Agenda

Tuesday, October 6

9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Exhibit Hall Kick Off
9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Early Bird Workshops 

  • Economic Development in Challenging Times
  • On the Pathway to Racial Equity
  • Social Distancing in Public Spaces
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Early Bird Workshops 

  • How to Spot and Prepare for the Next Extraordinary Event
  • Saving Green by Going Green
  • Unit-Wide Comprehensive Long-Term Operational & Capital Improvement Planning
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Opening Business Session
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshops 

  • Measuring and Managing Carbon Emissions with Help from IU
  • Medicare Education for Municipal Employees
  • TIF as an Economic Development Tool and Clawbacks to Protect Your Community
  • Utilizing Indiana’s Build-Operate-Transfer Statute
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Municipal Trivia / Expert Roundtables 

  • Trivia #1 – Aim
  • Expert Roundtable – Optimizing Your Community’s Financial Resources
  • Expert Roundtable – Tax Anticipation Warrants

Wednesday, October 7

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Workshops

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Employment Practices and Laws
  • Resetting Your Utility Operations in the New Normal
  • Strategic Funding and Trail Designs Create Economic Development “Anchor” for Town of Burns Harbor
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Workshops

  • Indiana’s Aging Infrastructure – Challenges and Solutions for Municipalities, Utilities, and Homeowners
  • Is Your Cyber Insurance Policy Claim Going to be Paid?
  • Online Public Engagement
  • Utilizing Higher Education as an Economic Development Tool
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Aim Awards Program, Presented by Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Workshops

  • ADA in the Time of COVID-19: Ensuring Accessibility for All Amidst the Pandemic
  • Post Pandemic Recovery: Economic Development in the New Normal
  • Water Loss Audits: Lessons Learned
  • Vendor Solutions: Public Sector – The Market, the Challenges, the Strategies
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Policy Platform Hearing
   
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Presidents’ Reception Cocktail Hour
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Municipal Trivia / Expert Roundtables

  • Municipal Trivial #2 – Aim
  • Expert Roundtable – Public Records Act / Open Door Law
  • Expert Roundtable – Tax Increment Financing

Thursday, October 8

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Workshops

  • ADA Website Compliance – It’s a Must!
  • Cultivating Youth Civic Engagement
  • Mitigating Fraud in an Optimal Economic Environment for Deception and Desperation
  • Town of Dyer and America in Bloom – A Winning Combination
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Final Hours
11:05 a.m. Exhibit Hall Grand Prize Giveaway
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Closing Business Session

Throughout the coming weeks, Aim will be updating our workshop roster to include descriptions, speakers, and notes about workshop CLE credits and applicability to small towns. Check back frequently for more details!

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