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The 30th Annual Yosemite Policymakers Conference brings together over 100 mayors, city council members, county supervisors, city managers, and other high-level department heads in the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park.
This intimate three-day gathering is designed to support local elected officials with tools and partnership opportunities to implement innovative solutions to our most pressing community challenges.
2022 Yosemite Policymakers Conference
Building Livable Communities
As our state imagines a path forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, and faces increasingly extreme climate events, we find ourselves at a historic crossroads. We have a chance to choose paths – in housing, transportation, and energy – that offer opportunities for resiliency and equity amid the pressing perils that threaten our communities.
The transportation path we pursue now will determine how we move from place to place in the future. The mobility landscape is rapidly evolving, and the decisions we make now can help our communities have a shared, electric, accessible, safe, people-powered mobility future. Our ability to pivot away from the current preoccupation with personal cars will affect how much we do – or don’t – exacerbate environmental degradation and expand social inequities.
Our housing decisions will also shape our ability to reverse a trajectory that will continue to degrade natural and working lands, place people in areas of high wildfire risk, worsen traffic problems, unnecessarily increase infrastructure costs, and pollute our air and water. The pandemic only strengthened the already urgent imperative to fix our housing crisis. The right choices can make our communities more resilient, healthy, and prosperous.
The third step we must take is in how we power our lives. The energy sector is experiencing widespread disruption and evolution, as we’ve seen with the recent PG&E bankruptcy and power shut offs as well as the rapid growth of Community Choice Energy. These energy impacts disparately affect different communities. The gap between the richest and the poorest U.S. households is the largest it has been in 50 years.
As we make decisions about the places where we live and work, how we get to and from those places, and how we power our lives, we must also empower the social and environmental equity that makes our communities strong.
From our individual and collective experiences, we know that the blueprint for the clearest path to our best future lies with local governments. Local governments invent, encourage, and implement the solutions to many of our pressing challenges—from affordable housing and climate-change responses to the transitions in our energy and mobility sectors. With all of these responsibilities, and the forthcoming influx of infrastructure funding, local leaders must come together at this momentous juncture to share ideas and best practices, and advance forward-thinking solutions.
The conference will take place from Thursday, March 17th to Sunday, March 20th. Once finalized, the detailed agenda will be available to download here.
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Refund requests will be honored if received in writing by the February 5, 2020 registration deadline. All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee. Refunds will be issued via the original payment method used at the time of registration.
After February 5, 2020, NO REFUNDS will be offered.
After February 5, should you need to cancel and replace yourself (send a substitute if you can no longer attend), you must contact the conference organizers via email with the replacement contact information: email@example.com, no later than February 28, 2020.
|Early Bird Rates until December 18th||Regular Rates until February 5th||Late Registration Rates until March 2nd|
The 2022 Yosemite Policymakers Conference will be held at the Yosemite Valley Lodge in Yosemite National Park. If you would like to reserve a room at the Yosemite Valley Lodge, visit www.travelyosemite.com or contact the hotel’s reservations office at 888-413-8869 option 1 and reserve a room from our block using the group code 13929T. You can find detailed instructions here.
More information coming soon!
There are still a few rooms available at the Ahwahnee; rooms range from $479.67 – $610.67 not including taxes and fees. The Ahwahnee is a nine-minute drive to the Yosemite Lodge, where the conference is being held. You can look at what lodging is available at https://www.travelyosemite.com/
Curry Village has Cabins with Baths and Stoneman Standard Room available Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th. Curry Village is in the process of renovating all the food & beverage areas through the winter and will be closed during the conference. You will need to purchase food and beverages at the Yosemite Valley Lodge or at the Curry Village gift shop. Stoneman Standard rooms are $247 & Cabin with bath $178 not including taxes and fees. I would not recommend renting a tent or cabin without a bath at this time of year. Curry Village is an eight-minute drive to the Yosemite Lodge and you can look at what lodging is available at https://www.travelyosemite.com/
Yosemite View Lodge
The Yosemite View Lodge has River view rooms and Mountain view rooms available March 5th – 8th. Room range in price from $165.67 – $305.67 a night not including taxes or fees. Since the View Lodge is outside the Yosemite gate, you will need to keep your Park Gate receipt handy to show each time you enter the park. Once you have paid the Park Gate fee, your receipt is good for a week. The View Lodge is a 25-minute drive to the Yosemite Valley Lodge. You can look at what lodging is available at https://www.yosemiteresorts.us/
- All individual guest rooms must be canceled 7 days prior to arrival to receive a full refund.
- No-shows are considered late cancellations and are invoiced at first night’s stay (room, tax & fee)
- All guests will be required to check-in and provide a credit card or cash deposit for incidentals.
- Group check-in is 5:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am.
- Pets are not allowed in any room.
- Quiet hours are 10:00pm – 7:00am.
We are looking for Conference Sponsors – agencies, organizations, foundations, and companies – who are leading the way in innovative resiliency solutions and smart growth strategies.
Our flagship event is an excellent opportunity for sponsors to build meaningful relationships with local policymakers, highlight and deepen your commitment to livable communities, and raise your profile in the smart growth arena.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, view the Sponsorship Brochure or contact Kathy Chow at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
COVID-19 Prevention Statement
The Local Government Commission is committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19. For the safety of all guests, we ask that all attendees either 1) submit proof of vaccination or 2) show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event at check-in. Registrants who fail to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test will not be permitted entrance to the event and no refund will be issued.
In addition, LGC will be taking other measures as recommended by the CDC to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures may include but are not limited to: social distancing, masking, hand-washing, and sanitization of commonly used spaces and materials.
Thank you to our 2022 Conference Sponsors!
The Yosemite Policymakers Conference is presented by the Local Government Commission.