National Conference on Local Governance 2018

A Look Back — Videos of 2018 Keynote Speakers

The National Civic League hosted the 109th National Conference on Local Governance in Denver on June 22, 2018. 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.


Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis

Vice President of Government, External Relations and Research for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, speaks at the 2018 June National Civic League Conference on building healthy, equitable communities.


Supervisor Hilda L. Solis

Supervisor Solis’ keynote address during the 2018 National Civic League Conference – “An engaged citizenry is necessary to the practice and preservation of democracy,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor and conference keynote speaker Hilda L. Solis, who also served as US Secretary of Labor and as a Member of Congress. “I am honored to speak at the 109th National Conference on Local Governance and to be part of this important conversation on creating equity and how best to listen to the communities we represent. I am proud to join hundreds of fellow local elected officials to celebrate our communities that have come together to identify impactful solutions to address critical issues.”


Honorable Fred Harris

Last remaining member of the Kerner Commission speaks at National Civic League’s 2018 Conference. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (more commonly known as the Kerner Commission). The report, published in 1968, concluded with words that fit easily within our own times, “it is time to make good the promises of American democracy to all citizens – urban and rural, white, black, Spanish surname, American Indians, and every minority group.”

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