A Year in Review: 2018 National Civic League Milestones

2018 has been a big year for the National Civic League. With the help of members, sponsors and donors, we have accomplished several important milestones during the past year, among them:

  • Recognized a new set of All-America Cities at our annual event in June, which attracted 413 participants.
  • Hosted the 109th National Conference on Local Governance. The Conference focused on inclusive civic engagement, innovation and collaboration as essential elements for making progress on complex issues like health equity, education and relations between community and police.
  • Presented 12 monthly Promising Practices webinars,  providing information to 900 registrants on topics ranging from mental health to community policing.
  • Launched the very first online version of the National Civic Review. After 106 years of printing one of the nation’s oldest and most respected journals of civic affairs, we
    distributed the journal online to over 60,000 individuals.
  • Provided community assistance, such as strategic planning, to communities across the country.
  • Developed Diversity Dozen– a tool for beginning reflection and prompting discussions related to race.

In the next twelve months, we will host another All-America Cities event, continue our work on civic engagement and racial equity, and launch a new and improved edition of the Civic Index. We are also continuing our research with the Kettering Foundation, expanding our Promising Practices database and looking forward to celebrating our 125th anniversary.

There are a number of ways to be a part of our work to strengthen local problem-solving:

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