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  • November 24, 2014

    NLC Responds to Obama Immigration Executive Order

    In his Thursday speech to the nation, President Barack Obama announced that he is issuing an Executive Order on Immigration that is designed to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

  • November 24, 2014

    NLC Elects 2015 Leadership and Board of Directors

    The National League of Cities (NLC) named its 2015 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. The organization elected Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah to serve as NLC's 2015 president, Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as first vice president, and Councilman Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio.

  • November 24, 2014

    Over 3,000 Attend Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas

    NLC would like to thank all of the delegates, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and guests for making this year’s Congress of Cities and Exposition such an inspiring and energizing event for all in attendance.

  • November 24, 2014

    National League of Cities Statement on the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    NLC appeals for calm and reflection in Ferguson, Mo. and cities across the country when the grand jury decision is returned. The tragic death of Michael Brown can be viewed as a call to conscience to create fairer and better communities.

  • November 22, 2014

    National League of Cities Elects 2015 Leadership and Board of Directors

    The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2015 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. The organization elected Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah to serve as NLC's 2015 president, Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as first vice president, and Councilman Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio.

  • November 22, 2014

    National League of Cities Elects Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker as 2015 President

    Salt Lake City, Utah Mayor Ralph Becker was named president of NLC at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas.

  • November 22, 2014

    National League of Cities Calls for Calm Around Ferguson Decision

    As the nation awaits the Grand Jury decision in the Michael Brown case, the National League of Cities urges all communities to remain calm and practice restraint during the emotional days to come.

  • November 21, 2014

    New Report Provides Recommendations for Creating Opportunities for Families

    A new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a long-time NLC funder and partner, makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously.

  • November 21, 2014

    NLC Releases State of the Cities Analysis of 100 Mayoral Addresses

    As the prominence of cities continues to grow, the voice of our nation's mayors is quickly becoming a barometer for the contemporary conditions and the future direction of our country. Released today, NLC's new annual report, State of the Cities, provides an analysis of mayoral state of the city addresses and identifies key trends in cities and the responses of local governments.

  • November 20, 2014

    National League of Cities Says President Takes Bold Steps on Immigration

    As 3,000 city officials gathered in Austin, Texas, for the National League of Cities (NLC) annual meeting, it remained clear that comprehensive immigration reform is overdue. NLC welcomes the president’s use of executive authority to take steps to fix our country’s immigration system.