Time to Be Counted-In Many Ways
It's Census time and primary election time! Many cities and counties are going to great lengths to promote the Census. Arlington County, VA, which has created an extensive outreach process, is even sponsoring a " Census Palooza" next week (Mar 7). Communities are also making it easier to vote in elections. FairVote has a variety of tools and stories for encouraging greater turnout.
President, National Civic League

San Antonio Uses Civic Engagement to Develop Climate Action Plan
After 18 months of expert stakeholder collaboration and community engagement, the City of San Antonio has released its climate action plan, SA Climate Ready: A Pathway for Climate Action & Adaption. As a seven-time All-America City, the City of San Antonio is familiar with addressing local concerns with robust civic engagement efforts, the development of its climate action plan was no different.  Learn more.
The League Welcomes Two New Members to 
Board of Directors
A mayor and a chief resiliency officer were recently elected to the League's board of directors. John Dailey, Mayor of Tallahassee, FL and Nicole Ferrini, Chief Resiliency Officer for El Paso, TX  were each elected to a three-year term. The National Civic League board of directors is made up of 22 civic leaders from around the U.S. and meets three times each year to help lead the 125-year-old organization. Read more. 
Solar Solutions Help Burlington, VT, Go 100% Renewable
In 2015, the Solsmart designee City of Burlington, Vermont became one of the first cities in the United States powered by 100% renewable energy. The city's 42,000 residents get their power from Burlington Electric using a combination of sources like biomass, wind, hydroelectric and solar. The main source of energy is hydropower thanks to the fact that the city is situated near the mouth of the Winooski River. Read more.
All-America Cities Shine in Child Opportunity Index
The recently released Child Opportunity Index provides a snapshot of metro-area performance on providing supports and opportunities for children. All but one of the top five cities and six of the seven cities scoring well from the southern tier of the country are All-America Cities. 
Searching for 
Common Ground
The country is polarized, but it is still possible to have meaningful conversations that lead to common ground on challenging issues. At least, that's the idea behind Hidden Common Ground 2020, an initiative that USA Today & a group of nonprofit organizations have launched to coincide with this election year. 

Webinar: Creating Inclusive, Age-Friendly Communities
Join us on March 25th as we hear from AARP and the City of West Hollywood about efforts they are taking to make communities more age-friendly places. Participants will learn about Colorado's designation as an AARP Age-Friendly Community and West Hollywood will discuss their Aging in Place strategic plan and the importance of  evaluation.  Register.

Additional Information & Upcoming Events

RWJF-National Civic League Health Equity Award
Applications due April 3, 2020 

Climate Ready Communities Demo
March 16th at 10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern

NCDD March Confab Call Featuring Hope for Democracy
March 10th at 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern

National League of Cities Congressional City Conference
March 8-11, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 

ASPA's Annual Conference
April 3-7, 2020 in Anaheim, CA

GFOA's 114th Annual Conference
May 17−20, 2020 in New Orleans, LA.
Now accepting article proposals for National Civic Review
We are interested in 1,200-3,000 word articles. 
The deadline for the spring issue is March 15th. 
Contact mikem@ncl.org for more information. 

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
Gladstone, MO
Hayward, CA
Illinois Municipal League
Kershaw County, SC
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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