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  • July 29, 2013

    Department of Homeland Security Seeks NLC Member Input on Keeping Our Nation Safe

    DHS is seeking input from local officials on the development of strategies to address evolving threats and keep our nation safe, secure and resilient.

  • July 26, 2013

    NLC's First Tier Suburbs Council to Meet in Rancho Cordova

    City leaders who represent first tier suburban communities from across the country will gather for a three day meeting to share ideas, solutions and strategies to confront common challenges, while also recognizing the great work that is happening in suburban communities across the country. The gathering will focus on issues such as economic development, code enforcement and planning.

  • Councilmember Todd Kinsey, from League City, Texas, was selected as the 2013 Michael H. T. Lynch scholarship recipient from a large number of applications submitted by local leaders across the country.
    July 26, 2013

    Lynch Scholarship Recipient Overcame Adversity to Become a Local Leader

    Councilmember Todd Kinsey, from League City, Texas, was selected as the 2013 Michael H. T. Lynch scholarship recipient from a large number of applications submitted by local leaders across the country.

  • July 25, 2013

    Five States Selected As Hosts for 2014 Mayoral Summits on Afterschool and Expanded Learning

    The National League of Cities (NLC) has announced that five statewide afterschool networks will receive technical and financial assistance to host Statewide Mayoral Summits on Afterschool and Expanded Learning in the spring and fall of 2014.

  • July 24, 2013

    NLC Responds to President Obama's Economic Speech at Knox College

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responded to President Obama's economic speech Tuesday saying, "City leaders stand ready to work with the President and anybody else who is serious about growing our economy and our communities through infrastructure investment, job creation, education, common sense immigration reform, and access to quality and affordable health care."

  • July 22, 2013

    NLC Calls for Policy Amendments and Resolutions

    NLC invites all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration as part of NLC's annual policy development process. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 23, 2013.

  • July 22, 2013

    Columnist: Dark Clouds of Yesteryear Return to Threaten Right to Vote

    Columnist Neal Peirce writes about the history and future of voting rights in the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision overturning requirements in the Voting Rights Act of 1965,

  • July 19, 2013

    Mobile Workshops Will Bring Microsoft to Life at Congress of Cities

    While in Seattle, Congress of Cities attendees will have the opportuntiy to attend one of two mobile workshops that explore Microsoft: Insight into Making Your City Safer Using the Power of Big Data and Modernize Your City with Connected Citizen Services. Both will offer tours of the Microsoft campus.

  • July 18, 2013

    National League of Cities Statement on Detroit Bankruptcy Filing

    NLC responded to the City of Detroit's bankruptcy filing on Thursday, while stressing that Detroit should not be seen as emblematic of cities or as a harbinger of what’s to come.

  • July 15, 2013

    NLC Wants Your Thoughts On Strategic Planning Goals

    NLC recognizes that the social and political environment is changing and if NLC is to be relevant and effective, it must change and evolve with the times. NLC is asking members to provide feedback to strategic planning task force by sharing ideas on key strategies using NLC's online feedback tool.