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Where to Find Polco at ICMA 2022

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September 6, 2022

The ICMA conference in Columbus, Ohio, is almost here! Polco has fun and informative events and sessions each day that explore the biggest issues and questions local governments face in 2022. Join us at these events that you won’t want to miss. Schedule a meeting or stop by the Exhibit Hall and say hello at booth 633.

Saturday, September 17

Trust in Local Government: Strengthening Resident Confidence in Decision-Making

Hyatt Regency Columbus, Morrow Room

1:30–5:30 p.m. EST 

The pandemic, polarization, civil unrest, and economic challenges have put a strain on trust in government. Explore current trust-related trends and steps you can take to regain your residents' confidence. Pre-registration is required. 

Sunday, September 18

Local Government Performance Analytics: Modernizing Performance Measurement 

Hyatt Regency Columbus, Madison Room

8:30–12:30 a.m. EST 

Developing a sustainable performance measurement process and relevant performance metrics can be challenging. Discover a better approach to establishing a data-driven, value-based, sustainable performance measurement process. Pre-registration required. 

Magic Hour Party with Polco, Envisio and Friends!

Wolf's Ridge Brewing, 215 N. 4th St. 

7:00–9:00 p.m. EST 

Come party with Polco! For the festivities, we are hosting a magical kick off to the conference. Enjoy a magician performance, free local craft beer and wine, as well as small bites and entertainment. Don’t miss out. Capacity is limited! RSVP

Monday, September 19

SheLeadsGov Luncheon - Forged in Fire. Plus, Trailblazer Award Presentation

Convention Center, Short North Ballroom A

11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. EST 

During the event, the League of Women in Government (LWG) and Polco will reveal this year's Leadership Trailblazer Award winner. This award honors a woman who is not only an exceptional leader, but also inspires and supports other women in local government. Pre-registration required. 

Government Performance Action Lab (GPAL) Press Conference

Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, Polco Booth 633

2:00–2:30 p.m. EST 

The GPAL partnership is one of the biggest collaborative efforts in local government performance measurement to date. Media can ask Polco CEO and Senior VP of Innovation questions about GPAL during our press conference. All are invited to observe.

Polarization Online and How to Balance Extreme Voices in Your Community

Convention Center, Short North Ballroom A

3:45–4:45 p.m. EST 

Social media presents a divided and distorted picture of American opinions. The good news is there are practices and tools local governments can use to find out what most residents really think about their communities. Learn how to bring balance into community engagement and decision-making.

Tuesday, September 20

Community Livability: What Factors Matter Most?

Convention Center, Union Station Ballroom A

8:30 –9:30 a.m. EST 

Many factors contribute to community livability: design, housing, safety, and many others. But these categories are not created equal. We'll reveal aspects of community livability are most important to residents based on decades of survey research. 

SheLeadsGov Presents: Fostering Resilient Women of Color in the Profession

Convention Center, Short North Ballroom B

8:30 –9:30 a.m. EST 

Maintaining resilience is more important than ever for women of color in the local government profession. Learn how you  can recover from difficulties and challenges with resiliency in your professional and personal life.

Examining Public Opinion on Today’s Safety Priorities

Convention Center, Union Station Ballroom C

1:15–2:15 p.m. EST 

Safety is the top priority for community members. But what do residents think are the most important priorities for police leaders and public officials? Discover trends in public safety and what residents want their local governments to focus on most.




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