As the prominence of cities continues to grow, the voice of our nation's mayors is quickly becoming a barometer for the contemporary conditions and the future direction of our country. Released today, NLC's new annual report, State of the Cities, provides an analysis of mayoral state of the city addresses and identifies key trends in cities and the responses of local governments.
As 3,000 city officials gathered in Austin, Texas, for the National League of Cities (NLC) annual meeting, it remained clear that comprehensive immigration reform is overdue. NLC welcomes the president’s use of executive authority to take steps to fix our country’s immigration system.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help fight against veteran homelessness in cities across the country. To date, more than 255 cities, counties and states are pledging to end veteran homelessness in their communities by 2015 using the power of federal, state, local, and non-profit resources.
NLC recognized the efforts of nearly 460 mayors, city council members, county commissioners and other local elected officials nationwide for their commitment to achieving health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). More than 60 million Americans are now living in LMCTC communities that are dedicated to helping young people eat healthy foods and be physically active.
At the Board of Directors meeting at the Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas, a resolution was passed honoring the memory of the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino
More than 3,000 local leaders and staff have convened in Austin, Texas for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2014 Congress of Cities to discuss and learn about the future of cities and critical city priorities, including Marketplace Fairness.
To encourage and support city efforts that expand children’s access to nature, the National League of Cities will partner with the Children & Nature Network to launch the Cities Promoting Access to Nature initiative.
NLC encourages local governments and service provider-government partnerships to apply to Third Sector’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success (PFS) Competition. Winners will receive technical assistance services from to assess the feasibility of PFS projects in their communities.
President Obama’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience this week released 35 recommendations for how the federal government can best support local communities in the face of extreme weather and climate impacts.
The City of Austin looks forward to welcoming Congress of Cities participants this week to the Live Music Capital of the World®!