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  • November 22, 2013

    Shop Local, Invest Big: Small Business Saturday is Just Around the Corner

    NLC and many of its members are helping to support local businesses through participation in Small Business Saturday, happening this year on November 30.

  • November 22, 2013

    National League of Cities Calls on Local Leaders to Support Small Business Saturday Initiative

    The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced its support of Small Business Saturday, calling on local leaders to participate in the day dedicated to strengthening communities by supporting local small businesses. More than 1,400 communities across America are participating in events on Saturday, November 30 to recognize the contribution local businesses make to create jobs, boost local economies and preserve neighborhoods.

  • November 21, 2013

    National League of Cities Statement on Introduction of Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund Act of 2013

    Following the introduction of the Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund Act of 2013 earlier today, National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., issued this statement.

  • November 18, 2013

    NLC Elects 2014 Leadership and Board of Directors

    The National League of Cities today elected Mayor Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn. to serve as the NLC’s 2014 President. It also named its 2014 Officers and Board of Directors at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash.

  • Cities across the nation are innovating and problem-solving on a whole new level to address the most important challenges in America.  This was the key message from Bruce Katz, keynote speaker at the closing general session of NLC’s Congress of Cities in Seattle, Wash.
    November 18, 2013

    City Leaders Address Challenges with Creative Local Leadership

    Cities across the nation are innovating and problem-solving on a whole new level to address the most important challenges in America. This was the key message from Bruce Katz, keynote speaker at the closing general session of NLC’s Congress of Cities in Seattle, Wash.

  • At the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle last week, the National League of Cities launched NLC University, a new education and leadership development initiative that will build the capacity of city leaders to better govern, manage and engage their communities, foster the development and exchange of innovative local policy ideas, and create a pipeline of talented city leaders.
    November 18, 2013

    National League of Cities Launches NLC University

    At the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle last week, the National League of Cities launched NLC University, a new education and leadership development initiative that will build the capacity of city leaders to better govern, manage and engage their communities, foster the development and exchange of innovative local policy ideas, and create a pipeline of talented city leaders.

  • November 18, 2013

    City Leaders to Highlight Impact of National Service on Recognition Day

    NLC President Mayor Chris Coleman encourages mayors to participate in the Mayors Day of Recognition on April 1, 2014.

  • November 18, 2013

    NLC Constituency Groups Elect New Leadership

    Four of NLC’s constituency groups - NBC-LEO, WIMG, GLBTO and HELO - elected their 2014 leadership during the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle.

  • November 16, 2013

    National League of Cities Elects 2014 Leadership and Board of Directors

    The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2014 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash. The organization elected Mayor Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn. to serve as the NLC's 2014 president, Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah as first vice president and Mayor Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as second vice president.

  • November 16, 2013

    Councilmember Adam McFadden Elected President of National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials

    Councilmember Adam McFadden of Rochester, N.Y. was today elected the 2014 president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) constituency group during the group’s annual membership meeting this morning at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Seattle, Wash.