Remember when I went to Singapore and then China and you all followed along in real time? Next week I’ll be in Seattle, and I’d love you to learn along with me. Why Seattle? As president of the national Governmental Research Association, I’ll be highlighting the work of GRA leaders and the changing roles of think tanks in the 21st century. The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, a member of the GRA, is taking 150 leaders to Seattle for a leadership exchange. With Liz’s help, we’ll be telling the story of the experience, and researching this model of leadership development + civic innovation for rural areas in North Carolina to tackle public problems and drive economic prosperity. Follow me on Twitter at @Mebane_Rash to experience the trip in real time. Our first article is the featured read today. Please share.
The Golden LEAF Foundation is now accepting grant applications for the N.C. Hurricane Florence Relief Fund. The fund was activated by Governor Roy Cooper to respond to unmet needs of survivors including housing, food, clothing, and other expenses. All funding will be used for grants to support local governments and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations providing direct assistance to survivors. Here is more information.
This week, we’ll be learning how Seattle works, moves, lives, and thrives, and we will be sharing those lessons learned with cities and states across our nation. ... Read the rest