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Institute Offers Programs and Resources at the League Annual Conference

Institute Offers Programs and Resources at the League Annual Conference

The Institute for Local Government is offering several sessions at the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo to provide educational opportunities for city officials.

September 2013
Solar Decathlon Features Innovation, Municipal Day and More

Solar Decathlon Features Innovation, Municipal Day and More

An international competition of solar-powered, energy-efficient houses designed by teams of college students, is coming to Southern California.

August 2013
It’s Not Too Early: Plan Your Time at The League’s 2013 Annual Conference & Expo

It’s Not Too Early: Plan Your Time at The League’s 2013 Annual Conference & Expo

Expert speakers and panelists will discuss a wide range of topics in sessions that take place concurrently throughout the conference. Many cities choose to have their officials and staff coordinate which sessions they will attend so that they can optimize their time at the conference.

July 2013
Meetings and Technology: Finding the Right Balance

Meetings and Technology: Finding the Right Balance

Local agency officials and staff are wise to be mindful of transparency and fair process issues related to technology.

June 2013
Tap Into Strong Cities | Strong State For Models of Economic Development

Tap Into Strong Cities | Strong State For Models of Economic Development

This program offers ideas for city officials seeking new ways to maximize their city’s economic development opportunities.

May 2013
Cities for Workforce Health: New League Partner Program Helps Cities Build Wellness Culture

Cities for Workforce Health: New League Partner Program Helps Cities Build Wellness Culture

Designed to help cities build a stronger wellness culture over time and engage their employees in healthier lifestyles, this program provides online tools, grants and more.

April 2013
Showcase Your City’s Work: Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program

Showcase Your City’s Work: Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program

The deadline for this year’s award program is April 11, so start planning now to enter your city’s outstanding programs that creatively address local challenges. Winners enjoy a variety of benefits.

March 2013
New Report on Roads: Fix Problems Now or Pay More Later

New Report on Roads: Fix Problems Now or Pay More Later

Pavement conditions are deteriorating throughout California, and while the costs are high for even the most basic repair and maintenance, the price tag for waiting is far higher, from both an economic and a public safety standpoint.

February 2013
Helping Mayors and Council Members Take Leadership to the Next Level

Helping Mayors and Council Members Take Leadership to the Next Level

The League provides a wide range of resources to help local elected officials build their capacity to better serve their residents.

January 2013
Tools for Enhancing Transparency

Tools for Enhancing Transparency

Cities throughout California are engaged in a variety of efforts to make local government operations as transparent as possible. The League provides local officials with a variety of resources on open government that can be readily shared with reporters, residents and others.

December 2012