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  • December 02, 2013

    NLC Calls For Changes to National Flood Insurance Program

    At the Congress of Cities Conference in Seattle, NLC members joined the chorus of voices calling for changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.

  • December 02, 2013

    Preventing the Next Galveston

    At the end of the 19th century, the port city of Galveston was a booming center of international trade. By dawn on September 9th, 1900—the day after the deadliest natural disaster in American history struck the city—Galveston almost entirely ceased to exist.

  • Led by the experience and advice of members of the YEF Council and partnerships with countless other city leaders across the nation, NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families has developed A City Platform for Children and Families to guide municipal leadership on behalf of children, youth and families in their communities.
    December 02, 2013

    Platform Provides City Leaders a Framework for Action on Behalf of Children and Families

    Led by the experience and advice of members of the YEF Council and partnerships with countless other city leaders across the nation, NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families has developed A City Platform for Children and Families to guide municipal leadership on behalf of children, youth and families in their communities.

  • NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families has awarded planning grants to 12 cities to help develop outreach campaigns aimed at enrolling eligible children and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
    November 25, 2013

    NLC Announces Planning Grant Awards to Twelve Cities for Health Benefit Outreach Campaigns

    NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families has awarded planning grants to 12 cities to help develop outreach campaigns aimed at enrolling eligible children and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

  • November 22, 2013

    Shop Local, Invest Big: Small Business Saturday is Just Around the Corner

    NLC and many of its members are helping to support local businesses through participation in Small Business Saturday, happening this year on November 30.

  • November 22, 2013

    National League of Cities Calls on Local Leaders to Support Small Business Saturday Initiative

    The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced its support of Small Business Saturday, calling on local leaders to participate in the day dedicated to strengthening communities by supporting local small businesses. More than 1,400 communities across America are participating in events on Saturday, November 30 to recognize the contribution local businesses make to create jobs, boost local economies and preserve neighborhoods.

  • November 21, 2013

    National League of Cities Statement on Introduction of Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund Act of 2013

    Following the introduction of the Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund Act of 2013 earlier today, National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., issued this statement.

  • November 18, 2013

    NLC Elects 2014 Leadership and Board of Directors

    The National League of Cities today elected Mayor Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn. to serve as the NLC’s 2014 President. It also named its 2014 Officers and Board of Directors at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash.

  • Cities across the nation are innovating and problem-solving on a whole new level to address the most important challenges in America.  This was the key message from Bruce Katz, keynote speaker at the closing general session of NLC’s Congress of Cities in Seattle, Wash.
    November 18, 2013

    City Leaders Address Challenges with Creative Local Leadership

    Cities across the nation are innovating and problem-solving on a whole new level to address the most important challenges in America. This was the key message from Bruce Katz, keynote speaker at the closing general session of NLC’s Congress of Cities in Seattle, Wash.

  • At the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle last week, the National League of Cities launched NLC University, a new education and leadership development initiative that will build the capacity of city leaders to better govern, manage and engage their communities, foster the development and exchange of innovative local policy ideas, and create a pipeline of talented city leaders.
    November 18, 2013

    National League of Cities Launches NLC University

    At the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle last week, the National League of Cities launched NLC University, a new education and leadership development initiative that will build the capacity of city leaders to better govern, manage and engage their communities, foster the development and exchange of innovative local policy ideas, and create a pipeline of talented city leaders.