Is 100% Renewable Doable?
Could your community get all of its power from renewable energy? Over 58 U.S. cities have committed to do so during the next two decades, according to a report from the World Economic Forum. With cities being responsible for 70% of global CO2 emissions and no leadership from the federal government, this may be what it takes to battle climate change.
President, National Civic League

National Civic League Community Assistance Project- Castle Pines
The League is working with the City of Castle Pines, Colorado to engage residents around what kind of a community they want to become amidst rapid population growth. Through online and in-person engagement, the National Civic League is helping residents to define what makes their community unique and what steps the city, businesses and people can take together to create a stronger future... Read more

Couldn't Make it to #AAC2018? Watch all of the finalists presentations. 
Community presentations are an essential part of the All-America City experience. We see everything from first-person testimonials to skits, from mock TV shows to heartfelt stories, from dancing to spoken-word poetry and rap. Whatever form they take, these presentations are a powerful, inspiring and educational experience. Learn what makes an equitable, thriving community. 

Decatur, GA: Community Relations Officers Who Enforce the Law 
In 2015, the Decatur Police Department began an effort to reform the way they do policing, dovetailing this work with the Better Together Initiative and work to improve racial equity. The process, which involved extensive community outreach and guidance, has led to community policing being embedded in the Decatur Police department's culture. Decatur is also a 2018 All-America City...  Read more

"What About Women?" 
-Carla Kimbrough 

Because government--those hired and elected--rarely reflects our diverse society, we must deliberately engage the broader community,including the under-represented and those isolated by race and income. We must hold public meetings in different neighborhoods, at different times, in different formats...This must occur often, not merely periodically or during election season... Read more
Free Resource for Climate Resilience Planning
The Geos Institute has developed a free, step-by-step, comprehensive guide to climate resilience planning based on its 9 years of experience helping communities understand and adapt to changing climate conditions. The free resource "A Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience" is built on the Geos Institute's Whole Community Resilience framework. 

Additional Information & Upcoming Events

2018 Priority Based Budgeting Bootcamp + Summit!
 August 8 - 10, 2018 in Denver, CO

2018 ICMA Annual Conference
September 23-26, 2018 in Baltimore, MD

8th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)
November 2-4, 2018 in Denver, CO

City Summit (National League of Cities)
November 7-10, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA

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
Rancho Cordova, CA
Roanoke, VA
San Antonio, TX
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa Housing Authority
Tupelo, MS
Thank you to National Civic League Partner Organizations:

American Society for Public Administration
Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Delta Dental
Government Finance Officers Association
Greenberg Traurig
International City / County Management Association
Kaiser Permanente
Kettering Foundation
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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