Virtual Event: Local Government
National Insights – Summer Edition

Online: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 12:00-1:35pm ET • 9:00-10:35am PT

Event Overview

Delivering Services that Protect our Environment and Prioritize Social Equity and Strong Governance

With the increased interest in the impact of climate change and social equity, municipalities are getting to grips with how to prepare for a more resilient future. The pandemic has pushed ESG themes (Environment, Social, and Governance) to the very top of the agenda. The growing population is now demanding more sustainable infrastructure and resources, amidst economic shortfalls. Citizens are becoming increasingly vocal about the need for municipalities to establish a clear framework for safeguarding economic and social inclusion.

By adopting ESG strategies, local governments can simultaneously create opportunities and investments to tackle sustainability, improve quality of life and pursue smart growth. Municipalities are leveraging opportunities to develop a roadmap for establishing and meeting ESG benchmarks and priorities. Critical to local governments’ success, is their ability to learn from best practice and fulfill their social and economic mandate while accounting for the welfare of all their constituents. 

The summer edition of Public Sector Network’s Local Government virtual event series will equip attendees with the tools and insights they need to move towards a more sustainable future and improve economic and social inclusion.

Benefits of Attending

Hear how the local governments and municipalities are undertaking strategic transformation to achieve ESG

Explore solutions for advancing environmental sustainability

Hear what your peers are doing to establish a framework to ensure greater equity and inclusion

A Sneak Peek Of Your Expert Speakers

Doug Smith

Doug Smith
Director of Sustainability
City of Vancouver

Jodi Koch

Jodi Koch
Director, Talent and Diversity
City of Hamilton

Raphael Costa

Raphael Costa
Director, Economic Development
City of Vaughan

Andre Isakov Manager, Economic Development City of Coquitlam

Andre Isakov
Manager, Economic Development
City of Coquitlam

Steve Witt, Director of Public Sector, Nintex

Steve Witt
Director of Public Sector

Laura Berndt PEng
Manager, Energy & Climate Action, Engineering and Public Works
City of Victoria

Mohamed Bhamani
National Municipal Government Practice Leader and Associate Partner

Key Sessions

Government KeynoteGovernment Case StudyPanel DiscussionPartner Session

Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan

  • Creating your ESG strategy, goals and priorities
  • Gaining buy-in and community engagement
  • Developing a roadmap for adoption, including funding and financing, reporting, governance etc.

Doug Smith, Director of Sustainability, City of Vancouver

The Electric Road to a Sustainable Future

• Business collaboration for environmental innovation
• Exploring solutions to advance environmental sustainability
• Understanding the potential pitfalls to success

Laura Berndt PEng, Manager, Energy & Climate Action, Engineering and Public Works, City of Victoria

Optimizing Your Strategy for Economic and Social Inclusion

  • How are you embedding diversity and inclusiveness across your workplace?
  • What are your short and long-term economic inclusion/equity priorities?
  • What strategies are you using to protect the vulnerable people in your community?
  • How are you providing new skills training?
  • What are your plans to improve access to housing and food security across the communities you serve?

Raphael Costa, Director, Economic Development, City of Vaughan

Jodie Koch, Director, Talent and Diversity, City of Hamilton

Andre Isakov, Manager, Economic Development, City of Coquitlam

Moderator: Mohammed Bhamani, Associate Partner, Government and Public Sector, EY

Digital Fitness Initiatives for 2022: Modernize Forms Based Processes at Scale

In this session we will highlight things you can do right now to improve all types of forms based processes, including

  • Building a Digitally Fit Organization
  • Forms and eSign Process Traps
  • Real World Examples of Forms Based Processes

Steve Witt, Director of Public Sector, Nintex

Your Registration

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had to Say

“Very informative, a broad range of areas and points of view and position were covered. Very interesting and informative.”
Township of Hornepayne

“I love when presenters speak of their challenges, mistakes, and how they would have done something differently, especially when they can use one or two projects as examples.”
Municipality of North Cowichan

“Excellent. Presentations were very good. The panel session was excellent, very well thought out questions and responses from the panelists. Valuable and practical examples.”
City of Winnipeg

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