2024 Annual Convention

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March 27, 2024

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Online registration will close on Monday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m. Afterward, new registrations and changes must be made onsite.

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Schedule of Events

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Thursday

June 20

  • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Badge Pick Up

    • Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
    • Savannah Marriott Riverfront
    • Hyatt Regency Savannah
    • Savannah Convention Center

Friday

June 21

  • 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Registration and Welcome Center

  • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

    Breakfast

  • 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM

    Municipal Training Institute Classes

    • Building Community Capacity Through Tourism
    • Conflict Resolution*
    • Current Issues Class: Health In All Policies: Impactful Local Decision-Making to Ensure Healthier Communities
    • Data Literacy and Storytelling for Cities
    • Downtown Development Authority Basic Training (ends at 4:15 p.m.)
    • Environmental Sustainability
    • Making Cultural Diversity Work*
    • Planning and Zoning*
    • Public Problems, Democratic Solutions –The Governing Role of Mayors and Councilmembers*
    • Regional Approaches to Cooperation
    • Service Delivery Strategy—Efficiency & Tax Equity for Local Government
    • Revitalizing Neighborhoods
    • Water Management—An Introduction for Local Governments
  • 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM

    Clerks Training Courses

  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Lunch (Trainings)

  • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Municipal Training Institute Classes

    • Mobile Workshop: Port of Savannah
    • Public Works Services*
    • How to Attract Young Professionals to Your Town Hasco Craver
    • Information Privacy and Security Breaches: Prevention and Response*
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    RMEBS Board of Trustees Meeting

  • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

    Mentor/Mentee Meet & Greet and Orientation

  • 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

    Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday

June 22

  • 7:00 AM - 7:00 AM

    Registration and Welcome Center

  • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

    Breakfast

  • 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Municipal Training Institute Classes

    • Beyond the Beltway: Influencing Federal Policy Through Grassroots Engagement
    • Building Bridges Between Cities and Colleges
    • Changing Demographics and Best Practices
    • Current Issues Class: Understanding, Funding and Fighting the New Face of Homelessness in Georgia
    • Economics of Education
    • Effective Practices for Municipal Operations
    • Employee Benefits 101 (Retirement)
    • Entrepreneur-Friendly Cities
    • Excellence in Customer Service
    • Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in Your Community
    • Human Trafficking: Georgia’s Role and Response
    • Local Government Debt Methods 101
    • Municipal Annexation: Growing Pains and Growth Spurts
    • Municipal Courts Post Ferguson I: Promoting Justice, Protecting City Assets*
    • Municipal Taxation 101*
    • Municipal Water and Wastewater Systems*
    • Open Records*
    • Risk and Insurance 101
    • Practices for Successful Meetings*
    • Public Policy Development and Implementation
    • Recreation and Parks--Building Communities
    • Strengthening the Well-being of Children and Youth
    • Trends In Urban Design
  • 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM

    Clerks Training Course

  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Exhibitor Set-up

  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

    Policy Committee Meetings

  • 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

    Policy Committee Meetings

  • 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

    Policy Committee Meetings

  • 3:55 PM - 4:00 PM

    Municipal Marketplace Opening Ceremony

  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Municipal Marketplace Opening and Reception

Sunday

June 23

  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Registration and Welcome Center

  • 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

    Worship Service

  • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

    RMEBS Membership Meeting

  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Breakfast

  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    City Attorneys Session Registration

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Opening General Session

  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    City Attorneys Session and Brunch

  • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    Municipal Marketplace (Lunch Included)

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Legislative Policy Council Meeting

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    City Managers Session and Lunch

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Federal Policy Council Meeting

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Municipal Training Board Meeting

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Rapid Fire Sessions

  • 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

    Voting Credential Pickup

  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Business Meeting and Installation of Officers and Board of Directors

  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Clerks Business Meeting

Monday

June 24

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Registration and Welcome Center

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Clerk Training Courses

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Registration and Welcome Center

  • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Clerk Training Courses

  • 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

    General Session

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Concurrent Sessions

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 AM

    Concurrent Sessions

  • 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

    Awards Luncheon

  • 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

    Awards Luncheon Photos

  • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

    District Meetings

  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Closing Event

Tuesday

June 25

  • 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

    Breakfast

  • 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Municipal Training Institute Classes

    • Capital Improvement Program
    • Current Issues Class: Municipal Law Update 2024
    • Let's Get Social
    • Living Beyond Expectations: The Opportunities and Challenges of the Growing Senior Population
    • Municipal Taxation 102 –The Basics Continued
    • Open Meetings*
    • Public Works Services*
    • Roles and Responsibilities of Council and Staff*
    • Strengthening the Well-being of Children and Youth
    • Succession Planning: Planning for Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

* This class is on the "required" list for the Municipal Training Institute certification program.

Resources

Municipal Marketplace

Join Us in Savannah

As an exhibitor, you will have access to over 1,500 mayors, city councilmembers, city managers, city clerks, finance officers and other key municipal officials with opportunities to showcase your products or services over a two-day period.  This is the largest meeting of elected and appointed officials in the state. This is the largest meeting of elected and appointed officials in the state, so don’t miss this opportunity to provide your solutions to them.

Contact Us

For information about registration, sponsorship opportunities or other inquiries related to the Annual Convention not covered on this page, email registration@gacities.com.