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...

National Civic League Partners with ICMA on Major, Nationwide Solar Energy Initiative

October 26, 2015

The National Civic League is proud to announce our partnership with ICMA (the International City/County Management Association) to help establish a national recognition program to energize local solar marketplaces.  The SPARC program - Solar Powering America by...


August 12, 2014

From Oakland has earthquakes, droughts and a host of other resilience problems to tackle. Now it has a Chief Resilience Officer to lead the charge. Today, Oakland Mayor Jean...

May 2, 2013

2013 All-America City Finalist

Searching for Fiscal Sustainability

May 17, 2012

The spring 2012 issue of the National Civic Review (101:1) focuses on the successes of four government entities in Southern California—two cities, a county and a school district—in adapting to...

All-America City Projects: Downey, California

May 26, 2011

Gangs out of Downey Gangs Out of Downey (GOOD) is a grass roots organization whose main goal is to prevent gang violence through awareness, education, intervention, stimulation and recognition of...

All-America City Finalist: Scott County, Kansas

July 16, 2010

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All-America City Finalist: Bowling Green, Kentucky

July 7, 2010

Battling brain drain, revitalizing historic downtown, serving at-risk youth... Watch live streaming video from freespeechtv at

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