From cradle to career, San Antonio is focusing on education to develop and harness skilled talent to improve its economy. The city recently played host to NLC’s Mayors’ Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN) 2014 annual meeting.
In an effort to empower families with the knowledge necessary to maximize their learning time together, the National Center for Families Learning is seeking applications for a three-year, $175,000 grant.
NLC has negotiated an agreement with the academic journal, State and Local Government Review (SLGR), to help city officials keep current with new developments and research in their field.
The National League of Cities applauded Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler for appointing five municipal representatives to the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee.
National League of Cities Past President Marie Lopez Rogers resigned as mayor of Avondale, Ariz., after being named to the Maricopa County, Ariz. Board of Supervisors. She fills a vacant seat and will run for election in an August primary.
In a May 29 letter, NLC president Chris Coleman expressed support for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, a bill that was recently introduced in the Senate that would reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
National League of Cities celebrates the contributions of smaller communities to the nation
The National League of Cities (NLC) and cities across the nation applauded the Administration’s ambitious plan to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants, taking a positive step toward mitigating the impact and severity of climate change and building on actions already taken by local governments.
National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., wrote to Congressional sponsors of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803, as amended). NLC fully supports the bill as written because it provides much needed modernization and streamlining of the nation's workforce system.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking comments on a proposal to develop a standard or guide for community risk reduction (CRR) for the fire service.