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  • September 09, 2014

    City Officials’ Views Must Be Included In Discussion On Police Equipment

    City officials, in their role as community leaders, can best relate local need as Congress begins a review of federal programs that equip state and local law enforcement.

  • September 08, 2014

    Small Local Actions Make a Big Impact on Small Businesses Growth

    To learn more about how your city can provide access to capital for small businesses, please join NLC at our upcoming training in Kansas City, MO on Oct. 8-9.

  • September 08, 2014

    CFPB to Host Free Financial Empowerment Training for Officials in Capitol Region

    On Tuesday, September 16, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will host a free, full day "Train-the-Trainer" event at their Washington, DC office to prepare interested city officials and staff in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region to bring the new CFPB program Your Money, Your Goals to residents in their communities.

  • September 08, 2014

    New Engagement Rules for New Residents

    A desirable community actively ensures that citizens are highly engaged and are key drivers in community decision making. The needs and preferences of both the younger and aging populations is impacting local planners and city policy makers. It is essential that city leaders understand the shared characteristics of these populations in order to connect with, engage, and recruit the talents of these residents and soon-to-be residents.

  • The National League of Cities is proud to announce David Gregory as the keynote speaker for the Saturday afternoon general session at the Congress of Cities and Exposition.
    September 08, 2014

    David Gregory to Speak at Congress of Cities

    The National League of Cities is proud to announce David Gregory as the keynote speaker for the Saturday afternoon general session at the Congress of Cities and Exposition.

  • September 08, 2014

    NLC Offers Savings and Solutions for Your City

    The National League of Cities can help you save your city money and help your residents. NLC partners with carefully selected organizations to offer products, service and solutions that cities and towns of all sizes can use today. NLC’s business partner programs help meet your city's critical needs and stretch your city budget.

  • September 08, 2014

    Reinventing Democracy through Participatory Budgeting

    Participatory budgeting is coming to the fore as one of the most promising ways to change the relationship between citizens and government, as part of a wave of new democratic innovations.

  • September 04, 2014

    Federal Reserve Vote on Status of Municipal Bonds Is a Blow to Cities

    Yesterday’s vote by the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to approve new liquidity standards on banks will reduce the appeal of municipal securities for banks to underwrite them and increase borrowing costs for state and local governments for desperately needed infrastructure projects.

  • September 02, 2014

    September 5: Conference Call Update on the Last Weeks of Congress

    Join NLC's Executive Director Clarence Anthony for a conference call on Friday, September 5 at 1:00PM EDT to find out what cities can expect from Congress this fall.

  • September 02, 2014

    NLC Capstone Partners Share Unique Perspectives on the Future of Cities

    NLC Capstone Partners recently had the opportunity to address NLC’s Board of Directors, providing their organizational vision for the ‘Future of the Cities.'