Workshop & Presenter Proposal Form

Thank you for your interest in presenting information during one of our 2018 meetings.  See a complete list of meetings and conferences here.  

Please use this form to submit your proposal information.  Presenters chosen for the Chief Executives Workshop or Annual Conference will be notified by June 15, 2018.

2018 Chief Executives Workshop Proposal Deadline:  May 15, 2018 (Meeting dates:  August 16-17, 2018)

2018 League Annual Conference Proposal Deadline:  May 15, 2018 (Meeting dates:  October 24-26, 2018)  
See the suggested topics list at the bottom of this page.

Currently, the following meetings have a full roster of tentative workshops, but we are accepting proposals through January 31, 2018, to be considered if tentative plans need to be adjusted:

  • Building Inspectors (Meeting dates: April 18-20)
  • Clerks, Treasurers & Finance Officers (Meeting dates: June 13-15)
  • Assessors Institute (Meeting dates:  September 11-14)
  • Plumbing Inspectors (Meeting dates: September 19-21)

The deadline for proposals for the 2019 version of these four meetings is November 30, 2018.

We're actively seeking presentations covering the following requested topics for the 120th Annual Conference, October 24-26:

  • Small community problems/Solutions
  • Housing solutions for low population areas with need (senior housing, low income housing, entry-level worker affordable housing)
  • Economic ideas for communities with populations under 5,000
  • Working with a small budget
  • Grants 101
  • Alternative revenue
  • Property tax implications of sprawl vs. infill
  • ERP and levy limits
  • TMDL limits of MS4 permitting
  • Levy limits explained for non-finance staff and officials
  • TID closures
  • Creating municipal broad band high speed internet service
  • Social Media
  • How technology is changing cities
  • Smart cities (They're all smart, but we want to know about the ones that use big data.)
  • Creating fiscal policy
  • Road placement
  • Preparing for and recovering from natural disasters
  • Zoning
  • How to create community involvement
  • Road replacement
  • Avoiding gentrification in the development process
  • Retail recruitment strategies
  • Growth without sprawl
  • Business incubation
  • Economic development funding
  • Encouraging entrepreneurship
  • Housing solutions when new construction isn't the answer
  • Public event rules/regulations/contracts/liability
  • Re-purposing waterfronts
  • Roundabouts, traffic lights, stop signs & speed limits--planning funding, education, enforcement
  • Solutions to housing battles
  • Responsibilities of board members (to mayor, village president, administrator, residents)
  • Multi-jurisdictional cooperation
  • Acknowledging citizen complaints
  • Encouraging under-represented people to participate in local government
  • Veterans Affairs and our communities
  • Relationships with counties and/or towns