In local government, it is easy to become consumed by big projects or politically charged issues. However, to operate a successful city, officials must remember the basics of good governance, understand their roles within the organization, and know key municipal laws. At this conference, city officials will learn the fundamentals that define local government in Kansas and the lessons to help meet the challenges within their organization. Join us in Topeka October 10 – 12, 2015, for the premier training opportunity for Kansas city officials.
Downtown Topeka Jazz Festival: Saturday Live Jazz, food trucks, vendors, street performers, and a number of other great activities kick off an evening of fun for attendees on October 10 in historic downtown Topeka. This event is hosted by Downtown Topeka, Inc., Visit Topeka, and other sponsors. The outdoor stage will feature opening act Craig Treinen Band, a Kansas Music Hall of Fame Award Winner. The headline act is New Orleans’ nationally known brass band, Bonerama. Come enjoy an evening of entertainment, and experience the soon to be completed Kansas Avenue Redevelopment Project.
First-time Conference Attendee Orientation: Sunday
Is this your fi rst time attending the League’s Annual Conference?
Stop by Sunday morning during the fi rst session of concurrent
workshops for an overview of the conference schedule, tips on
how to make the most out of your conference experience, and
instructions on how to download the Conference Mobile App.
Connect with other fi rst-timers, and hear from some seasoned
conference attendees on what to expect.
Even if you’re a long-time attendee, feel free to stop by and share tips, or get assistance downloading the conference App.
Also, stay tuned for information about an all new conference APP in development now! We’ll be announcing how to download and use the LKM Conference mobile APP in the coming weeks.
The 2015 LKM Annual Conference will be held in Topeka, October 10-12. Conference events will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Kansas Expocentre.
NOTE: Schedule is tentative and subject to change
All roundtables are scheduled for three consecutive sessions.
The above are scheduled for concurrent workshops. Two topics will also be offered at the same time.
The Municipal Leadership Academy is a continuing education program designed for both elected and appointed city officials. The purpose of the Academy is to provide an interactive curriculum of specialized instruction that will develop the knowledge and enhance the leadership abilities of those who serve the cities of Kansas. There is a separate $100 charge for these trainings, and lunch will be provided. MLA sessions will run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10.
**The Capitol Plaza requires a non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s stay in order to secure reservations.
If you are making hotel reservations for someone else, please confirm with each person that they actually need hotel accommodations before making the reservation.