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Annual Meeting Tentative Agenda


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All concurrent sessions qualify as Elected Officials Academy ELECTIVE Courses
# Denotes Elected Officials Academy CORE Course
* Denotes Continued Legal Education (CLE) Credits

Sunday, May 5

12:00 p.m. NYCOM REGISTRATION OPENS

2:15 p.m. NYCOM POLICY COMMITTEE MEETINGS
• Municipal Finance
• Energy and Environment
• Community Revitalization
• Employee Relations

3:45 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
• Albany Update
• How to Make Your Grants Fundable
• Local Government 101: Understanding the Public Officers Law & Municipal Home Rule Law # *
• What Cities and Villages Need to Know About Immigration *

5:00 p.m. WELCOME RECEPTION

6:00 p.m. ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER CELEBRATION

• 32nd Annual NYCOM Local Government Achievement Awards
• NYMIR Risk Management Award
• Comp Alliance Leadership Award
• "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." 8th Grade Essay Contest Winner

7:30 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT


Monday, May 6

8:00 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
• Where Have They All Gone? Recruiting the Next Generation of Municipal Employees
• Getting a Handle on Airbnb: Regulating Short-Term Rentals *
• Giving Back: Understanding Veteran Benefits, Programs and Services
• Ethics: Why it Matters! # *

9:15 a.m. ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
• Election of Officers

9:30 a.m. OPENING GENERAL SESSION
• The Fabulous Beekman Boys: Brent Ridge and John Kilmer-Purcell

11:00 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
• Sexual Harassment Prevention Training *
• Economic Development 2019: Opportunity Zones, the CFA, & the Role of Local Government
• Best Practices for Strengthening Police Community Relations
• Is Adult-Use Cannabis Coming Our Way? What Local Officials Need to Know *
• Women and Local Government: Strategies for Effective Leadership

12:30 p.m. LUNCH

2:15 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
• State Funding for Local Governments
• Road and Pedestrian Safety in a Distracted Age
• Impaired Employees: What’s a Manager to Do? *
• Running Meetings Right and Handling Documents Properly: The Open Meetings Law and FOIL # *
• Strategies for Developing Smart Communities

3:45 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
• Building Policy Champions Using Civic Engagement
• Special Topics in Procurement # *
• Cool NY: How Cities and Villages are Making their Communities Attractive to Live, Work, and Play
• Emergency Management: Partnering with the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services 

5:30 p.m.  RECEPTION ON THE VERANDA

6:30 p.m.  BANQUET
• Annual Installation of NYCOM Officers


Tuesday, May 7

8:30 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
• Tweet This: Social Media Best Practices for Municipal Officials
• A Little Goes A Long Way: Regulating and Taxing Telecommunications Equipment *
• Abandoned and Vacant Properties: Understanding the Successes of and Risks to the State's Land Bank Program *

10:00 a.m. PLENARY SESSION
• Answers, Please: NYCOM Legal and Finance Panel

11:30 a.m. MEETING CONCLUDES

Updated: 3/11/19