Briefing Books and Presentations
The Briefing Book is our collection of the most timely and relevant resources on each Winter Meeting topic. Click on the below tabs to view and download each section’s book as well as the combined sessions’ presentations.
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Resilient & Inclusive Economies
“Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Small Businesses,” National League of Cities, 2021.
“B-Local: Support Boston’s Small Businesses,” City of Boston, MA, updated 2/22/22.
“City Leaders Advance a Proposal to Support Wealth Creation in Communities of Color,” City of Madison, WI, June 17, 2020.
“Creating Section 4.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a
Commercial Ownership Assistance Program,” City of Madison, WI, July 10, 2020.
“Madison Pop-up Shop Program,” City of Madison, WI, May 13, 2021.
Claire Kramer Mills and Jessica Battisto, “Double Jeopardy: COVID-19’s Concentrated Health and Wealth Effects in Black Communities,” August 2020.
Andre M. Perry, Regina Seo, Anthony Barr, Carl Romer, and Kristen Broady, “Black-owned businesses in U.S. cities: The challenges, solutions, and opportunities for prosperity,” Brooking Institute, February 14, 2022.
“Montgomery, Ala., to Welcome City’s Third Innovation Center,” Government Technology, August 23, 2021.
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“10 Priorities for Advancing Racial Equity Through the American Rescue Plan,” PolicyLink, 2021.
“The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and Older Adults,” Funkhouser and Associates in partnership with AARP, August 2021.
“Guide to Advancing Sustainability with American Rescue Plan Funds,” US Green Building Council.
Tishaura Jones, “The People’s Agenda: A Plan for the Federal Stimulus Funds,” Medium.com, March 29, 2021.
“Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Enacts $135 Million in American Rescue Plan Act Funding, Delivers Aid to St. Louis Families,” City of St. Louis, MO, August 16, 2021.
“Duluth Stimulus Templates,” City of Duluth, MN.
“Three ways Austin & Philadelphia are Integrating Equity into the Budget Process,” What Works Cities, January 27, 2021.
“Report: Equity in Capital Improvement Planning Processes,” What Works Cities.
“Building a Better America,” Build.gov, as of January 20, 2022.
Caring for Yourself & Community
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“Boosting mental health during a pandemic: 4 things mayors can do,” Bloomberg Cities, April 13, 2020.
Dr. Annice Fisher, “Power & Choice,” Medium.com, April 23, 2020.
“Return to Workplace Guide,” City of Madison, WI, April 2021.
Annice Fisher, “Is Fear-based thinking negatively impacting your leadership?,” Developing Capacity Coaching.
Annice Fisher, “What song are you singing underneath your words,” Developing Capacity Coaching.
Samuel Sinyangwe, “Cities That Reduced Arrests For Minor Offenses Also Saw Fewer Police Shootings,” Five Thirty Eight, July 26, 2021.
“Police Scorecard: Findings,” Policescorecard.org.
“Solutions,” Campaign Zero.
“A Roadmap for Exploring New Models of Funding Public Safety,” Center for Policing Equity.
“How to Rethink the Policing Function,” Policing Project, NYU Law.
Cheryl Corley, “Police Settlements: How The Cost Of Misconduct Impacts Cities And Taxpayers,” NPR, September 19, 2020.
Libby Doyle and Susan Dembhard, “Police Traffic Stops Have Little to Do with Public Safety,” Urban Institute, April 26, 2021.
John Yoon, “Mayor Svante Myrick’s ’09 Police Overhaul Proposal, Explained,” The Cornell Daily Sun, April 2, 2021.
Nathan Blackwell, “Everett Police reviewing its rulebook for officers,” Tribune, July 22, 2020.
“Editorial: Everett police reforms a template for others,” The Herald Editorial Board, June 30, 2020.
Jesse Areguin, “Berkeley City Council Adopts Mayor Arreguin’s Sweeping Police Reforms,” JesseArreguin.com, February 24, 2021.
“Report and Recommendations from Mayor’s Fair and Impartial Policing Working Group,” City of Berkeley, CA, Special Meeting, February 23, 2021.
Tom Moran, “Newark cops, with reform, didn’t fire a single shot in 2020,” Star Ledger, January 11, 2021.
Betsy Hodges, “The Incremental, Inadequate Changes That Nonetheless Led to the Chauvin Conviction,” The American Prospect, May 3, 2021.
Keynote: Radical Imagination
Attendees must cover their own travel & hotel costs. The nearest airport is the Reagan National Airport (DCA).
A hotel room block is at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW (a 0.4 mile walk from the meeting) at a rate of $258/night.
LiUNA Conference Center, 905 Black Lives Matter Plz NW, Washington, DC 20006
Registration covers the cost of materials and all meals listed on the agenda. If you registered for the original meeting in January, simply contact Emily Miota to roll over your registration to March.
Never been to our meetings? First-time mayors can attend for free! Indicate on registration that this is your first meeting, and the fee will be waived. Attendees are still responsible for travel/hotel.
As always, registration is free for member city mayors and their staff. Any cities that held a current membership on 8/1/2020 or later are eligible.
Council members or city staff: $425/person
If you are with a non-profit or academic institution, please contact Emily Miota to learn more.
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We will follow all CDC guidelines for indoor groups (such as wearing masks), and strictly follow all local regulations.
All attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated–including a booster shot–against COVID-19.
Directly before the meeting, we invite women-identified mayors to join us at the Women Mayors Network lunch, March 16, 12-1:30pm. Joining us will be Jennifer Klein, Co-Director of the White House Gender Policy Council, and Julie Chavez Rodrigues, Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Photos & Social
Evan Absher, Senior Program Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Karen Alexander, Mayor, Salisbury, NC
Pablo Aquiles-Sanchez, Research Analyst , Mayors Innovation Project
Lacey Beaty, Mayor, Beaverton, OR
Jennifer Bradley, Senior Fellow, The Kresge Foundation
Christopher Cabaldon, Former Mayor, West Sacramento, CA, Mayors Council, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Julie Chavez Rodrigues, Director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Jen Christy, Mayor’s Communication Officer, Beaverton, OR
Jake Day, Mayor, Salisbury, MD
Erica DePalma, Senior Water Systems Program Manager, The Water Center at Penn
Robert Eastern , Mayor, East St. Louis, IL
Denise Fairchild, President & CEO, Emerald Cities Collaborative
Dr. Annice Fisher, CEO, Developing Capacity Coaching
Cassie Franklin, Mayor , Everett, WA
Leirion Gaylor Baird, Mayor, Lincoln, Nebraska
Heidi Gerbracht, Founder and Director, Equity Agenda, Women Mayors Network
Kathy Griesmyer, Government Affairs Director, Boise, ID
Reed Gusciora, Mayor, Trenton, NJ
John Hamilton, Mayor, Bloomington, IN
Kate Harrison, Vice Mayor, Berkeley, CA
Benjamin Holbert, Mayor, Woodmere Village, OH
Mike Kasperzak, Former Mayor, Mountain View, CA
Jennifer Klein, Co-Director, White House Gender Policy Council
Nikylan Knapper, Mayor, Maplewood, MO
Chris Koos, Mayor, Normal, IL
Emily Larson, Mayor, Duluth, MN
Bruno Lozano, Mayor, Del Rio, TX
Lauren McLean, Mayor, Boise, ID
Rosa McLeod, Government Relations Analyst, Tacoma, WA
Emily Miota, Outreach & Communications Director, Mayors Innovation Project
Svante Myrick, Former Mayor, Ithaca, NY, Executive Director, People for the American Way
Kyra Naumoff Shields, Bright Cities Program Director, Healthy Babies Bright Futures
Kim Norton, Mayor, Rochester, MN
Lucas Ramirez, Mayor, Mountain View, CA
Jordan Redell, Chief of Staff, Burlington, VT
Steven Reed, Mayor, Montgomery, AL
Satya Rhodes-Conway, Mayor, Madison, WI
Corianne Rice, Program Manager, Economic Development & Entrepreneurship, National League of Cities
Joel Rogers, Director, COWS
Miles Sandler, Director of Policy and Engagement, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Reuben Sanon, Deputy Mayor, Madison, WI
Vicki Scaman , Mayor , Oak Park, IL
Sean Shultz, Mayor, Carlisle, PA
Cecilia Silva, Communications & Development Director, ReflectUS
Samuel Sinyangwe, Founder, Police Scorecard
Anthony Smith, Executive Director , Cities United
Jake Spano, Mayor, St. Louis Park, MN
Katya Spear, Managing Director, Mayors Innovation Project
Kate Stewart, Mayor, Takoma Park, MD
Edward Sundquist, Mayor, Jamestown, NY
Zachary Vruwink, City Administrator, Rhinelander, WI
Courtney Washburn, Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office, Boise, ID
Nichole Webber, Executive Assistant to Mayors Office, Everett, WA
Laura Weinberg, Mayor, Golden, CO
Miro Weinberger, Mayor, Burlington, VT
Chasity Wells-Armstrong, Village Manager, Maywood, IL
Aaron Westling, Senior Associate, Mayors Innovation Project
Michael Winn, Sr. Manager State and Local Policy, American Institute of Architects
Patrick Wojahn, Mayor, College Park, MD
Victoria Woodards, Mayor, Tacoma, WA
Mark Zientek, Workforce Development Liaison, Economic Development, Albuquerque, NM