Aim Ideas Summit Agenda

It wasn’t easy to accomplish given the short time we have together, but we found a way to put a tremendous amount of educational programming into the Aim Ideas Summit. This year’s 30 workshops are diverse and offer a great mixture of technical, nuts and bolts skills, big picture development, quality of place, utilities, and housing topics. As always, there will be a lot of Continuing Legal Education credits. For those who attend our extended Early Bird topics, credit will be offered towards your Aim Municipal Management Institute certification.


7:00 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner


9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Aim Affiliate Group Meetings

  • Indiana Association of City Engineers (IACE) Luncheon
  • Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM) Luncheon
  • Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers (ILMCT) Executive Committee Luncheon
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Early Bird Workshops

  • Resources for Residential Development: How Indiana Communities Can Promote Housing (MMI)
  • How Can a BOT Project Work for Me? (MMI)
  • Federal Advocacy in the Build Back Better Era (MMI)
  • Bringing Your Community Broadband into the 21st Century (MMI) (CLE)
  • How to Prepare for Litigation (MMI) (CLE)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


  • Beyond Fiscal Recovery Funds: Leveraging American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Bill Provisions for Community Growth
  • Remote Work Incentive Programs for Community Attraction and Diversification
  • Cyber Awareness: Improving Your Community’s Confidence (CLE)
  • Leveraging Liabilities: From Infuriating to Inspiring
  • How to Prepare for Litigation (CLE)
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Opening Business Session
5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
7:15 p.m. Evening Open


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open 
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Aim Affiliate Group Meetings

  • Council Members
  • Indiana ADA & Title VI Coordinators Association (ADA)
  • Indiana Municipal Management Association (IMMA)
  • Redevelopment Association of Indiana (RAI)
8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. State Board of Accounts Resource Center
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and What your Municipality Needs to Know
  • Creative Aging: How to Support the Health and Well-Being of Older Adults through the Arts
  • Changes Impacting Municipally Owned Utilities (CLE)
  • So You Developed a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan? This is Why Roundabouts Should be an Integral Part
  • Vendor Solutions: Partner Perks: Online Tools & Technologies You Can Leverage Today
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Coffee Bar
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Aim Annual Awards Program Presented by Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC
1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


  • PFAS Regulations and Why Municipalities Must Pay Attention (CLE)
  • Find the Grants, Get the Grants, Administer the Grants
  • The Shared Humanity Approach to DEI & B
  • The Business Personal Property Tax Discussion and Implications of Reduction (CLE)
  • Reconnecting and Revitalizing Communities
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. State Board of Accounts Resource Center
3:45 p.m. Grand Prize Giveaway and Exhibit Hall Closes
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Corporate Member Advisory Council Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


  • Stacking the Deck Against the Great Reshuffle (CLE)
  • The ABCs of PCs, BZAs, and Your Legislative Body
  • Is Your Technology Safe: Practical and Functional Ways to Ensure Your Municipality’s Technology is Protected
  • Healthcare Budgeting 101
  • Vendor Solutions: Digital Solutions to Modernizing Your Community: Guiding Clients into 21st Century Decision-Making
5:05 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Policy Platform Hearing
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Presidents’ Reception
6:30 p.m. Evening Open
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Vendor Party – Hosted by Aim Corporate Members


8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Workshops

  • Celebrating Community Successes
  • Long-Term Capital Planning
  • It’s Raining Again! The City of Goshen’s Flood Resilient Strategies to Adapt to Climate Change
  • Parks for All to Enjoy: Applying Inclusivity to Park Design
  • Attorney Peer Networking: Real Estate Essentials for Municipal Attorneys (CLE)
  • Vendor Solutions: Targeted Financial Solutions from the Treasurer of State’s Office
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Workshops

  • Optimizing Your Asset Management Plan to Use it to its Highest Potential
  • Workforce Housing: Creating Partnerships that Lead to Growth
  • Strong, Cohesive Vision Spurs Reinvestment in Rural Downtown Communities
  • Would the Sign Standards in Your Unified Development Ordinance Withstand 1st Amendment Constitutional Challenge? (CLE)
  • Vendor Solutions: Don’t Leave! Keeping Employees in a Tight Labor Market
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing Luncheon and Business Session