Carolyn Coleman is the League’s first female executive director
and its fourth executive director since 1934. She brings over 25
years of experience in public service and advocacy to her new…
The city and its partners created a model that helps communities
use limited resources to solve multiple problems.
Public employers often face situations in which the religious
beliefs of their employees become a major legal issue. This
article explains applicable law and addresses some common
Learn about new ways to better serve your city and residents.
The caucuses offer a way to learn about pressing issues for each
Elected officials weigh in on what’s most valuable at the
League’s Annual Conference & Expo.
At the League’s largest conference of the year, network with
2,000 elected officials and staff, and choose from more than 60
sessions designed to educate and inform.
Two lifelong friends who lead neighboring cities find working
together doubles their impact.
The new tool gives cities much-needed flexibility.
First and foremost, the relationship between the city council and
the city manager is a partnership that serves the community.
Mayors and council members describe the most helpful aspect of
A 6-year-old boy’s rules for his Spy Club provide food for
thought regarding public service.
Continuing education is essential in every profession. These two
conferences are geared to both experienced and recently elected
mayors and council members.
By definition, effective public managers are both problem-solvers
and leaders, but it requires a special type to take the helm of a
public agency in crisis.
The city recruited seniors to supervise and support students as
they walk or bike to and from school.
If you want a sneak preview of a city council’s future, a
planning commission meeting is a good place to start.
City officials offer advice to newly elected council members.
Significant positive developments for the League included the
adoption of a new economic development tool for lower-income
communities and the passage of a medical marijuana regulatory
The strategic goal-setting process involves representatives from
all of the League’s policy committees, departments, divisions and
diversity caucuses as well as its entire board of directors….
It takes only one scandal to give the public the impression that
all local elected officials are not to be trusted, and public
perception can be very slow to change. How can we build our…