Saturday, February 18

Session topics and times are subject to change without notice.

7:30–8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
Rise early and network with other elected officials over continental breakfast.
8:30–9:30 a.m.

 

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How to Make the Most Impact at the Capitol
Attend this important session to learn from the League’s legislative team how you and your city can make the most impact at the Capitol during the 2017 Legislative Session.  You’ll discuss:

  • Strategies for effective communications with your state legislator
  • What to include in your correspondence on key issues and bills
  • The best ways to track the status of specific bills
  • How to prepare to give testimony before a legislative committee

Shanna Igo, Deputy Executive Director of Legislative Services, Texas Municipal League; and Brandon Aghamalian, Partner, Focused Advocacy, LLC

9:30–11:00 a.m. Legislative Outlook for 2017
The 85th session of the Texas Legislature began on January 10, 2017. This may be the most important session in recent history for Texas cities given the increasing attacks on local control. Learn about the League’s legislative agenda, what issues are shaping up to be priorities, and how the League and cities will work together to protect city authority.
TML Staff
 

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