Council Member 2000-2008; 2012-2015; 2016 to present
President, State College Borough Council 2006-2008
National League of Cities - Finance, Administration and Governmental Relations Steering Committee
Pennsylvania Municipal League, Secretary, South Central District
Board Member, Downtown Improvement District
Member and Past President - College Heights Neighborhood Association
Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) Executive Committee, Personnel Committee
Chairperson of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Plaza Planning Committee
National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition
November 27th, 2012 to December 1st, 2012
by Cathy Dauler
Recently I attended The National League of Cities Conference in Boston. It was an opportunity to meet with other members of the University Communities Council, to attend workshops highlighting redevelopment in the South Boston Waterfront's Innovation District and to learn about the revitalization of Boston's Dudley Square neighborhood.
Although our efforts in State College are on a smaller scale than Boston, we are also committed to neighborhood preservation, business innovation and building projects based on sustainable principles. Learning what other communities are doing is enlightening.
National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exhibition, Boston, Nov.27 - Dec.1, 2012
December 4, 2012
by Jeff Hartgen, MultiState Principal
Over 4,000 delegates from cities large and small gathered in Boston last week to meet on issues impacting cities, such as the environment, transportation, energy, economic development and the relationship between city governments and federal and state governments.
The meeting started with the announcement of a new Executive Director for the National League of Cities (NCL), former NLC 1998-1999 President and former mayor of South Bay, Florida.
Numerous panels throughout the conference were held, including one focusing on economic development with panelists featuring the Dean of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, Barry Bluestone, Danielle Casey, Assistant City Manager of the City of Maricopa, Arizona, ; Susan Connelly Director of State Government Relations for Darden Restaurants; Pablo Diaz, Executive Director, Grenada, Mississippi Economic Development District; and Kevin Dow, Chief Operating Officer, City of Philadelphia Commerce Department. The goal of all was to make the economic development process predicable, fair, streamlined and online.
Other sessions focused on the fact that there will be less federal money to cities over the next decade, and how an aging population will make the battle for “Millennials” critical to the success of cities.
SOURCE: MultiState, 4th December, 2012 www.multistate.com
National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition
December 1st, 2012
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), Boston, MA
National League of Cities and Exposition is one of the most anticipated events of the country. Skill building and knowledge sharing between city officials and employees forms the main basis of this event. This is a unique event which brings together council members, department directors, mayors, administrators and city managers who offers solutions on taking the community forward. Conferences are held during the event, which features the presence of more than 4000 decision making authorities from municipal bodies.
National League of Cities and Exposition is an event where suppliers showcase their products in order to meet the emergency needs of every community. Over 60 exhibitors will display their products at the show. Visitors can gain valuable knowledge on telecommunications, public safety, hometown security and transportation issues here too.
National League of Cities and Exposition boasts of a huge number of visitors who are imparted knowledge on telecommunications, public safety, hometown security and transportation. More than 4000 municipal decision makers meet along with eminent representatives from local governmental organizations and municipal bodies. IT experts, telecom professionals, disaster management consultants, finance executive and transportation professionals are also present at the show. Administrators, city managers, city mayors and members of community councils participate in the event as well.
National League of Cities and Exposition has a number of exhibitors who showcase their products that are critical for the handling of critical issues and requirements of urban communities like public safety, hometown security, parks and recreation facilities, telecommunication tools, transportation options, disaster preparedness, information technology systems and waste water treatment equipments. It also showcases financial management services, insurance options and solid waste recycling accessories.
SOURCE: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, 1st December, 2012 www.bostonparkplaza.com
Boston Selected to Host National League of Cities' Convention in 2012
March 11, 2012
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities (NLC) announced today that Boston has been selected as the site of the 2012 Congress of Cities Conference and Exposition.
The five-day conference, tentatively scheduled for Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2012, will bring thousands of local elected officials together from across the country to share ideas and visit successful city programs.
"We value this opportunity to show off our innovation, our creativity and our continued progress in making Boston the best city in America," said Mayor Tom Menino in presenting his city's bid to NLC's Board of Directors at the 2007 Congressional City Conference, being held in Washington, DC, March 10 - 14. Menino said the city plans to offer mobile workshops to highlight the new city waterfront, Boston -- post Big Dig, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and the city's great neighborhoods. Boston was recently named a top 10 convention city by Trade Show Week. NLC President Bart Peterson said Boston's demonstrated commitment and its historic appeal make the city an ideal site for the convention.
"Tom Menino is one of the greatest mayors in America, he is a mayor's mayor. We are pleased to be returning to Boston and excited to be using the new Boston Convention and Exhibits Center. It is especially fitting to have thousands of local officials convene in a city with such a proud democratic history." Boston hosted the Congress in 1989 and again in 2000, when more than 7,000 people attended. The Congress of Cities Conference and Exposition serves as NLC's annual convention and offers a wide variety of learning opportunities for municipal leaders, including general sessions featuring well-known speakers and a myriad of workshops addressing critical issues of importance to municipal officials and their communities.
The Exposition features an extensive exhibit hall showcasing award-winning communities and their innovative programs as well as related service industries. The NLC Board of Directors is responsible for selecting sites for the annual Congress of Cities. A city must be a direct member of the National League of Cities to host the annual conference. NLC's next Congress of Cities will be held Nov. 13 - 17, 2007, in New Orleans, La. The conference moves to Orlando, Fla., in 2008, San Antonio, Tex., in 2009, Denver, Colo., in 2010 and Phoenix, Ariz., in 2011. The National League of Cities is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 U.S. cities, towns and villages, which collectively serve 218 million people.
SOURCE: National League of Cities www.prnewswire.com