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 Annual Conference 

2013 NCLM Annual Conference
Hickory, October 13-15


Conference Presentations Available

Click the links on the concurrent sessions to view the PowerPoint presentation.

New Mobile App

Smartphone and tablet users can download the NCLM Events mobile app from the App Store (iPhone and iPad) or the Google Play Store (Android) by searching "NCLM Events." Blackberry, Windows Phone and PC users can view the app in a broswer by visiting The app contains the full schedule transportation information, event locations, exhibit hall map, vendor information and more!


Schedule at a Glance

Saturday, October 12, 2013
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
13th Annual NCLM Golf Tournament/Dinner and Awards
Tom Jackson Course at Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Conover

Sunday, October 13, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Local Elected Leaders Academy Pre-Conference Workshop
“Are You Ready? Emergency Management Readiness for City and County Officials” (registration required)

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies and General Session
Former elected municipal official Malcom "Chap" Chapman will discuss "The Five Powers of Public Leadership."

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
NCLM Exhibit Hall Reception

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Host City Event at SALT Block

Monday, October 14, 2012
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Opening General Session 
Meet the leadership of the newly established N.C. Communities & Business Alliance and hear their message -- strong cities are good for business, declining cities are bad for business, so don't let it happen.  

10:45 a.m. to noon
Concurrent Sessions

Noon to 1 p.m.

NCLM Delegates' Luncheon

Hear about the National League of Cities' efforst to protect municipalities at the federal level from Executive Director Clarence Anthony.

1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Mobile Workshops (registration required)

Conover -- Small Town Charm with Big Town Amenities

Hickory -- Leveraging Funding for Adaptive Re-use

1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Networking Reception

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

NCLM Dinner and Entertainment

Network with municipal officials from across the state while enjoying food and entertainment from "The Mentalist," Gerry McCambridge.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

NCLM Membership Breakfast Buffet (registration required)

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Annual Business Meeting

9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Closing Luncheon

Download the conference mailer here to view the full schedule and session descriptions.



2014     Greensboro       Oct. 12-14
2015     Winston-Salem  Oct. 11-13
2016     Raleigh              Oct.  23-26

Click here to view presentations from the 2012 Annual Conference in Charlotte.


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