I. Hot Topics for Local Officials: COVID-19 Sessions at the League Conference
Communities have struggled with impactful issues in the past, but perhaps none more impactful than the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the shutdown in March, the lives of every person in the state have been changed. In local governments, COVID-19 has meant changes in every department, some that will go with the end of the pandemic and others that will profoundly alter the way municipalities operate. Sessions at the League Conference will cover matters on the topic from the need for laughter in times of crisis to school and municipal cooperation.
This letter is intended to provide elected officials timely updates on critical policy and administrative issues. Consider the following sessions when planning your schedule for the 105th Annual Conference, November 16-20. And if you can’t make it to all the sessions during Conference Week, you will have up to a year to catch up as these sessions will be recorded and available on-demand for registrants for one year.
Monday, November 16
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Liquor Licensing Amid the Pandemic
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Laughter & Leadership: What We Need in a Time of Crisis Municipal Emergency Management in the Age of COVID-19
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Continuing Communication During a Crisis
Tuesday, November 17
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Planning Post-Pandemic
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Borrowing for COVID-19: Overview of the New Law
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 2020: A New Normal for Urban New Jersey
Wednesday, November 18
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Moving Back to the Future: Changes in Municipal Operations
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Federal Legislative Update: CARES, 5G, and More
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Emerging Issues in Procurement Legislative Leader: What the Heck Happened? What Happens Next?
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Potential State and Local Solutions to the Opioid Crisis Managing Litter During a Pandemic
Thursday, November 19
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CARES Funding and COVID Response Economic Recovery in the Wake of COVID-19
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Business Roundtable: What Are the Steps for Recovery? Status of Public Health in New Jersey
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Reinventing Your Downtown After Economic Upheaval Technology to the Rescue: Resiliency During Social Distancing
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cyber Security for COVID and Beyond School-Municipal Cooperation: Responding to COVID-19