Advancing Civic Engagement to Create Equitable, Thriving Communities

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123 Years of Progress

National Civic League’s founders (including Teddy Roosevelt), focused on two critical topics: finding ways to professionalize local government and advocating for self-government, where residents play a key part in making communities work.

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