Counterpoint: Welcoming America
Mayors and civic leaders generally recognize that everyone in their community belongs, and is part of their community's social fabric. For cities and counties that recognize that everyone matters, Welcoming America offers a messaging opportunity to show that you are open and inclusive to all who want to live or work in your community. Join the many other cities, counties and nonprofit agencies already at that table by visiting Welcoming America.  
President, National Civic League

All-America, Indeed
By Wendy Willis
League Board Member and Executive Director of Deliberative Democracy Consortium, Wendy Willis, served on the 2019 All-America City jury. In this article she explains why the All-America City Awards give her reason for hope, despite our country's many challenges.  Read more.

Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience
Local communities are on the frontlines of climate change. Now there is an affordable program that includes a free, step-by-step guide and support when needed. Get started today with Climate Ready Communities

How to Teach Civics in Action to K-12 Students
This new resource from Baylor University's online master's in education program provides an introductory toolkit for teachers, including tips, resources and ways they can incorporate civic engagement into their curriculum. View the resource.
Anniversary Interviews with David Mathews and 
Rick Raushenbush
For the League's 125th Anniversary, we are interviewing descendants of some of the League's founders and important figures from our history. Angela Romans, League board member, interviews David Mathews, President & CEO of the Kettering Foundation and Rick Raushenbush, great grandson of founder, Justice Louis Brandeis. 
National Civic Review Summer Edition, 
Health & Well-Being
Articles in this issue reflect the need to focus on mental, physical, spiritual, cultural and economic prosperity in order to improve overall community health and well-being. This issue of the Review was published in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente and the Well Being Trust.  To access this edition, enter your unique access code: NCL19.
National Civic League's Anniversary Feature: 125 Examples of Civic Capital
In honor of the League's 125th Anniversary, we will be using our newsletter to highlight 125 community initiatives that use civic capital to solve problems and build equitable, thriving communities. These cities and counties have been recognized for engaging community members in collaborative efforts to address community problems. 

Additional Information & Upcoming Events

2020 All-America City Application Available

August Promising Practices Webinar: 
Improving Health and Fitness through Inclusive Community Challenges

105th Annual Conference (ICMA)
October 20-23, 2019 in Nashville, TN

City Summit (National League of Cities)
November 20-23, 2019 in San Antonio, TX


Thank you to National Civic League Sustaining Member  Cities and Towns:

Asheboro, NC
Aurora, CO
Chula Vista, CA
Decatur, GA
Denver, CO
Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
Dublin, CA
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Gladstone, MO
Hayward, CA
Illinois Municipal League
Kershaw County, SC
Lakewood, CO
Las Vegas, NV
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:

American Society for Public Administration
Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation
Colorado Health Foundation
Delta Dental
Government Finance Officers Association
Greenberg Traurig
International City / County Management Association
Kaiser Permanente
Kettering Foundation
National Academy of Public Administration
National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation
National League of Cities
National Forum for Black Public Administrators
Rawson Family Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Southwest Airlines
United States Census Bureau
United Way Worldwide
Well Being Trust
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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