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Tuesday, August 20

8:00 a.m.Golf Tournament – Starr Pass Golf Club +

The golf tournament will be held at the Starr Pass Golf Club. The shotgun format will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20. The registration fee includes green fees, golf cart, continental breakfast, boxed lunch and prizes.


Event Cost: $105


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

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9:00 a.m. Education Pre-Conference Session +

The Arizona We Want and Arizona Progress Meters: Catalysts for Statewide Action

Join the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) and its partners for an informative and interactive 3-hour program where CFA will introduce its newly expanded portfolio of Arizona Progress Meters.

The Arizona Progress Meters are a dynamic set of tools that measure how we are doing on these priorities and inform data-driven dialogue, support strategic decision making and align long-term planning efforts at the state and local levels.

The eight priority areas of the Arizona Progress Meters include: Jobs, Education, Young Talent, Health and Well-being, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Civic Participation and Connected Communities. CFA in partnership Expect More Arizona and the ASU Decision Center for Educational Excellence, will highlight the success of the Education Progress Meter and advancement toward the statewide attainment goal–Achieve60AZ.

More than 40 communities across the state and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey have adopted the Education Progress Meter as a framework for creating community conversations to drive actions in support of education.

Learn how Arizona leaders are successfully implementing the Education Progress Meter to support their community goals.

Registration for this event is separate from the main conference. To register for the education pre-conference session sponsored by Center for the Future of Arizona, click on the link below:

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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 Jenn Daniels of Gilbert will serve as chairman of this year's Resolutions Committee.

1:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Session +

True Colors© Personality Workshop

What color is your true personality? If you want to move up in the working world, or just be more skilled in your current position, you need to know your strengths and weaknesses. True Colors© is a fun and insightful personality-identification system that recognizes and celebrates people’s true character and strengths and turns it into practical information and actionable takeaways.

Whether you are an elected official or municipal staff, this fun and interactive session will help you learn more about yourself to utilize your unique strengths.

Karen Stafford, Manager, Organizational Development and Learning, Arizona Regional Office, Employers Council

Established in 1939, Employers Council provides professional services to over 4,000 companies, nonprofit organizations and governments, helping them develop and maintain effective, successful organizations.

Event Cost: $40


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

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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.

Wednesday, August 21

8:00 a.m.Youth Program +

Youth delegates from your city or town are invited to join us at the 14th Annual League Youth Program to be held during the conference, Wednesday, August 21. 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.

To view the agenda and registration information, click here.

If you have any questions about the Youth Program at the League Conference, please contact us at league@azleague.org or (602) 258-5786 for more information.


9:00 a.m.Opening General Session +

  • Parade of Flags
  • Host Mayor's Welcome
  • Sponsorship Recognition
  • Keynote Presenter: John O’Leary


    ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
    Expected to die. Now teaching others how to truly live.

    In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given 1% chance to live. This epic story of survival was first showcased in his parents’ book, Overwhelming Odds, in 2006.

    John’s debut book ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life was an instant #1 national bestseller, has sold 120,000 copies and has been translated into 12 languages.

    John speaks to more than 75,000 people around the world each year on how to live a truly a meaningful life. His storytelling, unexpected humor and authenticity will inspire League Conference attendees to live a more inspired life.


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

  • History of Arizona Water Rights Litigation, the General Stream Adjudication Process, Key Issues and Why it Matters
  • Greater Arizona Broadband Upgrade: Bringing Better Service to Arizona’s Communities
  • AMRRP Resources: Land Use Assistance, PTSD Assistance and Other AMRRP Member Benefits
  • PSPRS Overview and Update for Cities and Towns

2:40 p.m.Concurrent Sessions (subject to change) +

  • Update on Colorado River Issues and What the Drought Contingency Plan Means for Arizona
  • League 2019 Legislative Report and Look Ahead to 2020 Legislative Session
  • 2020 Census: The Arizona Count
  • The Basics of Economic Development for Cities and Towns: What Elected Officials Need to Know
  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: What is the Future for Arizona’s Cities and Towns

3:50 p.m.Concurrent Sessions (subject to change) +

  • Sound Management of Water Supplies as an Essential Element for Sustainable Economies
  • Making Domestic Violence Zero in Your Community
  • Overview of Arizona Property Tax System
  • Women Leaders in Municipal Government: The Opportunities and Challenges of Being a Female Elected Official
  • When a Community Wins: How to Measure Success in Economic Development Projects That Come to Your City/Town

6:30 p.m.Dinner and Entertainment

Thursday, August 22

8:00 a.m.Spouse/Guest Mobile Tour - Tour of Mission San Xavier del Bac +

Tour of the "White Dove of the Desert,” Mission San Xavier del Bac. San Xavier was founded by Father Kino, the "Padre on Horseback," in 1692 and was completed in 1783. San Xavier is acclaimed as the finest example of Spanish Colonial architecture in the country, hosting "marvelous original statuary and mural paintings." As an authentic 18th century space, San Xavier del Bac receives 200,000 visitors each year and has been the subject of significant restoration.

Event Cost: $35

Cost includes breakfast at the Starr Pass and Tour of the Mission. The bus will return before the general luncheon at the Starr Pass.

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

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8:00 a.m.Concurrent Sessions (subject to change) +

  • How Local Control Became "Loco” Control - A Look at Preemption, Unfunded Mandates, Revenue Takeaways and Other Violations of Home Rule and Local Democracy
  • Border Myths and Facts: Realities of Life, Governance and Business on the Border and Its Impact on Arizona
  • ASU, NAU and UofA: Utilizing Our State Universities as a Valuable Resource for Cities and Towns
  • Reading the Tea Leaves: Pundits Discuss the Current Political Climate and Next Year’s Legislative Session
  • Tackling the Homeless Issue in Our Communities

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

  • Utilizing Social Media: Best Practices and Pitfalls Every Elected Official Should Know
  • Moving from Council to the Legislature and Vice Versa: Tips and Lessons Learned Regarding the Similarities and Differences of Governing at Diverse Levels of Government
  • Building and Maintaining Effective Mayor, Council and Manager Relationships
  • Data Privacy in the Age of Cybersecurity, Smart Cities, and Data Analytics
  • Transportation Update

12:00 p.m.Award Luncheon +

  • Legislative Appreciation Awards
  • League Service Awards

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 2019 Showcase of Cities and Towns will be held on Thursday, August 22. There will be food and drinks. Booths will be 10' by 10'.


A 30-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 separate registration from the main conference.

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Friday, August 23

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

Enjoy a full 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 +

Incivility and Political Dysfunction: Changing the Paradigm at the Local Level

Keith Allred, National Institute for Civil Discourse

Residents are frustrated, worried, and angry with the state of the political discourse and process, particularly at the state and Federal levels. Heated rhetoric and a dramatic shift away from bipartisan collaboration pervade our state and national politics, leaving our leaders unable to solve the major challenges confronting our nation.

But this can change, starting at the local level of government.

Keith Allred, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse will present an engaging and in-depth exploration of how the nation got to where we are with widespread incivility as well as presenting options for reviving the social norms of civility and respect when dealing in public and political discourse.

11:00 a.m. Conference Adjourns

Youth Program: Wednesday, August 21

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.

To view the agenda and registration information click here.

If you have any questions about the youth program at the League Conference, please contact the League at league@azleague.org or
(602) 258-5786 for more information.


Spouse/Guest Mobile Tour: Thursday, August 23

Tour of Mission San Xavier del Bac

Tour of the "White Dove of the Desert,” Mission San Xavier del Bac. San Xavier was founded by Father Kino, the "Padre on Horseback," in 1692 and was completed in 1783. San Xavier is acclaimed as the finest example of Spanish Colonial architecture in the country, hosting "marvelous original statuary and mural paintings." As an authentic 18th century space, San Xavier del Bac receives 200,000 visitors each year and has been the subject of significant restoration.

Event Cost: $35

Cost includes breakfast at the Starr Pass and Tour of the Mission. The bus will return before the general luncheon at the Starr Pass.

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

Register