New Publication Showcases Diversity Initiatives In The Nation’s Cities And Towns
The National League of Cities (NLC), in conjunction with the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), has the released a new book entitled, City Cultural Diversity Awards. The book highlights programs that cities have implemented to address and positively promote all aspects of cultural diversity in their communities.
The book highlights programs submitted to the City Cultural Diversity Awards Program, which encourages citizen involvement in local government-sponsored activities and shows appreciation for the cultural differences that enrich the lives of citizens all across America.
The program was established more than 15 years ago by the NBC-LEO to demonstrate quality and innovation relating to diversity. Over the years, over a thousand program entries have shown a genuine commitment to fostering citizen involvement in the cultural activities of our diverse communities.
“America’s cities and towns are more diverse today than any other time in history. Communities now face the challenges of dealing with racial, economic, cultural and sexual orientation while providing services to their residents,” said NBC-LEO President Marian Tasco. “This book gives varied examples of what cities and towns are doing to address and reflect the changes in the make-up of their communities.”
Copies of the book City Cultural Diversity Awards are available for purchase by NLC member cities and NBC-LEO members for $10 and $15 for NBC-LEO non-member cities. For more information about the book or about the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials City Cultural Diversity Awards Program, call Bridgette Waldron at 202-626-3062 or via email at Waldron@nlc.org.
The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization for American cities. NLC serves as a resource and advocate for 18,000 cities, towns and villages of all sizes, which collectively serve 225 million people.