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  • February 04, 2016

    National League of Cities Supports Legislation to Improve the Nation’s Water Infrastructure

    Earlier today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), John Duncan (R-TN) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced the Water Investment Trust Fund Act, which would provide funding to replace, repair and rehabilitate critical wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.

  • January 28, 2016

    The Trust Edge: How to Build Leadership Based on Trust

    This is the first in a series of articles revolving around topics that were presented at NLC's 20th Annual Leadership Summit in Charlotte, N.C. The program, titled "Leadership That Leaves a Legacy" addressed themes of leadership, trust, change, courage, and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government.

  • January 25, 2016

    Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Mayor Bell on Civil Rights District

    The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Birmingham Mayor William Bell to help the city, its partners and stakeholders develop a strategy that leverages the assets of the Birmingham Civil Rights District (BCRD) into a sustainable, vibrant and revitalized urban center.

  • January 19, 2016

    Eight Cities Selected to Participate in National League of Cities Project to Build Financial Inclusion for Families

    Eight diverse cities were competitively selected to participate in the Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership (FISCL) project.

  • January 14, 2016

    State, Local Leaders Expand Efforts to Treat Opioid Overdoses

    As the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy hosts a community forum on the opioid epidemic in Knox County, Tenn., state and local leaders today announced an expansion of efforts to facilitate public agencies' access to potentially lifesaving opioid withdrawal medication.

  • January 12, 2016

    In Final State of the Union, President Obama Supports City Priorities

    In his final State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a number of policies, successes and challenges over his two terms in office that affect cities and their residents.

  • January 11, 2016

    Listening to Your Community: The Legacy of Great Leaders

    This article is part of a series revolving around topics presented at NLC University's 20th Anniversary Leadership Summit. The program, titled ‘Leadership That Leaves a Legacy,’ focused on underlying themes of leadership, trust, change, courage and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government.

  • January 05, 2016

    National League of Cities Statement Following President Obama’s Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

    The National League of Cities (NLC) has been a longstanding advocate of making cities safer by calling on federal policymakers to require background checks for every gun purchaser, regardless of where the gun is purchased. NLC supports the goals of President Obama's actions to expand gun background checks and enforcement to make communities safer from gun violence.

  • December 22, 2015

    Cities Nationwide Join Litigation to Support Implementation of EPA Clean Power Plan

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC) and more than a dozen cities around the nation today joined a legal motion to support the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan, the EPA's signature effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

  • December 17, 2015

    Great Leadership and Life-Long Learning

    This article by Carolyn Sawyer is one in a series revolving around the topics that will be presented at the 20th Anniversary Leadership Summit. The program titled, ‘Leadership That Leaves a Legacy’ includes underlying themes of leadership, trust, change, courage and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government.