Sacramento CA   |   March 1-2, 2023

Academy Unites California Cities on Nighttime Management

The Responsible Hospitality Institute is bringing the Sociable City Academy on Nighttime Management to California. The two-day event will be hosted by the city of Sacramento.

Network to Share Strategies and Resources on Nighttime Management

Cities throughout California are experiencing significant changes in a post-COVID world. Downtowns are losing office workers, offices are converting to residential housing, transportation and mobility choices are changing. There is increasing conflicts between residents and venues. Police staffing shortage is occurring at the same time demands to address crime in downtowns are increasing.

Build your team and attend the March 2nd Sociable City Academy on Nighttime Management to establish your action plan as a sociable city.


The Latest City to Appoint a Night Manager

Like many cities, Sacramento is also challenged with increasing nighttime violence and demands on resources to maintain order and safety. Cities throughout the world that recognize the importance of well planned and managed nighttime social activity are creating a designated office with a night manager to collaborate with key stakeholders.

Tina Lee-Vogt was appointed as Sacramento's Nighttime Economy Manager as a liaison among key city business, government and community stakeholders. She will lead a discussion with Sacramento's city leadership on planning the future of the city, building alliances to manage growth, while maintaining a safe and vibrant social economy.

Sacramento Keynote and Panel Speakers

Michael Ault

Executive Director

Downtown Sacramento Partnership

Darrell Steinberg


City of Sacramento

Katie Valenzuela

Council Member

Sacramento City Council

Mike Testa


Visit Sacramento

Tom Pace

Director of Community Development

City of Sacramento

Tina Lee-Vogt

Nighttime Economy Manager

Sacramento Office of Innovation & Economic Development

Kathy Lester

Police Chief

Sacramento Police Department

Emily Baime Michaels

Executive Director

Midtown Association

San Francisco

A Global Leader in Regulation and Advocacy

Learn about San Francisco's two prong approach to nighttime management.

The San Francisco Entertainment Commission has been a forerunner of the offices on nightlife and nighttime economy.

The Nightlife and Entertainment Sector in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development provides a balance with a focus on economic planning and development, while the Commission facilitates the permitting process for entertainment.

The combination provides a comprehensive approach, engaging a commission with seven members from multiple sectors, a "how can we help?" and advocacy for future development.

San Francisco Panel

Maggie Weiland

Executive Director

San Francisco Entertainment Commission

Ben Van Houten

Business Development Manager, Nightlife & Entertainment Sector

Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Network with State Associations and Government Officials

Sacramento is home to many associations and state government offices with direct links to the leaders in cities throughout the state. Join in discussions to bring your challenges and learn how they can bring resources to your city.

Agenda  |  Venue | Hotels  |  Registration

Pre-event e-Learning

Access RHI's library of e-learning seminars.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

  • 4:30-5:00 pm: Check-in at Republic
  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Welcome by Mike Testa, CEO, Visit Sacramento and Mayor Darrell Steinberg
  • 6:00-7:00 pm: Networking Reception at Torch Club
  • 7:00-??: Sacramento Pub Crawl

Thursday, March 2, 2023

  • 8:30-9:00 am: Registration at SAFE Convention Center
  • 9:00-10:30 am: Welcome and RHI Training and Group Exercise
  • 10:45-11:45 am: State Associations and Government Officials Panel
  • 12:00-1:45 pm: Luncheon and Sacramento City Showcase
  • 2:15-2:45 pm: San Francisco Showcase
  • 3:00-4:00 pm: Working with California Associations and Government Officials
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Group Exercise to Build Action Plan for your City


There are many hotels within walking distance or short ride from the event venues. Some suggestions include the following links or use a hotel search service.


The registration rate is $180 per person. Receive a 25% discount code if you register three or more people. Write to for the team code before registering.