Innovation and humanity were resounding themes imparted to attendees at this year’s Congress of Cities and Exposition Opening General Session which took place in Boston last week.
Neil Peirce discusses the new book "Walkable City" and supports the book's argument that rich rewards await cities who can create more walkable environments: cities that move to tame traffic and put pedestrians first, create attractive streetscapes, mix uses, foster smart transit, and create unique, quality places.
As NLC's 89th Congress of Cities and Exposition drew to a close, NLC voting delegates -- representing more than 900 credentialed votes -- ratified changes to the organization's National Municipal Policy that will guide the organization's federal advocacy with Congress and the Administration for the year ahead.
As 3000 city leaders gathered in Boston for NLC's 2012 Congress of Cities and Exposition, NLC members and leaders carried out the governance of the organization, electing new officers and board members and appointing a new executive director. The NLC Board also approved Nashville, TN as the location for the 2015 Congress of Cities.
Councilmember Jacquelyn Johnson of East Orange, New Jersey was elected the 2013 president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC LEO) constituency group during the group’s annual membership meeting this morning at NLC's Congress of Cities & Exposition in Boston, MA.
The National League of Cities membership named Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, Arizona, to lead the organization as president for 2013. The organization also elevated Chris Coleman, Mayor, St. Paul, Minnesota to First Vice President and chose Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah as Second Vice President.
NLC has awarded 541 medals to local elected officials in 118 communities across the country in recognition of their outstanding efforts to complete health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC).
Councilwoman Mary Brown of Gary, IN was elected 2013 president of the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group today during the group’s annual leadership luncheon at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congress of Cities in Boston, MA.
City Treasurer Karen Avilla of Carson, CA was elected the 2013 president of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group during the group’s annual business meeting at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Boston, MA.
Bob Geiser, councilmember of Broomfield, CO was elected president of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO) constituency group during the group’s annual business meeting at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Boston, MA.