January 23, 2012
NATION’S CITIES WEEKLY 7
Newsbriefs, from page 5
Boston Launches Smoke-Free
worked with children to create and
build the poster board and plaster bell
throughout December. The children
attached their wishes for the new year
on the bell, which was lit all evening
with fiber optics.
A ceremony for the lifting of the bell
was held at 8:00 p.m. so that young
children could participate. At that time,
the current pastor of Zion’s Church rang
the town bell that was cast in 1769. At
midnight churches throughout the city
rang their bells.
“We have a whole year of wonderful events planned,” said Mayor Ed
Pawlowski. A parade and street fair will
be held in September, and the city is
cataloging and preserving its public art.
Chief Ken Miller.
The outdoor advertising firm partner estimates that an average of 55,000
people per day will see the crime prevention messages posted on their new digital
billboards throughout the city.
Two of Guilford County’s Most
Wanted persons will be featured each
week rotating on various billboards in
Greensboro through 2012.
Public safety messages focusing on
specific crimes will appear on both digital
and vinyl billboards each month.
Details: Public Information
Officer Susan Danielsen at
(336) 574-4002 or susan.dan
Boston has launched a smoke-free
housing registry and called on landlords
to use the free service to list their properties and expand housing options available
to residents who want to live in smoke-free buildings.
“Healthy homes are the foundation of
a healthier Boston, and this initiative is a
great example of how city government,
working with developers and landlords,
can come together to improve peoples’
lives,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
The registry was created by the Boston
Public Health Commission, which is
providing technical assistance to property
owners who need help transitioning their
properties to smoke-free.
Details: Mayor’s Press Office at
Details: Communications Coordinator Mike Moore at (610) 437-7653
Greensboro, N.C., Police
Department Uses Billboards,
Through a partnership with an outdoor advertising firm, the Greensboro,
N.C., Police Department is using billboards to educate drivers and their passengers about a variety of public safety
The messages are designed to remove
crime opportunities by encouraging the
public to adopt better self-protection
measures, to warn offenders of increased
police vigilance and to encourage citizens
to report criminal activity.
“The messages on these billboards
complement our on-going police initiatives by reinforcing existing programs
and community outreach efforts,” said
THE ANNUAL CITY CULTURAL DIVERSITY AWARDS National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
Deadline to Submit Application is Friday, January 27, 2012
n National League of Cities member cities are eligible to apply.
n Each application must focus on one municipal program.
n Program staff must be diverse.
n Programs must be diverse, dynamic, distinctive, and different, with no
duplicates of past winning programs.
n Each application must demonstrate that the program has enhanced the
quality of life in the city by improving equal opportunity and provides
greater access to government and government services to multiracial and
multicultural populations. Each program must show citizen participation in
government and community activities by all segments of the community.
n Each application must be submitted with the entry fee according to the
following population categories:
25,001 - 100,000
100,001 - 400,000
400,001 and above
FOR AN APPLICATION
Please contact NLC staff at (202) 626-3062 or visit www.nlc.org.
Award recipients will be chosen by an independent panel of judges represented in the NBC-LEO City Cultural
Diversity Awards Program Committee.Awards will be presented at NLC’s Congressional City Conference in March.
CLASSIFIEDS AND PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
CITY ADMINISTRATOR: City of
White House, Tennessee. Population
10,255. BS/BA in Public/Business
Administration, related field required
plus 5 years progressive experience as
a local government manager, deputy
city/county manager or assistant city/
county manager or related experi-
ence required. MS/MA preferred.
Evidence of continued profession-
al development preferred. ICMA
Credentialed Public Manager a plus.
Salary range expected to be $66,222-
$92,711 per annum DOQ/E plus
benefits. Confidential resume by
COB, February 17, 2012, to James
Mercer, The Mercer Group, Inc.,
551 W. Cordova Road, #726, Santa
Fe, NM 87505. Voice: 505-466-
9500; Fax: 505-466-1274. E-Mail:
CITY MANAGER: City of
Danville, Kentucky. Population
16,218. A degree in public/business
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administration, business planning,
business management or accounting
required plus 5 years. Requires residency within the City and evidence
of continued professional development. ICMA Credentialed Manager
a plus. The FY 2012 annual budget is
$24.9 million. Starting salary market
competitive DOQ/E plus benefits
and reasonable relocation expenses.
Brochure at www.mercergroupinc.
com. Confidential resumes by COB
February 20, 2012, to James Mercer,
The Mercer Group, Inc., 551 W.
Cordova Road, #726, Santa Fe, NM
87505. Voice: 505-466-9500; Fax:
505-466-1274. E-Mail: jmercer@