NLC appeals for calm and reflection in Ferguson, Mo. and cities across the country when the grand jury decision is returned. The tragic death of Michael Brown can be viewed as a call to conscience to create fairer and better communities.
The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2015 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. The organization elected Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah to serve as NLC's 2015 president, Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as first vice president, and Councilman Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio.
Salt Lake City, Utah Mayor Ralph Becker was named president of NLC at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas.
As the nation awaits the Grand Jury decision in the Michael Brown case, the National League of Cities urges all communities to remain calm and practice restraint during the emotional days to come.
A new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a long-time NLC funder and partner, makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously.
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