National Civic League 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee

January 9, 2019

National Civic League 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee Membership Co-Chairs:          Honorable Henry Cisneros, Principal of Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., L.L.C. past board chair David Mathews, President,...

All-America Cities is 70 Years Old!

January 1, 2019

This is the 70th Anniversary of the All-America City Awards, founded in 1949 by George Gallup and others, who saw the value of replicating the “All-America” football team with a...

125 Examples of Civic Capital

January 1, 2019

In honor of our 125th Anniversary, we will be using our newsletter to highlight 125 cities that use civic capital to solve problems and build equitable, thriving communities. These cities...

Elected officials share successes, challenges with public engagement

December 30, 2018

Public engagement matters when tackling important issues in local government, elected officials agreed recently. Whether local governments want to increase taxes or develop a master plan, public input has been...

How the League Contributes to the ‘Net Zero’ Commitment

December 21, 2018

The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) just took place in San Francisco. One key focus area was a commitment to “constructing and renovating buildings to be ‘net zero,’ which...

City Managers and Civic Engagement

December 21, 2018

How do city managers engage a public that often seems sidelined and reluctant to get involved? What happens when interrelated networks of people engage around the shared challenge of addressing...

A Year in Review: 2018 National Civic League Milestones

December 16, 2018

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...

Equitable Development as a Tool to Advance Racial Equity

November 28, 2018

As some cities rebound from decades of suburbanization and disinvestment, many have hailed the improvements that come with increased public and private investment and higher tax revenues. However, the benefits...

Hate Crimes on the Rise. What Can Cities Do?

November 28, 2018

According to a recent New York Times article, "Hate crime reports increased 17 percent last year from 2016, the F.B.I. said on Tuesday, rising for the third consecutive year as...

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