Kellogg Foundation Exec Joins Conference Lineup
"We are living in the most exciting time in human history! If we are willing to do the work, make the sacrifices and meet the challenges we could usher in a new era of peace, justice and true community." These words, from Rev. Alvin Herring, Director of Racial Equity and Community Engagement for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, show why we've asked Rev. Herring to be one of our plenary speakers at this year's  National Conference on Local Governance.  Come join us!
President, National Civic League

Need more reasons to register now for #NCLG2018? See our full line-up for the Youth and Education Track
Explore strategies and programs that create spaces for youth to be leaders in the community. Go in-depth on creative partnerships and opportunities to foster learning opportunities outside of the school for youth and adults. Shari Davis, Co-Executive Director of Participatory Budgeting Project. Shari first got involved in city government...

Conference Speaker, Senator Fred Harris, last surviving member of the Commission on Civil Disorders
The opening keynote speaker at the upcoming National Conference on Local Governance will be former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (AKA the Kerner Commission), which released its ground-breaking findings on race relations in 1968. 

Race Still Matters in the United States,  according to 
The Equality of 
Opportunity Project
Race still matters in the United States, especially for black boys and men, according to a new study from The Equality of Opportunity Project.  
On its website, "Two Americas: Upward Mobility for White vs. Black Children," the project authors wrote: "In our most recent study, we analyze racial differences in economic opportunity using data on 20 million...
Montgomery, AL Participates in the Equal Justice Initiative
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum, both located in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, will open to the public April 26.  The  National Memorial for Peace and Justice , located on a six-acre site atop a rise overlooking downtown Montgomery, is the nation's first comprehensive memorial dedicated to racial terror lynchings of African...

20 All-America City Finalists in the Media
The National Civic League is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 All-America City Award. These finalists represent the diversity of American communities from the largest cities to the smallest towns. Since the finalists were announced last month, news outlets around the country are praising the work of local government.

Is Talk Cheap? Dialogue, Diversity and Our Future
In an article for the National Civic Review, Manuel Pastor, a speaker at our upcoming conference, writes that creating regional conversations can forge new solutions to economic, environmental and social problems, but to excel, communities should ground discussions in data, face racial disparities and expect "principled conflict" along the way.

Upcoming Events & Additional Information

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

National Forum for Black Public Administrators FORUM 2018
April 18 - 22, 2018 in Cleveland, OH

National Week of Conversation
April 20 - 28, 2018 
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
Norfolk, VA
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
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
National League of Cities
National Forum for Black Public Administrators
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Southwest Airlines
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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