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Articles from Vol. 24, No. 40, October 8

2001 Congress of Cities Exhibitors
The following is a list of participants scheduled for NLC's Exposition in Atlanta, December 6-7. Those listed in bold type are Associate Members of NLC. 3M, Booth # 706; Bldg. 225-5S-08, St. Paul, MN 55144-1000; www.3m.com/tcm, 651-736-1142 ACCELA,...
Cities Recognized for Their Innovative Ways
Sixty applicants answered the call to spotlight their efforts through the 2001 Innovation Awards competition, Investing in Communities. With a focus on collaboration, the five winning cities represented the key categories of this year's theme. Programs...
E-City: The Place to Be at 2001 Congress of Cities
The 2001 Congress of Cities delegates are invited to visit E-City and see the latest electronic government applications and technology tools designed to help cities deliver services to constituents. With the rapidly increasing number of local governments...
Flint, Mich., Uses Collaborative Process to Spark Positive Changes
City officials are taking leadership in many ways to address poverty in urban areas. This is the fourth in a series that highlights specific efforts of city leaders participating in NLC's Workforce Development for Poverty Reduction Project, with support...
House Set to Approve Anti-Terrorism Bill, Senate Debate Continues
While witnesses before the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution asked members of the panel to carefully examine existing terrorism laws, the House Committee on the Judiciary unanimously approved an anti-terrorism bill, after nearly six hours of...
Howland Awards Recognize Achievements in Urban Enrichment
Forty-two applicants participated in the 2001 Howland Award competition. The James C. Howland Award is presented to cities that have demonstrated and encouraged the preservation and enrichment of high quality urban environments. First and second...
Leadership Training Council Hosts First LTI Luncheon at CoC
NLC's Leadership Training Council will host a luncheon for LTI Seminar participants on Wednesday, December 5, at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Atlanta. Not only will seminar participants have the opportunity to discuss their newly...
NLC's First Thomas M. Menino Fellow Selected
Four State Leagues Receive Promise Fellows NLC is proud to announce the selection of the first Thomas M. Menino Fellow and the placement of four additional Promise Fellows in state municipal league offices. The first Menino Fellow, based at NLC's...
NLC Submits Comments in Support of Community Reinvestment Act
NLC recently submitted comments for federal agencies reviewing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) through an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR). The proposed rulemaking by four federal agencies allows local officials and community development...
NLC Working as Advocate on Homeland Security Issues
NLC has launched a coordinated effort to provide resources and support to cities, to collect data on impacts of the terrorist attacks, and to advocate for local interests on all federal action related to homeland security. "We're working with our...
Olympic Torch to Help Kick-Off CoC in Atlanta
The 2002 Olympic Games will kick-off its running of the torch from Atlanta to Salt Lake City, Utah, at the 2001 Congress of Cities. The Olympic Torch will begin its trip across America on Tuesday, December 4 at 8:00 a.m. in Centennial Park, just outside...
Steering Committee Drafts Policy on Youth, Welfare Issues
NLC's Human Development (HD) Steering Committee drafted policy on youth suicide, mental health and school-based clinics; faith-based initiatives; welfare reform; and education during its fall meeting last month in Minneapolis, Minn. Minneapolis City...
Steering Committee Evaluates NLC's Environmental, Energy Policy
The Energy, Environment, and Natural (EENR) Resources Steering Committee met in Bellevue, Wash., last month to recommend policy on water infrastructure financing, energy and the Clean Air Act. T.J. Patterson, councilmember, Lubbock, Tex., and chair...