Aim Ideas Summit Agenda

 

 Tuesday, October 10

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
Atrium
   
10:00 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. Portrait of the Human Spirit: A Sense of Space Exhibit
Exhibit Hall Foyer
In celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, IHCDA and the Indiana Affordable Housing Council (IAHC) commissioned world-renowned photographer Tom Casalini to work on a series of portraits. With support from writer Jason Smith, Casalini showcased his breathtaking gallery, entitled Portrait of the Human Spirit: A Sense of Space, during the Indiana Housing Conference. The exhibit can be viewed during the Aim Ideas Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall Foyer.
   
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Aim Affiliate Group Meetings

  • Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM) Luncheon
    Ballroom D
  • Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers (ILMCT) Executive Committee Luncheon
    Ballroom C
  • Indiana Association of City Engineers (IACE) Luncheon
    Walnut C
   
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Comcast Newsmakers
Walnut F
Comcast Newsmakers is a local-content initiative representing Comcast’s commitment to providing quality programming that focuses on issues influencing communities throughout Indiana. The program features community, political and business leaders discussing topics of interest on a regional and local level. Sign up to be interviewed while at the Aim Ideas Summit and receive a copy of the interview after the event for use in your community.
   
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Early Bird Workshops

Latino Affairs Symposium for City and Town Leaders, Session 1 (MMI)
Locust AD
Between 2010 and 2014, Latinos experienced the largest absolute population growth of all racial or ethnic groups, and the population is expected to continue to grow at a steady pace. This session will focus on understanding how this growth in population has changed Indiana’s municipalities and what efforts can be made to better integrate the Latino population.

Speakers:
Marlene Dotson, President & CEO, Indiana Latino Institute
Yecenia Tostado, MPA, Senior Program Director, Indiana Latino Institute

Comprehensive Community Development and Placemaking for all Hoosier Communities (MMI, Small Community)
Locust BE
Placemaking, even as it gains popularity as a community development tool, remains a loosely-defined discipline. The moniker of placemaking may be ascribed to any number of municipal undertakings, varying based on the unique needs, goals, and resources of a given community. This session will explore what placemaking is, how it can be conducted effectively, and how to quantify such efforts and their outcomes in a way that informs public policy. This session will further include a discussion on crowdfunding for placemaking.

Speakers:
Drew Klacik, Senior Policy Analyst, Indiana University Public Policy Institute
Carmen Lethig, Placemaking Manager, IHCDA
Veronica Watson, Director of Indiana Operations, Patronicity

Public Water Supply Issues facing Cities and Towns: How will you Cope? (MMI, CLE)
Locust CF
The Indiana Finance Authority’s study regarding water infrastructure needs (billions of dollars over time) and the new legislation from the 2017 Session will be considered as will issues relating to municipalities throughout the state and the different resources available to those entities in various regions across the state. Representatives of a major utility, the state, financial and rate consultants and attorneys will go back and forth about what all this means to municipalities that have their own municipal water utilities and also those that are served by investor-owned or other utilities.

Speakers:
Buddy Downs, Partner, Ice Miller LLP
Jim McGoff, Director of Environmental Programs, Indiana Finance Authority
Kumar Menon, Director of City Utilities, City of Fort Wayne
John Seever, Partner, Umbaugh

   
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
Ballroom BD, DoubleTree
   
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Aim Affiliate Group Meeting

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

Are your City or Town Fee Structures Making Ends Meet? (CLE, CPE, Small Community)
Locust AD
Whether due to shrinking assessed values, property tax caps, or stagnant levy growth, revenue shortfalls are a growing reality across Indiana’s municipalities. In the face of this difficult reality, communities must find solutions to their budget gaps that are sustainable. This workshop will feature a case study illustrating how one city undertook a cooperative review and implemented changes to ensure recovery of service costs.

Speakers:
Eric Walsh, CPA, Partner, Umbaugh
Rebecca Meyer-McCuaig, City Attorney, City of La Porte

Making Good Use of Public Space: Innovative Parks Projects from Across Indiana (Small Community)
Locust BE
Not having a fully-formed vision of how to transform a green space, not knowing how to get started, or uncertainty about the costs and associated benefits of creating a new park or public space can paralyze the creative process indefinitely. Fortunately, Indiana is teeming with examples of cities and towns that have built truly stellar parks, venues, and other public amenities from the ground up. This workshop will cover every angle of the process, from planning through completion and promotion; attendees will come away with a roadmap for implementing similar development projects in their own communities.

Speakers:
Brandon Bennett, Parks and Recreation Director, City of Noblesville
Mike Pavey, Mayor, City of Rushville
Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Churubusco
Brian Sheehan, Director of Special Projects and Community Development, City of Rushville

Snow Messing around with Winter Solutions for Cities and Towns
Locust CF
In 2010, Crawfordsville’s roads were in sorry shape. Local leaders were forced to face the reality of failing pavement, unsafe driving conditions, high maintenance costs, and ineffective leadership principles. Things were being done “the way they had been done for years,” but policymakers, recognizing the inadequacy of past practices, needed desperately to break that cycle. Fortunately, a new approach to winter maintenance proved to be an excellent first step in opening people’s minds to change. This session will break down, from start to finish, Crawfordsville’s successful efforts to reform an ossified municipal process.

Speakers:
Todd Barton, Mayor, City of Crawfordsville
Scott Hesler, Street Commissioner, City of Crawfordsville

Utilities and P3s – How to Attract Capital and Manage a Strong Program (CLE, CPE)
Walnut AD
Public-private partnerships (P3s) are both exceedingly popular and vexingly non-standardized. P3s have for years provided the transportation sector with a dependable source of financing and a useful tool for operating infrastructure. Now, as utilities begin to embrace P3s, the practice is becoming more popular than ever. In this session you will learn about different types of P3s in the utility sector, attracting the interest of P3 capital, management of procurement issues, P3 contract maintenance, and more.

Speakers:
David McGimpsey, Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Scott Miller, Partner, Umbaugh

A Full Circle Review of Redevelopment Planning (CLE)
Walnut BE
Redevelopment requires the reimagining and repurposing of existing properties to generate a sense of place, improve quality of life, raise property values, and entice economic development. But how do communities execute redevelopment plans effectively? Using three communities with redevelopment projects in varying stages as a case study, this session will help municipal officials understand how best to approach the process in their own communities.

Speakers:
Tom Dickey, Managing Director of Real Estate, Hageman Group
Tim Jensen, President & CEO, Veridus Group, Inc.
Fred Prazeau, Partner, Context Design LLC

   
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Aim Procurement Card (p-Card) Consultations
Cresent, DoubleTree
The Aim Procurement Card (p-Card) Program provides the opportunity for your municipality to consolidate all of your small monthly purchases into one invoice and one vendor payment. Aim provides rebates directly back to participating cities and towns based on a pooled spend. Sign up at the registration desk for a one-on-one consultation to find out how this program can benefit your community.
   
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Opening Business Session
Ballroom
Aim President Lloyd Winnecke welcomes you to the 2017 Aim Ideas Summit. Please turn in your orange door prize ticket as you enter the room. The door prize drawing will take place at the conclusion of the Opening Business Session. You must be present to win.
   
5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and enjoy refreshments at the welcome reception in the exhibit hall. See the many new products and services available to municipal government. The first 100 attendees will receive a special gift.
   
7:15 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner
Pagoda Visitors Center
Shuttle departs from DoubleTree at 7:15 p.m.
   
7:15 p.m. Evening Open for Vendor Events

 

 

 Wednesday, October 11

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
Atrium
   
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
   
8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Exhibit Hall
The exhibit hall will close following the Grand Prize Drawing at 11:15 a.m. Drop off your yellow ticket at the stage located in the rear of the exhibit hall. You must be present to win.
   
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Portrait of the Human Spirit: A Sense of Space Exhibit
Exhibit Hall Foyer
In celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, IHCDA and the Indiana Affordable Housing Council (IAHC) commissioned world-renowned photographer Tom Casalini to work on a series of portraits. With support from writer Jason Smith, Casalini showcased his breathtaking gallery, entitled Portrait of the Human Spirit: A Sense of Space, during the Indiana Housing Conference. The exhibit can be viewed during the Aim Ideas Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall Foyer.
   
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Aim Affiliate Group Meetings

  • Redevelopment Association of Indiana (RAI) Meeting
    Ballroom C, DoubleTree
  • Indiana ADA Coordinators Association Meeting
    Ballroom D, DoubleTree
  • Indiana Municipal Management Association (IMMA) Meeting
    Walnut C
   
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. State Board of Accounts Resource Center
Locust & Walnut Pre-Function
Meet one-on-one with SBOA field representatives. This is a chance to have your questions answered. Consultations available on a first-come, first-served basis.
   
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Comcast Newsmakers
Walnut F
Comcast Newsmakers is a local-content initiative representing Comcast’s commitment to providing quality programming that focuses on issues influencing communities throughout Indiana. The program features community, political and business leaders discussing topics of interest on a regional and local level. Sign up to be interviewed while at the Aim Ideas Summit and receive a copy of the interview after the event for use in your community.
   
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Guest Program: Reitz Home Museum Tour
Shuttle will depart from the main entrance near registration at 9:45 a.m.
Located in Evansville’s downtown Historic Preservation District, the Reitz Home Museum is one of the country’s finest examples of French Second Empire Architecture. Join us for a tour of this historic gem. Sign up available at conference registration. Space is limited. 
   
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Workshops

A Rebranding Process that Taps the Human Capital in your Hometown
Locust AD
Rebranding doesn’t have to mean consultants and big spending, or turning your image over to someone who doesn’t know your community. Learn the story of “E is for Everyone” and see how you can apply the successful Evansville imaging experience in your community.

Speakers:
Pete Paradossi, President, Vectren Corporation
Jon Ruthenburg, CEO, Gray Loon Marketing Group, Inc.

IHCDA Quality of Place Resources for Indiana’s Smaller Communities (Small Community)
Locust BE
Place-based programs and incentives have immense potential to enhance quality of life for Hoosiers; especially those living in Indiana’s smaller communities and towns. Using examples of small towns that have effectively utilized IHCDA resources, this session will provide guidance for community leaders on how to create housing, self-sufficiency, and overall community economic development.

Moderator:
Zach Rice, Legislative and Policy Director, IHCDA

Speakers:
Brian Philps, Outreach and Communications Project Manager, IHCDA
Samantha Spergel, Director, Real Estate Production, IHCDA

Funding and Investment Options for Local Units of Government
Locust CF
Local units of government must always be attentive to their finances and vigilantly monitor potential fluctuations in the value of their commodities. This session is a joint presentation between two of State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell’s agencies, the Indiana Bond Bank and TrustINdiana, and Maverick Energy. Attendees will learn about debt issuance, funding options, and investment opportunities for local government. Additionally, this session will cover projections for the fuel industry in the coming year, and insights how local entities that are invested in fuel commodities may be impacted.

Speakers:
Cindy Barger, Director, TrustINdiana
Matthew Zimmerman, Program & Marketing Director, Indiana Bond Bank
John Righeimer, President, Maverick Energy Consulting

Legal and Public Policy Review of Energy Costs and Renewable Energy Options (CLE, CPE)
Walnut AD
Energy costs are every-increasing, and constitute a continual strain on municipal budgets. Presenters will discuss the potential for savings through renewable energy opportunities and the impact of recent legislative initiatives on the current and future use of wind turbines, solar panels, and other renewable energy technologies. This will include analysis of standard contractual relationships with renewable energy utilities and potential legal issues related to such arrangements.

Moderator:
Jennifer Leshney, Director, Engineering, Christopher Burke Engineering, LLC

Speakers:
Anne Becker, Director, Lewis Kappes, PC
Bette Dodd, Director, Lewis Kappes, PC

A Government Reorganization Case Study (CLE, CPE)
Walnut BE
Members of the team that led Zionsville through its recent government reorganization process will demonstrate why reorganization is often a viable alternative to annexation, and how reorganization can remedy many of the downsides associated with annexation. This presentation will outline the reorganization process, as well as opportunities and challenges unique to reorganization.

Speakers:
Tim Haak, Mayor, Town of Zionsville
Nicholas Kile, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Jeff Papa, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Angie Steeno, Government Financial Advisory Consultant, Crowe Horwath LLP

   
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Aim Procurement Card (p-Card) Consultations
Cresent, DoubleTree
The Aim Procurement Card (p-Card) Program provides the opportunity for your municipality to consolidate all of your small monthly purchases into one invoice and one vendor payment. Aim provides rebates directly back to participating cities and towns based on a pooled spend. Sign up at the registration desk for a one-on-one consultation to find out how this program can benefit your community.
   
11:15 a.m. Grand Prize Giveaway and Exhibition Closes
Exhibit Hall
   
11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Aim Annual Awards Luncheon presented by Umbaugh,
Keynote Address sponsored by Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Ballroom
2017 Placemaking, Local Government Cooperation, and Municipal Innovation winners will be honored during this popular event. Aim will also recognize cities and towns receiving the Aim Green Community designation and the Aim Green Community of the Year will be announced. Don’t miss this chance to get transferable ideas to take back to your community for implementation. This year’s luncheon will feature Jim Hunt, who will deliver the keynote address.
   
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Corporate Partner Advisory Council Meeting
Ballroom BC, DoubleTree
(Open to all Aim Corporate Partners)
   
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshops

Grassroots Advocacy and Communications Basics for Municipal Leaders (Small Community)
Locust AD
Developing a culture where municipal leaders, lawmakers and community members are striving toward a common goal is key. This session will offer tips for establishing organic relationships among stakeholders and sharing stories of municipal success.

Speakers:
Chelsea Schneider, Municipal Innovations Specialist, Aim

Taking a Long View: Planning for the Future of Municipal Government in Indiana (Part 1) (CPE, Small Community)
Locust BE
Step back and take stock of your community’s long-term goals. This session – an extension of the ongoing Municipal Vision Forum – considers the future of Indiana’s cities and towns, and outlines considerations that, if made today, will better position our communities for future prosperity.

Moderator:
Matt Greller, CEO, Aim

Speakers:
Dan Hedden, CPA, Partner, Umbaugh
Drew Klacik, Senior Policy Analyst, Indiana University Public Policy Institute

Historic Pedestrian Bridges – Preserving Indiana’s Past into the Future (Small Community)
Locust CF
This session is geared towards cities and towns whose trails and historic bridges are treasured assets. In many instances, historic bridges may be relocated and repurposed for use along walking paths. Such projects provide hometown pride and a window into the past. Hear from civil engineering experts how you might undertake such a project in your own community.

Speakers:
Jim Barker, PE, VS Engineering
Kenny Birk, Director of Business Development, VS Engineering
Dan Kurdziel, PE, Bridge Department Head, VS Engineering
Al Patterson, Director, Hamilton County Department of Parks and Recreation

Common Sense and the Navigation of Employment Regulation – A Bliss McKnight Workshop (CLE)
Walnut AD
Disciplining an employee for any reason can be an uncomfortable experience for everyone. Legally proper termination, suspension, demotion or reassignment of an employee requires utmost due diligence, long before the need admonish an employee comes about. Is your municipality looking ahead and putting the right framework in place to support all kinds of employee discipline? Have you considered what you and your staff need to know before disciplining employees … especially those who belong to a protected class? You have questions. We’ll have some common sense ideas and suggestions to help your municipality prepare for these tough HR situations facing municipal employers.

Speakers:
Betty Knight, Esq., Partner, Knight Hoppe Kurnik & Knight, LTD
John McKnight, President & CEO, Bliss McKnight, Inc.

Vendor Solutions Workshop: Incorporating Placemaking Principals into Public and Private Sector Projects
Walnut BE
Discover how communities can actively use placemaking principles in the design and implementation of privately-funded infrastructure and public spaces projects. Carmel, Indiana, recently named one of the 2017 Best Places to Live in America, will be used as a case study in how communities can proactively apply the principles of placemaking to redefine private development of city parks, plazas, roadways, and pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure.

Speakers:
Catherine Clark, Director of Landscape Architecture, American Structurepoint
Mike Hollibaugh, Director of Community Services, City of Carmel
Mike McBride, Vice President, American Structurepoint

   
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. State Board of Accounts Resource Center
Locust & Walnut Pre-Function
Meet one-on-one with SBOA field representatives. This is a chance to have your questions answered. Consultations available on a first-come, first-served basis.
   
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Guest Program: Thyme in the Kitchen
Shuttle will depart from the main entrance near registration at 1:45 p.m.
Thyme in the Kitchen is Evansville’s premiere provider of cooking classes, kitchen accessories, home accents and gifts. Join us for a class, taught by a local chef, in their state-of-the-art kitchen. Take the opportunity to browse through a variety of kitchen and dining accessories for your home. Sign up available at conference registration. Space is limited.
   
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Workshops

Lead Service Line Research and Replacement Funding (CLE, CPE)
Locust AD
On December 16, 2016, a federal law passed providing federal funding for the replacement of lead service lines. The City of East Chicago order from the IURC granted the city authority to accept funding from the SRF to replace its lead service lines, and the IURC has been working with SRF to implement such funding. The SRF is designing options for funding of lead service line replacement and will be rolling out these options for the benefit of the water customers of the State of Indiana. See what these options will entail, and how you can prepare your community to utilize them.

Speakers:
Bill Harkins, Program Director, State Revolving Fund
Nicholas Kile, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Ted Sommer, CPA, LWG CPAs and Advisors

Taking the Long View: Planning for the Future of Municipal Government in Indiana (Part 2) (CPE, Small Community)
Locust BE
Step back and take stock of your community’s long-term goals. This session – an extension of the ongoing Municipal Vision Forum – considers the future of Indiana’s cities and towns, and outlines considerations that, if made today, will better position our communities for future prosperity.

Moderator:
Matt Greller, CEO, Aim

Speakers:
Dan Hedden, CPA, Partner, Umbaugh
Drew Klacik, Senior Policy Analyst, Indiana University Public Policy Institute

Healthy Communities from the Ground Up! (CLE, Small Community)
Locust CF
Communities that incorporate access equity, not only with the ADA but with Title VI commitment, will be the thriving cultural centers of the near future. This session will illustrate the growing importance of healthcare using statistical models of our changing population demographics, and will demonstrate how providing wellness initiatives and PROWAG compliant facilities can lay the foundation for a prosperous future.

Moderator:
Cathy Gross, ADA Coordinator, City of Monticello

Speakers:
Lacy Wilson, NEP Community Wellness Coordinator, Purdue Extension, Covering Vanderburgh County
Erin Hall, Director of the Office of Interagency Relations, INDOT
Karen Heim, Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Culver
Peri Rogowski, Director of Specialized Services and Support Programs, Indiana Family & Social Services Administration

Common Sense and the Navigation of Employment Regulation – A Bliss McKnight Workshop (CLE)
Walnut AD
Disciplining an employee for any reason can be an uncomfortable experience for everyone. Legally proper termination, suspension, demotion or reassignment of an employee requires utmost due diligence, long before the need admonish an employee comes about. Is your municipality looking ahead and putting the right framework in place to support all kinds of employee discipline? Have you considered what you and your staff need to know before disciplining employees … especially those who belong to a protected class? You have questions. We’ll have some common sense ideas and suggestions to help your municipality prepare for these tough HR situations facing municipal employers.

Speakers:
Betty Knight, Esq., Partner, Knight Hoppe Kurnik & Knight, LTD
John McKnight, President & CEO, Bliss McKnight, Inc.

Vendor Solutions Workshop: Infrastructure Improvement Projects from Vision to Reality (CLE, CPE)
Walnut BE
With increasing press and community attention focused on the need for infrastructure improvements in Indiana, and related concern regarding expenditure of public funds, local governments must take a holistic approach (legal, operational, community, and political) to the planning and management of infrastructure projects. This session provides tips, guidelines, and timeline suggestions for communities in navigating all aspects of such undertakings, from the initial planning stages through construction.

Speakers:
Denise Barkdull, Member, Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Carrie Doehrmann, Member, Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Tricia Leminger, Member, Frost Brown Todd, LLC

   
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Policy Platform Hearing
Locust AD
Aim’s Policy Platform represents the association’s positions on important municipal government issues. Aim members can participate by attending the Policy Platform hearing, where recent changes and additions to the Policy Platform are discussed.
   
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Presidents’ Reception
Ballroom
Join conference attendees to honor Aim presidents, past and present, and for the presentation of the Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award, Financial Management Award, and the Russell G. Lloyd Distinguished Service Award. Please turn in your green door prize ticket as you enter the room. The door prize drawing will take place at the conclusion of the Presidents’ Reception. You must be present to win.
   
6:30 p.m. Host City Welcome Event
Tropicana Evansville
On Wednesday evening join the City of Evansville for two great events. First, immediately following the Presidents’ Reception until 8:00 p.m., step outside of the Old National Events Plaza on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and enjoy a taste of Evansville’s finest food trucks and live music, courtesy of the city and several great sponsors! Next, head on over to the Tropicana for an evening of networking and entertainment in the Pavilion from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Mayor Winnecke and his team have worked hard to ensure all Ideas Summit participants see and taste what Evansville has to offer! Be sure to take advantage of these two great opportunities!

 

 

Thursday, October 12

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration
Atrium
   
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Aim Affiliate Group Meetings

  • Democrat Mayors Breakfast
    Ballroom B
  • Republican Mayors Breakfast
    Ballroom C
   
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Ballroom A
   
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Comcast Newsmakers (tentative)
Walnut F
Comcast Newsmakers is a local-content initiative representing Comcast’s commitment to providing quality programming that focuses on issues influencing communities throughout Indiana. The program features community, political and business leaders discussing topics of interest on a regional and local level. Sign up to be interviewed while at the Aim Ideas Summit and receive a copy of the interview after the event for use in your community.
   
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Peer Networking Session – Attorneys (CLE)
Locust AD
A discussion of contracts for attorney services with local governments including the requirements, best practices and pitfalls and a 30-minute presentation of related attorney ethical considerations.Moderator:
Jodie Woods, General Counsel, Aim

Speakers:
Susan W. Gordon, Director of Audit Services, Indiana State Board of Accounts
Douglas C. Haney, Corporation Counsel, City of Carmel
Thomas E. Mixdorf, Partner, Ice Miller LLP
Anthony W. Overholt, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC

   
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Rotating Panels – Governor Holcomb’s Cabinet
Aim Ideas Summit attendees can take advantage of a first-of-its-kind opportunity to meet with many of Governor Holcomb’s key cabinet members and department heads under one roof. Cabinet members will appear together in four clusters: public safety, health, economic development, and administrative services, and offer municipal officials a glimpse into their role in state government and how they interact with locals. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of each panel of speakers, before the cabinet members rotate to address another group, speed-dating style.

  • Fiscal Officers & Clerks
    Walnut AD
  • Council Members
    Locust BE
  • Mayors
    Locust CF
  • Appointed Officials & Town Managers
    Walnut BE
   
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Workshops

A Discussion on Recovery Housing – Indiana’s Needs and Capacity for More
Locust AD
Indiana continues to be deeply affected by increases in drug and alcohol addiction. Participants will learn how they can support building the recovery capacity in their communities and the partnerships and funding that is available to assist in these efforts.

Speaker:
Darrell Mitchell, Director, Indiana Affiliation of Recovery Residences

Saving Money, Saving Lives – The Future of Public Safety Communications
Locust BE
The constant change of technology adds a complicated and expensive element to the difficult task of keeping citizens safe. Join the Integrated Public Safety Commission to learn how shared communications systems save both lives and money. Topics include the forthcoming Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (FirstNet), the impact the network will have on how public safety personnel respond to emergencies, and other radio and dispatch systems.

Speakers:
Kelly Dignin, Director of Data Operations, Integrated Public Safety Commission
David W. Vice, Executive Director, Integrated Public Safety Commission and FirstNet Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

How to Distinguish Your Community from the Rest of the Pack
Locust CF
Small towns and large communities alike must exploit every advantage they have to seize opportunities for economic development. This session includes representatives from two communities – the 2nd-Class City of Greenfield, and the 3rd-Class City of Anderson – each of which has or is in the process of successfully attracting substantial economic development opportunities. Attend this session to learn how your community can leverage its small-town charm, proximity to Inter-states, grassroots organizations, and other unique advantages to foster economic opportunity.

Moderator:
Otto “Buzz” Krohn, Executive Partner, O.W. Krohn & Associates, LLP

Speakers:
Tom Broderick, Mayor, City of Anderson
Chuck Fewell, Mayor, City of Greenfield

Mandated Sewer Connections from Outside the Municipal Boundary (CLE)
Walnut AD
Recent and ongoing situations have and are occurring involving State mandated connections from residents and businesses outside of the municipal boundaries whose septic systems are failing. In some cases, extensive new sewer lines are required and unanticipated connections to City plants are required. This discussion will include city, county, and consultant representatives who will discuss the challenges and, based upon experience, the best way to navigate through this process.

Moderator:
Josh Goode, Director of Business Development, DLZ

Speakers:
Ted Ellis, Mayor, City of Bluffton
David McGimpsey, Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Eric Walsh, CPA, Partner, Umbaugh

Vendor Solutions Workshop: Are Dependent Audits Necessary for Cities & Towns?
Walnut BE
With 6-8% of dependents typically not eligible for a group medical plan, there could be significant cost savings for Indiana’s Public Sector. Has your municipality thought about doing one, but not sure where to start? This workshop will give provide some of the ins-and-outs of reasons why you should be doing this at least every five years.

Speakers:
Jackie Keller, Public Sector Manager, Colonial Life
Tim Ott, Regional Growth Market Manager, Colonial Life
Aaron Van Pelt, District General Agent, Colonial Life

   
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Closing Lunch and Business Session
Ballroom A
Aim President Lloyd Winnecke will preside. Meet the members of the 2018 Aim Board of Directors. Officers will be elected, and the newly elected Aim President will address conference attendees. Aim will present officials who have earned designation as a Certified Municipal Official (CMO) in the Aim Municipal Management Institute or an Indiana City Leadership Executive in the Ball State – ICI/Aim Mayors Institute with their awards. The Aim Ideas Summit will conclude with remarks from Governor Eric Holcomb. Please turn in your red door prize ticket as you enter the room. The door prize drawing will take place at the conclusion of the lunch.
   
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Aim Affiliate Group Meeting

  • Indiana Association of Regional Councils (IARC) Board of Directors Meeting
    Ballroom D

 

Please note all CLE and CPE credits are tentative and subject to change.

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