NLC Programs at the Congress of Cities Offer Savings and Solutions for Cities

Press Release
Press Release

NLC Programs at the Congress of Cities Offer Savings and Solutions for Cities

City officials attending the NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville next week will have a great opportunity to learn how to bring savings and solutions to their cities through a variety of programs offered by NLC.

By developing strategic business relationships with private companies and nonprofit organizations, NLC's Savings and Solutions for Cities offers programs to help cities and towns meet their critical needs, stretch the budget and even bring savings directly to residents. "The programs are practical and affordable and offer quality products and services from knowledgeable national companies and organizations," said NLC First Vice President Melodee Colbert Keen, councilmember, Joplin, Mo. 

Several of the programs benefit residents of member cities directly. The NLC Prescription Discount Card Program is available in 560 NLC member cities to help residents who are without health insurance or are underinsured and have prescriptions not included in health benefit plans. The NLC program offers an average savings of 23% off the retail cost of prescriptions and residents across the country have saved more than $25 million to-date. 

Another NLC program benefitting residents, the NLC Service Line Warranty Program, now has more than 200 participating cities and helps residents save on the cost of repairing broken or leaking water or sewer lines. Cities can also receive revenue from the program to enhance related services to residents. 

The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance  saves cities time and money on purchasing and procurement. Sponsored by NLC, along with 29 state municipal leagues, U.S. Communities provides competitively bid contracts on thousands of products and services. More than 55,000 local government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations utilize U.S. Communities to purchase more than $2 billion in products, services and solutions annually and save an estimated $200 million  a year.

Build America Mutual is NLC's preferred provider of financial guarantee insurance on municipal debt and is the only bond insurance provider created as a mutual insurance company for the benefit of cities and towns. Since its inception in 2012, has insured more than $10 billion dollars in municipal bonds and has saved helps cities and towns access credit in the municipal bond market and protect bond holders against potential loss. In 2014, BAM reached a milestone of insuring $10 billion in municipal bonds.

The NLC Community Showcase Video Program provides video content for city websites at no cost to the city.  The videos highlight city programs and services for residents as well as visitors and prospective businesses. NLC Savings and Solutions for Cities will be exhibited in the NLC Pavilion in the Level Three Exhibit Halls A-B on Wednesday, November 4 during the Exhibit Hall Welcoming Reception, Thursday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. and Friday, November 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

While at the conference, participate in the new NLC Challenge available on the official NLC app. Navigate through the Exhibit Hall and engage directly with NLC's business partners while having a chance to win great prizes, including an Ipad Mini, FitBit Flex, and more.  

For more information on NLC's Savings and Solutions for Cities, view a recorded webinar on the programs, visit www.nlc.org/savings or e-mail: savings@nlc.org.  

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