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National Civic Review: Sponsoring Association

About the National Civic League
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the National Civic League is a 107-year-old non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to strengthening citizen democracy by transforming democratic institutions. NCL accomplishes its mission through technical assistance, training, publishing, research, and the All-America City Awards, the nation's oldest and most prestigious community recognition program.

The National Civic League was founded in 1894, when more than 100 educators, journalists, business leaders, and policy makers met in Philadelphia to discuss the future of American cities. Among those who attended the two-day conference were Theodore Roosevelt, Louis Brandeis, Marshall Field, and Frederick Law Olmsted. The gathering was organized in response to widespread municipal government corruption and served as a nationwide call to "raise the popular standards of political morality."

The conference delegates voted unanimously for the formation of a National Municipal League-which later became the National Civic League-to help answer this call to action. The organization set out to make city governments more honest and efficient by creating a national network of local reform groups that could learn from each other's successes and failures.

Members of the National Civic League receive National Civic Review as a benefit of membership. To learn more about the National Civic League please visit www.ncl.org


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