2017 Mayors Association Conference Presentations

Wednesday June 14, 2017
10:30 am                   Mayors Golf Outing                               
12:00 p.m.                 Registration Opens

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.         General Session
Presiding Officer: Mayor Jeffrey Hazel, Celina, MAO Secretary
Municipal Court System
Featured Speaker: Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor 
Ohio Supreme Court
What does this law mean for public employers and managers?
Speaker:  Joëlle Khouzam, Bricker & Eckler LLP   

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
Pensions, the Pension Fund situation, and recent healthcare changes.
Speaker:  Karen Carraher, Executive Director, OPERS
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.          Cocktail Reception     (Exhibit Area)
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.        Hospitality Suite
                                    ~ Sponsored by: Bricker & Eckler                                      

Thursday June 15, 2017 

8:00 a.m.                     Registration & Continental Breakfast 
8:00 a.m.                     Mayors Executive Committee Meeting          

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.   Visit Exhibitors

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Spouse's Tour to Cosi & Milestone 229 
                                                 ~ Sponsored by: Ohio Insurance Services Agency            

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     General Session
Presiding Officer: Mayor Eric Keckler, Fostoria, MAO President

Presentation of Colors by:
      Columbus Police Honor Guard
Welcome:                               Mayor Greg Peterson, City of Dublin
Legislative Update 
Speaker:            Kent Scarrett, Executive Director, Ohio Municipal League
Speaker:          Andrew Deye, Director of Strategy

Open MeetingsPublic Records 
(2 separate attachments)
Highlights of both acts, with a discussion of frequently asked questions. This will help officials easily recognize which situations in their communities are covered under these laws.
Speaker:  Maryellen Corbett, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, Columbus
12:00 p.m.                   Luncheon w/ Speaker:  
Greater Ohio "Bouncing Back: Revitalization in Ohio's Small and Medium-Sized Legacy Cities"
 Speaker:   Alison D. Goebel, PhD, Executive Director, Greater Ohio Policy Center.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Visit Exhibitors
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.                      General Session
Presiding Officer: Mayor Mark Cegelka, Glenwillow, MAO Treasurer

Ohio Department Of Transpiration (ODOT) Local Funding Programs, including info for small cities, bridge funding, urban paving, and transportation training for local worker forces.
Speaker: Andrea Stevenson, Administrator, ODOT

Round-table Discussions Cities & Villages will meet in separate rooms to discuss hot topics - e.g. - prayers during meetings, panhandling, nuisance animals & properties, golf carts, fireworks, alley parcels, vexatious public records etc.                 

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Visit Exhibitors

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception & Banquet
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 pm  Hospitality Suite
                                                 ~ Sponsored by: Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council
Friday June 16, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.            Registration & Breakfast Buffet
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session 
Presiding Officer: Mayor William Flaute, Riverside, MAO 2nd V.P

Ohio Department of Veterans Services 
A discussion about what the Department is doing to direct veterans to benefits and resources.
Speakers: Chip Tansill, Director of the Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services
                         Danny Eakins, Employment, Education & Policy Admin.

Economic Development 
Deal Making - How to put a deal together and how to negotiate an economic development package.
Speaker:          Rod Davisson - Obetz Village Administrator

AT&T Telecommunications
 Wireless Telecommunications Ordinances after Senate Bill 331: current wireless technology, applicable Federal Law, S.B 331, drafting permissible ordinances under 331
Speaker:          Nicki Hewel, Bricker & Eckler

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.                    Buffett Lunch & Annual Business Meeting
Presiding Officer: Mayor Mike Porter, Mt. Gilead, MAO 1st V.P.