Prior Summits

2021 Regional Summit: Anticipating Change

The 2021 Regional Summit provided a virtual day of learning and discussion for local government elected officials, staff, and partner organizations in the Triangle, focusing on the growing need for visionary and adaptable local government. Attendees kicked off the morning with remarks from Futurist and Economist Rebecca Ryan on the importance of incorporating the future into decisions today, signals of change, and the concept of strategic foresight. Check out Rebecca's work here. Ben Hitchings, FAICP, and David Rouse, former Research Director of American Planning Association taught a process for prioritizing pandemic recovery, understanding the (economic, environmental, technological, and social) drivers of change, and building proactive response into local government practices with 


ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America's Next Leaders by Rebecca Ryan

Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation by Rebecca Ryan

Regional Summit Session Recordings and PowerPoint Presentations

Learn more about Signals and Sense- making


2020 Summit: What's Equity Have to Do With It?

The first-ever virtual Triangle J Council of Government Regional Summit (& fourth annual!) was a deep dive into the impact of government policies and practices on equity in the Triangle, providing tools and best practices from across the region and country. Through five workshops, attendees learned about the ways equity is directly linked to community engagement, supporting older adults and their health, policing, and growth. This annual convening of stakeholders offers a chance to network, learn from local experts, and collaborate on the pressing challenges facing today‚Äôs communities. 

Below is a curated list of resources, reports, and tools on the relationship between government and equity, to ensure your opportunities for learning continue well-after the event is over.  

Local Government & Equity
Equitable Growth
Health Equity
Equitable Engagement