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[GARE Members] Register now for the 2019 GARE Annual Membership Meeting: GAREing up for Impact!

April 16 - April 18

Special Event

$125 – $420

GARE is happy to announce that the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will host our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting!

As a GARE  member, the City of Albuquerque has furthered its commitment to advancing racial equity. Mayor Tim Keller’s newly formed Office of Equity and Inclusion  has focused on equity in city employment, procurement, and capital improvements.

April 16th-18th, 2019


Early Bird Registration pricing is available from November 28th-January 21st.

Core Membership jurisdictions are eligible for a limited number of complimentary registrations. Please contact your jurisdiction point of contact for further details.

Last year, many of you were able to join us in Chicago for the most successful membership meeting to date, where more than 320 representatives from 66 jurisdictions came together to swap tactics, gain inspiration, and build momentum for this growing movement to advance racial equity.

This year promises to be even more sensational as GARE moves into its fifth year of building a national network of local government! GAREing Up for Impact will explore how, as this movement comes of age, we demonstrate that the change we believe is critical for our communities is not only possible, but is happening.

The event’s theme is GAREing Up For Impact!, exploring how as our movement comes of age, we are demonstrating that the change we believe is critical for our communities is not only possible, is happening. The event will be designed to support teams representing the breadth of knowledge and skill-level of your jurisdiction.  The event will feature some of the things you’ve loved about past gatherings and some new features incorporated by popular demand.



  • A preliminary version of the Program is available here.
  • The program will feature Keynote Speakers, Regional Caucuses, , Learning Labs, Networking Sessions, and more.
  • Site visits in partnership with the City of Albuquerque.



The 2019 GARE Membership Meeting is in Albuquerque April 16 to 18. This annual event is open only to members, so if your jurisdiction has been considering joining GARE, now is an opportune time. If you aren’t a member, there will be opportunities to participate in workshops on April 16th



The Membership meeting is by members for members. As such, this year’s breakout sessions will be shaped by content submitted by members, featuring the expertise of practitioners in over 100 jurisdictions. The Planning Committee is accepting completed proposals for Racial Equity Labs, Breakout Sessions, and Networking Sessions, as well as recommendations for potential speakers, facilitators, or topics of interest. The deadline to submit a proposal is February 1st, 2019


Types of Breakout Sessions

  • Learning Lab: Lab sessions are 2 hours and 15 minute time blocks for skill-building and in-depth trainings led by members and GARE Staff.
  • Breakout Session: Breakout sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes long and provide an opportunity for members to lead panels, peer exchanges, or workshops.
  • Networking Session: Open space will be provided during the conference to give members an opportunity to connect in more informal settings regarding their work. Networking proposals can include a particular topic and/or an offer to lead an open space.
  • Poster Walk: Policies, practices, procedures, toolkits, or case studies can be presented in poster format and shared during gallery walk time and networking time slots. GARE will help coordinate printing needs.



GARE has two official conference hotels. There is limited availability at the Doubletree by Hilton and at the Hyatt Regency.

Click here to register for the 2019 GARE Membership Meeting!

Please note that this event is open to GARE Members only. To learn more about applying for membership please visit our Membership page or contact rwyant@raceforward.org.

A special thanks to our Membership Meeting Planning Committee made up of the following GARE Members:

  • Michelle Melendez, City of Albuquerque
  • Torri Jacobus, City of Albuquerque
  • Brittany Ortiz, City of Albuquerque
  • Mariela Ruiz-Angel, City of Albuquerque
  • Peggy Rowe, City of Asheville
  • Helen Chin, Culver City
  • Theola Carter, Dane County
  • Manisha Paudel, City of Des Moines
  • Toriana Pettaway, City of Madison
  • Joy Stephens, City of Minneapolis
  • Benjamin Duncan, Multnomah County
  • Judith Mowry, City of Portland
  • Diana Falchuk, City of Seattle


Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 United States
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