Upcoming Webinars

 June 18, 2012

New Facilities Solutions Contract from U.S. Communities
Tuesday, June 19, 1:00 p.m. EDT & Wednesday, June 20, 2:00 p.m. EDT

U.S. Communities, the national purchasing cooperative sponsored by NLC and four other national associations, has announced that Cintas Corporation has been awarded the U.S. Communities Facilities Solutions contract through a competitive solicitation process conducted by lead public agency Harford County Public Schools, Maryland. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services nationally.

U.S. Communities and members of the Facilities Solutions evaluation team will be conducting webinars for registered agencies. 

To Register for June 19: Go to www.uscommunities.org/r/?q=e-cinnlc&id=73
To Register for June 20: Go to www.uscommunities.org/r/?q=e-cinnlc&id=74

For more information on this contract or to request contact from Cintas visit the U.S. Communities, go to: http://www.uscommunities.org/cintas/?q=e-cinnlc.

City Innovations to Empower Families in the Evolving Financial Marketplace
Wednesday, June 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT

Our nation's recent economic experience has underscored the challenges that families confront in navigating today's complex financial services market, avoiding predatory practices that erode their paychecks and trap them in debt, and building assets for a stable future.  Increasingly attuned to the impact of family financial instability on their local economies, more city leaders are spearheading broad-based financial empowerment initiatives, including access to low or no-cost banking services, free tax preparation and credit counseling, savings programs, financial education, use of direct deposit, and low-cost alternatives to high-interest, short-term loans.

Participants in this webinar will hear about cutting-edge city initiatives directly from municipal leaders and city staff, and learn how they can begin or enhance financial inclusion efforts in their own communities.

To Register:  Go to http://my.nlc.org/eweb under "Upcoming Events."  Contact Michael Karpman at karpman@nlc.org with any questions.



The Future of Water Infrastructure Funding
Wednesday, June 27, 2:30-3:45 p.m. EDT

Local governments construct, operate, and maintain the vast amount of the country's water infrastructure networks, essential for economic development and quality of life in our communities. Cities and counties face a backlog of water infrastructure projects and the federal contribution to help meet those needs has declined over the past several decades. This webinar will give an overview of the problem, why alternative mechanisms of funding water infrastructure are needed, as well as examine specific proposals pending in Congress.

Carolyn Berndt, Principal Association for Infrastructure and Sustainability, NLC 
Julie Ufner, Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties
Jon Pawlow, Majority Counsel, Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

This webinar is co-sponsored by the National League of Cities and the National Association of Counties.

To Register: Go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/916060890 Contact Carolyn Berndt at berndt@nlc.org or (202) 626-3101 with any questions.

Streamlining Building Code Compliance
Thursday, June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

The national model building energy codes (International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE Standard 90.1) have increased energy saving potential by nearly 30% from 2006 to 2012. Unfortunately, studies indicate that compliance rates with these codes are as low as 16%, and many jurisdictions struggle to obtain 50% compliance. Low compliance rates mean that businesses and homeowners in your community are spending more on their energy bills. 

This webinar will address strategies to streamline code compliance processes to remove overlap and duplication and create more efficient administrative procedures. Streamlining has been shown to improve service delivery and provide financial savings for local governments and private industry. Improving the administrative process allows staff to focus on thorough plan review and inspections, which is crucial to improving compliance rates. 

Presentations will include ways technology can improve permitting, plan review and inspections and ways to remove overlap and duplication in the development approval process.

To Register: Go to http://my.nlc.org/eweb under "Upcoming Events." Contact Tammy Zborel at zborel@nlc.org with any questions.

The TIFIA Federal Credit Program Overview 
Wednesday, July 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. EDT 

NLC and the Federal Highway's Office of Innovative Program Delivery (IPD) is pleased to host a webinar on the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program. This webinar will help city, county and public transportation leader's gain an understanding of innovative financing techniques used to construct large infrastructure projects. This webinar will provide an executive overview of TIFIA Federal Credit Assistance program, whose objective is to leverage Federal transportation funding to attract private investment to the U.S. surface transportation sector. After successfully completing this webinar participants will understand the benefits of federal credit assistance and the intricacies of securing this funding to build needed infrastructure. 

There is no cost to participate in this webinar and it is open to everyone who is interested. Through the use of Web conferencing technology, participants can view the speakers' presentations on their computer and hear the audio portion of the presentations either via the computer or telephone, depending on preference. 

To Register: Go tohttps://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=24589. Contact Thay Bishop of the Innovative Program Delivery Office at 404-562-3695 or thay.bishop@dot.gov with any questions. 

State and Local Legal Center on Recent Supreme Court Cases
Thursday, July 19, 1:00 p.m. EDT

The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) will present a webinar on significant United States Supreme Court cases from this term affecting state and local governments. 

This webinar will provide participants a unique opportunity to hear from and address questions to the attorneys intimately involved in many of the important cases currently before the Supreme Court. Speakers will talk about the practical implications of the Affordable Care Act cases, the Arizona immigration case, and Filarsky v. Delia, involving qualified immunity for government contractors, among a number of other cases. 

Speakers will include Paul Clement, who argued cases surrounding the Affordable Care Act, Arizona immigration, Texas redistricting, and four other cases before the Supreme Court this term, and Patricia Millett, who argued three cases before the Court this term impacting state or local governments. Lisa Soronen, executive director, SLLC, will moderate the session.  

Since 1983, the SLLC has filed briefs to the Supreme Court representing the interests of state and local governments. The National League of Cities serves as a SLLC trustee. 

To Register: Go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/599978554 or on the State and Local Legal Center's website: http://www.statelocallc.org. Contact Lisa Soronen at lsoronen@sso.org if you have any questions. 

Innovative Models for Job Creation: Evergreen Cooperatives
Thursday, July 26, 2:30- 3:30 p.m. EDT

The Evergreen Cooperatives of Cleveland, Ohio, are employee-owned, for-profit companies that strive to create meaningful green jobs and keep financial resources within Cleveland. Workers of the Evergreen Cooperative businesses (Evergreen Cooperative Laundry, Ohio Cooperative Solar and Green City Growers) earn a living wage and build equity in their firms as owners of the business. Webinar will focus on the principles, programming and financing of these innovative models of job creation, wealth building and sustainability.

This webinar is part of the NLC Economic Development (ED) Network's bi-monthly webinar series. To be notified of similar webinars automatically, sign-up for the ED Network.

To Register: Go to http://my.nlc.org/eweb under "Upcoming Events." Contact Katie McConnell at mcconnell@nlc.org with any questions.

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