Join the National League of Cities (NLC) for a two-day gathering specifically for local leaders and those serving communities of Black, Indigenous and People of Color. 

This summit will focus on diverse leadership and equitable solutions for the future of cities in the wake of COVID-19. Participants will engage around topics that are timely and highlight intersectionality across race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

 

CONFERENCE THEME: Equitable Solutions for the Future of the City

 

REGISTRATION RATES

Individual (NLC member city)  – $25

Individual (non NLC member city) – $50

Individual (no municipality affiliation) – $75

 

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time

Agenda

CONFERENCE THEME: Equitable Solutions for the Future of the City

 

Day 1: Thursday, August 13 

11 am – 12 pm: Opening Session: Equitable Solutions for the Future of Cities 

11 am – 5 pm: Exhibit Hall Booths Open

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Communication and Advocacy in Times of Crisis (NLCU Course)  

2pm – 3:30 pm: Concurrent Summit Sessions 

  • Session 1: Leading an Equitable Response to Evictions in Times of COVID-19
  • Session 2: Cities Vote: Elections in the Time of COVID-19 and Social Uprisings 

4 pm – 4:50 pm Concurrent Conversations with the Constituency Group Boards 

  • Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO)  
  • Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) 
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) 
  • National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) 
  • Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) 

5 pm – 6 pm: Virtual Reception featuring DJ BiggieMaules  

 

Day 2: Friday, August 14 

11am – 12:30pm: Concurrent Summit Sessions 

  • Session 1: Reimagining Public Safety through Reform, Violence Interruption and Equity
  • Session 2: Doing the Work Externally and Internally: Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 

12:30pm – 12:45pm: HomeServe Solutions Session: Public-Private Partnerships – A Tool for Local Officials 

1pm – 2pm: Closing Panel

Women’s Leadership: Lessons from Mayors Leading Our Cities 

General Session Keynote Speakers

The Virtual Summit will open with a fireside chat with Dr. Raphael Bostic, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Raphael BosticDr. Raphael W. Bostic took office June 5, 2017, as the 15th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for all the Bank’s activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. He is a participant on the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policymaking body of the Federal Reserve System.

From 2012 to 2017, Bostic was the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC).

He arrived at USC in 2001 and served as a professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development. His research has spanned many fields, including home ownership, housing finance, neighborhood change, and the role of institutions in shaping policy effectiveness. He was director of USC’s master of real estate development degree program and was the founding director of the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast.

Bostic also served USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate as the interim associate director from 2007 to 2009 and as the interim director from 2015 to 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he was the chair of the center’s Governance, Management, and Policy Process department.

From 2009 to 2012, Bostic was the assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In that role, he was a principal adviser to the secretary on policy and research, helping the secretary and other principal staff make informed decisions on HUD policies and programs, as well as on budget and legislative proposals.

Bostic worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors from 1995 to 2001, first as an economist and then a senior economist in the monetary and financial studies section, where his work on the Community Reinvestment Act earned him a special achievement award. He served as special assistant to HUD’s assistant secretary of policy development and research in 1999. He was also a professional lecturer at American University in 1998.

Bostic was born in New York City in 1966 and grew up in Delran, New Jersey. He graduated from Harvard University in 1987 with a combined major in economics and psychology. He earned his doctorate in economics from Stanford University in 1995.

He has previously served on many boards and advisory committees, including the California Community Reinvestment Corporation, Abode Communities, NeighborWorks, the National Community Stabilization Trust, the Urban Land Institute, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the National Economic Association, and Freddie Mac.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which covers Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Bank has branches in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans.

 

OUR CLOSING SESSION

Mayors across all cities are key players in addressing COVID-19 in ways that most directly affect our everyday lives. In this session, we will bring together a panel of distinguished women leaders from around the country who will reflect on how their personal backgrounds and policy initiatives have shaped the critical role they serve as mayors now more than ever before. Mayors across all cities are key players in addressing COVID-19 in ways that most directly affect our everyday lives. In this session, we will bring together a panel of distinguished women leaders from around the country who will reflect on how their personal backgrounds and policy initiatives have shaped the critical role they serve as mayors now more than ever before. Mayors across all cities are key players in addressing COVID-19 in ways that most directly affect our everyday lives. In this session, we will bring together a panel of distinguished women leaders from around the country who will reflect on how their personal backgrounds and policy initiatives have shaped the critical role they serve as mayors now more than ever before. Mayors across all cities are key players in addressing COVID-19 in ways that most directly affect our everyday lives. In this session, we will bring together a panel of distinguished women leaders from around the country who will reflect on how their personal backgrounds and policy initiatives have shaped the critical role they serve as mayors now more than ever before.

mayor lindsey horvath

Moderator: Lindsey Horvath, Mayor (West Hollywood, CA) and President of the NLC Women in Municipal Government (WIMG).

Panelists include (from top left): Mayor Jane Castor, Tampa, FL; Mayor Michelle De La Isla, Topeka, KS; Mayor Lovely Warren, Rochester, NY; Mayor Lily Mei, Fremont, CA; Mayor Regina Romero, Tucson, AZ and Mayor Sumbul Siddiqi, Cambridge, MA and Mayor Vi Lyes, Charlotte, NC.

Mayor Jane Castor Mayor Michelle De La Isla
mayor lovely warren Mayor Lily Mei
mayor regina romero Mayor Sumbul Siddiqi
Mayor Vi Lyles