CityVision Heads to Concord for 2023 Conference

Three Full Days of Valuable Content, Networking, and Fun

It’s the central most exciting and engaging annual event specifically designed for North Carolina’s municipal elected and staff officials. The NC League of Municipalities’ CityVision conference is back for 2023, with three full days of valuable content, more than 20 engaging speaker sessions, four tracks geared toward local government issues, and we’re thrilled that the City of Concord is our host.

CityVision 2023 is a not-to-miss opportunity to connect with hundreds of municipal leaders and local government partners during the educational sessions, social events, and exploring all that Concord has to offer.

The conference is scheduled for April 25–27 at the Embassy Suites By Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort and Spa.

April 25 and ‘Pre-Conference’

The main schedule of CityVision activity picks up early-morning April 26 with opening ceremonies and runs through April 27, but this year offers a new “pre-conference” feature one day ahead, on April 25. This pre-conference includes hours of additional educational sessions and a welcome reception. It’s a great way to get a sampling of what the League and CityVision have to offer, including also the invaluable opportunities to network with fellow municipal officials. Members who register for the entire conference get access to the pre-conference sessions for no additional charge.

April 26

Following official opening ceremonies and a subsequent networking session the morning of April 26, CityVision’s agenda kicks up with concurrent sessions on popular or verging topics, like the impact of heirs’ property in local government; the power of regional partnerships; incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into your municipal planning decisions; and attracting and retaining employees.

Following a luncheon, valuable concurrent sessions continue in the afternoon with topics including leveraging state and federal resources to address infrastructure in your community; how the corporate buyout of housing is affecting municipalities and how they can respond; small town strategic planning and infrastructure; and what to know about municipal employment laws.

The ever-popular ice cream networking social follows, and then it’s time for organized tours (registration required) and a bit of exploring of Concord before the always-fun Host City Event, put on by the City of Concord and set for the Cabarrus Brewery Kittle Room at the Gibson Mill—Concord’s community-driven gathering spot.

April 27

Attendees can start their morning with exhibit-hall networking and a continental breakfast before more concurrent sessions on timely topics for municipalities. They include federal grants, strategies for focusing on underutilized properties, social districts, and best practices in law enforcement.

Other stops along the day include “hot topic” roundtable discussions, exhibit hall networking and door prizes, the League’s luncheon and business meeting and networking dessert social before more enjoyment and exploring in Concord.

Various tours (again, registration required) in the mid to late afternoon will include the Concord Motor Speedway, downtown Concord and Kannapolis, and other interesting locations.

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.

On another note, CityVision is also bringing back its traditional exhibit hall for the first time since before COVID.

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.