Whenever I talk about organizational plans, I ask the audience to quote, verbatim (and without looking at their city’s website or their business card) their city’s vision statement, or mission, or set of core values. This evokes bemused laughter. I’ll often get partial answers: “There’s something about service.” “Quality . . . I think.” “Umm
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A process beginning in the 1930s, redlining describes how banks and government agencies discriminated by race in determinations for federally-backed mortgages. At the March Congressional City Conference, local leaders used redlining maps of Baltimore and Muskegon, Mich. to examine the intersection between racial equity and affordable housing. “Housing is a key priority for NLC and
Leadership makes a difference, and city leaders know that better than anyone. The impact that municipal officials have on their residents — the policies they implement, the decisions they make — will have consequences for the next generations and for the future of their community. Similarly, the impact that city leaders can have on the
Each year, the Michael H.T. Lynch Scholarship is awarded to one NLC member to attend the NLC University Leadership Summit. We are thrilled to congratulate to the 2017 recipient, Mayor Patricia Garrett of Decatur, Georgia. Mayor Garrett was selected from a competitive group of essays and applications submitted by leaders from across the country. Prior
NLC University convenes elected officials, municipal leaders, city staff and industry professionals annually at the NLC University Leadership Summit. The Leadership Summit provides attendees an opportunity to recognize and reflect with peers and strengthen the profile of their cities, towns and villages. This year, NLC University heads to San Diego, California, October 2-5, to present on
Annually, city leaders from across the nation convene in Washington, D.C. for NLC’s Congressional City Conference. Coupled with traditional conference programming, NLC University is hosting a series of pre-conference seminars designed to prepare city leaders for the road ahead. This post was co-authored by Chris Abbott and Laura Lanford. It is the first post in
City leaders have the power to help local entrepreneurs start, scale, and retain their businesses – but each stage of development calls for different tactics. This is a guest post by Penny Lewandowski, a NLC University seminar speaker. The post was originally published here. In the business arena, one size does not always fit all.