Unless otherwise noted, all conference events will be held at the Hyatt Moody Gardens Hotel, located at Seven Hope Boulevard in Galveston.
Session handouts that have been provided are available with their respective session.
Business Meeting and Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Steering Your Ship Through Rough Waters: Lessons on Leadership from Captain Phillips
In April 2009 while aboard the vessel Maersk Alabama, Captain Phillips and his crew were held captive by armed Somalis. Captain Phillips will explain why and how he had to make decisions quickly, calmly, and efficiently as the leader of his vessel.
Speaker: Captain Phillips, Hero of the high seas and real-life inspiration of the movie Captain Phillips
Addresses ICMA practice group 6 (Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, Innovation and Continuous Improvement); 17 (Integrity)
TX Talks: Surviving Harvey
Five leaders share their experiences and lessons learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in “TED Talk” format.
Speakers: Kevin Carruth, City Manager, City of Rockport; Charmelle Garrett, City Manager, City of Victoria; Kyle Hayes, City Manager, City of Beaumont; Charles “Tink” Jackson, City Manager, City of Pearsall; and Stephanie Russell, Assistant City Manager, City of Dickinson
Addresses ICMA practice groups 1 (Staff Effectiveness); 3 (Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning); 4 (Citizen Service)
10:30 a.m.–3:50 p.m.
Individual Financial Planning (continued)
Provided by ICMA-RC and TMRS
An interactive lunch experience is on the menu to create a true networking experience.
Ethics: Avoid the Riptide
In the chaos of hurricanes, riptides, and other local government “storms,” the Code of Ethics is your lifeline. This session will provide an interactive environment to discuss the ethical challenges facing local government professionals. You will have the opportunity to solve real-world issues using the Code of Ethics and learn what’s new about the Code.
Speaker: Martha Perego, ICMA Director of Members Services and Ethics, Washington D.C.
Addresses ICMA practice group 17 (Integrity)
Retail, Reinvestment, and Redevelopment
As retail platforms and customer preferences shift, explore how to reposition your community and reinvent aging suburban locations as well as the public policy to do so.
Speaker: Scott Polikov, Principal and Founder, Gateway Planning Group, Inc.
Addresses ICMA practice groups 3 (Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning);
6 (Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, Innovations and Continuous Improvement);
13 (Strategic Planning)
Free time for families (no planned events scheduled)
Assistants’ Organization Hosted Reception
The Spot, located at 304 Seawall Boulevard in Galveston.