Start where you are. Use what you have.

cropped-mses-logo-final-1.pngStart where you are, use what you have, and do what you can by exploring educational content and networking with attendees at the Municipal Special Events Summit 2019.

After a successful inaugural event in Austin, Texas early in 2018, the City of Raleigh’s Office of Emergency Management and Special Events hosted the second annual Municipal Special Events Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 30 – February 1, 2019.  The Summit brought together staff from across the country to share policies and practices on municipal special event topics such as: policy development, event management, public safety, budgeting and fees, outreach and engagement, and interdepartmental planning.  This conference is designed exclusively for municipal officials responsible for planning and managing special events, and offers a unique peer-to-peer atmosphere for sharing wisdom and experience with other special events officials.

It takes a village!

Here in Raleigh, we understand that permitting special events doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes partners from across the city – including those in emergency response, transportation, risk management, parks and recreation, public utilities, and solid waste (just to name a few!) – to coordinate the safety-focused management of special events. Local government officials from across departments joined us in January.  We were thrilled to hear from all those who have a hand in special events and learn from their expertise!

See where your peers came from across the country for MSES 2019!