LOC 94th Annual Conference

LOC 94th Annual Conference
A note about registration types:
Member Registration
This rate is a benefit of your city's current LOC membership.  This includes all city officials for Oregon cities (elected and staff).

Non-Member Government Registration 
If you are not with an Oregon city, but are an elected official or staff person for another government agency you should choose this option.

Non-Member Corporate Registration 
If you are not with an Oregon city or other government agency, please choose this option.  Alternatively, you may be interested in opportunities to participate through our Sponsorship or Trade Show options.  Please contact Kevin Toon (ktoon@orcities.org) to learn more about sponsor and vendor opportunities at the LOC conference.

Scholarship Recipient Registration 
Please use this option only if you have been notified that you were awarded a scholarship for the 2019 LOC Annual Conference. If you are not sure if you qualify, please reach out to loc@orcities.org to confirm.


Registration and Cancellation Information:
Registration Dates
Conference registration will be open between the dates of Monday, July 1 and Thursday, September 5, three weeks prior to the start of the conference.  Those wishing to register after September 5 will need to do so on-site at an additional fee and on a space-available basis.

Cancellations
If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If  you cannot send a substitute, LOC will refund 100% of your registration fee, less a $75 cancellation fee if written notice is received between July 2 - August 8, 2019; the cancellation fee will increase to $150 if written cancellation is received between August 9 - September 5, 2019. If your registration was paid, you will receive a refund, less the cancellation fee. If your registration is unpaid, you will be billed for the appropriate cancellation fee. Refunds cannot be issued after September 5, 2019. If your registration was not paid and you cancel after September 5, 2019, you will be billed for the full amount of the registration. Cancellations are not accepted by phone. Please send cancellations and substitution notices to loc@orcities.org. For the full cancellation policy CLICK HERE.  

Changes
Our system is set to allow some types of registration changes to be made by individuals prior to September 5.  You may do so by accessing the event registration page and logging into the system.  Allowable changes include additions or deletions of free events and additions only of paid events.  Deletion of paid events through the online system will not issue a refund or lower the amount due appropriately.  Any changes which reduce conference fees must be done through the LOC team by emailing loc@orcities.org.

What's Included
The registration fee includes all break-out sessions, Thursday's welcome reception and Friday and Saturday conference meals for registered attendees (except for Friday Awards Dinner). Spouses and guests who wish to attend the conference sessions and/or additional meals must register as a guest.  
**Due to space limitations for some events, RSVPs for meals are required this year.** 
Please be sure to select the meal options that you wish to attend to reserve your space.  Kindly update your registration should your plans change so that we may offer that space to another registrant.

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel reservations are not included in the cost of conference registration and must be made separately from this registration system. Once your registration is complete you will receive an email confirmation with a reservation code to give to the hotel to make your reservation. (PLEASE NOTE: this email confirmation with the reservation code will be sent to the email address of the person who is being registered, if you are registering on behalf of another person(s) please contact them to get this code.)

How to Register
Please log in below using the full, primary email address on file with LOC.  If you receive a response that you do not have an account, please contact the LOC office and request one created for you.  You can reach LOC staff by email at loc@orcities.org or by phone at 503-588-6550, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.  If you do not know your password, you may request a password reset directly through the login page.
Helpful tip:  An individual may create registrations for any other individual within the same organization using just one login.



When
9/26/2019 - 9/28/2019
Where
Riverhouse on the Deschutes 3075 N. Business 97 Bend, OR 97703

Program

   

Thursday, 26 September 2019

 
Guests may register to attend the conference events by selecting this option.   Any guest who wishes to attend any educational sessions, tours or meals must register using this fee.  Guests may not be city officials themselves to use this option.  All city officials must register individually using the member registration fee above.   Guests may attend the Awards Dinner only by purchasing a dinner ticket; you do not need to register as a guest if you are attending only the dinner portion of the conference.
Time
9/26/2019 - 9/28/2019

This workshop will take you through a story of resilience, will-power, and hope while revealing 11 timeless principles to extraordinary personal power and quality of life. Expect to break through limitations and be inspired to become the greatest leader, employee, spouse, parent and human you can be. You will learn exactly how you can stay inspired, motivated, and most importantly, alive all your life! During the last hour of the workshop, the group will gather for a round table discussion of various issues pertinent to Oregon’s city elected officials. Some discussion topics will be predetermined, but there will be time for attendees to ask questions and get input from the collective wisdom of the group.
Time
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8:30 AM

As employers, local governments are required to do two things: keep up-to-date with employment laws and best practices; and, ensure a vibrant, respectful, and innovative work place exists.  Local government officials in the human resources field, or anyone who supervises government employees, should attend LOC’s one-day human resources seminar.  Attendees will receive the most current information on key employment laws while simultaneously learning strategies and techniques for effectively and respectfully maintaining diverse workforces.
Time
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM

Financial challenges are facing many local units of government in the State of Oregon. Traditional approaches to budgeting have not necessarily helped to bridge the gap between limited resources and identifying the true needs of the organization to best serve the community. The Human Side of Budgeting approaches the budget from a local government management point of view and makes the case that traditional budget systems work against almost everything we know about good management. Scott Lazenby and Jordan Wheeler offer an alternative to a system that is a continuing source of frustration that fits perfectly between tomes on the politics of public budgeting and the mechanics of public budgeting.
Time
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8:30 AM

Join mayors from across the state to discuss timely issues relevant to cities in Oregon and those serving in the position of mayor. This workshop will feature a few set topics and then transition into an opportunity for the group to engage with each other through the Mayor’s Open Forum. This moderated session is designed to be interactive. Bring your ideas and concerns and be prepared to ask questions and join the discussion.
Time
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8:30 AM

SOLD OUT - To be added to the wait list please send an email to loc@orcities.org. The City of Bend was the first city in Oregon to implement an Affordable Housing Fee. Proceeds from this fund have been employed to develop a wide variety of housing throughout Bend. To date, the fund has generated approximately $7 million. In turn we have loaned out over $14 million dollars leveraging over $77.6 million in State and Federal funding and $28.4 million in private equity. 770 units have been funded. The tour will include site visits to recent affordable housing projects and a recently expanded family shelter. Bend Affordable Housing staff can speak to the city’s recent efforts to address the affordable housing crisis.
Time
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
12:45 PM

SOLD OUT - To be added to the wait list please send an email to loc@orcities.org. Bend has topped The Milken Institute’s “U.S. Best-Performing Small Cities” index three years in a row – 2016, 2017 and 2018, and boasts one of the highest job growth rates in the country. The outdoor products industry has played an important role in this growth as designers and manufacturers have tapped into Bend’s easy access to world-class skiing, mountain biking, and even surfing. Bend is home to an outdoor products focused startup incubator, the only funding competition in the world focused on the outdoor recreation industry, a dedicated co-working space, and the Oregon Outdoor Alliance, a statewide association providing a voice to the outdoor industry. Some of the most successful and innovative outdoor recreation companies on the planet are proudly based right here in Bend, including Hydro Flask and Ruffwear. Registrants will have a chance to hear from participants in Bend’s outdoor products ecosystem while touring the campuses of some notable success stories.
Time
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
12:45 PM

The City of Bend is required to meet the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and filter its Bridge Creek surface water source to meet various water quality conditions including the removal of Cryptosporidium. Bend’s membrane filtration plant went online in April of 2016 and it meets this public health requirement while also removing silt and other particles from the surface supply, ensuring a reliable, year-round water source – even after a fire in the forested watershed. Bend staff will provide a tour and talk about the process leading up to the selection of membrane treatment and the challenging public opposition. https://www.bendoregon.gov/city-projects/city-infrastructure-projects/recently-completed-projects/water-filtration-facility
Time
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
12:45 PM

Join us as we meet, greet and thank our conference exhibitors with a reception in the trade show.  This event is included in your registraiton fee, however, providing an RSVP is greatly appreciated as it assists with our planning and helps avoid unnecessary food waste.
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
4:30 PM

Join the LOC and the University of Oregon on a field trip to Pine Mountain Observatory, 34 miles southeast of Bend, and explore how the UO is enabling public safety and advancing research through the deployment of scientific infrastructure.  This tour is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Pre-registration is required, with a maximum of 50 participants. Attendees will learn how the Oregon Hazards Lab translates research into a safer Oregon, including ShakeAlert, ALERTWildfire, and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Following the presentation, the group will enjoy the observatory and view the night sky through telescopes, including a 24-incher (clear skies permitting).  Transportation, a boxed dinner, and refreshments will be provided. Vans will board 15 minutes before departure.  The observatory is at 6,500 ft. elevation, so please dress warmly and wear layers to ward off the evening chill - and be sure to wear close-toed shoes.
Time
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM

Friday, 27 September 2019

 
Join us as we meet, greet and thank our conference exhibitors with breakfast in the trade show.  This event is included in your registraiton fee, however, providing an RSVP is greatly appreciated as it assists with our planning and helps avoid unnecessary food waste.
Time
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
7:30 AM

As technology advances so will the telecommunications sphere for cities. The telecommunications seminar will cover broadband infrastructure and funding,  telecom revenues, the industry demand of for extended wireless coverage through small cells and 5G, and how the technology and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) will connect millions of new smart devices, some of which cities may want to use for their advantage.
Time
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM

The West Bend Project is one of 10 primary forest restoration project areas on national forestland within the larger 250,000+ acre Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project landscape. The goals of this project: restore forest ecosystems, reduce the potential of high-severity wildfire, and provide economic and social benefits to local communities. Project staff can provide a tour and review restoration efforts. *wear comfortable shoes for walking in the woods
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM

SOLD OUT - To be added to the wait list please send an email to loc@orcities.org. The City of Sisters (population 2,725) as convener of a 31-member Vision Action Team and extensive public outreach/community input (Sisters Country population approximately 10,000) completed the “Sisters Country Vision” Action Plan in early 2019. The implementation is underway with key lead partners on a Vision Action Team (and coordinating with supporting partners). Once arriving in Sisters, this tour will take place primarily on foot and will visit downtown amenities and projects that have been accomplished in the past 5-10 years while looking ahead to the next 5-10 years as outlined in the “Sisters Country Vision”. Topics range from parks, streetscapes, transportation, urban renewal, economic development, and community visioning.
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM

Join us as we meet, greet and thank our conference exhibitors with lunch in the trade show.  This event is included in your registraiton fee, however, providing an RSVP is greatly appreciated as it assists with our planning and helps avoid unnecessary food waste.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Tour this thirty-acre campus on the northern section of the Redmond Airport where smokejumpers, hotshots, air tankers, and other equipment deploy for fires. The wildland fire dispatch center is also based out of this location.
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM

SOLD OUT - To be added to the wait list please send an email to loc@orcities.org. The Bend City Council created, empowered, and funded Visit Bend to develop and build Bend’s tourism industry. Visit Bend is an economic development organization whose primary function is to create an effective mix of marketing, sales, and service programs, which are designed to produce a positive economic impact of visitor and convention spending in Bend. The tour will start at the Visitor Center to learn about Visit Bend’s approach to tourism marketing. Following the presentation the group may take a downtown walking tour.
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate excellence!  This event includes a sit down dinner and presentation of the 2019 individual and city awards.  Following the dinner is our ever popular dessert reception where attendees can mix, mingle and congratulate the 2019 award winners.  Space limits this event to 300 attendees.
Time
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
6:45 PM

Saturday, 28 September 2019

 
This event is included in your registraiton fee, however, RSVPs are required.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
8:00 AM

We are very excited about our closing keynote program, but are still finalizing the details.  Watch for an announcement in an upcoming edition of the Weekly Bulletin.  This event is included in your registraiton fee, however, RSVPs are required as space capacity is 300 attendees.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

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