Notes from The League's President:
Reducing Sexual Assault Through Community Policing
Here's one more reason for good community-police relations: less than one-third of all sexual assaults are reported to the police, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Community trust in the police can help raise this number. A while back, the United Nations' outlined some ideas on how community policing can encourage reporting and, ultimately, reduce sexual assault. Read more.


Join us for the 109th 
National Conference
on Local Governance

On June 22nd in Denver, the League will host a one-day conference with a focus on building community to achieve equity. The conference will promote expansive civic engagement, innovation and collaboration as the best strategies for cities to...

November Webinar: Power of Libraries to Foster Inclusive Civic Engagement
Join the League on Tuesday, November 28th 11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST. Presenters: Susan Benton, President and CEO, Urban Libraries Council and Sheila Umberger, Director of Libraries, Roanoke, VA.

National Civic Review 
Fall 2017: Racial Equity
Issue is FREE and Online
This quarter's issue of the National Civic Review features nine articles on racial equity. Typically, the journal is available to members only, but this month, the entire issue is online and free to everyone, thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

An Unforgettable Experience - The All-America City
Award Program

"I have done a lot of peer review panels where you present your project, and you get a score, and you are ranked, and you get your dollars, and you go home. This was absolutely nothing like that. All-America City was truly the most rewarding thing I have...

Part II: Excerpts from the Kerner Commission and Reflections on Racial Equity 
At a recent gathering of elected officials, I asked, "Has your community experienced a disturbance, protest, riot or rebellion that exposed divides?" They used their cell phones or laptops to cast their votes during the presentation...

Harnessing the Sun
in Louisville, KY
with SolSmart Gold
Louisville received the SolSmart Gold designation for removing obstacles to solar energy development, including creating an online permitting checklist, reviewing local zoning codes, allowing solar by-right accessory use, cross-training inspection and permitting...

Upcoming Events & Additional Information

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

All-America City Awards Competition & Event
June 22-24, 2018 in Denver, CO
Since 1949, the National Civic League has recognized and celebrated the best in American civic innovation with the prestigious All-America City Award. The Award, bestowed yearly on 10 communities ( more than 500 in all) recognizes the work of communities in using inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents, businesses and nonprofit and government leaders.

The National Civic League has a new website!
Come visit to see our new resources We hope you enjoy the new look, and we welcome any feedback that you might have. 

A note to members
With the launch of the new website, the League also has a brand new  member  portal. This new system requires that all members reset their passwords -- to do so,   please click here and follow the instructions . While the new and improved Promising Practices Database will not be available until December, other members-only items, such as  free downloads of publications are available when members are logged in. 
To become a member of the National Civic League, please visit our membership page.
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
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
Greenberg Traurig
International City / County Management Association
Kaiser Permanente
Kettering Foundation
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Southwest Airlines
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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