Experience Local Government First Hand in Portland and Its Surrounding Communities

The 2021 ICMA Annual Conference offers several exciting opportunities to view local government sites in Portland through the featured mobile workshops.

Mobile workshops require additional registration fees.  If you’ve already registered and would like to add any event to your registration, a link for modifications to your registration can be found in your registration confirmation.

“If You Build it They Will Come” — Our Local Field of Dreams

Sunday, October 3 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tour the Ron Tonkin Field, home of the Hillsboro Hops affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Vancouver Canadians, and Timbers T2 soccer team.


Reconnecting to the Waterfront: The Story of Redevelopment in Vancouver, Washington

Monday, October 4 | 12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 5 | 12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Vancouver Water-Front Redevelopment Project is a story of persistence that took over 12 years just to break ground. This unique private-public partnership (PPP) opened ground on Phase 1 of its construction just a year ago.


A Complex, Creative Way to Provide Drinking Water Using Multi-Agency Partnerships

Monday, October 4 | 1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Explore how the city of Wilsonville, in partnership with Tualatin Valley Water District, constructed a state-of-the-art water treatment plant on the mid-Willamette River.


Portland Region’s Unique Approach to Nature Preservation

Monday, October 4 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join the Metro Chief Operating Officer and Metro Parks Director on a tour of one of Portland’s prized natural areas for an overview of Metro’s approach to regional collaboration to preserve natural habitat in the heart of a rapidly growing urban area.


Beaverton Central Redevelopment- Transit Oriented Downtown Mixed-Use Redevelopment

Monday, October 4 | 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 5 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tour unique Beaverton facilities and hear about additional commercial and residential redevelopment planned nearby all with a critical eye and ear for diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as actions to mitigate effects on existing businesses. There will also be a walking tour to the adjacent Old Town/”Restaurant Row” with an emphasis on urban design and connectivity across intersecting arterial streets.