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  • March 27, 2014

    Involving Youth Early and Often: The Importance of Youth Participation

    NLC hosts a series of sessions for youth delegates as part of both of its annual conferences. More than 100 youth delegates (ages 15 – 18 years old) representing 19 different cities attended the Congressional City Conference this year.

  • March 25, 2014

    NLC Works with ‘Big 7’ to Urge House to Act on Marketplace Fairness

    NLC recently joined with state and local government organizations (the Big 7) to urge the House Judiciary Committee to take action on the Marketplace Fairness Act.

  • March 24, 2014

    Community Conversations on Education to Take Place in Cities Across the Country

    NLC, in partnership with the the Department of Education will participate in community conversations hosted by mayors in 15 cities across the country. The conversations will focus primarily on early childhood education, afterschool learning and postsecondary success.

  • With transportation issues a legislative priority for cities across the country, NLC leadership met with the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors to discuss joint priorities for a new federal surface transportation program.
    March 20, 2014

    NLC and USCM Join Forces to Advocate for Infrastructure Investment

    With transportation issues a legislative priority for cities across the country, NLC leadership met with the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors to discuss joint priorities for a new federal surface transportation program.

  • Donna Brazile, political strategist, commentator and author, was the keynote speaker for this year's Celebrate Diversity Breakfast event, cosponsored by NLC’s constituency groups.
    March 20, 2014

    Diversity Begins with "Infrastructure" says Donna Brazile

    Donna Brazile, political strategist, commentator and author, was the keynote speaker for this year's Celebrate Diversity Breakfast event, cosponsored by NLC’s constituency groups.

  • NLC is pleased to announce that TAPCO,  (Traffic & Parking Control Co., Inc.), has been awarded a three-year contract to provide traffic control products and solutions through U.S. Communities, NLC's national purchasing cooperative.
    March 19, 2014

    Cities Save on Traffic Control Products with New U.S. Communities Contract

    NLC is pleased to announce that TAPCO, (Traffic & Parking Control Co., Inc.), has been awarded a three-year contract to provide traffic control products and solutions through U.S. Communities, NLC's national purchasing cooperative.

  • March 17, 2014

    March 22: Health Insurance Registration Day of Action

    With only 15 days left for Americans to participate in open enrollment through state and federal health insurance marketplaces for 2014 creditable coverage, cities around the country are hosting a Local Officials Day of Action on Saturday, March 22 to help get their residents covered.

  • March 17, 2014

    Unleashing a Community of Innovators

    How can government procure innovation? Even better, how can government get innovation given to it? Challenge platforms such as the General Services Administration's (GSA) Challenge.gov demonstrate a new way for governments at all levels to procure innovative products, services and ideas and build pipelines to deliver these innovations constantly.

  • March 13, 2014

    City-Led Efforts Key to Moving the Needle on Juvenile Justice Reform

    As part of a strategic partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative, NLC’s YEF Institute will host a Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Leadership Academy on June 11-13, 2014. NLC has released an RFP to participate, and applications are due April 4, 2014.

  • March 13, 2014

    Cities Applaud Senate on Flood Insurance Affordability Act Passage

    After the Senate passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3370), National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued the following statement.