Winter 2020 Policy Meeting

Winter 2020 Policy Meeting
Friday, January 24 – Saturday, January 25, 2020
Washington, DC
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All presentations and Briefing Book materials, plus attendee list, are below.

Presentations and Briefing Book


Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Grand Rapids, MI
Mayor Mitch Colvin, Fayetteville, NC
Mayor Gabriel Ortega, Fountain, CO
Mayor Melvin Carter, St. Paul, MN


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City of Grand Rapids begins year-long autonomous vehicle trial, William Kucinski, SAE International, July 26th, 2019. Read More.

Experience Matters for Livability, AARP Livable Communities, June 5th, 2019. Read More.

Community approach to target teen substance abuse in Fountain, Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette, February 26th, 2017. Read More.

Tiny houses in Fayetteville? City leaders think it may be a solution for homeless, John Henderson, The Fayetteville Observer, October 8th, 2019. Read More.

A Novel Solution for the Homeless: House Them in Backyards, Jennifer Medina, The New York Times, October 29th, 2018. Read More.

How kid-friendly urban design makes cities better for all, Patrick Sisson, Curbed, December 12th, 2017. Read More.

How to design cities for and by women, Paula Bisiau, apolitical, October 28th, 2019. Read More.

The Curb-Cut Effect, Angela Glover Blackwell, Stanford Social Innovation ReviewRead more.


Terri Ann Lowenthal, Consultant
Emma Margolin, Senior Research Analyst, Data & Society
Dawn Begay, Native American Affairs Coordinator, Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Reid, Executive Director, Philly Counts


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Philly Counts 2020 Census Planning Toolkit, Nigel Thompson, AL DÍA , August 27th, 2019. Read More.

Disinformation and the 2020 Census, censuscounts.orgRead More.

2020 Census Major Operations Update, Terri Ann Lowenthal, Terri Ann Lowenthal, December 11th, 2019. Read More.

Using Your Local Budgets to Ensure a Fair County of Your Community, The Center for Popular Democracy and Local Progress, May 1st, 2019. Read More.

Can Cities Save the Census, Kyla Fullenwider and Greg Fischer, Harvard Kennedy School, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public PolicyRead More.

2020 Census: Why it’s critical to Dayton?, Cornelius Frolik, Dayton Daily News, December 7th, 2019. Read More.

City of phoenix Partners with Cisco and Microsoft for the 2020 Census, City of Pheonix, PR Newswire, September 12th, 2019. Read More.

Philly Counts 2020: Stephanie Reid breaks down the city’s preparation for the upcoming census, Nigel Thompson, Al Dia, August 27th, 2019. Read More.

In the One State that Tested the Census, Concerns About Reaching Hard-to-Count Residents, Andrea Noble, Route Fifty, November 11th, 2019. Read More.

An Introduction to Disinformation, Interference, and the 2020 Census, Arab American Institute, June 17th, 2019. Read More.

6 Innovative Ways States and Localities Are Preparing for the 2020 Census, Mike Maciag, Governing, January 1st, 2019. Read More.


Jammie Albert, Program Manager, Early Childhood Success Team, National League of Cities
Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Somerville, MA
Mayor Lovely Warren, Rochester, NY


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Three New Cities Commit to Supporting a Strong Prenatal to Age 3 Agenda, Vera Feeny, Cities Speak, April 26th, 2019. Read More.

Pre-K in 40 Large American Cities: Improvement? Yes. More Needed? Yes., Paul Cohn, Early Learning Nation, February 4th, 2019. Read More.

Let’s Create An Early Learning Community, Cailin O’Connor, Early Learning Nation, June 1st, 2019. Read More.

Equitable Early Care and Education System: an Alignment Framework, National League of CitiesRead More.

On Track for Kindergarten Readiness: How Cities can Support a Prenatal to Age 3 Agenda, National League of CitiesRead More.

Building Citywide Systems of Opportunity for Children, Education Redesign Lab, Harvard Graduate Scool of Education, April 1st, 2018. Read More.

The Future of Work Begins with a City’s Youngest Residents, National League of Cities, January 4th, 2019. Read More.

Measuring Success: Healthy Child Development By Age 3, National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers, Pritzker Children’s InitiativeRead More.

Denver’s Road to Reading Initiative, City of Denver, CO, August 26th, 2019. Read More.

Bright Cities, Healthy Babies Bright Futures, June 29th, 2018. Read More.

In San Antonio, Building a Community for All Generations from the Beginning, National League of Cities, November 1st, 2019. Read More.

Promising Practices Portfolio, Oakland Smart and Strong, July 1st, 2019. Read More.

Innovation Brief: Creating an Ecosystem of Supports for Infants, Toddlers and Families, National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers.Read More.

Roc the Future: State of Our Children Report Card, 2019, City of Rochester, NY, December 1st, 2019. Read More.

Connecting Children, Parents and Early Education in Rochester: Mayor Lovely Warren, Early Learning Nation, February 20th, 2019. Read More.

Baby University continues to change lives of new parents, Meghan Mangrum, Chattanooga Times Free Press, December 31st, 2017. Read More.

New evidence helps more cities adopt Providence Talks model, Bloomberg Cities, via Medium, May 2nd, 2018.

Ready to Learn, Ready for K: Somerville’s Early Education and Care Plan, City of Somerville, March 1st, 2018. Read More.

Age Strong Public Awareness Campaign Launched, City of Boston, September 24th, 2019. Read More.


Timothy Scott, Mayor, Borough of Carlisle, PA
Tim Busse, Mayor, City of Bloomington, MN
John Hamilton, Mayor, City of Bloomington, IN
Lauren McLean, Mayor, City of Boise, ID
Miro Weinberger, Mayor, City of Burlington, VT
Patrick Wojahn, Mayor, City of College Park, MD
Meghan Sahli-Wells, Mayor, City of Culver City, CA
Nickole Nesby, Mayor, City of Duquesne, PA
Mitch Colvin, Mayor, City of Fayetteville, NC
Gabriel Ortega, Mayor, City of Fountain, CO
Lily Mei, Mayor, City of Fremont, CA
Laura Weinberg, Mayor, City of Golden, CO
Rosalynn Bliss, Mayor, City of Grand Rapids, MI
Bruce Teague, Mayor, City of Iowa City, IA
Chasity Wells-Armstrong, Mayor, City of Kankakee, IL
Jamie Harkins, Mayor, City of Lafayette, CO
Danene Sorace, Mayor, City of Lancaster, PA
Leirion Gaylor Baird, Mayor, City of Lincoln, NE
Satya Rhodes-Conway, Mayor, City of Madison, WI
Yolanda Ford, Mayor, City of Missouri City, TX
Margaret Abe-Koga, Mayor, City of Mountain View, CA
Breea Clark, Mayor, City of Norman, OK
Libby Schaaf, Mayor, City of Oakland, CA
Kim Norton, Mayor, City of Rochester, MN
Lovely Warren , Mayor, City of Rochester, NY
Melvin Carter, Mayor, City of Saint Paul, MN
Karen Alexander, Mayor, City of Salisbury, NC
Jacob Day, Mayor, City of Salisbury, MD
John Valdivia, Mayor, City of San Bernardino, CA
Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor, City of Somerville, MA
Victoria Woodards, Mayor, City of Tacoma, WA
Kate Stewart, Mayor, City of Takoma Park, MD
Gary Carey, Mayor, City of Walker, MI
Marita Garrett, Mayor, City of Wilkinsburg, PA
Zach Vruwink, Mayor, City of Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Kelly Girtz, Mayor, County of Athens-Clarke, GA
John Cooper, Mayor, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, TN
Ethan Berkowtiz, Mayor, Municipality of Anchorage, AK
Leslie Hager-Smith, Mayor, Town of Blacksburg, VA
Chris Koos, Mayor, Town of Normal, IL
May Boeve, Executive Director, 350 dot org
Jean Setzfand, Senior Vice President, AARP
Mike Watson, Sr. Advisor, AARP
Jane Frederick, 2020 AIA President, American Institute of Architects
Michael Winn, Manager of State and Local Policy, American Institute of Architects
Amanda Hunter, Director of Research and Communications, Barbara Lee Family Foundation
Debra DeHaney-Howard, Government Relations, CapitalEdge
Ralph Garboushian, Washington Representative, CapitalEdge
Dawn Begay, Native American Affairs Coordinator, City of Albuquerque, NM
Jamie Busse, City Manager, City of Bloomington, MN
Beverly Calender-Anderson, Director of Community and Family Resources Department, City of Bloomington, IN
Sara Peyton, Administrative Specialist, City of Boise, ID
Mazahir Salih, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Iowa City, IA
Christie Baumel, Deputy Mayor, City of Madison, WI
Leslie Orrantia, Deputy Mayor, City of Madison, WI
Chris Clark, Councilmember, City of Mountain View, CA
Mike Kasperzak, Former Mayor, City of Mountain View, CA
David Post, Council member, City of Salisbury, NC
Alisa O’Hanlon, Government Relations Analyst, City of Tacoma, WA
Emma Margolin, Senior Research Analyst, Data and Society
Heidi Gerbracht, Founder, Equity Agenda
Evan Absher, Senior Program Officer – Entrepreneurship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Mark Stodola, Kauffman Mayors Council, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Consultant, Funders Census Initiative 2020
Kyra Naumoff Shields, Bright Cities Program Director, Healthy Babies Bright Futures
Tarsi Dunlop, Policy and Program Manager, Local Progress
Frances Ferguson, Head of Corporate and Municipal Cards Business , Mobility Capital Finance Incorporated
Frances Ferguson, Head of Municipal Sales, MoCaFi
Jammie Albert, Program Manager, National League of Cities
Joshua San Miguel, Leadership Coordinator, People For the American Way Foundation
Stephanie Reid, Executive Director, Philly Counts
Matt Fulton, Vice President of National Engagement, POLCO
Jeff Furman, President, Rejoice the Vote
Rafael Carbonell, Executive Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Alana Byrd, Policy Coordinator, Young Elected Officials Network




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