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President's Message Archive

Title Issue
Connecting Youth and Civic Leadership

Connecting Youth and Civic Leadership

Youth commissions foster civic engagement and citizenship skills.

August 2017
Making Cities Smarter

Making Cities Smarter

A few key principles apply to any smart city efforts, regardless of size or scope.

June 2017
How Volunteerism Enriches Communities

How Volunteerism Enriches Communities

The small-town feeling of community that many of us experienced as youngsters has become more elusive. Volunteering gives us a sense of connectedness and offers multiple benefits.

April 2017
Local Infrastructure Conditions: A Crisis Situation

Local Infrastructure Conditions: A Crisis Situation

We can either pay to fix and maintain our infrastructure today or pay much more in the future to replace it.

February 2017
What You Need to Know About Legislative Advocacy and the League

What You Need to Know About Legislative Advocacy and the League

Keeping track of legislation and priority bills that affect your city is critically important for elected officials. The League provides an array of helpful tools to make this task easier.

January 2017
How Effective Is Your Council?

How Effective Is Your Council?

After the election is over it can be hard to put aside the competitive mindset, move beyond politics and begin working as a cohesive team.

November 2016
Navigating the Ups and Downs of the Council-Manager Relationship

Navigating the Ups and Downs of the Council-Manager Relationship

First and foremost, the relationship between the city council and the city manager is a partnership that serves the community.

August 2016
Using Technology to Better Serve Our Communities

Using Technology to Better Serve Our Communities

Many California cities are looking at how the Internet of Things can serve the public.

June 2016
The Extraordinary Value of Volunteers

The Extraordinary Value of Volunteers

Volunteers connect the community and enhance the quality of life in cities throughout the Golden State.

April 2016
League Leaders Set 2016 Strategic Goals

League Leaders Set 2016 Strategic Goals

Each year we ask a diverse group of about 100 city officials to tell us which policy envelopes we need to push, which walls we need to scale and what partnerships we need to build. Bringing together local leaders who are close to the challenges facing their cities and knowledgeable about state policies and politics is the key to getting the job done.

February 2016