Illinois’ All-America Cities

September 14, 2017

Twenty-five Illinois communities have been named All-America Cities since the program began in 1949, including the bi-state community of Quad Cities, Illinois/Iowa, which won the prestigious award in 2012 and...

Community Conversations Used to Address Key Topics Across the Country

September 14, 2017

More communities are hosting conversations to engage residents in making meaningful connections across dividing lines. The League has identified three examples of barrier-breaking activities happening across the country. These stories...

Embracing Racial Healing to Change Hearts and Minds

September 14, 2017

La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, recently released a statement in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. She states that "a new approach...

Maricopa County, AZ Improves Business Opportunities with SolSmart Designation

September 14, 2017

SolSmart provides recognition and no-cost technical assistance to help local governments reduce barriers to solar energy growth. With the help  of national and local experts, cities, counties, and towns are...

A Shared Vision Led Dubuque Through Uncertain Economic Times

September 14, 2017

Spurred by a depressed economy in the 1980s, Dubuque leveraged partnerships and residents’ strengths to put the city back on the map. By creating common goals and a shared identity...

All-America City, Roanoke, Virginia – In the News

August 23, 2017

Watch this Inside City of Roanoke, Virginia - Government segment with Roanoke Public Libraries Director Sheila Umberger as she shares about the 2017 All-America City Award. Produced by Roanoke Valley Television RVTV-3.

Racial Equity Tools for Communities

August 15, 2017

By Carla J. Kimbrough, National Civic League Director of Racial Equity Programs More local governments are using racial equity impact assessment tools to evaluate policies, practices and programs. Such tools...

NYT: Local Officials Tackle How to Govern in a Divided America

August 15, 2017

While the federal government struggles to find common-ground, local governments shoulder more and more of the responsibility for creating stronger communities. Last month, the New York Times hosted the “Cities...

Charleston County, SC Shines with SolSmart Project

August 15, 2017

The National Civic League's focus on civic engagement and environmental sustainability led to engagement with the national SolSmart project. SolSmart is a new national designation program, funded by the U.S....

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