Read below for updates on tickets to the Annual Membership Meeting; our Keynote Speaker; how to apply to be an AMM Vendor & Volunteer; and join us for our next Annual Membership Meeting Open Forum
Get Your Tickets Soon!
We are so excited about GARE’s Annual Membership Meeting taking place May 19-21 – which is only 9 weeks away! We begin reviewing content submissions this week to bring our theme, Democracy for All: Governing for Racial Justice to life. We will be highlighting the ways that members are operationalizing racial equity at the local, regional, and state government levels and lift up strategies that center the perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color to improve outcomes for everyone.
Ticket prices were reduced significantly this year to account for the budget shortfalls that so many of your jurisdictions have dealt with in the past year. A ticket for all three days at the AMM costs $175, until April 15, when tickets will increase to $225. Get your tickets today!
AMM Keynote Speaker: Nikole Hannah-Jones!
We are so pleased to announce this year’s Annual Membership Meeting Keynote Speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Nikole Hannah-Jones! Ms. Hannah-Jones is the visionary behind the NYTimes’ 1619 Project, which “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contribution of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” Ms. Hannah-Jones has written extensively about school re-segregation and the failings of the federal government’s enforcement of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. We are thrilled that she will be joining the main stage at this year’s AMM to offer insights into what our members can do to lead for racial equity in government.
Apply to be an AMM Vendor or Volunteer!
Do you know of a small business owned by a person of color? If they are able to ship their goods across the country, consider asking them to apply to be a vendor at our Annual Membership Meeting! We want to feature small, BIPOC-owned businesses in our virtual vendor exhibition to cater to our AMM attendees. Selected businesses will have the opportunity to sell their wares to our GARE colleagues. They have the option of linking to their website and/or providing a slide deck to serve as their virtual exhibition booth at the AMM. There is a $35 fee for selected businesses. Apply today! The deadline to apply is March 30.
Are you interested in volunteering at the AMM? Or perhaps you have a colleague who cannot purchase a ticket but would still like to attend? If so, please consider applying to be an AMM Volunteer! The deadline to apply is March 30.
Join us for the next Annual Membership Meeting Open Forum on 3/23!
Want to know what you can expect from GARE’s Annual Membership Meeting? Are you interested in submitting a proposal for content, but need more information? Do you work for a jurisdiction that’s new to the network and don’t know what to expect from the Meeting? Have you been to a previous Annual Membership Meeting but are wondering how a virtual conference can compare? Get the answers to these and more questions by joining us for our next GARE Annual Membership Meeting Open Forum! We will have more content information to share with you so I hope you’ll join us!
For additional information about the Annual Membership Meeting, including: registration, ticket codes, FAQs, and more, check out our page.
The GARE Team