Thanks to all who made the 2017 Conference a success!

More than 200 elected officials, staff and other decision-makers from the Centralina Region and beyond attended the 3rd annual regional conference hosted by Centralina Council of Governments on April 6, 2017.  To see presentations from the 2017 conference, see the Conference Materials link below.

Conference participants:  Your feedback is not only what makes this conference so valuable for you and your communities, it’s key to securing the sponsorships that make it possible for us to host it.  Please complete a short, on-line evaluation at:

Conference Materials

Contact CCOG staff at (704) 372-2416 for archived presentations from previous conferences.

Quick Reference

Key Dates for 2017

April 6 – EVENT DAY

Getting There & Parking

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A Special Thanks To Our Sponsors!



AICP Credits

  • The Creative Solutions for Thriving Communities conference has been approved for continuing education credits through the American Institute of Certified Planners.
  • To log your AICP credits, please click here.
  • If you did not sign the AICP credit form during the conference, please sign the attached and email it to Carina Soriano at
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