• September 02, 2014

    Socrata and National League of Cities Announce Strategic Open Data Partnership

    NLC and Socrata, a Seattle-based cloud software company, announced a strategic partnership to develop solutions that will help address some of the most critical imperatives facing cities today including: fragile fiscal health, deteriorating transportation infrastructure and the need for affordable housing.

  • September 01, 2014

    City Leaders Explore Innovation In Silicon Valley

    Elected officials and city staff from across the country gathered in Santa Clara, California, last month for a retreat-style training program aimed to strengthen and enhance their work as city leaders. The meeting was NLC University’s Annual Leadership Summit--designed specifically with local government officials in mind. This year's summit focused on leading through innovation.

  • August 29, 2014

    Mobile Workshops Spotlight: Upcycling, Water and... Salamanders?

    Continuing our Congress of Cities mobile workshop spotlight series, this week we'll be talking about programs that address some of the most critical issues for our communities - waste reduction and sustainable water resources.

  • August 27, 2014

    National League of Cities Thanks David Agnew for Service to Cities and Local Officials

    NLC statement following news that White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew will be stepping down this week. Although we are sad to see him go, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him on the Administration’s initiatives focused on making cities better.

  • August 25, 2014

    Operation AmeriCorps Wants to Hear From You

    What is the big, hairy, audacious goal that would be a game changer for your community? A new initiative called Operation AmeriCorps helps answer that question.

  • August 22, 2014

    Maximize Your Time in Austin with NLC University Seminars

    Add depth to your conference experience by signing up for one or more of the pre-conference leadership seminars offered by NLC University. These seminars offer an interactive, specialized learning experience led by experts in the topic areas covered.

  • August 15, 2014

    City Leaders Take Summer Action on NLC Priorities

    This summer, city leaders around the country have stepped up to take action on two of NLC’s top advocacy priorities: federal transportation funding and passage of marketplace fairness legislation.

  • August 14, 2014

    Sharing Economy Advisory Network Created As Resource for Cities

    The National League of Cities announces the formation of a network composed of business, policy leaders and city officials to identify the regulatory challenges posed by the disruptive technologies that power the sharing economy.

  • August 11, 2014

    Join World’s Most Innovative City Makers at EcoDistricts Summit

    This September 24-26, the world’s most innovative city makers will converge on the District of Columbia—a city that has captured the spirit of creative collaboration like few others.

  • August 11, 2014

    How Cities Can Provide Small Businesses with Access to Capital

    NLC with support of Wells Fargo is hosting a summit to equip local economic development and small business development staff with the tools and resources they need to connect small and young businesses with financing opportunities.