Academy on Nighttime Management

The Sociable City Academy on Nighttime Management is a professional training for night managers and nighttime advisors. Presented with online seminars and onsite case studies and sessions to assist you build the foundation for a dedicated office on nighttime management with staff.

The Academy will be especially helpful for city planners, elected officials, aspiring or current night mayors, police, nightlife venue operators and business district managers, as well as any "big picture thinkers" in nightlife planning and management.

Online Learning

You will have access to online training sessions presented by RHI president Jim Peters and Vice President Alicia Scholer. These sessions will introduce you to the lessons learned and provide the framework of a sociable city plan gathered from decades of RHI working with cities throughout the world.

Onsite Learning

Bring your team for an immersive experience with case studies and tools for you to identify your Transformation Team and set priorities for creating an Action Plan.

Learning Goals:
  • Identify driving forces that are changing downtowns and town centers from shopping districts to social districts
  • Gain insights on how cities are creating an entertainment commission or an office on nighttime management with dedicated staffing (night mayor/manager)
  • Get the tools you need to evaluate the current status of your city’s nighttime economy
  • Once you have a plan for creating an office with staff you will learn how to apply RHI’s building blocks in creating an action plan
Academy Agenda: Friday, April 1, 2022   |  9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

onsite: strategy planning

onsite: Case studies showcase

The Academy will feature guest faculty bringing case studies on various approaches to nighttime management.

Academy showcase faculty

Kelly Groff

Executive Director

Visit Montgomery

Rosa Escareño

Interim General Superintendent & Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Parks District

Sarah Hannah-Spurlock

Nighttime Economy Manager

Office of the City Manager Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Rob Bookman


Pesetsky & Bookman