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Welcome to City Focus - the Podcast from the League of Oregon Cities

Jan 21, 2021

In this episode, LOC lobbyist Ariel Nelson discusses the League’s legislative priority on Housing and Services Investment. The League will support increased investments for affordable housing, homeless assistance, and related services including funding for shelter, homeless services, case management, rent assistance,...

Jan 7, 2021

In this episode, LOC lobbyist Mark Gharst discusses the League’s second legislative priority, COVID-19 Economic Recovery, and Investments.  Cities have been on the frontline of the economic response to the pandemic, standing up programs for small business assistance and economic support for affected workers....

Dec 17, 2020

In this episode, LOC lobbyist Scott Winkels discusses the first of six League legislative priorities for 2021 – Mental Health Investment. The League will advocate for adequate resources to protect and enhance the services available to persons suffering from mental health conditions.


Local Focus from December...

Dec 3, 2020

We have been on a hiatus for a while and are delighted to be back in production beginning with this episode. Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide was presented at our annual conference as a panel session and we wanted to share it as a podcast too.

So, join us for a discussion with two city leaders on reducing the divide...

Jul 23, 2020

In the latest episode of City Focus, LOC Executive Director Mike Cully and Dennis Lyon discuss the NLC Service Line Program by HomeServe. How does the program work and how can it help your city?

You can reach out to Dennis at 412-266-9545 or via email at