CityVision 2024: Join Us in Winston-Salem

Jack Cassidy, Learning and Development Project Manager


It’s CityVision season at the NC League of Municipalities, so clear your April calendars!

NCLM’s flagship conference is taking place April 23–25 in Winston-Salem, NC, and we are expecting our largest CityVision yet. This event, specifically designed for the municipal officials of North Carolina, features three days of content, training, keynotes, and networking opportunities.

Looking to bolster your CV with a Certificate of Municipal Achievement from NCLM? Hoping to build relationships with your fellow mayors and council members? Want to learn best practices to take back to your hometown? CityVision has you covered.


For the first time, NCLM is offering education credit hours for attending CityVision sessions! These credits apply to the Advancing Municipal Leaders Certificate Program, which recognizes local leaders’ dedication to continuing education. Earn up to eight hours!

Additionally, for our professional planners, the pre-conference portion of CityVision will offer two sessions that each offer American Planning Association continuing education credits.


We are proud to host nationally recognized speakers Steve Bench and Jeff Havens as our 2024 keynotes!

Bench delivers presentations and training sessions that offer engagement strategies for attracting and retaining Millennial and Gen Z employees, empowering Gen X management, capturing Boomer wisdom, and cultivating future leadership by leveraging the strengths of each generation. This keynote session focuses on talent attraction and workforce retention by building an understanding of who we are, how we were raised, and how each generation views “work” as a part of their identity.

Havens is not your typical business growth expert. His uncanny ability to provide actionable answers to today’s business challenges in an undeniably entertaining and impactful way has put him in front of over 1,000 eager audiences. This keynote session will make the process of coming up with new ideas easier and more rewarding than you ever thought possible.


One of the most popular aspects of CityVision is the host city offerings. Winston-Salem will be offering five tours each day. These tours explore a project, a facility, local art, public spaces, and more. Additionally, our host city, Winston-Salem, will also offer a social event on Wednesday, April 24, open to all CityVision attendees, and a golf outing at the conclusion of the conference on Friday, April 26.


If there is an emerging issue, a pressing topic facing local governments, or an area in need of discussion and education, our 16 concurrent sessions have it covered.

Presented over two days, CityVision sessions are led by subject matter experts. Topics in 2024 include affordable housing, strategic planning, hiring best practices, economic development, demographic shifts in North Carolina, employee management, a series of case studies featuring our own cities and towns, and more.

Both days, of course, feature plenty of time for networking as well. Enjoy the company of hundreds of fellow local leaders and build relationships that can benefit your town for years to come.

CityVision culminates with the League President’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony, always a memorable occasion of fellowship, recognition of accomplishments, and the swearing-in of a new League Board of Directors and president.


CityVision is North Carolina’s best opportunity for municipal officials, both elected and staff, to network, learn, and explore side-by-side with fellow officials and partners from around the state.

We can’t wait to host you. Register now at