KACM Annual Conference

2022 KACM Annual Conference in Great Bend is right around the corner! Register here: https://www.lkm.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1679544&group=

No need to be signed into the League site to register; your membership and rate will be verified prior to invoicing.

By registering, you agree to follow the KACM Code of Conduct for Events, adopted April, 2022.


Sessions for the KACM conference are being finalized, and of course there will be plenty of networking in between including Wednesday’s social at Dry Lake Brewery, and Thursday at the Historic Wolf Hotel.


Registration for the event includes Wednesday dinner, Thursday lunch and dinner. Host hotels serve full, hot breakfast included in the rate, so a full breakfast will not be served as part of the event. (Coffee and light pastries will still be available both Thursday & Friday morning).

Check the optional Wednesday sessions, including an RSVP for the Kansas Women Leading Government (WLG-KS) chapter luncheon at 11:30 a.m., or mobile workshop options starting at 3:00 p.m. (RSVP for all of these events are included on the second step of the registration form). WLG-KS Chapter lunch will be an additional $25 fee.


Hotel Information – please identify yourself as part of KACM to get the group rate.

Holiday Inn Express (HQ Hotel – 40 rooms available)* sold out

3821 10th St / (620) 603-6565 / Room rate $134


Super 8 (30 rooms available)*

911 Grant St / (620) 910-9523 / Room rate $92 King / $96 Double Queen


Conference events will take place at the Great Bend Events Center about a half mile from the host hotels. Transportation will be provided to/from host hotels during social events.

*Should hotel blocks sell out, additional rooms at other properties will be made available.


Cancellations must be in writing and received no later than November 23, prior to the conference, for your registration fee to be refunded. The cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Kate Cooley. Phone cancellations will not be accepted. 



Wednesday, November 30
2:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mobile Tour - Downtown tour + Axe Throwing
6:00 - 7:45 p.m. Dinner/Social Event: Dry Lake Brewery
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hospitality Reception: Dry Lake Brewery
Thursday, December 1  
7:30 -5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Newcomer breakfast/orientation/networking
9:15 - 10:45 a.m. General Session: Leadership Lessons from Dr. Nels Lindberg
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Session I: Disaster Response; Andover & Marysville Tornados
  Concurrent Breakout Session I: Recruitment & Retention Workshop
11:50 - 1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon (ACEC Awards) & Business Meeting
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Break 
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Session II: Dealing with a Hostile Governing Body
  Concurrent Breakout Session II: ICMA Ethics
2:45 - 4:00 p.m. General Session: Welcoming America
4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Broadband: Digital Access in Kansas 
6:00 - 7:45 p.m. Dinner/Social Event: Historic Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Hospitality Reception - Charlie's Bar / Karaoke
Friday, December 2  
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. KACM Committee Meetings for Marketing & Membership
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Session III: Best Practices for Council Orientation
  Concurrent Breakout Session III: RFP / RFQ Construction
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. General Session: Buford Panel