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21 Cities and Towns Chosen to Showcase Achievements at National League of Cities Conference

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities (NLC) will recognize 27 selected programs from 21 cities and towns nationwide as successful initiatives demonstrating effective and collaborative approaches within government.

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The programs will be highlighted during the 2012 City Showcase at this year's Congress of Cities and Exposition, held in Boston, MA, November 28-December 1. The Showcase is NLC's premier program celebrating city achievements. During the conference, representatives from these programs will engage in networking and knowledge-sharing about implementation strategies, successes and lessons learned.

This year's programs were selected for their innovative practices. An emphasis was also placed on initiatives that align with the conference programming: Promoting Strong Local Economies, Building Sustainable Communities and Strengthening Neighborhoods and Families.

Together the programs chosen encompass a wide range of geographical locations, city sizes and topic areas.

This year's 2012 City Showcase participants are:

  • Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Sustainability Framework
  • Arlington, MA: Hoarding Response Team
  • Cathedral City, CA: Cathedral City Energy Action Plan
  • Danvers, MA: Project Sunshine
  • Delray Beach, FL: Community Solutions Action Plan
  • Flagstaff, AZ: City of Flagstaff Resiliency and Preparedness Initiative
  • Glastonbury, CT: Purple Heart Homes
  • Hillsboro, OR: Hillsboro Electric Vehicle Program
  • Kansas City, MO: Enterprise Sustainability Platform
  • Kansas City, MO: Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project
  • Lexington, SC: Town of Lexington Vision Plan
  • Lowell, MA: Neighborhood Impact Initiative
  • Moore, OK: Recycle Moore
  • Nashville, TN: Limitless Libraries
  • Newark, NJ: Let's Move! Newark
  • New Brighton, MN: Read to Play
  • Northfield, MN: PRIMEtime Out-of-School-Time Collaborative
  • Perris, CA: Enchanted Heights Sewer System
  • Savannah, GA: Step Up Savannah
  • Sudbury, MA: Regional Housing Services Office (also Towns of Acton, Bedford, Concord, Lexington, Weston)         
  • Urbandale, IA: Making a Connection

Boston, this year's Congress of Cities host, is showcasing six of their successful civic initiatives as part of the City Showcase:

  • Boston Bikes
  • Boston Public Schools Team BPS and Parent University
  • Mayor's Office of New Bostonians
  • Success Boston
  • Tech Goes Home
  • Thrive in 5 Boston

For more information on the City Showcase, visit: http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/resources/city-showcase.

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

SOURCE National League of Cities



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