People walking on bridge
People walking on bridge

Civic Engagement

Broad participation by residents in government and public life strengthens democracy and governance at the local level, resulting in a more informed and inclusive community built on trust that can more effectively meet the needs of all stakeholders. In addition to the traditional citizen participation in government, information collected through open data programs offers another avenue to improve governmental transparency, performance, and spur economic growth.

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Last week, municipal leaders from cities across the country gathered in Nashville for both the NLC Summer Policy Forum and a meeting of NLC’s Council on Youth, Education and Families (YEF Council).

In hosting and welcoming the nearly 200…

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Earlier this month, Citi and IBM, both NLC Corporate Partners, as well as Streetline announced a $25 million Citi credit facility to fund innovation in parking and help transform cities for the future. Citi is joining the collaboration between…

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by Julie Bosland

On January 16, the nation celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service, a "day on, not a day off." But in cities across America, the focus on service does not end there. Municipal…

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