May 30, 2011
NATION’S CITIES WEEKLY 7
Global, from page 1
and peers leading in the field.
Local officials across the country wel-
come the value of international sources
of growth to strengthen the long-term
viability of their communities. In a
recent NLC survey of local officials, 83
percent say that expanding trade oppor-
tunities and attracting foreign invest-
ment is important to the success of their
Take Anderson, Ind., which after set-
ting a five-year commitment to devel-
oping international sources of growth,
established strong relations with Chinese
local governments and businesses and is
about to close a deal to bring new invest-
ment and jobs from China to Anderson.
Or Tacoma, Wash., whose mayor,
Marilyn Strickland, makes annual trips
abroad to showcase local businesses to
help them break into new markets.
Or Chattanooga, Tenn., where the
city and county have actively worked
with the private sector to improve the
quality of life and sustainable develop-
ment of their community. In the process,
Chattanooga’s leaders realized that build-
ing a quality place for those already part
Tacoma, Wash., Mayor Marilyn Strickland speaks at NLC’s Leadership Academy on Local
Economic Competitiveness in Seattle last month. Strickland makes annual trips abroad to showcase
local businesses to help them break into new markets./ Photo by Steve Schneider
of the community also attracts economic
investment, most recently, German auto
These communities represent an
evolving local culture that is favorable
to global trade and investment. Their
success also illustrates that the nation’s
regional powerhouses are not the only
winners in the global economy.
To learn more about NLC’s
Center for Research and Innovation’s
work on Economic Development issues,
contact Christiana McFarland at mcfar
Portland, Ore., Launches Public
Part of the Portland Recycles! Plan
adopted by the city council in 2007,
Public Place Recycling aims to reduce
the amount of waste in public garbage
cans, while bringing sustainable options
to public spaces.
“Public Place Recycling is an impor-
tant step toward our goal of increasing
our city-wide recycling rate to 75 per-
cent by 2015,” said Mayor Sam Adams.
“Installing these new recycling contain-
ers next to garbage cans along the transit
mall will make it easy and convenient to
Portland, Ore., has unveiled Public
Place Recycling to make recycling an easy
option for downtown commuters, resi-
dents and visitors. In this first phase of
a multi-year project, the city is installing
175 recycling containers next to the gar-
bage cans on the downtown transit mall.
With recyclable materials making up
approximately 30 percent of the waste
collected from downtown public gar-
bage cans, the recycling containers have
the potential to divert nearly a third of
the downtown public waste from the
The recycling containers match exist-
ing garbage cans and will have separate
areas for newspapers and magazines,
plastic bottles, metal cans and glass
Portland chose the downtown tran-
sit mall for the launch of Public Place
Recycling because it is a thriving center
of activity. Once installation is complet-
ed, data will be collected to help ensure
the project is as successful as possible
when it eventually expands to other parts
of the city.
Jocelyn Boudreaux, Bureau
of Planning and Sustainability, at (503)
823-3660 or Jocelyn.boudreaux@port-
CLASSIFIEDS AND PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
of Raton seeks candidates for
City Manager position. Chief
Administrative Officer managing
daily operations and supervising
department heads in city of approxi-
mately 6,800 residents in north-
eastern New Mexico. Minimum
education of Bachelor’s degree in
Public Administration or related
field. Residency required. Grant writ-
ing experience desired. Starting sal-
ary commensurate with experience.
Letter of Interest, resume and two ( 2)
Letters of Recommendation should
be sent to: Geneva Trujillo, City
Clerk, P.O. Box 910, Raton, NM
87740, and received by deadline:
5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2011. Call
575-445-9551 for a complete job
description or check ratonnm.gov.
Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern
Kentucky. Sanitation District No.
1 (SD1) is the municipal author-
ity for the collection and treatment
of sanitary sewage in the Northern
Kentucky region. Requires a BS/BA
plus 10 plus years related executive
management experience. FY 2011
operating budget: $75,225,000; 259
FTE employees. Starting salary mar-
ket competitive, DOQ/E; auto allow-
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ance; benefits; reasonable relocation
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by COB June 27, 2011, to James
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551 W. Cordova Road, #726, Santa
Fe, NM 87505. Voice: 505-466-
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