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The 2023 Spring Workshop will provide you with education and connections as you socialize with other city officials from around the state. This workshop is open to all elected and appointed local officials.


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The Spring Workshop registration fee is $200.
The Basics of Municipal Budgeting fee is $75.

Spring Workshop Agenda

Basics of Municipal Budgeting
The League has partnered with TrainND Southwest, powered by Bismarck State College, to offer the Basics of Municipal Budgeting. This course is intended to introduce the North Dakota municipal budgetary process and familiarize participants with the budget cycle, understand operating and capital budgets, plan and implement budgets, and engage in a budget development exercise. This training session is a great learning opportunity for new city auditors or those seeking a refresher on North Dakota budgeting.
Presenter: Rebecca Collins, Executive Vice President, Bismarck State College

Opening Keynote
Addressing Addiction in Your Community jessicabrewster_1Addiction and substance abuse impacts every community in North Dakota. In 2020, approximately 15% of Americans had a substance use disorder. Join Jessica for current information on addiction in our state and what tools, resources and services are available to cities to address this crisis.
Presenter: Jessica Brewster, Chief Operating Officer, Heartview Foundation

Jessica Brewster has dedicated her career to serving those struggling with addiction. She is responsible for the clinical programs and overall operations of Heartview's Bismarck locations, including the residential treatment, Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) and outpatient treatment facilities. Committed to the 400 patients who rely on Heartview for their recovery, she is an invaluable resource to the Foundation's 130 employees.

Born and raised in Bismarck, Brewster received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in addiction counseling from the University of Mary and became a Licensed Master Addiction Counselor in January 2010. She was hired at Heartview as the OTP director in July 2019 with experience in the addiction and mental health fields from positions held at the ND Department of Human Services and the ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Promoted March 2021 to her current role, she has a passion for leading caring teams, providing evidence-based treatment services to the community and creating an intentional place for patients to reach their full potential in recovery.

Hotel Information
Rooms are available by calling the Radisson Hotel at 701-255-6000 and reference the League of Cities room block. The room rate is $86.40 plus tax. Contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. The release date for the room block is February 20, 2023. Rooms are not guaranteed at this rate after that date. The Radisson Hotel is located at 605 East Broadway Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501. Radisson Hotel

Leadership Training Credits
Leadership Training Program participants will have the opportunity to receive up to 13.5 credits by attending sessions and filling out a LTP card (available at registration). 

50/50 Raffle
We will be selling 50/50 tickets at the registration table on Tuesday, March 21 only. All proceeds will go towards the Jan Jordan Scholarship Fund. The winner will be accounted during the Networking Social on Tuesday, March 21. The winner must be present to win. Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each. 

Anyone who plans to attend this workshop and needs assistance because of a disability should contact the League at 701-223-3518. 

Sponsorship 
The League invites businesses and organizations to consider a sponsorship of the Spring Workshop. More information can be found on this PDF or by calling 701-223-3518.

Thank you to our 2023 Spring Workshop Sponsors

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