Over the past few days, the nation has witnessed yet another community in pain following the tragic death of one of its residents. Our hearts go out to the residents, city leaders and municipal workforce in Baltimore who are searching for answers in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray.
For those communities interested in or already signed up for the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge initiative, two important deadlines are approaching.
Mary France Gordon began her career at the National League of Cities in 1992, and most recently served as Foundation Director as well as Program Director of NLC's Constituency Groups.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting grant applications for its Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Food Promotion Program to support local and regional food systems. Applications for both competitive grants are due May 14.
Local leaders, educators, parents and community members convened for a "community conversation" on how to create greater community support of Louisville’s Cradle-to-Career Initiative.
The National League of Cities joined the Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the American Public Transportation Association on "Stand Up for Transportation Day" for a Capitol Hill briefing about the looming expiration of the Transportation Bill, and the potential consequences for cities.
The National League of Cities was recently invited by Senator Michael Bennett to serve on the Infrastructure, Community Development and Energy working group established by the Senate Finance Committee as it begins to examine the federal tax code.
The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 2015 Cities and State Fiscal Structures report, which found that no state has expanded the fiscal authority of its cities since the start of the recession. The report provides a comparative assessment of local fiscal systems in each of the 50 states, including taxing authority, revenue reliance and capacity, state aid, and tax and expenditure limits.
Local leaders, educators and members of the business community will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to support and empower more young people to graduate from high school on time and ready for college and careers.
Following a meeting this morning, Gov. Gary Herbert (Vice Chair of the National Governors Association), Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (President of the National League of Cities), Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors), Sen. Curtis Bramble (President-Elect of the National Conference of State Legislators) issued a joint statement.