Mayor, Maricopa
Files: Effective Mayor, Council, & Manager Relationships (.pptx - 1.9 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Great Ideas That Work: Current Innovative Programs and Solutions Being Utilized That Can Help Your City or Town
Presider: Kenny Evans, Mayor, Payson, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenters: Stephen Gesell, Chief of Police, Cottonwood
Susan Goodwin, Attorney, Gust Rosenfeld, PLC
Heidi Hansen, Economic Vitality Director, Flagstaff
Matthew Irlmeier, Battalion Chief, Fire and Emergency Services, Sierra Vista
Brian Jones, Battalion Chief, Fire and Emergency Services, Sierra Vista
Stephen J. Pauken, City Manager, Winslow
Janet Woolum, Performance Administrator, Mesa
Files: Cottonwood - Reducing Aggressive Panhandling (.pptx - 1.1 Mb)
City of Flagstaff Economic Vitality Division (.pdf - 1.6 Mb)
Joint Action Agency for Police Services (.docx - 24 kb)
Separate legal entities; joint exercise of powers (.docx - 17 kb)
The What Cities Work Experience (.pptx - 3.1 Mb)
Sierra Vista Fire and Medical Services (.pptx - 386 kb)
Winslow: Filtered LED Street Light Maintenance Project (.pptx - 2.3 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Beyond the Baby Boom Time Warp: A New Era in Housing
Presider: Daryl Seymore, Mayor, Show Low, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenter: Dr. Arthur "Chris" Nelson, FAICP, Professor of Planning and Real Estate Development, University of Arizona
File: Arizona Trends 2010-2040 (.pptx - 8.5 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
The Basics of Zoning for City and Town Officials
Presider: Lana Mook, Mayor, El Mirage, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenter: Frank Cassidy, Town Attorney, Marana
Files: The Basics of Zoning for City and Town Officials (.pptx - 198 kb)
The Basics of Zoning for City and Town Officials - Outline (.docx - 44 kb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Reading the Tea Leaves: Pundits Discuss the Current Political Election and Next Year's Legislative Session
Presider: Barrett Marson, CEO, Marson Media
Presenters: Stan Barnes, President, Copper State Consulting Group
Doug Cole, Senior Vice President, HighGround Public Affairs Consultants
Marilyn Purvis, Associate Director, Veridus LLC
Paul Senseman, Principal, Policy Development Group
Audio: Session audio
 
PSPRS Update: What Does the New Law Mean For Your Public Safety Retirement Plan?
Presider: Ken Strobeck, Executive Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Presenters: Mike Gardner, Partner, Triadvocates
Scott McCarty, Finance Director/CFO, Queen Creek
Audio: Session audio
 
The Art of Municipal Revenue Forecasting in Arizona
Presider: Harvey Skoog, Mayor, Prescott Valley, Member, League Executive Committee
Presenter: Pat Walker, Principal Owner, Pat Walker Consulting
File: The "Art" of Municipal Revenue Forecasting in Arizona (.pptx - 5.1 Mb)
Audio: Session audio
 
Healthy Communities: A New Prescription for Economic Development
Presider: Mark Stapp, Executive Director, Master of Real Estate Development Program, Arizona State University
Presenters: Kimber Lanning, Founder and Executive Director, Local First Arizona
Jeff McVay, Manager of Downtown Transformation, Mesa
Wm. Timothy Sprague, Principal, Habitat Metro, LLC
Audio: Session audio
 
Legislative Dunk Tank: Everything You Wanted to Ask a Legislator but Were Afraid To!
Presider: Barrett Marson, CEO, Marson Media
Presenters: Steve Farley, Senator, Legislative District 9
Karen Fann, Representative, Legislative District 1
Charlene Fernandez, Representative, Legislative District 4
John Kavanagh, Senator, Legislative District 23
Don Shooter, Senator, Legislative District 13
J.D. Mesnard, Representative, Legislative District 17
Audio: Session audio
 
Friday, August 26
 
Closing General Session - Successful Leadership: Why Should Anyone Follow You?
Presenter: Dr. Suzanne Peterson, Professor of Management and Faculty Director, Executive Education, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Audio: Session audio