Wednesday, October 6, 2021

All times EDT and subject to change

Main Stage Sessions



Opening Remarks



Something Old, Something New

Andrew Ching, City Manager, Tempe, AZ

Farah Muscadin, Director, Office of Police Oversight, Austin, TX

Jonathan Williams-Kinsel, Senior Program Manager, Minneapolis Office of Performance and Innovation

Molly Daniell, Director of City Progress, Results for America


Cities across the country have touted the need for transformational change. But has the promise for change actually materialized in the last year? Find out in this session how cities have changed in the last year, how they’ve remained the same and what changes are on the horizon.



City Hall Spotlight: How Do You Define a Successful City?

Huong Sherry Tran, DEI Councilmember, Human Rights and Equity Commission, City of Bend, OR

Megan Perkins, Councilmember, Bend, OR

Rita Schenkelberg, Councilmember, Bend, OR


What is the definition of a successful city? Join members of the Bend, OR City Council to hear how they’re leading and listening in order to ensure that all residents are safe, healthy, and cared-for.



Building The Next Generation of Local Infrastructure

David Holt, Mayor, Oklahoma City, OK

G.T. Bynum, Mayor, Tulsa, OK

Quentin Hart, Mayor, Waterloo, IA

Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President, Baton Rouge, LA

Bill Lucia, Senior Editor, Route Fifty


Once a shining example of the nation’s advancements, our critical infrastructure has been in a state of disrepair and decay for decades. However, momentum is building to provide a once in a generation opportunity to build resilient, robust and connected infrastructure for the decades ahead. In this discussion, local leaders and experts will discuss the wide ranging infrastructure needs in areas like transportation, housing and digital systems and how proposed federal investments will revitalize the crown jewels of American infrastructure.



Closing Remarks