League Update: CityVision 2022: Wilmington! A Brief Look at What’s to Come April 27–28

NCLM Staff

You can stroll one of the top riverwalks in the country, absorb emerging issues, network with colleagues from around the state and tour the Cape Fear—it’s all part of CityVision 2022, NCLM’s annual conference, scheduled for an in-person agenda over April 27–28 in beautiful downtown Wilmington.

(Some activity will begin April 26, when several League-affiliate groups, like Black Elected Municipal Officials and Young Elected Officials, are scheduled to hold their annual meetings.)

The Wilmington Convention Center, positioned along the Cape Fear River downtown and view to a memorable sunset, will be the venue for this exciting event. The conference will kick off properly with opening ceremonies the morning of the 27th at the fabulous complex, where the opening general session will take place with remarks from Maurice Smith, CEO of the Local Government Federal Credit Union, on leadership as a service. Networking opportunities among members and a full slate of events are to follow.

The day-one agenda includes (but isn’t limited to) a talk on 10 Critical Elements that will Make Tomorrow’s Communities from Mitchell Silver, former commissioner of the New York City Parks Department; an emerging-issues talk featuring NCLM’s DIRECT (Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equity for Cities and Towns) program; and discussions about the American Rescue Plan that’s bringing $1.3 billion in federal money to North Carolina municipalities.

The afternoon will break the right way with an ice cream social and time to check out the event sponsors before a relaxing, proper visit with downtown Wilmington, including strolling time on the city’s attractive riverwalk.

The evening’s remainder will be food, fun, and music at the Port City’s newest riverfront venue park, as hosted by the City of Wilmington.

The conference will resume April 28 with a breakfast followed by more sessions on emerging issues and community growth-planning. The afternoon will include a lunch, a networking dessert social, time to view the abundant exhibit hall, and more relaxation and tour options in downtown Wilmington as the evening draws near.

At dinner time will be the main event, the President’s Reception at the convention center, followed by dinner, awards and entertainment.

Don’t miss this in-person opportunity to experience the best event for League members. CityVision 2022 will be a great time for all.

Visit cityvision.nclm.org for event registration and a full look at the agenda.