LOC 96th Annual Conference

Update - COVID-19 Safety
Please be advised that during the Annual Conference, the LOC will follow all recommendations and mandates in effect regarding health and safety protocols instituted because of the COVID-19 virus.   This includes recommendations and mandates from: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Oregon Health Authority, the State of Oregon, Deschutes County, the city of Bend, and/or the Riverhouse on the Deschutes.

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 ([email protected]) to learn more about sponsor and vendor opportunities at the LOC conference.


Registration and Cancellation Information:
Registration Dates
Conference registration will be open between the dates of Monday, August 2 and Thursday, October 7, two weeks prior to the start of the conference.  Those wishing to register after October 7 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 August 2 - September 2, 2021; the cancellation fee will increase to $150 if written cancellation is received between September 3 - September 30, 2021. 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 30, 2021. If your registration was not paid and you cancel after September 30, 2021, you will be billed for the full amount of the registration. Cancellations are not accepted by phone. Please send cancellations and substitution notices to [email protected]. 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 30.  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 [email protected].

What's Included
The registration fee includes all break-out sessions, Thursday's networking 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 unique reservation code, as well as further instructions on how to reserve your room. (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.) You can send the email confirmation to additional recipients. At the bottom of the Order Confirmation page, you will see the option to send the confirmation email to another person.



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 [email protected] 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
10/21/2021 7:00 AM - 10/23/2021 12:00 PM
Pacific Daylight Time
Where
Riverhouse on the Deschutes 3075 N. Business 97 Bend 97703

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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Description
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.
When
10/21/2021 - 10/23/2021
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM
Productive Conversations: Leading Cities & the OMA Forward -  This session will be presented in two parts, with each focused on having productive conversations.  Part One: Over the last few years, communities across Oregon have experienced high levels of conflict.  The divided political climate that for so long dominated federal and state politics, is now seemingly impacting local governments.  As leaders of their communities, mayors must build bridges and heal wounds.  This part will teach mayors tools and techniques for leading their cities through times of conflict and discord.  Part Two:  The OMA Board of Directors will ask the general membership: What they need to be successful in their communities; What they wish the OMA Board would focus on in 2022; and How Oregon’s mayors and the OMA can be more relevant and successful in the future.
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM
As one of the fastest growing communities in the country, Bend is delivering on an intensive capital improvement program that includes more than $250 million in work over the next five years and another $190 million over the next 10 years from the recently passed Transportation General Obligation Bond.  To highlight some of these accomplishments, we will be touring three projects that each utilized a different delivery method and has allowed the city to follow through on its promises to the public.  The projects include the Murphy Road Corridor Project, the Columbia Roundabouts Project, and the Newport Corridor Project.
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
12:30 PM
Bend began easing requirements to build middle housing in earnest in 2014 and hasn’t slowed down since. Tour participants will visit middle housing developments and hear how the city has approached legalizing middle housing.
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
12:30 PM
The Bend City Council created, empowered, and funded Visit Bend to serve as the Destination Marketing Organization for the community. Visit Bend is dedicated to enhancing Bend’s economy by attracting visitors and encouraging them to connect with the area’s rich culture and diverse local businesses. Visit Bend’s strategic, creative, and thoughtful initiatives promote the area with a focus on community, sustainability, and respect for Bend’s natural resources and way of life. This presentation may include a site tour of a project supported by the recently launched Bend Sustainability Fund.
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
12:30 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 registration 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

Friday, 22 October 2021

Description
Join us as we meet, greet and thank our conference exhibitors with breakfast in the trade show.  This event is included in your registration fee, however, providing an RSVP is greatly appreciated as it assists with our planning and helps avoid unnecessary food waste.
Time
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
7:00 AM
SOLD OUT - Please email [email protected] to be put on a wait list. Bend received two shelter super-siting applications under HB 4212. We’ll visit both sites as well as other shelter facilities currently in development, including Bend’s Project Turnkey location, a new low-barrier shelter.
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
SOLD OUT - Please email [email protected] to be added to the wait list. Redmond’s Downtown Urban Renewal District has seen numerous successes since its creation in 1998, including new concert halls,  eateries,  parks and parking resources, and the transformation of an old historic hotel into the groovy Soul Community Planet Redmond Hotel featuring an amazing rooftop restaurant.  If you are wondering what Bend looked like 30 years ago, and what it lost in terms of its heritage, take this tour of Redmond’s downtown.
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 registration 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
More than 1 million travelers visit the Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) each year.    With daily direct flights to nearly 10 different cities, the RDM connects Central Oregonians to the nation and is the economic engine for the region.  In 2021, a new $14 million state of the art operations building opened, serving as the hub for the needs of the airfield.  Come see the technology, tools and vehicles that keep this prestigious airport up and running though wind, rain, and fire (and sometimes smoke).
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM
The city of Sisters (established in 1946) is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. Talk with staff about how they leveraged their relationships with numerous non-profits and to celebrate this milestone during a challenging year. Spend the afternoon exploring Sisters through the Historic Landmark Walking Tour (guided or self-guided) and visiting the newly installed historic mural.  This tour will take place primarily on foot.
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 2021 individual and city awards.  Following the dinner is our ever popular dessert reception where attendees can mix, mingle and congratulate the 2021 award winners.  Space limits this event to 350 attendees.
Time
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Description
This event is included in your registration fee, however, RSVPs are required.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM

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