In his final State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a number of policies, successes and challenges over his two terms in office that affect cities and their residents.
This article is part of a series revolving around topics presented at NLC University's 20th Anniversary Leadership Summit. The program, titled ‘Leadership That Leaves a Legacy,’ focused on underlying themes of leadership, trust, change, courage and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government.
The National League of Cities (NLC) has been a longstanding advocate of making cities safer by calling on federal policymakers to require background checks for every gun purchaser, regardless of where the gun is purchased. NLC supports the goals of President Obama's actions to expand gun background checks and enforcement to make communities safer from gun violence.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC) and more than a dozen cities around the nation today joined a legal motion to support the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan, the EPA's signature effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
This article by Carolyn Sawyer is one in a series revolving around the topics that will be presented at the 20th Anniversary Leadership Summit. The program titled, ‘Leadership That Leaves a Legacy’ includes underlying themes of leadership, trust, change, courage and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government.
Cities were at center stage during the two week U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21) climate change negotiations last month, giving a sense of urgency, optimism and resolve to the high-level negotiations taking place at Le Bourget.
Three National League of Cities (NLC) constituency groups have announced the dates and locations of their 2016 summer conferences.
After nearly 200 countries approved the COP21 climate agreement Saturday, NLC CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released this statement.
State, county, and city leaders serving as the elected governing board of NLC corporate partner IBTS (Institute for Building Technology and Safety) heard reports on significant achievements during the final board meeting of 2015 at the IBTS headquarters in Ashburn, Va., last week.
Last night, the U.S. Senate joined the House to pass a five-year, $305 billion transportation bill, representing the first time Congress has passed a long-term national transportation funding bill in more than a decade.