Webinar Archives

Municipal leaders have the opportunity to listen to a series of free archived webinars hosted by NLC. Through these events, local officials can follow lively discussions among NLC staff, national policy experts, and city officials on key opportunities for municipal leadership.

  • Broadband and the Agricultural Economy

    Technological innovation has the ability to increase efficiency, encourage innovation, and ultimately, drive social and economic growth. In the case of agriculture, creating the technological infrastructure needed to enhance farming and ranching practices is crucial for sustaining local economies.

  • The Impact of Federal $s on Transportation Projects: a Local Perspective

    Webinar: The Impact of Federal $s on Transportation Projects: a Local Perspective

  • MPOs 101: Understanding Your Metropolitan Planning Organization

    This webinar will outline everything a local elected official needs to know about MPOs ranging from their role as a transportation planning entity to what various structures of MPOs look like to how they are funded to how local elected officials can help strengthen their impact.

  • Open Data: City Policies to Promote Transparency, Efficiency, and Engagement

    Open Data: City Policies to Promote Transparency, Efficiency, and Engagement

  • Innovation and the City

    Cities across the county are at forefront of innovation. With support from Citi Community Development, the Center for an Urban Future and NYU Wagner School of Public Policy recently released new reports highlighting over 40 local solutions and policies.

  • The Affordable Care Act and Your City - Helping Residents Help Themselves

    The National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be offering a learning session on the Health Insurance Marketplace and Small business Health insurance Options Program (SHOP), and how you as an elected official can help your residents.

  • Federal Afterschool Policy Proposals: The Implications for Cities

    Join this webinar to learn about proposed changes to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, the implications of these changes for cities, and the impact that sequestration cuts will have on other key afterschool program funding sources.

  • Local Broadband Initiatives: Finding a Model That Works for You

    The National League of Cities and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors are hosting a webinar on local broadband initiatives.

  • Municipal Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Cities

    Municipal Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Cities

  • Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Goal V: Active Kids at Play (Part 2)

    This second of two webinars on Goal V: Active Kids at Play, this webinar will focus on identifying strategies to encourage physical activity in your community.

  • You are a new member to the National League of Cities. Now What?

    This webinar is designed to help you understand the many benefits and services that NLC has to offer. It will also give you some tips and advice on how to make the most of your membership and ways for you to engage quickly.

  • What Can Cities Do to Help Students Complete College? Lessons from the Communities Learning in Partnership Initiative

    What Can Cities Do to Help Students Complete College? Lessons from the Communities Learning in Partnership Initiative

  • Lessons Learned from BTOP: Broadband Adoption Strategies from Around the Country

    The National League of Cities, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, and National Association of Counties, in partnership with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), are hosting a webinar on May 20th from 2pm – 3:30pm EDT, "Lessons Learned from BTOP: Broadband Adoption Strategies from Around the Country

  • How Civic Entrepreneurship is Re-Energizing Detroit: Lessons Learned from the Field

    Philanthropic support, a new generation of innovators, and a sense of opportunity have charged Detroit's civic scene with a new energy. Join NLC to find out more about the lessons, victories and challenges of public engagement in a re-emerging city in this webinar.

  • Spotlight on Sustainability Leadership: Seattle, Wash.

    Cities across the country play a critical role in advancing social, economic and environmental sustainability. Their actions support, protect and increase community health, public safety, local economies, community engagement, and natural resources. NLC applauds and celebrates this local leadership during the month of April with a special webinar series highlighting examples of city sustainability leadership from across the country.

  • DATA ANALYTICS: How Cities Can Get Ahead of the Curve to Improve Performance

    This webinar will provide a broad and engaging overview of the field’s development from Stephen Goldsmith, with examples drawn from cities across the country. City leaders from communities like Louisville will describe the challenges – and opportunities – associated with these new strategies.

  • Engage: How Tech Entrepreneurs and City Leaders Are Collaborating to Build “America’s Next Great City”

    By developing a dynamic partnership among city government, civic leaders and entrepreneurs from the technology community, the City of Philadelphia has launched one of the country's leading open data portals, attracted millions of dollars in broadband stimulus, expanded the city's reputation as a foundry for business startups and begun to think differently about the way local government delivers services.

  • Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Goal V: Active Kids at Play

    This is the first of two webinars on Goal V: Active Kids at Play, and this webinar will focus on mapping playspaces, creating an action plan, and identifying strategies to encourage physical activity in your community.

  • Spotlight on Sustainability Leadership: Flagstaff, Arizona

    Cities across the country play a critical role in advancing social, economic and environmental sustainability. Their actions support, protect and increase community health, public safety, local economies, community engagement, and natural resources. NLC applauds and celebrates this local leadership during the month of April with a special webinar series highlighting examples of city sustainability leadership from across the country.

  • Cities United: Reducing Violent Deaths Among Black Men and Boys

    Cities United: Reducing Violent Deaths Among Black Men and Boys

  • Spotlight on Sustainability Leadership: Falcon Heights, Minn.

    Cities across the country play a critical role in advancing social, economic and environmental sustainability. Their actions support, protect and increase community health, public safety, local economies, community engagement, and natural resources. NLC applauds and celebrates this local leadership during the month of April with a special webinar series highlighting examples of city sustainability leadership from across the country.

  • The Federal Budget: Local Impact, Recent Trends, and the FY 2014 Outlook

    In this webinar, participants will get the latest information about the depth and scope of local economic recovery. Participants will also learn about immediate and potential impacts of sequestration and the President's budget on your city's economy, families, and local budget.

  • Local Government and Technology: Exploring Distributed Antenna Systems and Small Cell Deployments

    Learn about distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cell deployments and what these technologies could mean for expansion of wireless broadband in your community. These technologies are increasingly used to provide wireless broadband service in small geographic areas. They have the advantage of small size and can attach to existing structures.

  • Spotlight on Sustainability Leadership: Miami Beach, Fla.

    Cities across the country play a critical role in advancing social, economic and environmental sustainability. Their actions support, protect and increase community health, public safety, local economies, community engagement, and natural resources. NLC applauds and celebrates this local leadership during the month of April with a special webinar series highlighting examples of city sustainability leadership from across the country.

  • Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Goal IV: Model Food Service

    Join us on March 27, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST to learn how local elected officials through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) can improve access to healthy, affordable foods by implementing healthy and sustainable food service guidelines that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans at municipally- or county-owned or operated venues that serve food.

  • Making an Impact through Results-Based Accountability

    Join this webinar to learn about Results-Based Accountability (RBA), a straightforward way for city leaders to work backwards from the ends they wish to achieve for their community to the means necessary to achieve them, working in collaboration with key stakeholders and grounded by common sense uses of data to inform program strategies.

  • Status Update on Municipal Bonds

    NACo and NLC will host a brief conference call/webinar to provide a status update on municipal bonds, to discuss legislative strategy and to help prepare you to engage Congress to protect the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds.

  • Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) 2013 Applicant Webinar

    The National League of Cities, in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center, is offering a unique opportunity for city leaders and officials to learn how to engage public and private nonprofit partners to combat childhood hunger and access federal funding for their city’s summer and afterschool programs serving low-income children. Join us to learn about the federal Summer Nutrition Programs and the Afterschool Meal Program and how your city can apply to be a part of the CHAMPS initiative.

  • Six Steps that City Leaders Can Take to Increase Family Economic Security

    This webinar features innovative, low-cost or no-cost ideas for how city officials can get started in helping families achieve financial stability, drawing on a new report by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families.

  • FirstNet and What it Means for Local Communities

    The National League of Cities, National Association of Counties and National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors are hosting a webinar to provide members with an overview of State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP), details about the state application process and information about how local elected officials should be engaging with their state governments to plan and prepare for the development of a nationwide public safety broadband network.

  • Sequestration: What Happened (or didn’t) and What’s Next for Local Governments

    Join NLC for a free webinar discussing the details of the sequestration process and learn how city leaders from across the country can join together to urge Congress to find a bipartisan and balanced solution to reducing the deficit, not one like sequestration that will undermine the economy.

  • Municipal Leadership for Local Postsecondary Completion Initiatives

    Representatives of sites participating in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Communities Learning in Partnership - including Mesa (Ariz.) Counts on College; Portland (Ore.) Cradle to Career; and the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success - will explain the varied means they have used to engage municipal leaders, and catalog the benefits of and challenges to their efforts to date.

  • Economic Gardening

    This economic development webinar will explore the concept of Economic Gardening. Often referred to as a “grow from within” strategy, it helps existing companies within a community grow larger. In contrast to traditional business assistance, economic gardening focuses on strategic growth challenges, such as developing new markets, refining business models and gaining access to competitive intelligence.

  • School-Community Data Sharing Strategies That Get Results

    Join NLC for this webinar to learn how schools can work closely with their communities to share information and drive better results for their youth.

  • Using Data to Drive Change for Postsecondary Success - Part 2

    During this webinar, representatives of two Communities Learning in Partnership sites - an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - describe how they have successfully shared data and reflect on lessons learned.

  • Using Data to Drive Change for Postsecondary Success - Part 1

    Building upon the release of college attainment and enrollment reports to Talent Dividend cities, representatives of cities in the Communities Learning in Partnership (CLIP) initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will discuss how they have assembled and built analytical capacity, used data on attainment and enrollment to establish baselines, and set citywide goals.

  • U.S. Communities Marketplace: Online Purchasing Just Got Easier and Better!

    Through the U.S. Communities Marketplace, using an online, one-stop shopping environment has never been easier for cities to purchase a wide range of products.

  • New Technology Resources for Improving City Human Service Systems

    RECORDED 11/8/12: Join this webinar to learn how to apply to IBM's Early Adopters Program: an offer of software, consultation and technical assistance targeted to the human and social service system needs of NLC members.

  • Sequestration: What Local Officials Need to Know, Say and Do

    NLC is hosting a free webinar to discuss the sequestration process and how city leaders from across the country can join together to urge Congress to find a bipartisan and balanced solution to reducing the deficit, not one that will undermine the economy.

  • Cybersecurity Awareness

    October is National Cybersecurity month. The National League of Cities and the Public Technology Institute are presenting this webinar to raise awareness of this important issue for local elected leaders and local officials. This non-technical webinar will help attendees better understand the variety of cyber risks and vulnerabilities, both internal and external that governments face and the actions they can take to provide for a safer and secure cyber work environment.

  • Housing Our Heroes: What City Leaders Can Do To Ensure All Veterans Have a Place to Call Home

    To help cities meet the housing needs of all veterans, the National League of Cities is hosting a webinar focusing on the solutions to provide housing for disabled veterans across the “disability spectrum”

  • Supreme Court Preview

    The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted numerous cases of interest to state and local governments and will take more as the term continues. Join Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center, in this free preview of the Supreme Court’s October 2012 term.

  • NLC Procurement Card Program: Bringing Efficiencies and Savings to the City Payment Process

    RECORDED 10/10/12: A new payment solution for cities offered by the National League Cities and administered by PFM Financial Services, LLC (PFM) brings cost savings and efficiencies to city purchasing.

  • RECORDED 10/2/2012: Using Social Media to Improve Government Services & Public Engagement

    Social media is now being utilized by local governments to meet core operational goals beyond traditional communications and marketing tactics. It is becoming fundamental to the notion of “government” by helping offices provide additional or improved government services at an increasing rate. Hear how it is being used in areas such as service improvement, public engagement, economic development, and emergency response.

  • Streamlining Code Compliance

    RECORDED 9/21/12: This webinar will present strategies cities can use to streamline – and thus increase – code compliance. These strategies, including the use of technology, serve to remove duplication and create more efficient administrative procedures thus allowing staff to focus on thorough plan review and the inspections that are crucial to improving compliance rates.

  • Understanding Your Cooperative Purchasing Options: U.S. Communities Webinar on Purchasing Cooperative Standards

    When it comes to public procurement, joining a purchasing cooperative is a well-established best practice for cities and public agencies. But how do you distinguish one purchasing co-op from another? This U.S. Communities webinar will offer suggestions on what to look for when choosing a cooperative purchasing program for your city in a way that provides transparency and standards that will bring the best value to the city’s procurement process.

  • How a Municipal Network Can Help Your City

    RECORDED 9/13/2012: The Public Technology Institute and the National League of Cities will be hosting a webinar where participants will hear more about the report from Chris Mitchell at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and city officials and staff who have examined how a municipal network can benefit them and have successfully implemented it.

  • Complying with the Affordable Care Act: A Guide for Cities and Towns

    RECORDED 9/11/2012: This webinar will provide cities as employers the resources needed to assess whether municipal health plans meet the standards outlined in the ACA.

  • Strengthening Citywide Afterschool Opportunities: All About Intermediaries

    Learn about the importance of intermediaries in building Out-of-School Time (OST) systems in the first of a three-part webinar series on OST system building.

  • Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future: Supporting Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties

    Tune in to this webinar to learn how NLC and its partners will assist local elected officials who sign up their communities to participate in LMCTC in achieving five goals to improve the health of local residents.

  • Managing Foreclosures and Vacant Properties

    Managing Foreclosures and Vacant Properties

  • City Innovations to Empower Families in the Evolving Financial Marketplace

    RECORDED 6/20/2012: This webinar highlights cutting-edge city initiatives directly from municipal leaders and city staff, and how they to begin or enhance financial inclusion efforts in your own communities.

  • Local Governments and Wireless Facilities Siting Policies: What the Latest Action by the FCC Means for Your Community

    On September 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that looks at local government practices regarding wireless facilities siting. As mobile communication needs steadily increase, industry will continue to look to local government for collocation and attachment permits. Please join us for this webinar to learn more about the local government role and how you can help guide industry and the FCC on policy that is beneficial for all.

  • A New Approach to Transportation and Housing Development

    RECORDED 6/14/2012: This webinar highlights a new set of case studies on an emerging city strategy for ensuring that more young children are poised for educational success.

  • Building a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network: What Local Leaders Need To Know

    RECORDED 6/6/2012: This webinar will help local leaders understand their role in building the critical public safety communications network.

  • Poverty Reduction Peer Network

    RECORDED 5/31/2012: This webinar highlights Erie Together, a collaborative community initiative to alleviate poverty in Erie, Pa.

  • Helping Residents Improve Financial Outcomes through Financial Coaching

    RECORDED 5/30/2012: This webinar will feature three experts currently implementing financial coaching as part of their broader financial empowerment efforts.

  • Economic Development Webinar: Small Business Financing

    RECORDED 5/23/2012: This webinar highlights ways communities can connect with CDFIs and other financing institutions to support local businesses.

  • NLC Prescription Discount Card Program-Meeting the Needs of Your Residents

    RECORDED 5/22/2012: During this webinar the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program staff will review the easy steps and the materials provided to implement the program in your city.

  • Educational Alignment for Young Children: Profiles in Local Innovation

    RECORDED 4/30/2012: This webinar highlights a new set of case studies on an emerging city strategy for ensuring that more young children are poised for educational success.

  • Healthy Food Shortage: How Cities Can Use Federal Meals Programs to Reduce Childhood Hunger and Obesity

    RECORDED 4/18/2012: This webinar will describe how municipal leaders can leverage federal nutrition assistance program funding to combat these interconnected crises.

  • Economic Development: Agricultural Incubators

    RECORDED 3/22/2012: This webinar focuses on the Food Innovation Center, a unique business incubation and economic development accelerator program, which provides business and technology expertise to startup and established food and value-added agriculture businesses in New Jersey and the surrounding region.

  • Using Ready by 21 Tools to Guide Youth Master Planning

    RECORDED 3/21/2012: This webinar will introduce city officials, senior municipal staff, and community partners to Ready by 21 – a set of innovative strategies that helps communities improve the odds that all children and youth will be ready for college, work and life.

  • Local Strategies for Improving Energy Code Compliance

    RECORDED 2/23/2012: This webinar addresses strategies that local governments can employ to ensure that buildings in their jurisdiction are meeting the requirements of the energy code while still meeting the constraints of their budget.

  • How Broadband Access in Santa Monica has Impacted Local Economic Development

    RECORDED 2/22/2012: This webinar, hosted by the National League of Cities and the Public Technology Institute, presents a case study on the city of Santa Monica and how a strong telecommunications infrastructure and local leadership on the technology front is helping drive this city’s economic development.

  • Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth through Collective Impact

    RECORDED 2/15/2012: As part of a year-long YEF Institute focus on creative local partnerships to improve outcomes for children, youth and families, the Collective Impact webinar helps National League of Cities members and partners consider how to use coordinated approaches more effectively to improve results.

  • Reengagement Centers-Key Element in a City Strategy to Recover Dropouts

    RECORDED 1/31/2012: An interactive discussion with local leaders who have each contributed to the establishment of reengagement centers in their cities.

  • The National Broadband Map: An Economic Development Tool for Cities

    RECORDED 1/25/2012: Representatives from NTIA will share how local elected officials can use the National Broadband Map to compare their city’s connectivity speed and distribution to others; to locate availability of specific services in certain locations places; and learn how to provide feedback that will further enhance the tool.