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  • September 04, 2014

    Federal Reserve Vote on Status of Municipal Bonds Is a Blow to Cities

    Yesterday’s vote by the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to approve new liquidity standards on banks will reduce the appeal of municipal securities for banks to underwrite them and increase borrowing costs for state and local governments for desperately needed infrastructure projects.

  • September 02, 2014

    September 5: Conference Call Update on the Last Weeks of Congress

    Join NLC's Executive Director Clarence Anthony for a conference call on Friday, September 5 at 1:00PM EDT to find out what cities can expect from Congress this fall.

  • September 02, 2014

    NLC Capstone Partners Share Unique Perspectives on the Future of Cities

    NLC Capstone Partners recently had the opportunity to address NLC’s Board of Directors, providing their organizational vision for the ‘Future of the Cities.'

  • In this member spotlight,  Kansas City Councilman Jermaine Reed tells NLC that the future is bright for his city, "a future that is sustainable and has a thriving urban core – one that people want to live, work and play."
    September 02, 2014

    Member Spotlight: Councilman Jermaine Reed, Kansas City, Mo.

    In this member spotlight, Kansas City Councilman Jermaine Reed tells NLC that the future is bright for his city, "a future that is sustainable and has a thriving urban core – one that people want to live, work and play."

  • September 02, 2014

    Improving Public Safety and Youth Outcomes through Juvenile Assessment and Service Centers

    For youth accused of status offenses, diversion away from arrest and prosecution and into community-based services is more effective at improving public safety over the long-term.

  • September 02, 2014

    Sure, You're Interesting, But What About Them?

    Beth Noymer Levine will serve as a presenter and facilitator for the interactive NLC University Seminar, "It's Not All About You: How to be an Audience Centric Speaker" at the Congress of Cities and Exposition on November 19th in Austin, Texas.

  • September 02, 2014

    Application Process Begins for NLC Officers and Board of Directors

    The application process for 2015 NLC Officers and Board of Directors is now officially underway. The 15-person Nominating Committee, appointed by NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor, Saint Paul, Minn., will be announced later in September.

  • September 02, 2014

    Socrata and National League of Cities Announce Strategic Open Data Partnership

    NLC and Socrata, a Seattle-based cloud software company, announced a strategic partnership to develop solutions that will help address some of the most critical imperatives facing cities today including: fragile fiscal health, deteriorating transportation infrastructure and the need for affordable housing.

  • September 01, 2014

    City Leaders Explore Innovation In Silicon Valley

    Elected officials and city staff from across the country gathered in Santa Clara, California, last month for a retreat-style training program aimed to strengthen and enhance their work as city leaders. The meeting was NLC University’s Annual Leadership Summit--designed specifically with local government officials in mind. This year's summit focused on leading through innovation.

  • August 29, 2014

    Mobile Workshops Spotlight: Upcycling, Water and... Salamanders?

    Continuing our Congress of Cities mobile workshop spotlight series, this week we'll be talking about programs that address some of the most critical issues for our communities - waste reduction and sustainable water resources.