50 Years Since 1968: Have We Made Any Progress?
It's been 50 years since a commission created by President Lyndon Johnson reported of an impending racial divide in our country. The last remaining member of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, former U.S. Senator Fred Harris, will kick off the National Conference on Local Governance with a look back at the past 50 years of work to combat racial division and create equity.  Join us in Denver on June 22!
President, National Civic League

21 Days Until Our National Conference and #AAC2018 - 
What You Want to Know
The National Conference on Local Governance will focus on inclusive civic engagement, innovation and collaboration as essential elements for making progress on complex issues like health equity, education and relations between community and police. Then, dancing, presentations, and lots of learning - Get ready for the excitement of #AAC2018...

City of Madison, WI: New Member Dedicated to Racial Equity and Social Justice
The National Civic League would like to welcome our newest member, Madison, WI! Madison is the newest city to join the League's network of cities, nonprofits and individuals who are utilizing civic engagement to tackle the nation's most pressing issues. Toriana Pettaway, City of Madison's Equity Coordinator for the Racial Equity and Social Justice...

Find Out More About the 2018 All-America City
Awards Finalists
Get the details on our All-America City Awards 2018 finalists: Springdale, AR; Placentia, CA; Stockton, CA; Longmont, CO; Decatur, GA; Battle Creek, MI; Las Vegas, NV; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Beaverton, OR; Allentown, PA; Columbia, SC; Kershaw County, SC; Mt Pleasant, SC; El Paso, TX; San Antonio, TX; Pasco, WA; Tacoma, WA.

League, United Way Announce Partnership
The National Civic League has forged a partnership with United Way Worldwide to work together toward the betterment of local communities.
The League will work with United Way to spread the use of our civic tools and knowledge base in communities served by the organization. Of particular interest to United Way is our Civic Index, which United Way...
New Resource: Model Executive Orders for Equity
The National Civic League has researched executive orders and ordinances designed to improve equity and inclusiveness. We encourage you to use these models to develop ordinances or other public policies in your city If your city has an ordinance or an executive order to share with others, please feel free to submit it to CarlaK@NCL.org.

2018 League - RWJF  Health Equity Award Winner!
Winners of this year's Health Equity Award: Angela Bannerman Ankoma and Sharon Conard Wells, of the Sankofa Initiative in Providence, RI.
The Health Equity Award is presented each year by the National Civic League in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to recognize individuals who are leveraging civic engagement to...

Additional Information & Upcoming Events

The National Civic League is now on Instagram! 

109th National Conference on Local Governance
June 22, 2018 in Denver, CO

All-America City Awards Competition & Event
June 22-24, 2018 in Denver, CO

GLR Week 2018
July 23-27, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA

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:

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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