American City & County http://americancityandcounty.com/rss.xml en Municipal website encourages residents to shop local (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/municipal-website-encourages-residents-shop-local-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">In Queen Creek, Ariz., the town's website is the primary portal to the community and a one-stop shop for local business owners looking for promotional support. The website promotes shop local efforts. Vision Internet developed the town's website.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/municipal-website-encourages-residents-shop-local-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/municipal-website-encourages-residents-shop-local-related-video#comments Economic Development Technology Technology Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:52:00 +0000 60961 at http://americancityandcounty.com What to expect in mobile computing trends in 2015 (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/computers-monitors/what-expect-mobile-computing-trends-2015-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Jerker Hellström, CEO of rugged computer maker Handheld, offers his take on key trends in mobile computing in 2015. Handheld has introduced the NAUTIZ X8 handheld computer that is built for tough field conditions. It is primarily suited for GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and the military.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/computers-monitors/what-expect-mobile-computing-trends-2015-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/computers-monitors/what-expect-mobile-computing-trends-2015-related-video#comments Computers & Monitors Hardware & Software GIS & GPS Mobile Technology Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:06:00 +0000 60951 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The NAUTIZ X8 handheld computer has a large screen that is viewable even in bright sunlight. It is built for tough field conditions primarily in GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and the military.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Geofoam serves as soil substitute in Windy City park project (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/geofoam-serves-soil-substitute-windy-city-park-project-related-video <div class="field-deck"> Landscape architects rely on InsulFoam GF EPS geofoam to form hills and contours on top of downtown parking garage. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction crews in Chicago have built a signature outdoor space in the middle of the Windy City’s downtown. Park designers specified expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam as a durable, yet ultra-lightweight fill alternative at the site.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/geofoam-serves-soil-substitute-windy-city-park-project-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/geofoam-serves-soil-substitute-windy-city-park-project-related-video#comments Buildings & Facilities Construction Green Building Parks & Recreation Green Parks & Recreation Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:05:00 +0000 60931 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: some of the geofoam blocks from Insulfoam that the Chicago Park District used as a lightweight fill to create the hilly landscape at the district&#39;s new 20-acre Maggie Daley Park.</p> Insulfoam North Carolina county relies on cloud-based management tool for mobile devices (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/hardware-software/north-carolina-county-relies-cloud-based-management-tool-mobile-devices-related-vi <div class="field-byline"> Geoff Murase </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Geoff Murase tells how Mecklenburg County in North Carolina relies on VMware's cloud-based tool to manage employees' mobile devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/hardware-software/north-carolina-county-relies-cloud-based-management-tool-mobile-devices-related-vi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/hardware-software/north-carolina-county-relies-cloud-based-management-tool-mobile-devices-related-vi#comments Computers & Monitors Cloud Computing Hardware & Software Security Telecommunications Mobile Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:18:00 +0000 60921 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Geoff Murase</p> IACP Conference and Exposition http://americancityandcounty.com/iacp-conference-and-exposition <div class="node-body event-body">The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is hosting their 122nd Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago from Oct. 24 to Oct. 27. The conference's focus is tactical equipment and technology training to better enable law enforcement officials to serve and protect.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">McCormick Place West</span> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is hosting their 122nd Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago from Oct. 24 to Oct. 27. The conference&#39;s focus is tactical equipment and technology training to better enable law enforcement officials to serve and protect.</p> <p>The schedule can be seen <a href="http://www.theiacpconference.org/iacp2015/public/Content.aspx?ID=1301&amp;sortMenu=102004" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/iacp-conference-and-exposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/iacp-conference-and-exposition#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:49:00 +0000 60911 at http://americancityandcounty.com PGMS School of Grounds Management and GIE+Expo http://americancityandcounty.com/pgms-school-grounds-management-and-gieexpo <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Green Industry and Equipment Expo is happening on Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 at the Kentucky Expo Center. The expo showcases lawn and garden products and outdoor leisure items as well as landscaping and construction tools.</p> <p>The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) will also be convening at this expo to educate its members on the latest grounds management strategies.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kentucky Expo Center</span> <span class="locality">Louisville</span>, <span class="region">KY</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Louisville%2C+KY%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Green Industry and Equipment Expo is happening on Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 at the Kentucky Expo Center. The expo showcases lawn and garden products and outdoor leisure items as well as landscaping and construction tools.</p> <p>The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) will also be convening at this expo to educate its members on the latest grounds management strategies.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="http://gie-expo.com/gieexpo/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/pgms-school-grounds-management-and-gieexpo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/pgms-school-grounds-management-and-gieexpo#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:30:00 +0000 60901 at http://americancityandcounty.com NRPA Congress and Exposition http://americancityandcounty.com/nrpa-congress-and-exposition <div class="node-body event-body">The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is holding their 2015 Congress at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17. The conference unites park professionals and industry suppliers to discuss changes to policies that affect parks and to formulate solutions to ongoing problems.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mandalay Bay</span> <span class="locality">Las Vegas</span>, <span class="region">NV</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is holding their 2015 Congress at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17. The conference unites park professionals and industry suppliers to discuss changes to policies that affect parks and to formulate solutions to ongoing problems.</p> <p>Registration can be performed <a href="http://www.nrpa.org/Congress2015/Registration/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/nrpa-congress-and-exposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/nrpa-congress-and-exposition#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:42:00 +0000 60891 at http://americancityandcounty.com WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition http://americancityandcounty.com/watersmart-innovations-conference-and-exposition-1 <div class="node-body event-body">The WaterSmart Innovations Conference will take place in Las Vegas from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10. The conference is slated to tackle the growing issue of urban water supply and efficiency. Other topics will include changes to policy and technology.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">South Point Hotel and Conference Center</span> <span class="locality">Las Vegas</span>, <span class="region">NV</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The WaterSmart Innovations Conference will take place in Las Vegas from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10. The conference is slated to tackle the growing issue of urban water supply and efficiency. Other topics will include changes to policy and technology.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="https://www.watersmartinnovations.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/watersmart-innovations-conference-and-exposition-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/watersmart-innovations-conference-and-exposition-1#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:00 +0000 60881 at http://americancityandcounty.com WEFTEC Annual Conference and Expo http://americancityandcounty.com/weftec-annual-conference-and-expo-0 <div class="node-body event-body">The Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference is taking place in Chicago from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30. The conference is dedicated to educating and training water quality professionals.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">McCormick Place</span> <div class="street-address"> 2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. </div> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60616</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=2301+S.+Dr.+Martin+Luther+King%2C+Jr.+Dr.%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+60616%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference is taking place in Chicago from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30. The conference is dedicated to educating and training water quality professionals.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="http://www.weftec.org/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/weftec-annual-conference-and-expo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/weftec-annual-conference-and-expo-0#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:19:00 +0000 60871 at http://americancityandcounty.com NSC Congress & Expo http://americancityandcounty.com/nsc-congress-expo <div class="node-body event-body">The National Safety Council is hosting their 2015 Congress & Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. The conference caters to safety, health, and environmental professionals looking to network, learn new safety regulations and procedures, and to discover new safety technology.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Georgia World Congress Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">GA</span> <span class="postal-code">30303</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=285+Andrew+Young+International+Blvd+NW%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+30303%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The National Safety Council is hosting their 2015 Congress &amp; Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. The conference caters to safety, health, and environmental professionals looking to network, learn new safety regulations and procedures, and to discover new safety technology.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="http://www.congress.nsc.org/NSC2015/public/content.aspx?ID=2551&amp;sortMenu=102000" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/nsc-congress-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/nsc-congress-expo#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:02:00 +0000 60861 at http://americancityandcounty.com ITSA Annual Meeting & Expo http://americancityandcounty.com/itsa-annual-meeting-expo <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) is having their annual meeting from June 1 to June 3. The meeting is slated to discuss safety solutions and sustainability movements as well as the technological innovations and dilemmas regarding automated vehicles.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">David L. Lawrence Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Pittsburgh</span>, <span class="region">PA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Pittsburgh%2C+PA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) is having their annual meeting from June 1 to June 3. The meeting is slated to discuss safety solutions and sustainability movements as well as the technological innovations and dilemmas regarding automated vehicles.</p> <p>Registration can be performed <a href="http://itsannualmeeting.org/register/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/itsa-annual-meeting-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/itsa-annual-meeting-expo#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:50:00 +0000 60851 at http://americancityandcounty.com Wastecon http://americancityandcounty.com/wastecon <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is hosting Wastecon in Orlando, Fla. from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27. Wastecon addresses advancements in the collection and management of solid waste and recyclables.</p> <p>The resort offers a spa and a family water park while also committing to efforts to remain green and to reduce waste.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gaylord Palms Resort &amp; Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Orlando</span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Orlando%2C+FL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is hosting Wastecon in Orlando, Fla. from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27. Wastecon addresses advancements in the collection and management of solid waste and recyclables.<br /> <br /> The resort offers a spa and a family water park while also committing to efforts to remain green and to reduce waste.</p> <p>Registration can be performed <a href="https://swana.org/Events/WASTECON/RegistrationInformation.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/wastecon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/wastecon#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:06:00 +0000 60841 at http://americancityandcounty.com AHMP 2015 National Conference http://americancityandcounty.com/ahmp-2015-national-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals is hosting their conference in Scottsdale, Arizona from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. The conference tackles effective hazardous waste management procedures and risk mitigation.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Phoenician</span> <div class="street-address"> 6000 Camelback Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Scottsdale</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=6000+Camelback+Rd.%2C+Scottsdale%2C+AZ%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals is hosting their conference in Scottsdale, Arizona from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. The conference tackles effective hazardous waste management procedures and risk mitigation.</p> <p>Stay tuned <a href="http://www.ahmpnet.org/events/annual-conference" target="_blank">here</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/ahmp-2015-national-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/ahmp-2015-national-conference#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:54:00 +0000 60831 at http://americancityandcounty.com NIGP Forum 2015 http://americancityandcounty.com/nigp-forum-2015 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing is holding their annual forum in Kansas City, Missouri from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5. The forum is aimed at providing procurement professionals with the skills and solutions necessary to succeed in their local purchasing agencies. The forum is also a great opportunity to network with suppliers and fellow procurement colleagues.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kansas City Marriott Downtown</span> <div class="street-address"> 200 W 12th Street </div> <span class="locality">Kansas City</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <span class="postal-code">64105</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=200+W+12th+Street%2C+Kansas+City%2C+MO%2C+64105%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing is holding their annual forum in Kansas City, Missouri from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5. The forum is aimed at providing procurement professionals with the skills and solutions necessary to succeed in their local purchasing agencies. The forum is also a great opportunity to build relationships with suppliers and to network with fellow procurement colleagues.</p> <p>Registration can be performed <a href="http://nsite.nigp.org/forum15/register2015" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/nigp-forum-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/nigp-forum-2015#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:36:00 +0000 60821 at http://americancityandcounty.com Energy-saving performance contracts and lighting controls: a great way to meet energy-efficiency goals http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/energy-saving-performance-contracts-and-lighting-controls-great-way-meet-energy-efficiency-goal <div class="node-body blog-body">Andy Wakefield, director of government and OEM solutions for Lutron Electronics says that performance contracts and lighting controls can help local governments save money and energy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/energy-saving-performance-contracts-and-lighting-controls-great-way-meet-energy-efficiency-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/energy-saving-performance-contracts-and-lighting-controls-great-way-meet-energy-efficiency-goal#comments Energy Efficiency Viewpoints Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:28:00 +0000 60801 at http://americancityandcounty.com IMSA 120th Annual Conference and 38th Annual School http://americancityandcounty.com/imsa-120th-annual-conference-and-38th-annual-school <div class="node-body event-body">The International Municipal Sign Association is holding their 120th Annual Conference and 38th Annual School in New Orleans from Aug. 22 to Aug. 25. The conference introduces new ideas and products in the field of public safety.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hyatt Regency New Orleans</span> <span class="locality">New Orleans</span>, <span class="region">LA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+New+Orleans%2C+LA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The International Municipal Sign Association is holding their 120th Annual Conference and 38th Annual School in New Orleans from Aug. 22 to Aug. 25. The conference introduces new ideas and products in the field of public safety.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="http://www.imsasafety.org/index.html" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/imsa-120th-annual-conference-and-38th-annual-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/imsa-120th-annual-conference-and-38th-annual-school#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:25:00 +0000 60811 at http://americancityandcounty.com Snow & Ice Symposium http://americancityandcounty.com/snow-ice-symposium <div class="node-body event-body">The Snow and Ice Management Association is holding its 18th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Schaumburg, Illinois from June 24 to June 27. In addition to educational sessions regarding the snow and ice management industry, the symposium has planned recreational activities in the Northwest Chicago area.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Renaissance Schaumberg Convention Center &amp; Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Schaumberg</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Schaumberg%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Snow and Ice Management Association is holding its 18th Annual Snow &amp; Ice Symposium in Schaumburg, Illinois from June 24 to June 27. In addition to educational sessions regarding the snow and ice management industry, the symposium has planned recreational activities in the Northwest Chicago area.</p> <p>More information about the symposium can be found <a href="http://www.sima.org/show/schedule" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/snow-ice-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/snow-ice-symposium#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:19:00 +0000 60781 at http://americancityandcounty.com GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference http://americancityandcounty.com/giscama-technologies-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The Urban & Regional Information Systems Association is holding a technologies conference in Oklahoma City from March 2 to March 5. The conference is aimed at the integration of new data and technology for professionals in property assessment, tax administration, and mapping and information technology sectors.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 10 North Broadway Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Oklahoma City</span>, <span class="region">OK</span> <span class="postal-code">73102</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=10+North+Broadway+Avenue%2C+Oklahoma+City%2C+OK%2C+73102%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Urban &amp; Regional Information Systems Association is holding a technologies conference in Oklahoma City from March 2 to March 5. The conference is aimed at the integration of new data and technology for professionals in property assessment, tax administration, and mapping and information technology sectors.</p> <p>The schedule for the conference can be found <a href="https://giscama2015.sched.org/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/giscama-technologies-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/giscama-technologies-conference#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:13:00 +0000 60771 at http://americancityandcounty.com A minute with… Lynne M. Johnson http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/minute-lynne-m-johnson <div class="node-body blog-body">Spend a minute with Lynne M. Johnson, vice chairman, Orleans County, N.Y. Johnson serves as co-chair of the Niagara Orleans Regional Alliance (NORA), an alliance of two counties that fights for mutually beneficial initiatives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/minute-lynne-m-johnson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/minute-lynne-m-johnson#comments Viewpoints Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:04:00 +0000 60761 at http://americancityandcounty.com Construction products for infrastructure and public works projects http://americancityandcounty.com/construction/construction-products-infrastructure-and-public-works-projects <div class="node-body gallery-body">View equipment and other products that speed completion of construction and public works projects. Trenchers, excavators, pipe extensions and other products are on display.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/construction/construction-products-infrastructure-and-public-works-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/construction/construction-products-infrastructure-and-public-works-projects#comments Buildings & Facilities Construction Highways, Streets & Bridges Public Works Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:03:00 +0000 60791 at http://americancityandcounty.com 4th Annual NGV Conference http://americancityandcounty.com/4th-annual-ngv-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition is slated to be held from June 17 to June 19 in Atlanta. The conference covers natural gas engine technology, market updates, and infrastructure build out.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Grand Hyatt</span> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">GA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition is slated to be held from June 17 to June 19 in Atlanta. The conference covers natural gas engine technology, market updates, and infrastructure build out.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="http://ngvevent.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/4th-annual-ngv-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/4th-annual-ngv-conference#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:02:00 +0000 60751 at http://americancityandcounty.com NFPA Conference and Expo http://americancityandcounty.com/nfpa-conference-and-expo <div class="node-body event-body">The National Fire Protection Association is holding its 2015 conference and expo in Chicago from June 22 to June 25. The conference features a wide array of educational sessions for industry professionals from architects to public and private fire services and many more.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">McCormick Place</span> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The National Fire Protection Association is holding its 2015 conference and expo in Chicago from June 22 to June 25. The conference features a wide array of educational sessions for industry professionals from architects to public and private fire services and many more.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="http://www.nfpa.org/training/nfpa-conference-and-expo" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/nfpa-conference-and-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/nfpa-conference-and-expo#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:55:00 +0000 60741 at http://americancityandcounty.com AWWA Conference and Exposition http://americancityandcounty.com/awwa-conference-and-exposition <div class="node-body event-body">The American Water Works Association is hosting its annual conference and exposition at the Anaheim Convention Center from June 7 to June 10. The conference focuses on how to provide the best water industry services while the exposition highlights new and innovative water industry products.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Anaheim Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Anaheim</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Anaheim%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The American Water Works Association is hosting its annual conference and exposition at the Anaheim Convention Center from June 7 to June 10. The conference focuses on how to provide the best water industry services while the exposition highlights new and innovative water industry products.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="http://www.awwa.org/conferences-education/conferences/annual-conference.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/awwa-conference-and-exposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/awwa-conference-and-exposition#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:52:00 +0000 60721 at http://americancityandcounty.com Leadership Book Club http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/leadership-book-club-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The holidays are here, and if curling up by the fire with a good read sounds like your kind of celebration, Derek Prall of American City & County has some civic-minded recommendations for you. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/leadership-book-club-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/leadership-book-club-1#comments Administration Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:47:00 +0000 60731 at http://americancityandcounty.com Will work for solutions http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/will-work-solutions <div class="field-deck"> Local governments’ varied responses to the complicated problem of homelessness. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Local governments’ varied responses to the complicated problem of homelessness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/will-work-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/will-work-solutions#comments Health & Welfare Public Safety Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:33:00 +0000 60711 at http://americancityandcounty.com ACT 2015 Expo http://americancityandcounty.com/act-2015-expo <div class="node-body event-body">The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo will be held in Dallas, Texas from May 04 to May 07. The Expo showcases a diverse range of alternative fuel vehicles and emphasizes the reduction of costs and emissions for fleet managers.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 650 S. Griffith Street </div> <span class="locality">Dallas</span>, <span class="region">TX</span> <span class="postal-code">75202</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=650+S.+Griffith+Street%2C+Dallas%2C+TX%2C+75202%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo will be held in Dallas, Texas from May 04 to May 07. The Expo showcases a diverse range of alternative fuel vehicles and emphasizes the reduction of costs and emissions for fleet managers.</p> <p>Schedule information can be found <a href="http://www.actexpo.com/agenda" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/act-2015-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/act-2015-expo#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:27:00 +0000 60701 at http://americancityandcounty.com NASPO How To Market To State Governments Meeting http://americancityandcounty.com/naspo-how-market-state-governments-meeting <div class="node-body event-body">The National Association of State Procurement Officials is hosting their marketing meeting in Philadelphia from March 29 to March 31. The conference encourages networking between private sector employees and state procurement officials and offers feedback on the procurement process.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Philadelphia Marriott Downtown</span> <span class="locality">Philadelphia</span>, <span class="region">PA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Philadelphia%2C+PA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The National Association of State Procurement Officials is hosting their marketing meeting in Philadelphia from March 29 to March 31. The conference encourages networking between private sector employees and state procurement officials and offers feedback on the procurement process.</p> <p>Schedule information can be found <a href="http://www.naspo.org/dnn/Events/2015MarketingMeeting/Schedule.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/naspo-how-market-state-governments-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/naspo-how-market-state-governments-meeting#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:11:00 +0000 60691 at http://americancityandcounty.com A green alliance http://americancityandcounty.com/alternative-fuels-vehicles/green-alliance <div class="field-deck"> Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., promote propane autogas transit fleet </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., promote propane autogas transit fleet</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/alternative-fuels-vehicles/green-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/alternative-fuels-vehicles/green-alliance#comments Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:59:00 +0000 60661 at http://americancityandcounty.com Modern communications http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/modern-communications <div class="field-deck"> New public safety radio system for Macon-Bibb County, Ga., will be used by more than 1,200 public safety personnel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New public safety radio system for Macon-Bibb County, Ga., will be used by more than 1,200 public safety personnel</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/modern-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/modern-communications#comments Technology Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:56:00 +0000 60651 at http://americancityandcounty.com Can’t recycle cats http://americancityandcounty.com/recycling/can-t-recycle-cats <div class="field-deck"> Recycle Clean Phoenix program helps minimize contamination </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recycle Clean Phoenix program helps minimize contamination</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/recycling/can-t-recycle-cats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/recycling/can-t-recycle-cats#comments Recycling Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:51:00 +0000 60641 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Billboards displaying the &ldquo;yeps and nopes&rdquo; of recycling add humor and make the campaign memorable.</p>