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August 19, 2020 - August 28, 2020
3:00 PM - 12:00 PM
CMAO Summer Conf Logo VIRTUAL
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CMAO 2020 Summer Conference - Virtual!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

We know that networking and in-person connection with your colleagues is a big part of the conference experience. However, CMAO is excited about the opportunity to create a virtual option for our members, our sponsors and our speakers so that we can continue to interact and share great content! Virtual Format The virtual conference will be held via Zoom - login information and packet materials will be sent to registrants one week prior to the conference, with a reminder the day before. Same great content, same great speakers - you won't want to miss it! We will begin with a welcome session on August 19th, including: Welcome from CMAO President Jim Thomas CMAO Business Meeting & Elections Sponsor Showcase Presentation of the Gerald Wilkins Award A “Virtual Happy Hour” Following that, the sessions will be spread out over several days. Tune in live when available, or enjoy the recorded sessions after the conference - this virtual option will allow us to archive the event!


Wednesday, August 19th

9:00 a.m. – CMAO Board Meeting
10:00 a.m. – OMMS Board Meeting

3:00 p.m. – Welcome Session with Jim Thomas and Jerald Gilbert
  • Business Meeting with Open Electronic Voting (ending Sept 26th at 10 a.m.)
  • Gerald Wilkins Award Presentation
  • Sponsor Showcase
  • ICMA Update with Karen Daly

        4:00 p.m. – Virtual Happy Hour/Open Discussion

Thursday, August 20th

9:00 – 10:20 a.m.

How to Run a Public Utility, Financial: Transfer Standard between PWA/City (AMP Core Credit)
Presented by Frank Crawford

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

How to Run a Public Utility: Capital Inventory, Replacement of Systems and How It Impacts Operations
Presented by Mike Kyser

Friday, August 21st

9:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Cost of Utility Production: “Lake to Sink”, True Cost of Service Presented by Randy Clark

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

How to Run a Public Utility: Return on Investment (AMP Core Credit) Presented by Ed Brown

Monday, August 24th

9:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Urban Renewal & Rural Renewal: How to Grow Economy (AMP Elective Credit)
Presented by Vickie Patterson, Tim Lyon, and Dea Mandeville, with Jim Thomas as Moderator

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Ethics: What Will Get You Fired + CMAO Legal (AMP Core Credit) Presented by Mike Vanderburg

Wednesday, August 26th

9:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Community Policing Presented by Mike Carter

10:30 -11:45 a.m.

Housing and Public Nuisance: Re-Cooping Costs from Abated Properties (AMP Elective Credit)

Presented by Marsha Blair and Cindee Pichot

Friday, August 28th 

9:00 – 10:25 a.m.

Covid-19: Sales Tax & Financial Recovery, How to Prepare (AMP Core Credit) Presented by Melissa Reames

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Covid-19 Q&A: CARES Act Update & Community Impact (AMP Elective Credit) Presented by Rich Brierre

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks: Presentation of Outgoing President Plaque and Election Results