54th Annual Conference & Exhibition

June 7-10, 2020
Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Detroit, MI

Building Regional Communities

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) serves as the national voice for regions by advocating for regional cooperation as the most effective way to address a variety of community planning and development opportunities and issues.

Erich Zimmermann

House Democrats Release “Moving Forward Framework”

House Democrats today released a framework for infrastructure investments (“Moving Forward Framework”) that includes transportation reauthorization, broadband, aviation, wastewater, and drinking water. The total investment contained in the package is $760 billion over five years (see the chart at the bottom for a breakdown of how these funds are distributed by program).

Eli Spang

A Brief Update on SALT Deduction Cap Legislation

Just before leaving for their holiday recess, the House passed legislation that would suspend the $10,000 cap for state and local (SALT) tax deductions. Here’s a brief update.

Public Safety
Jessica Routzahn

What Regions Can Do to Protect Themselves from Cyber-Attacks

Making sure your employees are aware of the red flags associated phishing emails or fake websites can go a long way in keeping your data secure. Whether you are an intern, executive director, elected official serving on a board of directors, or anywhere in between, people on all levels of a regional council are responsible for the safety and security of critical data. As the digitalization of services and local management of sensitive material increases, cybersecurity efforts will only become more important.

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Transportation Thursdays is NARC’s weekly publication dedicated to the transportation issues critical to regions. Each edition includes:

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