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Local Government Spring Conference

Registration Opens February 9!

April 21-22, 2022 in Hermiston

The LOC is excited to bring the 2022 Local Government Spring Conference to Hermiston on April 21-22.  The Conference Planning Committee is working to put together a great program focused on relevant topics impacting cities.   

If you have further questions about the Spring Conference, please feel free to email Lisa Trevino, our conference manager:  ltrevino@orcities.org

Thursday Reception

Join us for a fun networking reception on Thursday at Echo Ridge Cellars.

Enjoy the Rodeo!

Cap off the day enjoying a hosted reception and complimentary tickets to the Blue Mountain College Rodeo.

Hotel Information

LOC has secured a block of rooms at Oxford Suites Hermiston. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (541) 564-8000 and mentioning League of Oregon Cities to obtain the negotiated group rate. Reservations can also be made online at oxfordsuitessuites.com with promo code G809.

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, April 21

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Councilors Workshop (additional $75 fee)

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Mayors Workshop (additional $75 fee)

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - OMA Board Meeting

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Welcome & Keynote

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Networking Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - ​​​​​​​Breakout Sessions (2)

  • Cybersecurity
  • Staffing Shortages/Challenges

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Tours (2)

  • Water Tour
  • Community Fundraising Tour

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - ​​​​​​​Networking Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - ​​​​​​​Breakout Sessions (2)

  • Doing More with Less
  • Housing Development

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Offsite Event – Echo Ridge Cellars

Friday, April 22

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - ​​​​​​​Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - ​​​​​​​Breakout Sessions (2)

  • Infrastructure & Development in Oregon
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Roundtables

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - ​​​​​​​Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - ​​​​​​​Breakout Sessions (2)

  • Home Rule
  • Homeless Inclusion

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. - ​​​​​​​Networking Break

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. - ​​​​​​​Lunch & General Session

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. - ​​​​​​​Networking Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. - ​​​​​​​Breakout Sessions (2)

  • Engaging Your Community
  • System Development Charges (SDCs)

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - ​​​​​​​Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - ​​​​​​​General Session – Property Tax                                   

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - ​​​​​​​Networking Reception/Rodeo​​​​​​