Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA

2018 WIMG Summer Conference

May 30 - Jun 02, 2018
Atlanta, GA
Conference Rates

WIMG Member Registration Rates

Advanced Registration (March 1 - April 13): $100.00
Regular Registration (April 14 - May 18): $150.00
Onsite Registration (May 19 - June 2): $200.00

WIMG Non-Member Registration Rates

Advanced Registration (March 1 - May 18): $250.00
Onsite Registration (May 19 - June 2): $350.000 

Spouse/Guest/Youth Registration

Advanced Registration (March 1 - May 18): $85.00
Onsite Registration (May 19 - June 2): $150.00

In order for individual spouses/guests/youth/students to attend any or all WIMG Annual Summer Conference activities and meal functions, each individual must be officially registered for the conference and wear registration badges at all times for admittance to sessions/meals.

Cancellation Policy:
Any registration cancellations occurring between March 1 - May 18, 2018, will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Requests for cancellations must be in writing and sent via email to  No refunds will be given after May 18th.

Hotel Information

NLC is holding a room block for attendees at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center at a rate of $139.00 per night.

Please note that the room block will close Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5p.m. EDT.

Hotel address:
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

Make your reservation now

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, May 30

12:00 - 2:00 pm  NLC Infrastructure Event at Atlanta Beltline/Bellwood Rock Quarry
3:00 - 5:30 pm Registration
4:00 - 5:00 pm  WIMG Board Meeting
5:00 - 6:00 pm Networking Opportunity
6:00 - 8:00 pm Welcome Dinner - Pitty Pat's Porch
9:30 - Midnight Evening Reception at Omni Hotel - With Music

Thursday, May 31

8:30 am - 4:00 pm Conference Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am  Breakfast - NLC Legislative Update
9:00 am - 11:00 am  NLC University Seminar: How Local Officials Can Address Sexual Harassment Issues in Their Community
11:30 am - 12:45 pm  Luncheon - How the Fort McPherson Redevelopment is Revitalizing Southwest Atlanta 
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm  Break (45 minutes) 
1:45 pm - 4:45 pm  Mobile Tour - Economic Development Efforts By Fort McPherson and Tyler Perry Studios  
5:00 pm  Return Omni Hotel 
6:30 - 9 pm  Atlanta City Hall Reception - With live music and featuring keynote speaker Mayor Bottoms 

Friday, June 1

7:30 am - 1:30 pm  Conference Registration
8:00 - 9:00 am  Building the Workforce of the Future - Breakfast Round table Sponsored by Colonial Life 
9:00 - 10:15 am  Session - Invest Atlanta: Advancing Atlanta's Economy Through Housing, Redevelopment and Partnerships
10:30 - 11:45 am  Session -Transformative Public Infrastructure: The Atlanta Beltline
12:00 - 1:15 pm  Luncheon
1:15 - 1:45 pm Break (30 minutes) 
2:00 - 5:00 pm Mobile Tour - Experiencing the Atlanta Beltline, and Ponce City Market (some walking involved) 
5:00 - 7:00 pm  Break 
Free Night Will Offer a List of Events Taking Place in Atlanta 

Saturday, June 2

7:30 - 8:00 am  Conference Registration
8:00 am  Depart Hotel for Center for Civil and Human Rights 
8:30 - 9:00 am  Breakfast - Celebrating History and Diversity at the Center for Civil and Human Rights
9:00 - 9:45 am  Keynote Speech: Democratizing Knowledge Through the Celebration of a City's History
9:45 - 10:45 am  Guided Museum Tour: Center for Civil and Human Rights
10:45 - 11:30 am  Board Bus - Boxed Lunches Available 
11:30 - 12:30 pm  Tour of Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change 
12:30 - 1:00 pm  Return to Hotel/Adjourn
Afternoon  Optional Attractions Available in Atlanta 



Thursday, May 31 

Tim Boughy Sharon Morgan Brian Hooker Mayor Bottoms
Timothy Boughey Sharon Morgan Brian Hooker Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms 
Attorney at Elarbee and Thompson  Attorney at Elarbee and Thompson Executive Director of the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority Mayor, City of Atlanta 
NLC University Seminar NLC Univsersity Seminar Luncheon speaker - Fort McPherson Development Reception at City Hall 


Friday, June 1

Dawn Luke Brian McGowan
Dawn Luke  Brian McGowan 
Chief Operating Officer at Invest Atlanta  President and CEO, Atlanta Beltline
Session: Invest Atlanta Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative Session: Atlanta Beltline: legislative action, goals, planning and funding


Saturday, June 2 

Dr Sims-Alvarado


Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado
Founder and CEO Preserve Black Atlanta
Keynote speaker, Center for Civil and Human Rights 

Join us at the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Summer Conference in Atlanta, GA! 

NLC's female caucus, WIMG, brings together a diverse group of women local elected officials from across the country. WIMG helps women expand their network and provides them with tailored education to boost their skills as leaders and local officials. 

This year's theme is:
Women Empowering Change

At WIMG's 2018 Summer Conference, we'll talk about contemporary issue topics like the #MeToo movement and trends in local elections, as well as solutions and best practices for the day to day work of governing. And with bustling Atlanta as the backdrop, you're sure to learn a lot and eat well!

While there, you'll also learn from local government experts through: 

  • Two mobile tours
  • One NLC University seminar 
  • Workshops 
  • Off-site meetings around Atlanta 
  • And a keynote speaker

Learn More About WIMG

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