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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.
The programs will be highlighted during the 2012 City Showcase at this year's Congress of Cities and Exposition, held in
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
Boston, this year's Congress of Cities host, is showcasing six of their successful civic initiatives as part of the City Showcase:
Boston Public Schools Team BPS and Parent University
Mayor's Office of New Bostonians
Tech Goes Home
Thrive in 5 Boston
For more information on the City Showcase, visit:
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