The Network is on the ground working with cities across the country. As we partner with local leaders to develop strategies that fuel their turnaround, we share our insights and learnings here.

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By Abigail Rybnicek

New in the Resource Library: Network’s Responses to Recent 311 for Cities Requests

The Network highlights recent responses to questions received through its 311 for Cities feature on infrastructure, diversity in police forces, eligibility for social services and non-emergency numbers.

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By Abigail Rybnicek

Practical Takeaways for Cities at Network’s Second Peer Convening

The Mayors of Springfield, MO, and Waco, TX, reflect on their experience at the National Resource Network's Peer Convening and the lessons they learned and are already implementing back home.

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By Tricia Kerney-Willis

Kerney-Willis: Challenging Communities to Envision their Economic Future

The Economic Visioning Challenge awards prizes to diverse teams of partners that have generated tailored economic development plans for Las Vegas, Hartford, and Greensboro.

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By Eric Rothman

McCarthy & Rothman: From Plan to Implementation – Lessons from Kansas City, KS

The Unified Government of Kansas City and Wyandotte County (the UG) is facing the same question many local governments face after the completion of a vision plan: What Next? Read how the National Resource Network is helping them the UG identify key issues and chart a course for implementation.

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By Eric Rothman

Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative Recognized as a “Bright Idea”

SC2, including the Network, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Harvard University Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation’s Annual Innovations in American Government Award and received a “Bright Idea” designation.

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By Mayor Percy Bland

Mayor Bland: Why We Are Partnering with the Network

Meridian, MS, Mayor Percy Bland sheds light on the potential he sees for his community, the challenges they face, and the important role the Network is playing to move things forward.

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By Mark Linton

Linton: Reflecting on the Value of Peer Learning

Mark Linton, Executive Director of White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities, shares his thoughts on the value of the National Resource Network and his experience at the inaugural peer convening.

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By Maureen Mahoney

Mahoney: The Power of Learning Together

Maureen Mahoney reflects on Kansas City, Kansas' experience with the Network so far, both as a beta city and as a participant in the first peer convening.

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