2023 Annual Conference Schedule

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Wednesday, April 26
7:30 am – 8:15 am

BREAKFAST: Art of Management Attendees Light Breakfast
Room: Colorado 

8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Colorado Room

WORKSHOP: Art of Management
Workshop for managers on the job five years or less. Managers and presenters will share wisdom and knowledge gained from experience. It’s the stuff they don’t teach in graduate school, but you don’t have to learn the hard way! See workshop schedule.

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  Devereaux Room

Jenn Ooton, CCMA President
Dr. Beverli Marshall, City Manager, Glenwood Springs 
Nicole Lance, Author and Executive Coach
“Awesome on Your Own Terms”

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Roosevelt Room 


Thursday, April 27
7:30 am – 8:15 am

BREAKFAST: Join us for a light breakfast
Room: Colorado
ALUMNI BREAKFAST: School of Public Affairs
Room: Roosevelt Room

8:30 am – 9:30 am

KEYNOTE: Amanda Henderson, Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics & Culture at the Iliff School of Theology
Two Truths and Two Lies
Room: Devereaux

9:30 am – 10:00 am


10:00 am – 10:45 am

CONFERENCE TOPIC ONE: Land Use & Housing Resources
Room: Colorado
CONFERENCE TOPIC TWO: Navigating Paid Family and Medical Leave
PRESENTER: Melissa McDuffey, American Fidelity
Room: Roosevelt
CONFERENCE TOPIC THREE: Wheat Ridge Versus Black Cat – Lessons Learned From a Recent Cyber-Attack
PRESENTERS: Patrick Goff, City Manager; Allison Scheck, Deputy City Manager; Marianne Schilling, Assistant City Manager; Jesse Dubin, IT Manager
Room: Devereaux
CONFERENCE TOPIC FOUR: How an Effective Parking Management Program Can Increase Vibrancy in Your Downtown Core
PRESENTER: Gareth Lloyd, Interstate Parking
Room: Garden/veranda Room

11:00 am – 11:45 am

CONFERENCE TOPIC ONE: Reset: Leveraging Culture & the Employee Cycle to Overcome the Great Resignation
PRESENTERS: Kayla Barber-Perrotta and Traci McLean, City of Brighton

Room: Colorado
CONFERENCE TOPIC TWO: Managing the Why, How, and Outcomes of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategies Across Different Colorado Communities
PRESENTER: Brandy Reitter, Executive Director of the Colorado Broadband Office, State of Colorado, CCCMA DEI Committee Chair
Room: Roosevelt
CONFERENCE TOPIC THREE: Going to the Voters for Funding: Stories, Strategies, Best Practices
PRESENTERS: David Flaherty, Magellan Strategies; Scott Trainor, City of Fountain; Mike Foreman, City of Monument
Room: Devereaux
CONFERENCE  TOPIC FOUR: Decarbonization, Electrification and GHG emissions reduction 
PRESENTER: Oscar Rangel, Veregy
Room: Veranda/Garden

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

LUNCH: Meet with colleagues and enjoy a grab and go lunch
Room: Colorado Room

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

CONFERENCE TOPIC ONE: The Science Behind Workplace Distractions and Associated Stress
PRESENTER: Drew Sanders, City of Cortez
Room: Colorado 
CONFERENCE TOPIC TWO: Proactive leadership for BOLD IDEAS: Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessible Services
PRESENTER: Chantal Unfug, DOLA
Room: Roosevelt
CONFERENCE TOPIC THREE: Rock of Ages – Leveraging Talent (from all generations) to harmonize the workplace 
PRESENTERS: Anne McCord and Jen Volmer, ILG
Room: Devereaux

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

CONFERENCE TOPIC ONE: Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs Operational Overview
PRESENTER: David Callahan, Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs
Room: Colorado
CONFERENCE TOPIC TWO: THERE’S NO LAUGHING IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT. Eight observations from the front lines on communications and engagement and what to do about them.
PRESENTERS: Kim Newcomer and Ryan Burke, Slate Communications
Room: Roosevelt
CONFERENCE TOPIC THREE: Innovative Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems in Local Government Through Collaborative Management
PRESENTERS: Brian Wilkerson, Corporate Vice President, hrQ Inc. and Melissa Antol, Director of Consulting Services & Public Sector Practice Lead, hrQ Inc.
Room: Devereaux

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

EXHIBIT BREAK: Visit our Partners and Sponsors in the exhibit area. There will be giveaways and useful information for your organizations!

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

PRESENTER: Karen Daly, ICMA and Greg Schulte, Senior Advisor
Room: Devereaux

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

DEI Mixer
Room: Colorado

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Room: Roosevelt






Friday, April 28
7:30 am – 8:30 am

CWLG BREAKFAST: Join us for a light breakfast-preregistration is required
Keynote Speaker: Bitches Get Riches
Financial Self Care
Room: Devereaux
BREAKFAST: Join us for a light breakfast
Room: Colorado

8:30 am – 8:45 am


8:45 am – 9:30 am

CONFERENCE TOPIC ONE: Your Community by the Numbers: Introduction to Data.Census.gov
PRESENTER: Kimberly Davis, US Census Bureau  
Room: Colorado
CONFERENCE TOPIC TWO: CivicPRIDE Presents: LGBTQ+ Inclusion 101
PRESENTER: Logan Masenthin (she/her/hers), City & County of Denver, Taylor Reimann (she/her/hers), City of Boulder, and Pam Davis (she/her/hers), City of Boulder
Room: Roosevelt
CONFERENCE TOPIC THREE: Creating a Servant Leadership Culture
PRESENTER: Dr. Mike Mowery, SGR
Room: Devereaux

9:30 am – 9:45 am


9:45 am – 10:30 am

CONFERENCE TOPIC ONE: Sustainability as an Economic Driver
PRESENTER: Kate Sipla Schneider Electric and Hillary Dobos from Lotus Engineering
Room: Colorado
CONFERENCE TOPIC TWO: Law Enforcement Liability Trends: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?
PRESENTER: Tami Tanoue and  Sam Light, CIRSA
Room: Roosevelt
PRESENTER: Clint Kinney, Town of Snowmass Village
Room: Devereaux

10:45 am – 11:45 pm
Devereaux Room

KEYNOTE: Dr. Richard Wobbekind
Economic Presentation

11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Devereaux Room

Jenn Ooton, President
Annual Meeting (Bylaws)/Wrap Up