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83rd Annual Conference & Expo

Make Plans to Attend 

July 22-25, Nashville TN

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Register Municipal Officials

Registration for Spouses/Guests

Updated Conference Agenda

Registering City Officials

The delegate registration form allows for all the attending officials from a single municipality to be registered in a single form.  Every sixth (6th) delegate registered for the full conference in a single form is free! 

  1. Plan for one individual from your municipality to be the point person (Municipal Contact) who submits a single form and is the contact for conference-related communications. 
  2. This year, one-day registrations are also available which allow an official to attend Sunday only, Monday only, or the Tuesday Awards Breakfast only. These options do not count towards the 6th free registration discount.
  3. Check in advance with attending female officials to know their interest in the Women In Municipal Government (WIMG) event on Sunday at 8:45 a.m. 

Hotel Reservations

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  Upon submitting a paid registration form you will receive a notification email with a link to TML's group rate information at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. 



Make plans to join us in Music City for our 83rd Annual Conference & Expo.  The TML Annual Conference will feature engaging key note speakers, enriching workshops with CMFO and Utility Board credits, receptions for networking with fellow city officials, an exhibit hall full of reputable companies ready to meet your local needs, and our Annual Awards Breakfast

Joe ElmoreJoe Elmore, Tennessee Crossroads

Joe Elmore, host of NPTs Tennessee Crossroads, will serve as the keynote speaker for the opening general session on Sunday, July 23, He will share some of his favorite stories from his travels throughout the state.

Tennessee Crossroads is magazine-style, travel show that celebrates the interesting people and places mostly found on the back roads of the state. The show takes viewers on a journey exploring all of the unique personalities, crafts, food, destinations and events that make our state such a special place to live and visit. Each unique subject highlighted by the show is not only a point of pride for our state but is taking place in one of the 345 municipalities you call home.

Mr. Elmore has hosted the show since its inception at WNPT, Nashville, in 1987. “Crossroads” – now aired on stations throughout Tennessee and the Southeast – reigns as one of the highest-rated PBS-based shows in the nation.

matt lehrmanMatt Lehrman

Also on our agenda is Matt Lehrman.  He will conduct two workshops on Monday afternoon, July 24, entitled "From Conflict to Conversation: A Workshop in Practical Civility.

TML's 2021 conference showcased an inspiring opening keynote titled "From Conflict to Conversation," which encouraged local leaders to harness the power of courageous conversations to build communities where individuals feel connected, respected, and heard. In response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees, TML has invited Mr. Lehrman back for a deep-dive workshop focused on practical tools and strategies for navigating real-life situations. The first hour of the workshop will be dedicated to public engagement, while the second hour will focus on intra-Council relations. Attendees are welcome to join either or both sessions.

Matt Lehrman is managing director of Social Prosperity Partners, an Arizona-based firm that works nationally to help municipal leaders gather consensus around important community decisions.

TML's Annual Conference will be held in Nashville July 22-25 at the downtown Renaissance Hotel.

The four-day conference will feature top-notch speakers and workshop sessions, several special events, and ample time to network with your peers.

The conference will kick off Saturday afternoon, July 22, with several sessions offered by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service that will provide CPEs for CMFO graduates and required Utility Board Training.

Monday will feature additional workshops and TML’s annual business meeting. And the conference will wrap up on Tuesday morning, July 25, with the Annual Awards Breakfast.