Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Advisory Council Releases Report on Information Technology; Readies for New Topic in '98

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Advisory Council Releases Report on Information Technology; Readies for New Topic in '98

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The "Futures' is now. And it's starting again!

The NLC Advisory Council released its 1997 Futures Report, Harnessing Information Technology for Your City, at the Philadelphia Congress o Cities. They also met with incoming NLC First Vice President Clarence Anthony, Mayor of South Bay, Fla., to start work on their 1998 report.

June Eisland, Council-woman from the Bronx, N.Y., and 1997 chair of the Advisory Council presided over the meeting with the assistance vice chairs Beulah Coughenour, Councillor, Indianapolis, and Mayor Joe Adams from University City, Mo. Eisland also presented the 1997 report to the NLC Board of Directors calling it "an exciting framework" for NLC and for cities and towns. The report was widely distributed to Congress of Cities delegates.

Harnessing Information Technology for Your City is a foundation for the Presidential Agenda for next year led by Brian O'Neill, Councilmember from Philadelphia, Pa. As the new NLC President, O'Neill will lead the development of NLC activities aimed at carrying out many of the Futures Report's findings and conclusions.

At the Advisory Council's meeting on Wednesday, December 3, O'Neill thanked the group for their hard work throughout the year. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to put into practice many of the ideas and recommendations put forth in the report, Harnessing Information Technology for Your City." O'Neill went on to say, "this is going to be an exciting time for me and I look forward to working with NLC and with many of you in this endeavor."

The Advisory Council also received a brief update on the efforts of the NLC Strategic Planning Task Force and a review of the draft strategic plan. …

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