CHANGE BEGINS AT THE TOP: ELECTED OFFICIALS ADVANCE NIGHTLIFE AGENDA

Many cities would benefit from a night mayor and a dedicated office of nightlife. But convincing an elected official to support nightlife is a heavy lift. How do you speak council-ese to put nightlife on the agenda as a priority topic?

ATTEND THIS PANEL TO HEAR FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO “GET IT”

Find out what’s involved to get a new staff position, department and legislation to support nightlife management systems. You’ll hear from elected representatives of two cities with night mayors, two with special nightlife offices and two with large college student populations.

PANEL DISCUSSION AND PROPOSED TOPICS

  • Tips on how to make the case for nightlife to your city council and mayor
  • Selection process for night manager - task force
  • Lessons learned from creating dedicated staff and offices
  • How to balance the needs of different stakeholders – some that oppose and others that support nightlife
  • Engage multiple city agencies in nightlife management
  • Build support among constituents for new legislation

DISCUSSION PANEL

BRANDON TODD
Council Member
Washington, DC

BRUCE KRAUS
Council President
Pittsburgh, PA

RAFAEL ESPINAL
Council Member
New York, NY

Adam roof
Council Member
Burlington, VT

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