This year’s Federation of Local Authorities in Israel’s convention was held in the city of Haifa, for the first time in partnership with the Jewish National Fund, under the theme ‘Moving Cities Together’. The moving gala evening told the story of the collaboration between FLAI and JNF, while emphasizing the strength of each individual organization. The evening featured a comedy video with actor and comedian Yuval Semo and local leaders, and closed with a live, inter-cultural and optimistic musical item performed by music school children and regional choirs from different places and backgrounds.
The day of the convention started with a general assembly, followed by two rounds of round-table discussions, in the style of Parliament committees, each discussion with the participation of the relevant Minister and municipal leaders and officials. The gala evening and the convention day were directed by Shilo Gallay and Danny Casson, and hosted by media personalities Hila Korach and Kobi Arieli.