• Connecting Leaders.

  • Advancing Policies.

  • Implementing Solutions.

For over 35 years LGC has connected cutting-edge leaders from across the nation. Together we are advancing transformative policies and implementing innovative solutions for sustainable communities.

The latest from the Local Government Commission

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.

WE CAN San Joaquin Valley

The WE CAN – SJV program engages disadvantaged communities in the cities of Fresno, Clovis, and Reedley through incentivizing landscape upgrades with rebates and available efficiency financing programs.

The California Adaptation Forum

Registration is now open for the 2nd California Adaptation Forum – the premier convening of 1,000+ leaders, practitioners, and advocates to gather, discuss, debate, and consider how we can most effectively respond to the impacts of climate change.

Featured Newsletters

Livable Places Update – June

Jun’s article: Renewables in America: Lessons from Germany’s Energy Transition

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 – July

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

Past Issues of CivicSpark Newsletter

Featured Podcast

CivicSpark Fellows—Making the Central Valley More Sustainable – July 14, 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

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.

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.