Key Provision of Fair Housing Act Upheld by Supreme Court

Key Provision of Fair Housing Act Upheld by Supreme Court By NARC Intern: Nico Stauffer-Mason On June 25, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision regarding housing discrimination and the administration of affordable housing programs. In Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, the Court affirmed that the Fair Housing […]

Senate EPW DRIVE Act Analysis

The Senate EPW DRIVE Act: Lots to Like, But Improvements Needed This week, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee passed out of committee – in a 20-0 vote – a transportation authorization proposal called the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a […]

The Senate EPW DRIVE Act: Lots to Like, But Improvements Needed

This week, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee passed out of committee – on a 20-0 vote – a transportation authorization proposal called the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a six-year bill with $278 billion in contract authority for fiscal years […]

NARC Urges You to Call Senate EPW this Morning

To NARC Members: NARC staff is busy preparing a complete, section-by-section analysis of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s transportation reauthorization legislation that was released yesterday morning and will be marked up on today at 9:30am. Of particular importance is the level of STP suballocation. The EPW bill increases the portion of STP that […]

Green Infrastructure & Forestry Toolkit Webinar – June 24, 2:00 PM ET

Join NARC and Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability for an informational webinar on the Green Infrastructure & Forestry Toolkit (GIFT) tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24th at 2:00 PM ET. GIFT is designed to be a one-stop-shop for information and resources on green infrastructure and urban forestry. Featuring a series of essential guides, outreach […]

Press Release: The National Association of Regional Councils Celebrates Regional Leadership and Excellence

Last night, the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) presented its 2015 General Achievement and Leadership Awards at its 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition Gala Dinner in Raleigh, North Carolina. “We are thrilled to announce this year’s achievement and leadership awards,” said NARC Immediate Past President Gary Moore, Judge Executive, Boone County, KY. “Our members, leaders, […]

NARC President Moore Testifies in Senate: Raises Concerns about EPA Ozone Standards

Speaking on behalf of the National Associations of Regional Councils (NARC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo), Boone County, Kentucky Judge/Executive Gary Moore today expressed concerns about the potential impacts of the more stringent ozone standard proposed by the EPA. He explained how regional and local leaders work to balance air quality needs along […]

POWER Initiative Materials Available

Today, NARC and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) hosted a webinar about the Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative. POWER is an interagency effort to invest in comprehensive approaches and partnerships that create jobs in communities that have been negatively affected by contractions in the coal industry. The webinar […]

Economic Competitiveness: Transit’s High-Value in the Knowledge-Economy Congressional Briefing

On May 13th, NARC Executive Director Joanna Turner participated in a panel presentation on Economic Competitiveness: Transit’s High-Value in the Knowledge-Economy. This congressional briefing took place at the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office Building. Click HERE for her remarks.  

Elections Information: Open Seats for Board and EDC

2015/2016 NARC Board of Directors Election The election for the 2015/2016 NARC Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 9:00 A.M during the 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Raleigh Convention Center. Individuals running for an elected position must be present. The NARC Board of Directors serves as the […]

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