Friday, March 6

Session topics and times are subject to change without notice.

Friday, March 6

7:45–8:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast Buffet

Rise early and visit with other elected officials over breakfast.


General Sessions

9:00–10:00 a.m.
Advocacy Is Vital
To successfully tell your city story, it’s important to create a culture of enhanced public engagement.  This requires a focused effort to educate your citizens, the media, and legislators about the services, solutions, and partnerships found in your city.  Discover how to stay informed, educate while you advocate, and continuously build relationships.

10:15–11:00 a.m.

Chart Your Own Flight Course
As the first female Hispanic Flight Director in the history of NASA, Ginger Kerrick knows all about personal setbacks, and financial and physical hurdles.  She has met each of these with determination and adaptability, plotting her personal and professional path with purpose, and pursuing what makes her happy.  An inspiration to women in physics and other competitive fields, Ginger’s story will resonate with every elected official who has ambitious dreams or has charted their own course.

Ginger Kerrick, Flight Integration Division Chief,  NASA, Johnson Space Center, and Regent, Texas Tech University System

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