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  • In this member spotlight,  Kansas City Councilman Jermaine Reed tells NLC that the future is bright for his city, "a future that is sustainable and has a thriving urban core – one that people want to live, work and play."
    September 02, 2014

    Member Spotlight: Councilman Jermaine Reed, Kansas City, Mo.

    In this member spotlight, Kansas City Councilman Jermaine Reed tells NLC that the future is bright for his city, "a future that is sustainable and has a thriving urban core – one that people want to live, work and play."

  • September 02, 2014

    Improving Public Safety and Youth Outcomes through Juvenile Assessment and Service Centers

    For youth accused of status offenses, diversion away from arrest and prosecution and into community-based services is more effective at improving public safety over the long-term.

  • September 02, 2014

    Sure, You're Interesting, But What About Them?

    Beth Noymer Levine will serve as a presenter and facilitator for the interactive NLC University Seminar, "It's Not All About You: How to be an Audience Centric Speaker" at the Congress of Cities and Exposition on November 19th in Austin, Texas.

  • September 02, 2014

    Application Process Begins for NLC Officers and Board of Directors

    The application process for 2015 NLC Officers and Board of Directors is now officially underway. The 15-person Nominating Committee, appointed by NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor, Saint Paul, Minn., will be announced later in September.

  • 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.