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Envisio at the 2023 ICMA Conference

ICMA Austin Texas - Envisio

The 2023 ICMA Annual Conference is almost here! Taking place in Austin, Texas, from September 30th to October 4th, 2023, this event offers exceptional opportunities for leadership development, professional growth, networking, and top-notch programming that you definitely won’t want to overlook!

Let’s dive into what you can expect from the conference: where you can find Envisio (and friends!), information about our rockin’ social mixer event, and the conference sessions we think you should catch!

Booth & Exhibit Hours

You can find our team at Booth 1029 in the exhibitor hall during exhibit hours on the following days:

  • Sunday, October 1: 3:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.
  • Monday, October 2: 11:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 3: 11:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.

Talk to us about:

  • Implementing your plans (strategic plans, Equity & Inclusion, climate action, CIP, you name it…)
  • Tracking and reporting on performance for elected officials and your community
  • Optimizing for better service delivery
  • Building trust and transparency with residents
  • Aligning budget and strategy (including our work with the GFOA to support the Rethinking Budgeting initiative.)

We promise a warm welcome!

We’ll have delicious treats at the booth to sweeten your conference experience as well as some much-coveted, limited edition Envisio gear for those who stay for a demo.

The Manager’s Role in Rethinking Budgeting

Date & Time: October 03, 2023, 08:30a.m. to 09:30a.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 16

In May this year, three government technology industry leaders—Balancing Act by Polco, Envisio, and Questica, a division of GTY Technology, recognized a unique opportunity to combine expertise and craft a blueprint for a modernized budgeting process.

Built upon the recommendations put forth by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the collaborative effort known as the Rethinking Budgeting initiative, which involved the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the National League of Cities (NCL), we wrote and presented a white paper, A Roadmap to Real Collaboration in Budgeting at the 2023 GFOA conference in Portland.

The next step in this groundbreaking initiative was to survey local governments across the nation on their current budgeting practices. Join us for an enlightening session presented by Balancing Act from Polco and the GFOA, where we’ll unveil fresh insights and emerging practices from the preliminary survey results and discuss what it takes for a city to revolutionize the budget process.

Sunset Social Mixer Event

Date & Time: Sunday, October 1st, 2023, at 6:30p.m.
Location: 310 E 3rd St, Austin, TX – The Sunset Room (across the street from the convention center)

ICMA Sunset Social Event

Ain’t no party like a govtech party! (Isn’t that what they say?)

Kick off the ICMA conference, Texas style, at our Sunset Social Mixer! Join Envisio, Euna Solutions, Polco, HdL Companies, Climatec, and Tripepi Smith for a night of fun, live music, drinks, and delectable bites. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and enjoy the Austin welcome … and get ready to “stirrup” some fun.

Space is limited, so be sure to register now to secure your spot!

ICMA 2023: Other Sessions Not to Miss

Our partners and customers are also doing cool stuff. Here’s where you can find them!

Positive Social Impacts and Local Government

Be sure to catch these insightful discussions that redefine local government leadership for a more inclusive, just, and impactful future.

Evolving Hybrid Government: Driving Culture, Technology, and Equity

Date & Time: October 03, 2023 – 08:30a.m. to 09:30a.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 18AB

Explore how Bellevue, Washington pioneers hybrid government by revitalizing community services, enhancing organizational culture, and promoting employee engagement, equity, work-life balance, and talent recruitment. They have made substantial adjustments to their employee engagement strategies, policies, systems, training, and technology infrastructure. Gain insights and tools for your own initiatives!

Opioids, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice – The Path Forward

Date & Time: October 03, 2023 – 1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom E

Discover how to build healthier communities through partnerships and data utilization. The ongoing opioid epidemic impacts many sectors across local governments. Cities and counties alone can’t tackle these complexities. The key is strong cross-sector partnerships, fueled by integrated data systems for accountability. Local governments may lack resources, but they can lead in convening partners and infrastructure development for cross-sector solutions.

Institutionalizing Equity and Sustainability into Local Government

Date & Time: October 02, 2023 – 08:30a.m. to 09:30a.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom E

Join Braden Kay to gain insights from three communities—Tempe, San Antonio, and Ann Arbor—on the strategies, methods, and policies they are employing to make sustainability and equity core components of local government operations. This session will delve into hurdles faced, achievements unlocked, and possibilities for deeper integration.

How U.S. Border Cities are Responding to Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers

Date & Time: September 30, 2023 – 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G

Discover how U.S. cities and counties like El Paso County are working with migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers arriving from Mexico and integrating them into their communities. Learn about the collaborative efforts between cities and their public and private partners for program funding and delivery.

City and County Issues – Roundtable

Date & Time: October 04, 2023 – 08:30a.m. to 09:30a.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 5

Learn more about the City and County Issues Roundtable here!

Engage with fellow leaders in a vibrant roundtable dialogue focused on the pressing challenges and prospects encountered by major urban areas and counties! Join two Envisio customers speaking at the roundtable:

Betsy Keller – Chief Administrator for El Paso County, TX
Monica Cepero – County Administrator for Broward County, FL

New Tools and Ideas for Good Governance

These talks are all about innovating and creating new opportunities within local government.

Good Governance: Bridging the Gap Between City Management and Politics

Date & Time: October 01, 2023 – 08:15a.m. to 09:15a.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom E

Be sure to stop by for a dynamic session on aligning city plans with community needs! Explore the role of relationships in responsive public administration, gain practical recommendations for balancing administrative competence and political acumen, and learn more about fostering community social infrastructure.

Creatively Engaging Conversation in Your Community – Emerging Tools & Techniques

Date & Time: October 03, 2023 – 2:45p.m. to 3:45p.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 6A

In this session, the principles of harmonizing individual perspectives with active participation in civil community dialogue will be explored. Examine instances of innovative community involvement adopted across the United States. Implement creative community engagement techniques in addressing challenging conversations within your local community contexts.

Reimagining Resident Academies – Strategies for Greater Community Involvement

Date & Time: October 02, 2023 – 1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 10AB

Explore innovative resident academy strategies for stronger community engagement, sharing fresh ideas and fostering collaboration. They are working to create best practice guidelines and tips for enhancing existing programs, all part of the Local Government 2030 “Communications Continuum” project.

All About Leadership

Leadership is a complex topic in local government! Here are some talks you should be sure to catch.

The Art of Strategic Leadership

Date & Time: October 01, 2023 – 12p.m. to 1p.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G

The most effective teams consist of diverse individuals with unique perspectives shaped by their experiences. Joe Smolinski, Mansfield, Texas’s City Manager, and his management team will discuss their success in linking strategic leadership to organizational achievements.

Take the Leadership Leap and Land Your First City or County Chief Executive Position

Date & Time: October 01, 2023 – 12p.m. to 1p.m.
Location: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G

Be sure to catch Tanya Ange, Monica Cepero, Pat Martel, and Peter Pirnejad in this exciting leadership talk. Participants will explore potential career paths to advance to the position of CAO while leveraging their transferable skills. They will also learn to identify their current skills applicable to non-traditional city management roles and develop plans to enhance them, aligning with the core competencies of city management professionals for future career growth!

Stay Connected with Envisio

The talks are sure to leave you inspired, and the mixer is sure to leave you smiling. Austin, Texas, here we come … We’ll see you there!

Haena Cho

Haena is a marketing professional with diversified project management and event management experience. Haena is passionate about collaboration, designing campaigns to maximize impact, community outreach, and fostering positive relationships to establish and support long-standing partnerships.

Outside of work, she can be spotted in line at one of Vancouver’s many ice cream shops or playing beach volleyball. She is proud to be part of Envisio—a mission-driven company that is building transparency and trust for communities.

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