Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring reflections on the 2019 Summer Conference. If you would like to share your experience, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our fourth #NCLGBA19 Conference Recap comes from Jenn Wolf, Strategy and Budget Analyst, City of Charlotte.
While the 2019 Summer Conference explored a range of topics for local government professionals, I saw one theme emerge as a common thread from a wide variety of sessions.
Former FEMA Administrator, Brock Long, opened the conference with a presentation on emergency management that underscored the importance of insuring and hardening our assets and building resilience in our communities. If communities are implementing these lessons, then they can create high performing levels of resiliency.
Dr. Olga Smirnova and Jennifer Wolf from the City of Charlotte discussed green initiatives and making strategic investments in an increasingly unpredictable climate. If organizations are following this path, then they can create high performing levels of sustainability.
Lastly, a general session led by Rebecca Jackson and John Werner gave an in depth look at creating a culture of high performance. If individuals are putting this into action, then they can create a high performing attitude within themselves.
We also had the privilege of hearing from a full panel of past NCLGBA presidents, whose words of wisdom are an inspiration to those who may one day answer the call and serve on the board, with all the responsibility that entails.
The theme of what it takes to become a high performing community, organization, and individual is a stand-out that sets this conference apart from the rest, whether through resilience, sustainability, culture, or leadership: continue to do your best to perform at your highest.