At the end of summer many statewide organizations get down to business once again. Often important elections are around the corner and local governments across the State begin to think about budget preparation issues as well as ongoing regional legislative initiatives vital to our member cities. Established many years ago, the Fall Conference is another chance to inform our colleagues about relevant and critical issues facing municipal government. The Fall Conference takes the opportunity to focus on one critical issue, drill down, and work toward a public policy position that best serves our stated association goals and objectives. As always, ample time is reserved for conference attendees to get together and share unique challenges and accomplishments taking place in their own communities.