Category: Leadership

Remembering Trailblazers in Today’s Civil Rights Fight

The nation lost two heroes: John Lewis and Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian. Both died on July 17, in the midst of a national reckoning.   Our country is facing the reality of decades of institutionalized and systemic racism, generational inequities for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Social uprisings in more than 2,000 cities across the

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Pittsburgh Keeps Social Ties Active Amid COVID-19

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is home to the city of  Pittsburgh  and 1.2 million people—16.8 percent of whom are age 65 or older. Nearly half of the county’s residents age 75 or older live alone.   The county and city each joined the  AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities  in 2015. This initiative, called  Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh,  is

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LA’s Innovative Steps to Fight COVID

From protecting the unsheltered to launching a pre-paid card to give Angelenos life-saving access to funds, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti moved quickly to ensure his administration could help those knocked down by the pandemic and most vulnerable to the economic and social impact of COVID.   Los Angeles has been on a roller coaster against

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How Seattle Helps Residents Stay Home and Stay Safe During COVID-19

With about 750,000 residents,  Seattle, Washington, is the largest city in Washington state and makes up almost half the population of  King County. In February, the Seattle area became the first epicenter of COVID-19 cases in the United States.  The city joined the  AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities  in 2016. The region’s age-friendly

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Learn How This City Increased Access to Entrepreneurship Support

Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham of East Point, Georgia, knows firsthand entrepreneurship is the key to a thriving community. Understanding entrepreneurship’s impact on people is something she learned from growing up watching the positive influence of her father’s small business, a family construction company, on their community. “He created jobs. He provided job training by literally

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Local Governments Report Progress on Coronavirus Relief Funds, But Few Unobligated Dollars Remain for Cities and Towns Waiting for Aid

70 percent of relief funds have already been obligated, only 10 percent to local governments, leaving small communities behind. Despite recent assertions to the contrary, information provided by the Treasury Department coupled with the latest data from national organizations representing state and local governments show that an overwhelming majority of CARES Act funds allocated for

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Tyler Tech Partners in Support of Strong Cities

At Tyler Technologies, we’ve long believed that cities are essential. It is not even possible to envision life in America without cities and the local government agencies that keep them running. Right now, we are aware of the new and urgent challenges our cities face. From the recent need to pivot to remote operations, to uncertainties

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Q & A: NLC Officers Share Favorite Moments of City Summit and More

We are excited to announce that City Summit is going virtual! We asked our President, Councilman Joe Buscaino; First Vice President, Councilmember Kathy Maness; and Second Vice President, Mayor Vince Williams to reflect on past conferences and to look forward to the new and reimagined virtual City Summit 2020.  Q: How many City Summits have you attended?  JB: I have attended 8

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Gone Virtual: 2020 City Summit

It’s official! I’m excited to announce that the 2020 City Summit conference is going virtual!  The decision to go virtual with our largest event of the year was not taken lightly.  We have been closely monitoring the ever-changing situation throughout the country, keeping track of state and local guidance, and most importantly, keeping the health and safety

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How Albuquerque Showed Resilience to COVID-19

Mayor Tim Keller was ready to admit the privilege his own family had when the novel coronavirus hit his hometown, Albuquerque. In his own words, “We have luxuries that not everyone has; like Liz can work from home and we have lots of support for our kids. This has driven us to build a stronger safety

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