Community-Police Relations in the Spotlight
Police relations with communities of color seem to constantly be in the news, whether it's the death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento or Starbucks. Our conference this summer will examine this issue from all angles, with speakers ranging from the police departments of Norfolk and Dallas to community organizers from New York and Denver.
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Need more reasons to register now for #NCLG2018? Learn About Health Equity in U.S. Communities 
Waiting for Health Equity - Workshop Spotlight:  Healthy, thriving communities use all sectors to make better health possible for all residents. This track will be facilitated by Dana Kennedy and Chris Lyttle with the Center for Health Progress. They will focus on creating a complete picture of health, from physical environments and planning to strategies for...

May Promising Practices Webinar: Building Community Trust Using Police Data and Dashboards
Webinar will be Thursday, May 24 at 1 p.m. Pacific/2 p.m. MST/3 p.m. CST/4 p.m. EST.  Description Police officers' use of force can become a source of friction between law enforcement and communities. In this webinar, attorney Bob Scales and San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia will discuss the challenges of collecting use of force data and successes...

Win 4 Free Registrations for Your Community to Attend the Conference in Beautiful Denver, CO this June
Deadline: May 15. Enter photographs of your community that showcase civic engagement. The winning community will get 4 free registrations to the  National Conference on Local Governance on June 22 in Denver, CO.  The contest is open to nonprofit organizations, U.S. cities, U.S. counties, journalists, media outlets, government staff and elected officials. 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Releases The Business Case for Racial Equity
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recognizes that advancing racial equity exerts a powerful positive influence on the lives and futures of children. Children who grow up in a society where their health, education, and well-being are considered valuable and important have higher achievement in school and more opportunities for employment...
Lee's Summit, MO is the 200th SolSmart Designee. 
Can you #BeSolSmart, too?

The 200 SolSmart designees are in 35 states and the District of Columbia and represent over 59 million Americans. The newest designees range from small towns such as Fairfield, Iowa; to cities such as Asheville, North Carolina and Shawnee, Kansas; to county governments like Suffolk County, New York. Major cities such New York...

Interactions Between Police and Residents Continue to Draw Attention
Last month, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized to two black men who were arrested last week at Starbucks, to the officers involved and others "who I have failed in a variety of ways."  The Wall Street Journal , which said the incident renewed a national discussion on how police and businesses treat African-Americans...

Additional Information & Upcoming Events

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109th National Conference on Local Governance
June 22, 2018 in Denver, CO

All-America City Awards Competition & Event
June 22-24, 2018 in Denver, CO

GFOA's 112th Annual Conference 
May 6-9, 2018 in St. Louis, MO

Thank you to National Civic League Sustaining Member  Cities and Towns:

Asheboro, NC
Aurora, CO
Chula Vista, CA
Decatur, GA
Denver, CO
Dublin, CA
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Illinois Municipal League
Gladstone, MO
Hayward, CA
Lakewood, CO
Little Rock, AR
Norfolk, VA
Rancho Cordova, CA
Roanoke, VA
San Antonio, TX
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa Housing Authority
Tupelo, MS
Thank you to National Civic League Partner Organizations:

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Delta Dental
Government Finance Officers Association
Greenberg Traurig
International City / County Management Association
Kaiser Permanente
Kettering Foundation
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
National League of Cities
National Forum for Black Public Administrators
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Southwest Airlines
United Way Worldwide
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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