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  • October 29, 2013

    Using Social Media to Connect with Citizens

    Andy Huckaba, Lenexa, Kansas City Councilmember, will serve as a presenter for the interactive seminar, “Energizing Communities with Social Media,” at the Congress of Cities on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Seattle, Wash.

  • October 28, 2013

    Cities Applaud Passage of Water Resources Bill

    The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development bill. The bill advances many of the flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects that are important to local governments and local economies.

  • The Congress of Cities has a very impressive line-up of general session speakers on the roster this year, including former mayor of Charlotte N.C. and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
    October 28, 2013

    Congress of Cities Line-Up of Opening General Session Speakers Announced

    The Congress of Cities has a very impressive line-up of general session speakers on the roster this year, including former mayor of Charlotte N.C. and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.

  • At the Congress of Cities, attendees will learn first-hand about some of Seattle’s most popular shared transportation programs as part of the City Showcase.
    October 28, 2013

    Transportation Sharing to be Highlighted at Congress of Cities

    At the Congress of Cities, attendees will learn first-hand about some of Seattle’s most popular shared transportation programs as part of the City Showcase.

  • October 28, 2013

    Big Data, Chief Data Officers and the Promise of Performance

    Big data presents not only challenges but also the potential to radically improve what local governments do. The need for a point person, such as a chief data officer, to manage that information and build strategies for using it is clear.

  • October 25, 2013

    Dynamically Addressing Citizen and Operational Demands

    Microsoft works with local governments to adopt a people first approach to innovation that empowers them to harness the ideas, energy and expertise within their cities to create healthier, safer and more sustainable places to live.

  • October 24, 2013

    League of Cities Encourages Quick Movement on Immigration Reform

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers commends President Obama for urging Congress to get comprehensive immigration reform passed this year. Our current broken immigration system holds back economic growth, fosters cultural misunderstandings and develops mistrust of law enforcement by immigrant communities.

  • October 24, 2013

    Cities Applaud Passage of Water Resources Bill

    NLC is pleased the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development bill. The bill advances many of the flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects that are important to local governments and local economies.

  • For the 4th year in a row, CoC attendees will have the opportunity to assemble personal care kits for veterans in the exhibit hall. This service project will takes place on November 14 from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
    October 21, 2013

    Good360 to Host Fourth Annual Service Project at Congress of Cities

    For the 4th year in a row, CoC attendees will have the opportunity to assemble personal care kits for veterans in the exhibit hall. This service project will takes place on November 14 from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

  • October 21, 2013

    Libraries and Public Access to E-Books: What City Leaders Can Do

    Many library patrons looking to borrow the hottest new e-book are finding themselves out of luck. Libraries are having trouble offering e-books because many book publishers are setting outrageously high prices or refusing to sell to libraries altogether.