Local Managers from the US are invited to participate Nov 17-18, 2016 with an optional one- or two-day extension.
The Casa Colegio de la Frontera Norte, a university located in the Coyoacan District of Mexico City, is hosting a two-day seminar bringing together local government managers from the three countries to talk about common challenges and solutions. The sessions are being coordinated by Dr. Octavio Chavez, Director, ICMA México-Latinoamérica.
The seminar, to be held on Nov 17-18, will open with a panel of managers explaining the structure and services offered by local government in their country,
followed by break-out groups focused on two topics:
- Social policies that support a high level of municipal services through inclusion of all sectors of society in a robust community engagement
- How to have a financially sound local government
There also will be exchanges on the use of cultural activities as a method to promote city-to-city international cooperation and sharing of insights.
The goal is to share insights and information about common issues and to offer managers an unprecedented opportunity for professional development and
Translation services will be provided.
The seminar is to be followed by an optional visit to the Municipality of Puebla, a World Heritage community about two hours from Mexico City. The visit will include a formal meeting with city officials followed by a tour of the city. There will be an option of an additional day with free time for participants.
Participants will arrange their own travel and lodgings.
Participants must register in advance; the deadline for registrations is November 4. There is no registration fee but attendees will have to cover their own expenses. The organizers are unable to predict expenses, given the wide range of personal preference.
Additional information is available from Kevin O’Rourke (firstname.lastname@example.org), one of the session organizers.