AZ League Connection

The League's Monthly Online Newsletter

Issue 173: September 2017

2017 Cities and Towns Week

The League’s 16th Annual Cities & Towns Week is coming up October 15 – 21, 2017! Arizona Cities and Towns Week is set aside each year to provide citizens with important information about the services and programs provided by their city or town. Download the online toolkit and let us know how your city or town plans to participate in #AZCityWeek!

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2018 League Resolutions Summary Chart

Each year a set of legislative resolutions is adopted which set forth the League’s agenda for the following year’s legislative session. See the summary chart of the 2018 Resolutions approved at this year’s League Conference.

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Arizona City Government 101: What Every Municipal Official Needs to Know

The League is once again offering a one-day course based on the League’s annual Newly Elected Officials Training. The course will cover the basics of serving as an elected official or staff in an Arizona city or town.

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NLC City Summitt

There is still time to register for NLC’s City Summit in Charlotte! We also hope you will be able to join the League for our special state-specific reception.

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Missed a Session at the League Annual Conference?

If you were unable to attend a session at the League Annual conference, you can listen to it online! Listen to the audio from all the annual conference sessions, view the full conference program and download session presentations.

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BMO Harris Bank P Card Program: Saving Your City and Town Time and Money

The League, along with BMO Harris Bank, is pleased to announce our partnership in offering a consortium based Procurement Card program to all Arizona League members. This program is geared toward Arizona’s cities and towns and has some important benefits for your municipality.

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League Publications – Executive Recruitment Guide

The League’s Executive Recruitment Guide identifies approaches and outlines the steps for executive recruitment, providing resources for recruitment firms and interim management practices. The League provides the Executive Recruitment Guide and many other publications as resources.

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NLC Service Line Warranty Webinar

One of the League’s Endorsed Partners, the NLC Service Line Warranty Program, is hosting a webinar on their program on Wednesday, October 4.

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League City and Town News

Each day, League staff posts city and town news from around the state on the homepage. We do our best to find articles in local newspapers that highlight municipalities.

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Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Day

The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame recognizes veterans for their outstanding efforts and achievements to their communities outside of their military service. Your city or town may wish to issue a proclamation for Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Day.

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Borderlands Trade and Transportation Technologies Conference

In coordination with the City of Tucson, Visit Tucson, and the Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation, Pima Association of Governments is excited to co-host the Borderlands Trade and Transportation Technologies Conference on Oct. 19 in Tucson.

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Urban Farming Takes Root in Arizona: Download the WorkBook from Vitalyst Health Network

Farmer’s markets, community gardens, composting, container farms and home-grown food are just a handful of the ways that urban farming is making resurgence in Arizona and around the country. Like the food being produced as a result, the list of urban agriculture innovations seems to grow daily. Catch up on all of the latest details with Vitalyst’s Urban Farming WorkBook.

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Legal Corner: U.S. Supreme Court Casa Affecting Local Governments

The U.S. Supreme Court concluded its term in June and there are a few cases affecting local governments that had been pending before the court. This article highlights the outcome of each case.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events

The League has a variety of opportunities, trainings and upcoming events that may be of interest in the coming months.

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City & Town Throwback

What were cities and towns celebrating this time last year? Five years ago? 50 years ago? Take a look into the past at some of our city and town stories from years gone by in the City & Town Throwback!

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