Inspiring and Helping Communities to be their Best 
“The All-America City Award inspired a generation of leaders in our community to aim high and think big for our community’s future”—City Councilman David Sander, Rancho Cordova, California.

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President, National Civic League
Model City Charter, 9th Edition Now Available
Mayor Ron Loveridge's Latest Success
Philanthropy Contributes to Good Governance
The National Civic League began a revision process for its Model City Charter in November 2020. The process was led by a Steering Committee of 22 national representatives and experts. The newly released Ninth Edition includes a new emphasis on civic engagement and equity. For a limited time, the new edition of the Model City Charter is available for free.
As a political science professor, an elected official and a member of the League's Board of Directors, Ron Loveridge has been a consistent and influential advocate of local government innovation, collaborative problem-solving, and active civic engagement. Most recently, he was a driving force behind the decision to launch a Model City Charter Revision project in 2020.
To Murray Seasongood, increasing voter turnout was one step toward good governance. The former Cincinnati mayor felt so strongly about civic engagement and professional local governance that he and his wife, Agnes, started a foundation to create lasting change. Today, that foundation devotes resources to projects rooted in civic philanthropy, transparency, and equitability & efficiency. Read more.
Meet our New
Board Members
Sustainability Meets Neighborhood Engagement
All-America Leader Award to Celebrate Civic Action
Four new members were elected to the League’s board of directors, which is made up of 22 civic leaders from around the U.S. and meets three times each year to help lead the 125-year-old organization. Join us in welcoming Maia Cole, Hon. Johnny DuPree, Dr. Joshua Franzel and Councilwoman Jamie Torres.
Wheat Ridge, CO, one of this year’s All-America Cities, engages residents in environmental sustainability at the neighborhood level, using Lakewood, CO's Sustainable Neighborhoods Program as a template. Lakewood was also recognized as an All-America City in 2011 and 2016. See page 29 of Colorado Municipalities for more information.
The newly launched All-America Leader Award will recognize individuals, or teams of individuals, who have successfully spearheaded civic engagement efforts in their community. Applicants must be nominated by a third party to be considered. Nomination letters are due by February 28, 2022. 
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Additional Information and Upcoming Events

WIN Network's WIN Week: Joy, Hope and Resistance
December 8-9

Webinar Recording: So You Want to be a 2022 All-America City

NCDD Event Calendar
The calendar lists upcoming events related to dialogue, deliberation, and civic engagement.

Now accepting article proposals for National Civic Review
We are interested in 1,200-3,000 word articles. 
The deadline for the fall issue is December 15th. 
Contact for more information. 
What We're Reading
Thank you to National Civic League Sustaining Member Communities:

Algoma, WI
Asheboro, NC
Aurora, CO
Danville, VA
Decatur, GA
Denver, CO
Dublin, CA
El Paso, TX
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Gladstone, MO
Hayward, CA
Illinois Municipal League
Las Vegas, NV
Miami Gardens, FL
Oakridge Neighborhood, IA
Rancho Cordova, CA
Roanoke, VA
San Antonio, TX
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa Housing Authority
Tupelo, MS
Wichita, KS
Thank you to National Civic League Partner Organizations:

American Society for Public Administration
Bridge Alliance
Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation
Government Finance Officers Association
International City / County Management Association
Kettering Foundation
MissionSquare Retirement
Murray and Agnes Seasongood Foundation
National Academy of Public Administration
National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation
National Collaborative for Health Equity
National League of Cities
National Forum for Black Public Administrators
Next Fifty Initiative
Rawson Family Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Southwest Airlines
United States Census Bureau
United Way Worldwide
Well Being Trust
W.K. Kellogg Foundation