2018 Speaker Series

2018 logo speaker seriesBoth the Great Recession and the unique recovery have made it clear that circumstances change, and the needs of our communities evolve over time, sometimes in ways that we struggle to anticipate. As a result, there is a need for the profession to plan for and manage these fast moving transformations. We must reimagine our communities to face these changes.

Click here to find out more about this exciting series.  Starts Friday, June 29th.

Sept 26: Closing Keynote Speaker

Carolyn Coleman: Closing Keynote Speaker at APA State Conference

Hosted by APA
Presenters: Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director of the California League of Cities

For this session, the Speaker Series will join up with the 2017 State APA Conference to hear from Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director of the California League
of Cities. Ms. Coleman will speak on important issues facing our cities and will draw upon the Conference theme “Capitalizing on our Diversity”. She brings 25
years of experience as a leader and an advocate in the public and private sectors to her role as executive director of the League of California Cities. She joined
the League of California Cities in December 2016 after a decade with the National League of Cities (NLC) in Washington, D.C. as senior executive and director of
federal advocacy. During her tenure at NLC, she oversaw the organization’s advocacy eorts and worked closely with city leaders and the 49 state municipal
leagues throughout the country to advance NLC’s priorities in matters before Congress, the Administration and the courts. Prior to working with NLC, Coleman
served as deputy mayor for the city of Indianapolis where she focused on economic development, infrastructure and community engagement. She previously
practiced law and held marketing leadership positions in the private sector.

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