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  • September 06, 2013

    National League of Cities Unemployment Statement: Washington Needs To Take Action

    NLC President Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers responded to the August unemployment report and urged leaders in Washington to Washington to move beyond the partisan gridlock, stop ignoring the economic realities for the nation’s families and get serious about putting Americans to work.

  • When it comes to public procurement, joining a cooperative purchasing program is an established best practice for cities and towns. U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is the only purchasing cooperative sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC) and four other national organizations, along with more than 25 state municipal leagues.
    September 05, 2013

    U.S. Communities Gives Cities the Buying Power of Cooperative Purchasing

    When it comes to public procurement, joining a cooperative purchasing program is an established best practice for cities and towns. U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is the only purchasing cooperative sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC) and four other national organizations, along with more than 25 state municipal leagues.

  • September 03, 2013

    HUD Proposes New Rule, New Resources for Local Governments to Advance Fair Housing

    HUD has proposed a new rule to encourage greater compliance with the agency’s goal of “affirmatively furthering fair housing” as required under the Fair Housing Act. Local governments and states receiving HUD grants would all be subject to the proposed rule.

  • September 03, 2013

    The Affordable Care Act and Your City – Toolkit and Webinar for Elected Officials

    NLC provides resources for local officials on the Affordable Care Act, including a toolkit and webinar that addresses topics such as how elected officials can help their constituents and smaller employers obtain health insurance, and how the Health Insurance Marketplace will work.

  • Come for the workshops, but stay for NLC’s closing gala — Experience Seattle: A Celebration of Northwest Music and Food!  The Congress of Cities’ end-of-conference celebration will be held at Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP) museum.
    September 03, 2013

    NLC Announces Closing Gala for Congress of Cities

    Come for the workshops, but stay for NLC’s closing gala — Experience Seattle: A Celebration of Northwest Music and Food! The Congress of Cities’ end-of-conference celebration will be held at Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP) museum.

  • September 03, 2013

    NLC’s Coleman Elected to Serve on the National Urban Fellows Board

    In August, the National Urban Fellows (NUF) Program announced the election of Carolyn Coleman to its Board of Directors. Coleman is the Director of Federal Advocacy at the National League of Cities.

  • September 03, 2013

    STAR Communities to Begin Leadership STAR Community Program

    STAR Communities announces the opportunity for U.S. cities and counties to measure progress towards community sustainability through participation in the 2014 Leadership STAR Community Program.

  • NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families is serving as a major partner in the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading by supporting city efforts to boost reading proficiency and to ensure that all children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade.
    September 03, 2013

    The City of Orlando Works to Close the Gap in Reading Achievement

    NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families is serving as a major partner in the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading by supporting city efforts to boost reading proficiency and to ensure that all children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade.

  • Fatima A. Shama, Commissioner of Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, is scheduled to speak at the 21st Annual Leadership Summit to be held in Savannah, Georgia, on September 26th-28th, 2013.
    September 02, 2013

    Fatima Shama to Speak at 21st Annual Leadership Summit in Savannah, GA

    Fatima A. Shama, Commissioner of Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, is scheduled to speak at the 21st Annual Leadership Summit to be held in Savannah, Georgia, on September 26th-28th, 2013.

  • September 01, 2013

    Fresno's Business 'Lions' Forge Civic Muscle

    In a forthcoming book, "America's Sacred Space," in a forthcoming book, Deborah Nankivell praises the leadership core of Fresno's Business Council as steadfast "lions" who have "worked hard to keep our focus on the community and prevented distractions by the self or single interests of members, politicians or funders."