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Conferences and Meetings

2022 NBC-LEO Summer Conference

July 21 — 23, 2022
The summer conference is designed to help local leaders develop governance and leadership skills in the national legislative arena with a particular focus on interests of the African American community. The members of NLC and NBC-LEO take this opportunity to participate in a productive conference and engage in many training opportunities. The conference features seminars on policy issues and legislation, networking opportunities with local officials, presentations of “how to” models on community investment, tourism and economic development with notable national leaders as keynote speakers.
Attend this year’s Annual Summer Conference to:
  • Enhance your network with elected officials and statewide leaders 
  • Learn about timely issues in special seminars that help to expand your skill sets 
  • Strengthen your governance skills 
  • Adapt community programs as best practices for your community 
  • Attend the NBC-LEO General Membership Forum 
  • Participate in NBC-LEO Committee Meetings 
  • Find solutions to challenging problems in your hometown 
  • Consider becoming a future leader in NBC-LEO and NLC

Attendees may select one (1) of the following mobile tours occurring on Saturday. These tours are included with the conference registration.
Uncle Nearest Distillery Tour, Tasting and Lunch – The Uncle Nearest Distillery is a Black-and-woman-owned business that honors the legacy of an African American whiskey distiller, Nearest Green. The distillery’s namesake is a formerly enslaved man who taught Jasper Newton Daniel - known to the world as Jack Daniel - the art of whiskey distilling. Our tour takes place in Shelbyville, TN and includes the distillery, a marvelous tasting, and lunch in the onsite Barrel House restaurant. You will be able to purchase souvenirs and, of course, the acclaimed “World’s Best” Uncle Nearest premium 1820, 1856 and 1884 whiskies. The tour take place on Saturday, July 23 departing the Grand Hyatt Hotel at 9:45 am and returning at 2:30 pm. Reservations are required.
Tour of the City and HBCUs – Nashville is currently known as the “IT CITY” and booming metropolis of the South. However, also has its place in history for the Civil Rights Movement and being the home of four Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) - American Baptist College, Fisk University, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University. Take a bus ride through parts of the city with an on-board tour guide to highlight the important past, present, and future that Nashville plays in our world. A box lunch will be served. The tour is on Saturday, July 23 departing the Grand Hyatt Hotel at 10:00 am and returning at 2:00 pm. Reservations are required.

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