CCOG’s 5th Annual Regional Conference

Why do we connect emotionally with some places and not others? Why does that matter? Author and consultant Peter Kageyama will discuss the economic benefits to emotional engagement and best practices for people-centered placemaking at our 2019 Regional Conference: Creative Solutions for Thriving Communities.

This year as CCOG celebrates 50 years of service to the region, the conference’s unifying theme is looking forward to the next half century of building strong, resilient communities. This one-day event, full day of big-picture inspiration and locally‐relevant solutions, offers educational, networking and skill-building activities for elected officials, local government staff and civic leaders. Plenary and breakout sessions will provide creative strategies and best practices in the areas of economic growth, transportation, cyber security, Medicaid, redevelopment, emergency response and communications.

Past conference attendees have remarked that the conference delivers value each year and that they are proud to be part of an event that offers practical solutions for many of the challenges that communities face.


Key Dates

Thursday, March 7 – Workshop with Peter Kageyama

Conference Materials


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