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The latest from the Local Government Commission

Regional Stakeholder Workshops on Overcoming Barriers to Adaptation

September 29 – October 26: Join LGC and partners for an interactive, discussion-based workshop in your region to better understand the financial and organizational barriers that local governments in California face in implementing adaptation strategies. Input gathered at this workshop will help inform state agencies of local needs through California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment.

2017 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

The 2017 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri on February 2-4 at the Marriott St. Louis Hotel.

Water Action Fellowship

The Water Action Fellowship is a new Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program building on the success of CivicSpark. Water fellows will focus specifically on local government challenges related to water.

Featured Newsletters

Livable Places Update – August

August’s article: Cap-and-Trade Success Stories: Investing in Stronger Communities

Past Issues of Livable Places Update

Currents: Summer 2016

Currents provides readers with current information on energy issues affecting local governments in California.

Past Issues of CURRENTS

CivicSpark Newsletter – September

This monthly CivicSpark newsletter features updates on CivicSpark projects and highlights.

Past Issues of CivicSpark Newsletter

Featured Podcast

Moving Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving, Part 3 – October 20, 2016

Infinite Earth Radio is a podcast produced by Skeo, in association with the Local Government Commission. Each week we interview visionary civic leaders who are transforming the future.

Listen to other recent Infinite Earth Podcasts.

Featured Videos

Rick Cole: 2016 Yosemite Conference

Rick Cole, provides a retrospective on the role the LGC network has played in advancing smart growth over the last 35 years.

John Laird: A Shout-Out to the LGC

John Laird, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency, relates his experience working with LGC.

Kate Meis: Private Sector Solutions for Public Benefit Projects

Kate Meis, Executive Director of the Local Government Commission, speaks during the kickoff plenary at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference.