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  • November 26, 2012

    Columnist: 'Fiscal Cliff' Budgeteers: Protect Grass-roots America

    Neil Peirce discusses why the budget decisions President Obama and Congress make to prevent sequester will ricochet across the 50 states -- Washington's partners in the federal system.

  • November 21, 2012

    NLC Corporate Partners Mobilize in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

    In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, NLC Corporate Partners mobilized their resources, expertise and capabilities, to help the effected communities and their residents. They have given generously to relief organizations and their associates have logged thousands of volunteer hours to help the hardest hit. Others changed their business practice or enhanced service in order to lessen the burdens of recovery.

  • November 16, 2012

    Implementing STAR: The Sustainability Framework Built By and For Local Governments

    The STAR Community Rating System is the nation’s first framework for evaluating, quantifying, and improving the livability and sustainability of U.S. communities.

  • November 16, 2012

    Social Media’s Role in Local Government Operations

    In an increasing number of communities, social media is becoming fundamental to the very notion of government, and it is helping cities and agencies provide new or improved government services more and more frequently.

  • November 16, 2012

    Getting Your Priorities Straight

    The true crisis governments face is hardly fiscal; it’s a crisis of priorities. Local government professionals must be increasinlgy strategic about understanding what we do, why we do it, and (in times of scarcity as well as abundance) how we should invest our resources to achieve the results our communities need.

  • November 16, 2012

    Cities Across the Country Support Small Business Saturday

    In addition to Thanksgiving, many American’s are prepping for another yearly tradition – the official start of the holiday shopping season. While no doubt an onslaught of shoppers will descend on malls and super stores on Black Friday, cities across the country are urging residents to save some energy (and money) and turn out to support locally-based, small businesses on November 24th for Small Business Saturday.

  • A series of mayoral summits on afterschool held in nine states throughout 2012 connected hundreds of city leaders to their statewide afterschool networks, building partnerships to improve local initiatives and shape state policies on afterschool.
    November 15, 2012

    Mayoral Summits Strengthened Partnerships Between Cities and Statewide Afterschool Networks

    A series of mayoral summits on afterschool held in nine states throughout 2012 connected hundreds of city leaders to their statewide afterschool networks, building partnerships to improve local initiatives and shape state policies on afterschool.

  • November 15, 2012

    Emerging Issues: Transitions, the Cliff, and Two Modest Proposals

    Bill Barnes discusses the impending fiscal cliff and offers two proposals for how Congress can reach a deal.

  • November 13, 2012

    The Future of Government Service Delivery

    Mark Headd, Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia, discusses the widespread changes in how governments deliver services to their citizens.

  • November 13, 2012

    Latest Tools for Strengthening Local Democracy: Model Ordinances, Online Games and Other Innovations

    Matt Leighninger will serve as presenter and facilitator for the interactive Leadership Training Seminar, "Latest Tools for Strengthening Local Democracy: From Model Ordinances to Online Games" at the Congress of Cities Conference and Exposition on November 28th in Boston, MA.