Winter 2018 Policy Meeting
Friday, January 26 - Saturday, January 27
Mark your calendar! Topics include expanding access to voting, cities & immigrants, preparing your community for crisis, biking infrastructure, and fostering healthy discourse in your city.
Preserving Local Control
Across America, efforts to enact to enact local laws on a range of issues are the focus of a growing trend: they are being preempted by state legislation that undermines local democracy. Learn more about what cities can do to counteract this trend.
Apply by July 3rd to ensure consideration.
Summer 2017 Meeting
Hosted by Mayor Weinberger
Join us Wednesday, August 16 - Friday, August 18 in beautiful Burlington, VT for the Summer 2017 Meeting!
Resources for Sanctuary Cities and Beyond
As federal threats loom against sanctuary cities, there are many legal and policy-based tools cities can utilize to minimize their participation in immigration law enforcement. Our latest webpage provides resources, tools and examples to support local communities.
Winter 2017 Meeting
Tuesday, January 17
Thank you to everyone that joined us at the Winter 2017 Meeting in DC!
Leading on Sustainable Water Solutions
Join us in October to learn how integrated, innovative solutions can build a resilient water future and more livable cities.
2016 Summer Meeting
Hosted by Mayor Tom Bates, the 2016 Summer Meeting will be in beautiful Berkeley, CA, August 25-27.
A Guide for City Leaders
Local Control Workshop
December 6 - 7, 2015 in Washington, DC
Across America, efforts to enact new city and county health, safety, workplace and environmental ordinances are the focus of a growing trend: they are being preempted by state legislation that undermines local democracy.
2016 Winter Meeting
January 22 - 23, 2016 in Washington, DC
View presentations and resources from our Winter Meeting.
Policies to Promote Equity and Job Quality in our Nation's Capital
Summer Meeting in Des Moines
Thursday, August 13 - Saturday, August 15
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Des Moines!
Rational Policy Approaches for Cities and Towns
Winter 2015 Meeting
Thank you for joining us!
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2015 Winter Meeting! Topics included integrating climate resilience into city decisions; sustainable street design; the sharing economy; and opiate addiction. Click below to learn more.
Building Livable Communities
A Leadership Forum
Co-hosted by the city of Burlington and AARP, the event brought together elected officials and staff from New England and New York State communities to forge innovative approaches to creating great places to live that sustain economic growth and improve the quality of life for residents – of all ages.
Workshop: State Preemption of Local Authority
Understanding the Trend and Strategies for Action
Tuesday, November 18, Austin, TX -- State governments have increasingly taken it upon themselves to overrule local ordinances and actions on a variety of labor, health, safety and environmental issues. Join us to discuss this growing trend of state preemption.
Boston Carbon Risk Forum 2014
The Carbon Risk Forum, Monday, September 29, will bring together city and state government leaders, financial professionals, and leaders of organizations concerned about carbon risk in their investments. We hope you will join us for an in-depth examination of the issues and a discussion of what institutions can do to lower their carbon risk.
Recommendations for building good jobs and strong communities
Summer 2014 Meeting
August 20 - 22, Chapel, NC
This summer we'll be in beautiful Chapel Hill, NC, talking about retrofitting the suburbs, creative civic engagement, town/higher education partnerships, affordable housing, and fostering entrepreneurship. We hope you will join us!
Low Cost Measures to Reduce Negative Impacts
A Guide for Local Governments
Winter 2014 Meeting
January 24 - 25, 2014 / Washington, DC
Our 10th Winter Meeting may have been the best yet! We covered timely policy topics, including the educational achievement gap, poverty, and energy efficiency. We also discussed how to work with allies outside city hall and heard from Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray and US DOT Dep. Secretary Victor Mendez.