- Wednesday welcome reception
- Dinner with managers at TBD (transportation provided)
- Thursday continental breakfast
- Thursday lunch
- Thursday hospitality hour and banquet
- Friday breakfast buffet
Company Representatives - $400 (excludes Friends of MCMA)
Cancellations: All cancellations must be emailed to Emily Koenigsfeld no later than 5 PM, on April 19 or it will be necessary to bill you for the entire registration fee.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
170 Seasons Ridge Road
Lake Ozark, MO
Shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. SHARP to insure completion of the event well in advance of the opening reception.
The event will be a four person scramble. The cost is $85/player, includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and drink, extra drink ticket, prizes and skins game.
Dues to the requirement that meal guarantees be made in advance, cancellations should be made to Emily Koenigsfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 19, 2023. No refund of the registration fee will be made after 5 p.m. on April 19, 2023.
|Wednesday, May 3|
|10 AM||Registration opens|
|10:30 AM||Golf Tournament - The Ridge (additional fee)|
|3:30 - 4:30 PM||From IC to ED, presented by Ronnie Cottrell, Fire Chief, Brentwood|
Description: This course will highlight a success story of a Chief's journey from suffering a sudden cardiac event while serving as an Incident Commander at a residential fire to the return to full duty. The quick actions which immediately took place, the applicable SOGs which were followed, and the subsequent follow-up healthcare will be discussed. Preparing for the unthinkable must occur prior to the emergency, especially when this involves the sudden absence of the incident commander.
|6 PM||Opening Welcome Reception|
|7:15 PM||Dinner with Managers at TBD (transportation provided)|
|Thursday, May 4|
|8 - 8:30 AM||Coffee Connections with "Friends of MCMA" (Continental breakfast provided)|
|8:30 - 10 AM||Welcome - Greg Camp, MCMA President and City Administrator, Festus|
|KEYNOTE: Workforce 2023, presented by Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership|
Description: He will be exploring the trends that are likely to impact employment quality and quantity in the years to come.
|10 AM||Break with Friends|
|10:30 - 11:30 AM||KEYNOTE(continued)|
|11:30 AM||Break with Friends|
|Noon||Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting|
|KEYNOTE: Get in Where you fit in: Where to Start/Stop/Continue your JEDI journey, presented by Rachel D'Souza-Siebert, Founder & Chief Purpose Officer, Gladiator Consulting (brought to you by WLG)|
Description: In this keynote address, Rachel will share her DEI journey with participants - offering a personal and professional perspective on what it means to create a sense of identity and belonging at this tumultuous point in history. Rachel will offer some tools and strategies for others to "give in where they fit in".
|1:30 - 3 PM||Marijuana in the Workplace, TBD|
|3 PM||Break with Friends|
|3:30 - 4:30 PM||CONCURRENT|
|Attracting and Retaining Talent in the New World of Work, presented by Bob Lavigna, Senior Fellow - Public Sector | UKG, Ultimate Kronos Group|
Description: The world of work has changed forever, including local government. As employees across the nation reconsider their job and career choices, the competition for talent has become intense. Job quits are at an all-time high, and 52 percent of public-sector employees say they are considering changing jobs. As a result, it is critically important for government to create a positive employee experience, to build and maintain an engaged, stable and diverse workforce. This session will help attendees meet this challenge by examining:
|Creating A Culture Where Everyone Feels They Belong, presented by Alonzo Kelly, Executive Coach, Professor, Author and Radio Host |
Description: This holistic presentation is inclusive of the skill of Critical Thought and Crucial Conversation; Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High. All participants will feel compelled to learn, invited to be courageous, and challenged to be humble as we explore the impact of our experiences on our ability to form truly authentic partnerships and relationships. Through intentional dialogue focused on our sense of belonging, we are able to examine and challenge the plethora of personal and professional environments where we feel most and least likely that we belong. Participants will be able to apply their unique personality, lived experience, and acquired knowledge to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in ways consistent with the unique Mission of organizations across all Departments, roles, and responsibilities.
|6 PM||Annual hospitality hour and awards banquet|
|8 - 11 PM||Live Entertainment in H. Toad's|
|9:30 PM||Hospitality suite opens|
|Friday, May 5|
|8:30 AM||Breakfast buffet|
|9 AM||Legislative Update, presented by Richard Sheets, Executive Director, Missouri Municipal League|
|9:30 - 11 AM||Use Tax Panel|
Moderator: Jason Eisenbeis, City Administrator, Crystal City
Panelist: Zach Walker, City Manager, Independence; Drew Douglas, Dir. of Communications, Nixa; Dr. Marie Peoples, City Manager, Webster Groves
Ronnie Cottrell is the fire chief of the Brentwood Fire Department and holds designation as Chief Fire Officer (CFO) from the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Ronnie has served in the fire service for over 25 years.
Chief Cottrell has sought multiple professional development opportunities over the course of his career including a BA in Management from Webster University, an AAS in Fire Technology from East Central College, completing the Missouri Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program at the University of Missouri, and completing the highly competitive Fire Service Executive Development Institute program, sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He is also currently in the process of obtaining his Master of Public Administration.
In addition to his public safety experience, Ronnie has served as an elected official in his hometown in Franklin County and on several community service boards, including a Federally Qualified Health Center Board of Directors.
Cottrell resides in Eureka, MO, with his wife Andrea. They have three adult children, Kayla, Amanda, and Lucas.
Ted Abernathy serves as the Managing Partner of Economic Leadership. Economic Leadership, based in Shallotte, NC is a small group of data, strategy, and policy experts working with clients to analyze competitiveness, develop strategy, identify locations, and reimagine the future. Over the past nine years the team has worked on 146 projects in more than twenty states and internationally. Ted is the principal author of close to 100 reports on future trends, economic and workforce development, technology, and leadership and he speaks on the economy, somewhere, almost every week. He currently serves as economic advisor to the Council of State Chambers and previously held a similar position to the Southern Governor’s Association.
In his 42-year career Ted has led city, county and regional economic development organizations and an economic policy thinktank. Born in Dallas, North Carolina, Ted received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, his master’s from Johns Hopkins University, is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute and is an Eisenhower Fellow for global economics.
He and his wife live in Shallotte, a small town on the North Carolina coast and share their back yard with hundreds of sea birds and quite a few alligators.
Rachel D’Souza-Siebert is the Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of Gladiator Consulting in St. Louis, Missouri. She has built the company by combining her experience in resource development and organizational culture with her personal commitment to centering community, seeking justice, and creating belonging for those who have been disenfranchised. Rachel models collaboration from an abundance mindset,
In 2020, the St. Louis Business Journal honored Rachel with their Diverse Business Leader Award. She currently sits on the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals St. Louis, the c4 board of LeadMO, and the Community Advisory Board of Nine Network. As a founding member of the Community-Centric Fundraising Speakers Bureau and a member of the inaugural CCF Global Council, Rachel has shared her work with fundraisers and nonprofit professionals across the country. In 2021, Rachel’s perspective on systems change in resource development was featured in the Blackbaud Institute’s npExperts publication, The Great Reset.
Bob Lavigna is an award-winning public-sector leader and innovator with more than 30 years of experience leading government organizations and programs. He is a Senior Fellow – Public Sector for UKG, which provides HR, payroll and workforce management technology and services to inspire people and elevate the work experience. Bob’s role is to advocate for, promote and advise on effective practices that enable government to attract and retain talent.
He previously was Director of the Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement, a division of CPS HR Consulting, an independent and self-supporting government agency. He worked with state and local governments across the nation to measure and improve engagement as a key to maximizing organizational performance.
Bob’s book, Engaging Government Employees: Motivate and Inspire Your People to Achieve Superior Performance (Harper Collins Publishing), is the first book to focus exclusively on employee engagement in the unique environment of the public sector.
Before joining CPS, he was Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of HR for the University of Wisconsin, where he directed campus-wide HR policies and programs for a university ranked among the world’s top 35 research institutions. Bob was also an adjunct professor in the School of Public Affairs.
Before that, Bob served as Vice President - Research for the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing the public service by inspiring new generations to serve and helping transform government. He directed research projects, including “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government,” that found new ways for government to attract, develop and retain talent.
Bob also previously served as Director of the state of Wisconsin civil service system. Appointed by the Governor and unanimously confirmed by the State Senate, he is the longest-serving merit system director in Wisconsin history. Bob began his career with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where his positions included HR Director of GAO’s largest field office.
He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, was selected as a “Public Official of the Year” by Governing magazine and has received the highest leadership awards from the Public Sector Human Resources Association (PSHRA) and the American Society for Public Administration Section on Personnel and Labor Relations (SPALR). The organizations he led have also received innovation awards from the Ford Foundation, PSHRA, the Urban League, and others.
Bob is a past national president of PSHRA and past national chair of SPALR.
He writes frequently on HR topics for professional publications and has spoken at conferences and events across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America and the Caribbean.
Bob has a B.A. in Public Affairs from George Washington University and an M.S. in Human Resources Management from Cornell University.
Richard Sheets is the executive director of the Missouri Municipal League. He also directs the League’s legislative and advocacy efforts. Richard has a long history with the Missouri Municipal League, advocating for local leaders so they can make the best decisions for their local communities. He is dedicated to the League's mission to strengthen cities through unity and cooperation. Prior to joining the League in 1980, Richard served on the staff of Missouri Governor Joseph Teasdale. He also has held the position of planning director for Greene County, Missouri. Richard graduated from Southwest Missouri State University (currently known as Missouri State University) with a degree in urban and regional planning.