NBC-LEO 2016 Summer Conference
This year, the NBC-LEO Summer Conference will be held in the The Discovery City - Columbus, Ohio. The conference is built around the theme "All Roads Lead to Columbus: Exploring Opportunities in America's Cities." With its progressive attitude, the city attracts a diverse population that gives it a rich mix of cultural assets. Columbus' people, businesses and neighborhoods exemplify that the city is open to all, creating an environment that encourages innovation, risk-taking and thinking big. Come experience for yourself this city's open-minded approach to life, business and ideas while you network and learn with your colleagues about building opportunities in your own city. NLC members and colleagues with an interest in African American issues in their communities are all welcome to attend.
July 20-23, 2016
"All Roads Lead to Columbus: Exploring Opportunities in America's Cities"
Attend this year’s Annual Summer Conference and Board Meeting to:
Enhance your network with national and statewide leaders
Learn more about timely issues in special seminars that help to expand your skill sets
Strengthen your governance skills
Adapt community programs as best practices for your community
Attend the NBC-LEO Board of Directors Meeting
Find solutions to challenging problems in your hometown
Consider becoming a future leader in NBC-LEO and NLC
Conference Session Topics
The conference sessions will offer creative solutions for local leaders about social media, communications, global investment strategies, black male achievement, ethics for good government leadership, and more.
Earn 2 Credits with NLCU
Start your conference experience with a complimentary NLC University Seminar on Wednesday. NLC members earn 2 credits in the NLC University certificate program. Don't miss your chance to experience this benefit of your NLC membership.
Experience our Mobile Workshop
Friday includes our Mobile Workshop. There's an energy and excitement in Columbus that's going to hit you as soon as you arrive. Big things are happening in the city. A guided tour will offer delegates an opportunity to learn about the city's history and see how it's become a showcase for innovation and economic development.
About Columbus: Did You Know?
National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) was created in 1970 to represent the interests of African American elected officials. NBC-LEO's objectives include increasing African American participation on NLC's steering and policy committees to ensure that policy and program recommendations reflect African American concerns and benefit their communities.
- < >Enhance your network with national and statewide leadersLearn more about timely issues in special seminars that help to expand your skill setsStrengthen your governance skillsAdapt community programs as best practices for your communityAttend the NBC-LEO Board of Directors MeetingFind solutions to challenging problems in your hometownConsider becoming a future leader in NBC-LEO and NLC
Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge and will receive up to $40 million from U.S. DOT and up to $10 million from Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc.
Columbus is a recipient of a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Initiative Grant, which is being used to build mixed-income housing and pay for education, health, and job-training initiatives.
Columbus was named the most intelligent city by the Intelligent Communities Forum in 2013.
Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States.
|Wednesday, July 20, 2016|
|11:30 am - 6:00 pm||Conference Registration|
|11:30 am - 5:00 pm||Host City Welcome Center|
|12:30 - 2:30 pm||NLC University Seminar: Leadership Development|
|2:45 - 3:45 pm||NBC-LEO Committee Meetings (Membership, Policy, and Finance)|
|4:15 - 6:15 pm||NBC-LEO Board of Directors Meeting|
|7:00 - 9:00 pm||Opening Reception - Welcome to Columbus!|
|10:00 pm - 12:00 am||President's Hospitality Reception|
|Thursday, July 21, 2016|
|8:00 - 9:00 am||
Bridging the Divide: How Cities Can Address Racial Inequities
|8:30 am - 5:00 pm||Conference Registration|
|8:30 am - 5:00 pm||Host City Welcome Center|
|9:00 - 10:15 am||
Restoration Academy: Breaking Barriers to Employment After Incarceration
|10:30 - 11:45 am||
Achieving Restorative Justice Through Specialty Dockets
|12:00 - 1:30 pm||Luncheon|
|1:45 - 2:45 pm||
The Franklin County Re-Entry Coalition: Creating Safe and Productive Communities
|3:00 - 4:00 pm||
My Brother's Keeper After Obama
|4:15 - 5:00 pm||
Rethinking Recreation and Parks: Recreation Facilities as Crime Prevention Tools
|6:00 pm||Bus Pickup for North Bank Pavilion|
|6:30 - 10:00 pm||A Night to Remember at the North Bank Pavilion - White Attire Night|
|10:00 pm - 12:00 am||Epic Thursday at the Renaissance Downtown Columbus|
|Friday, July 22, 2016|
|8:00 - 11:00 am||Conference Registration|
|8:00 - 11:00 am||Host City Welcome Center|
|8:30 - 9:30 am||
Breakfast - General Membership Meeting
|9:45 - 11:00 am||
Combating Infant Mortality: Closing a Racial Health Disparity Gap
|11:30 am||Bus Pickup for Economic Development Mobile Tour|
|11:30 am - 4:00 pm||Economic Development Mobile Tour|
|4:00 pm||Return to Hotel|
|6:30 pm||Bus Pickup for Jazz and Rib Fest|
|7:00 - 11:00 pm||Jazz and Rib Fest|
|9:00 pm and 11:00 pm||Bus Pickup to Return to Hotel|
|10:00 pm - 12:00 am||President's Hospitality Reception|
|Saturday, July 23, 2016|
|8:00 am - 12:00 pm||Conference Registration|
|8:00 am - 12:00 pm||Host City Welcome Center|
|8:00 - 9:00 am||The Role Elected Officials Play in Assisting Returning Citizens
|9:15 - 11:15 am||
Best Practices Showcase
|11:30 am - 1:00 pm||Closing Plenary Luncheon: Minority Health and African American Leadership|