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ICYMI April 27 – May 3

Hope you had a wonderful weekend enjoying the sunshine and full blush of Spring! I  invite you to go over what happened last week in the Knowledge Network (perhaps while you were out enjoying the good weather!):

  • From last Monday to Wednesday, the SAS Global Executive Conference was held in Dallas. The conference convened a number of local officials and experts who are committed to using performance analytics to drive better decision-making in local governments.
  • Have you seen the newly released film, Avenger: Age of Ultron? This movie talks about a group of diverse heroes who come together to avenge the devastating effects of attacks on earth by villains. Similarly, local communities could also come together to avenge the effects of climate change by harnessing solar energy.
  • Never think your community story is too trivia to share! The PM Magazine for May is out, and the editor is looking forward to hearing more from you.
  • The CityLinks team is excited to announce the implementation of the App2Action Challenge in the city of Nablus. The goal of the App2Action Challenge is to help address water and/or sanitation hygiene (WASH) challenge in Nablus.
  • Katie Rosengren, a municipal employee from Hooksett, New Hampshire, was on a trip to Jordan  as part of USAID’s Jordan Local Enterprise Support (LENS) project—a municipal exchange and partnership. Check out Katie’s blog, where sheshares her experience in the Middle East.
  • Check here for a unique Supreme Court case where both employers and arguably employees won. The Supreme Court ruled that the courts may review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) satisfied its statutory obligation to attempt to conciliate discrimination claims before filing a lawsuit. Local food systems have many benefits, including increasing local economic resiliency and promoting public health. Check here for five strategies from four leading practice communities that arepromoting local food systems.
  • Last week, ICMA welcomed a group of 21 fellows from 10 different counties in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. To learn more about their interesting experiences and observation while in the U.S., click here.

What stories do you have to share? Please comment below.

Yalan Qin

Knowledge Network Intern