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Executive Director's Message

The Conversations We All Need to Have, Again and Again

The Conversations We All Need to Have, Again and Again

Rather than have a national “conversation” about race, President Obama suggested, in effect, that we have millions of conversations about it over the next few years.

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.

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News from the Institute for Local Government

Pondering Innovation at the Local Level

Pondering Innovation at the Local Level

How does innovation occur in local government? What can local officials interested in seeing their agencies engage in innovation do to support innovation?

Summer at City Hall: Partnership Focuses on Youth

Summer at City Hall: Partnership Focuses on Youth

Summer at City Hall focuses on teen learning and leadership and provides a model for other communities seeking to create an engaging and enriching summer program for youth.

Annual Conference Highlights

Annual Conference Highlights

A look at the highlights of the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo.

Exposition Exhibitors

Exposition Exhibitors

Historic Preservation: A Springboard For Economic Development

Historic Preservation: A Springboard For Economic Development

Local agencies are using historic preservation to promote financial vitality.

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Sustainable Cities

Bright Ideas for Connecting Youth and Sustainability

Bright Ideas for Connecting Youth and Sustainability

Activities that help youth become involved in and understand issues related to sustainability span a broad range.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Redlands Emergency Services Academy Gives Youth a Taste of Service

Redlands Emergency Services Academy Gives Youth a Taste of Service

Participants get hands-on experience in public safety work.

A Tale of Two Cities: Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek’s Community Service Days

A Tale of Two Cities: Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek’s Community Service Days

These projects increase civic pride and produce remarkable results.