• January 12, 2016

    In Final State of the Union, President Obama Supports City Priorities

    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.

  • January 11, 2016

    Listening to Your Community: The Legacy of Great Leaders

    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.

  • January 05, 2016

    National League of Cities Statement Following President Obama’s Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

    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.

  • December 22, 2015

    Cities Nationwide Join Litigation to Support Implementation of EPA Clean Power Plan

    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.

  • December 17, 2015

    Great Leadership and Life-Long Learning

    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.

  • December 16, 2015

    Cities Bring Powerful Voice to Paris Climate Change Negotiations

    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.

  • December 16, 2015

    National League of Cities Constituency Groups Announce 2016 Summer Conferences

    Three National League of Cities (NLC) constituency groups have announced the dates and locations of their 2016 summer conferences.

  • December 15, 2015

    City Leaders Applaud Historic Climate Agreement

    After nearly 200 countries approved the COP21 climate agreement Saturday, NLC CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released this statement.

  • December 11, 2015

    IBTS Reports 2015 Successes

    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.

  • December 04, 2015

    Cities Applaud Congress on Passage of First Long-Term Transportation Bill in a Decade

    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.