Unprecedented Ideas. Team Building. Networking.

The Transforming Local Government Conference is heading to Reno, NV in 2019! The 2019 Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) will take place April 9 - 12, in Reno, Nevada. TLG 2019 is sure to be another exciting, unique experience for local government practitioners of all levels. TLG will attract over 600 local government professionals at every level in the organization across the US and Canada. TLG is recognized for its dynamic content that encourages freethinking and fosters unprecedented ideas, all within a relaxed and professional networking and learning environment.

If you had the chance to attend 2018's TLG in Tacoma, WA, then surely you won't want to miss TLG 2019. And if you haven't had a chance to experience a TLG yet, well, find out what the TLG experience means by exploring our website. Stay tuned for updates!

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Leadership & Professional Development
Welcome from our TLG 2019 Hosts

Find out why TLG 2019 in Reno is worth the wait!

Innovation & Culture
Setting Out for Reno

The Transforming Local Government Conference is heading to Reno, NV in 2019! The 2019 Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) will take place April 9 - 12, in Reno, Nevada. TLG 2019 is sure to be another exciting, unique experience for local government practitioners of all levels. TLG will attract over 600 local government professionals at every level in the organization across the US and Canada. TLG is recognized for its dynamic content that encourages freethinking and fosters unprecedented ideas, all within a relaxed and professional networking and learning environment. Explore Reno

The TLG Experience

Transforming Local Government

Unprecedented Ideas. Team Building. Professional Networking.

What Attendees Think

TLG Testimonials “It's an excellent opportunity for elected and appointed officials to get together to network, share information, and celebrate successes.” Melanie Mesko Lee, City Administrator, Hastings, MN "I find the most value in the ability to quickly and effectively connect with practitioners in the field. And not just anybody in local government. The people that are active in the Alliance are the truly committed and forward-thinking local government professionals. I am continually amazed by their passion and creativity in providing services to citizens. These folks are more than willing to share their triumphs and failures as they work to innovate in their cities or counties. This sharing is at the heart of the true value of the Alliance for Innovation." Frances Adams-O'Brien, Research and Information Center, UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service “The biggest threat to a city’s future vitality is elected officials and staff who only know how they have always done things. Go to the Annual Conference to learn about the creative things happening in cities and leave energized and equipped to take great ideas back to your community.” Dave Bartholomay, Mayor, City of Circle Pines, MN "My passion for local government was once again reinvigorated and I look forward to future opportunities from the Alliance." Mark J. Relph, P.E., Public Works Director, City of Shoreline, WA “The League of Minnesota Cities and the Alliance for Innovation share a relentless focus on continuous improvement, creative collaborations, and sustainable results. Bringing the two together will incubate the innovation that makes good things happen; things that make us proud to call our communities home.” Tanya Ange, Deputy City Manager, Mankato, MN "The energy and spirit of the TLG community consistently reflects the best in local government and supercharges my own commitment to the future!" Katy Simon Holland, President, Simon and Associates "I've been in local government for 15 years and until coming to work for Town of Queen Creek I didn't even know about Alliance of Innovation or TLG. I love working in the local government/public service arena and this conference gave me amazing insight and fresh outlook on my career. I learned so many exciting ideas and tools about how I can help shape and enhance my organization. This was a great way to connect with other innovators, peers and organizations that have the same appreciation for what local government is doing for our communities and the nation. I look forward to participating more with TLG/Alliance for Innovation in the future." Amy Shackelford, Special Projects Manager, Town of Queen Creek, AZ "This was a great opportunity to meet others in the same profession and to share ideas of things that can make a real difference in our communities. What inspired me most was the willingness of every one of the presenters to have taken a risk." Peggy Bunzli, Budget Officer, City of Boulder, CO “Our expectation as elected officials in Bloomington is that our community, city council, and staff are recognized as leaders among local governments. The Alliance for Innovation is an important partner and resource for Bloomington in meeting that expectation today, and we appreciate that the Alliance is helping us navigate the challenging issues of tomorrow.” Gene Winstead, Mayor, City of Bloomington, MN "TLG is by far the most valuable conference experience. The sessions are thoughtfully planned and include stand out practitioners. Networking opportunities are endless and diverse." Stephanie Smith, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Flagstaff, AZ "This was my first TLG Conference, I was excited and inspired to share and excite others in my organization about the new ideas and innovations I learned at this Conference. All Local Government employees should have an opportunity at some point in their careers to participate in a conference like this." Stephanie Venimore, Business Performance Advisor, City of Burlington, ON

Tacoma
Become a TLG Conference Partner

The TLG Conference Partner Program is an opportunity for jurisdictions to purchase registrations to attend the Transforming Local Government Conference in bulk at a significant cost savings and support the Alliance's mission to inspire innovation to advance communities. In addition to registrations, jurisdiction will receive the below items for THREE YEARS! TLG Partner Benefits at TLG 4 Registrations to the TLG Conference Per Year (Three year value $6,600) 4 Invitations to an exclusive conference event for TLG Conference Partners Assist Alliance staff in designing the TLG Conference Experience: Offer input including theme, topic, and keynote suggestions Option to serve on case study selection committee Option to serve on evaluation committee Total Three-Year value $6,600 – Your cost $5,500 The TLG Conference Partner Program is an opportunity for organizations to attend TLG and maximize their Alliance for Innovation membership. TLG Conference Partners benefit from: Recognition as a Leader in Innovation and Public Service Investing in Employee Development through Discounted Pricing Networking Opportunities with Leading Local Governments Sharing the TLG Experience Year Round with Your Entire Organization For more information about becoming a TLG Conference Partner, contact Brandi Allen at 888.496.0944 x102 or ballen@transformgov.org. CONTACT US Benefits could be altered based on feedback from TLG Partners Thank You to Our Current Partners!

Welcome From Our Hosts

Welcome to the Biggest Little City! #TLGReno

Conference Program

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Getting There

Innovation & Culture
Transportation

Airport Information The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is conveniently located along the I-80 and HWY-395 interchange, and about 5 miles (10 minute drive) from the Silver Legacy Resort and Whitney Peak Hotel. More Information Reno-Flights-Map-Updated-120116.jpg Complimentary Hotel Shuttles Complimentary Hotel Shuttles stop along the curb, outside the D Doors North of Baggage Claim, to pick up passengers.  When you see your shuttle, please approach the vehicle and board. Be advised the shuttle may not stop in front of you. The Silver Legacy Resort offers airport shuttles every 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after the hour from 5:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Offsite Transportation Transportation to all offsite conference events will be provided. More Information on VisitRenoTahoe.com

Innovation & Culture
Hotel & Accomodations

Blocks of rooms are being held at two downtown Reno properties for your convenience. Silver Legacy Resort TLG 2019 will take place at the Silver Legacy Resort. The contemporary casino resort has warm rooms and suites that feature free WiFi, coffee makers, and refrigerators. The resort has six restaurants, plus shops, bars and live entertainment. A small resort fee includes access to a spa, a fitness center and outdoor pool, plus an airport shuttle and secured parking. Group Rates Luxury King: $65.00 per night (weekday rate) Luxury Two Queens: $75.00 per night (weekday rate) Weekend Group Rate: $179.00 per night (Book your room by March 9, 2019)   Book Your Room Whitney Peak Hotel Whitney_Peak_Hotel_logo.png For attendees who desire a non-gaming option, a block of rooms are also being held at Whitney Peak Hotel. Whitney Peak is part of the new Reno story. It is the first of the non-gaming, non-smoking hotels located downtown and has been very successful! Located one block from the Silver Legacy, this modern hotel has vibrant rooms, free WiFi, a larger-than-life rock climbing park with the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall, at a staggering 164 feet, and a farm to table restaurant. Group Rates Standard Room: $109.00 per night Club Level - Two Queens: $149.00 per night (Book your room by March 8, 2019)   Book Your Room  

Community Engagement
Around the Town

We want you to join us in April to highlight Reno, Nevada as it serves as the host for our 2019 Transforming Local Government Conference. Reno is a collision of contrasts, where the scenery, amenities and activities change as rapidly as the elevation. This is where world's collide. Join us in the "Biggest Little City in the World" for a fun filled and inspiring event you won't soon forget. Resources to Plan Your Trip VisitRenoTahoe.com Reno Tahoe Map Reno Tahoe International Airport

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