NLC’s Racial, Equity And Leadership (REAL) group will showcase ways a Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework can be used to set and achieve racial equity goals. Participants will learn how a Seattle department adopted RBA to develop measurable goals and create an organizational culture that focuses on real results for racial equity.

NLC members all strive to create the best communities for their residents. American cities are learning that smart investments in energy efficiency, water quality, and other sustainability initiatives can provide a healthier environment, attract new business, reduce the risks of climate change, and conserve taxpayer dollars. Under the new Administration, cities are increasingly responsible for managing their own environmental impacts, water quality, air pollution, and more.
We see local declarations to support of the Paris Agreement, pursue 100% Renewable Energy, and more, but what action is behind these proclamations?  Are these bold commitments attainable? Led by the NLC Sustainable Cities Institute, this introductory session will explore the most effective sustainability policies and give you new options to promote the health and wealth of your city.

Although saving for retirement is a priority for millennials, most Gen Y Americans are focused on mastering basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. Millennials represent more than one-third of American workers, presenting a unique opportunity to attract new talent by offering a strong retirement package. Explore how to use post-employment benefits as a recruitment tool for the new generation of America’s workforce.  Get access to successful programs from your fellow states to implement in your community.

Credits: 2
Specialization Area: Management | Public Administration
Level: 201
Audience: Local Elected Officials
Cost: Free