Our ULCT General Session began with deeply personal insight and ideas from Reverend France Davis, Pastor Emeritus of the Calvary Baptist Church. He looked metaphorically at two pandemics we face in our communities today, both viral and racial. We appreciate his perspective as well as the contribution he's made to our collective Utah community over 50 years.
If you missed this or any of the conference sessions, you'll have complete access to all of them next week through the conference app.
Kicking off the morning session-- a musical and visual video tribute to Utah's communities produced exclusively for the Utah League of Cities and Towns convention by award winning Utah musician Peter Breinholt. He is joined in this powerful video by wonderful young musicians who are part of the "Rise Up" children's choir.
If you missed it, or would just like to see it again, click here.
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Roundtable Discussions and Workshops
Our conference is full of workshops for you to learn from the experts... along with roundtable discussions for you to share ideas and best practices with your colleagues from throughout the state. There are opportunities to discuss everything from transportation to policing priorities (pictured at left from today's roundtable "Trust in Policing"). The Annual Convention is an opportunity for you to get information that will help you in your role as a local leader and provide information as you plan for the future of your community. Check the conference app for tomorrow's workshops and register for the sessions that interest you.
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What to Expect on Thursday
Thursday Business and General Sessions
ULCT's strength is based on our members-- YOU! We value the input of our local leaders and determine our direction based on that collective input. Each year, our ULCT Business Session is an opportunity to discuss legislative priorities, select our officers and board of directors, and have discussions about the issues you face in your communities.
Tomorrow at 9:00 am, you will have an opportunity to vote on the nominations for the ULCT Board of Directors, and weigh in on other issues. In order to do so in this virtual environment, you will need to register in advance. Click on the tab below and be prepared to represent your community with your vote tomorrow morning.
Also tomorrow, we'll meet in general session again at 1:00 pm for remarks from another conference keynote, Peter Kageyama. You'll also hear from one of our partners, Wasatch Front Regional Council, along with a few local leaders about the Wasatch Choice vision. And you'll hear from Dr. Susan Madsen about the trends for women in local government in our cities and towns. Register for the general session in your conference app.
What Do You Think?
How is your Annual Convention experience going so far? We'd like to know what you think of the workshops, roundtable discussions, general session, and the ease of doing this "virtual" thing. (Of course, we'd all like to be together in person-- but, you know...)
Please take our VERY BRIEF daily survey so we can hear your feedback thus far. You'll have an opportunity to comment further at the end of the conference. We value your thoughts as we bring you training opportunities that work for you as you as a local leader.