Loss of Governing is Loss to Governance

The loss of Governing Magazine reflects a larger decline in the number of general-purpose news media, as reported in, ironically, Governing Magazine in April.  As Alan Greenblatt said in that article, this decline has " led to more partisan polarization, fewer candidates running for office" and other problems. We'll keep doing our part by publishing the National Civic Review, but we miss Governing already.
President, National Civic League

Study Shows Less Corruption in 
City Manager Systems
Local governments led by city managers are 57% less likely to have corruption, according to a study published in the last issue of Public Administration Review (July/August). The study, by Kimberly L. Nelson and Whitney B. Afonso of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, proclaims to be the first exhaustive study of corruption and connections to different forms of government.

Department of Homeland Security Promotes National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month is an opportunity for local leaders and residents to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. This year's theme, "Prepared, Not Scared," focuses on saving for disasters, making a plan with family and loved ones, teaching youth to prepare for disasters, and getting involved in your community's preparedness. Learn more.

National Civic League's Anniversary Feature: 125 Examples of Civic Capital
In honor of the National Civic League's 125th Anniversary, the League will be using our newsletter to highlight 125 community initiatives that use civic capital to solve problems and build equitable, thriving communities. These towns, cities and counties have been recognized for engaging community members in collaborative efforts to address community problems. 

All-America City & CGI Partnership Benefit
Are you an All-America City? CGI will provide 25 free banners to past All-America City recipients to be displayed on utility poles. We encourage all cities who have access to their light poles to take advantage of this opportunity. It's a great way to #ShareYourShield and reignite your civic pride. 

Building Equity: Interview with Henry Cisneros
The League is interviewing important figures from our history in honor of our 125th Anniversary. Angela Romans, League board member, interviews Honorable Henry Cisneros, Principal & Chairman of the Executive Committee of Siebert Cisneros Shank, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former Mayor of San Antonio.  Listen.
Bring a Homegrown Talent to Your Organization
Lead for America recruits, trains, and places dynamic and diverse young leaders in two-year fellowships in their hometowns and states to strengthen America's public institutions, support local communities, and cultivate the next generation of transformational community and public service leaders. 
Additional Information & Upcoming Events

2020 All-America City Application Available

September Webinar: Creating a Culture of Engagement - Tools and Practical Examples

ASPA 2020 Annual Conference- Call for Proposals

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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