Aim Ideas Summit Agenda

Monday, August 26

7:00 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner

Tuesday, August 27

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

  • How to Prevent Corruption, Bribery and Embezzlement
  • ADA/Title VI Compliance – Keeping Up and Getting Ahead
  • How to Utilize Opportunity Zones as an Economic Development Tool
  • Water Contamination and the Municipal Response
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Aim Affiliate Group Meeting

  • Indiana Association of Regional Councils (IARC) Advisory Council Meeting
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshops

  • Preparing Your Community for Cyber Intruders
  • State and Local Partnerships with Ability Indiana
  • The Public’s Evolving Role in Place Design
  • Exploring Utility Rate Affordability
  • Roadmap to a Community led Mental Health Initiative
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Opening Business Session
5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall 
7:15 p.m. Evening Open 

Wednesday, August 28

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. – 10:00 a.m. Aim Affiliate Group Meetings

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

  • LTAP Data Management System: Collecting Pavement Conditions and Financial Reports to Tell Your Story
  • Managing Smart with Aim Partner Bliss McKnight
  • Post-Issuance Compliance Policies for Municipal Bonds
  • Rushville City Center Innovation: Improving Quality of Place
  • Strategies and Constraints for Handling Municipal Utility Collections
  • Vendor Solutions: Securing Your Future Online:  Access, Monitor and Manage
11:15 a.m.  Grand Prize Giveaway and Exhibit Hall Closes
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Aim Annual Awards Luncheon Presented by Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC, Keynote Address Sponsored by Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP 
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Workshops

  • Regional Strategies Aimed at Reversing Indiana’s Population Decline and Growing our Cities and Towns
  • Fostering Small Scale Manufacturing as an Economic Development Strategy
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Corporate Partner Advisory Council Meeting
Open to all Aim Corporate Partners
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. State Board of Accounts Resource Center 
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Workshops

  • Selecting the Right Project Delivery Method
  • Managing Smart with Aim Partner Bliss McKnight
  • The Impact of Indiana’s Circuit Breaker and Strategies for Generating Necessary Revenues
  • Smart Meter Technology for Municipal Water and Electric Utilities
  • Vendor Solutions
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Policy Platform Hearing
5:00 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 Partners
Open to All Conference Attendees

Thursday, August 29

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

  • Careful with that Tweet! How Governments Can Avoid Defamation in the Digital Age
  • Effectively Making Your Case
  • Preparing Communities for Issues Resulting from Environmental Change
  • Best Practices and Approaches to Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act
  • Are you Prepared for a Deferred Compensation Plan Audit?
  • Attorney Peer Networking – Attorney CLE Program
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Workshops

  • TIF and Other Economic Development Tools
  • Leveraging Grant Money to Improve Quality of Place
  • Transformative Redevelopment – Converting Industrial Relics into Community Assets
  • The Clerk-Treasurers Role in Water Auditing
  • Vendor Solutions
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Closing Lunch and Business Session

Throughout the summer, 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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