Working with People Who Don't have to Follow Your Rules
From sovereign tribal governments to universities and other non-traditional entities, Main Street programs have to deal with any number of organizations that have their own rules and obligations. Oklahoma is home to 39 federally recognized tribal governments, each serving under the banner of its own Sovereign Nation status. Many states deal with universities and other entities that do not have to go through traditional approval procedures to build, renovate, or do business in the community. What makes these entities unique and how can you best deal with them when they don't have to follow your rules, but could have a strong and lasting impact on your downtown? Learn how to make these positive and profitable partnerships.
- Understand the unique character of tribal governments
- Examine other major players who don't have to play by your rules
- Look at practical ideas on how to make this a positive and profitable relationship, and not a threat
Devery Youngblood, Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma City, Okla
Wednesday, May 5 10:15-11:30 a.m.