6 NATION’S CITIES WEEKLY
Savings, from page 3
utilize the cards had one in their
As the “leading” city, Hunt
identified a few simple things
any participating city can do
to assist in making the NLC
Prescription Discount Card
Program a valuable asset to resi-
• Regularly report the
savings at council meetings and
other group meetings.
• Make the cards avail-
able at the welcome desk in the
lobby of city hall.
Savannah, Ga.; Monroe, N.C.;
Kernersville, N.C.; Memphis,
Tenn.; West Hollywood, Calif.;
and Camden, S.C.
Building on the success of
the program nationwide, NLC
President James E. Mitchell Jr.,
has set of goal of reaching $10
million in total savings to city
residents by the end of this year.
“I encourage every NLC
member city to participate
and help us achieve that goal,”
Mitchell said. “The program has
clear benefits and the potential
to save money for the commu-
nity well beyond the cost of a
May 23, 2011
city’s annual dues to NLC.”
Cities launching the program
last month include: Carrboro,
N.C.; Emerald Isle, N.C.;
Highland Hills, Ohio; and
Mount Vernon, Texas. NLC
member cities not participating
in the program can sign up on
the NLC website at www.nlc.
org/prescriptioncard and join
the effort to reach the goal of
$10 million in savings to resi-
dents this year.
Shapiro at (202) 626-3019 or
California, from page 3
gang crime decreased more rapidly in
the city’s 12 Gang Reduction and Youth
Development zones compared with other
areas of the city. Based on ongoing
assessment using a new Youth Services
Eligibility Tool, the report identified
statistically significant decreases in youth
risk factors and gang involvement.
Santa Rosa measures efforts and
results of its Community Helping Our
Indispensable Children Excel (CHOICE)
initiative. A yearly report identified sev-
eral desirable trends — higher academic
performance scores, lower school sus-
pension rates and juvenile arrests – and
flagged negative trends such as dropping
graduation rates and increasing truancy
To learn more about the
California Cities Gang Prevention
Network, please contact Andrew Moore
at (215) 848-6910 or email@example.com.
GET NEW MEMBERS – GET GREAT REWARDS
NLC is rewarding our members for recruiting new members through our iConnect
Member-Get-a-Member campaign. The more you recruit between now and September
30, 2011, the greater the rewards! Members fill out the “referred by” portion of
the application and give it to the prospective new member(s) to complete – it’s that
simple. Winners will be announced at the 2011 Congress of Cities and Exposition in
Phoenix, AZ November 8-12.
TOTAL MEMBERS RECRUITED
CAMPAIGN REWARDS ( 3 WINNERS CHOSEN FROM EACH CATEGORY)
5 - 9
10 - 14
15 - 19
20 - 24
iConnect lapel pin
( 1) NLC Soho Gift Pen Set and ( 1) Leadership Training Institute seminar registration.
( 1) NLC Wrist Watch and ( 2) Leadership Training Institute seminar registrations.
( 1) Amazon Kindle and ( 3) registrations to the 2012 Congress of Cities in Boston, MA November 27 - December 1
( 1) Apple iPad and ( 4) registrations to the 2012 Congress of Cities in Boston, MA November 27 - December 1
( 1) Apple iPad and ( 4) registrations and ( 4) complimentary airline tickets to travel to the 2012 Congress of Cities Conference in Boston, MA on November 27 - December 1.
To begin recruiting and reaping your rewards, visit the official iConnect – NLC MGM campaign webpage in the Member Center of www.nlc.org
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