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  • NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor of Avondale, AZ  in collaboration with NLC Small Cities Council Chair Ellen Polimeni, Mayor of Canandaigua, NY, has declared the month of June 2013 to be National Small Cities and Towns Month.
    June 07, 2013

    June Declared Small Cities and Towns Month

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor of Avondale, AZ in collaboration with NLC Small Cities Council Chair Ellen Polimeni, Mayor of Canandaigua, NY, has declared the month of June 2013 to be National Small Cities and Towns Month.

  • June 07, 2013

    Cities’ Jobs Response: Immigration Reform Can Provide Needed Boost to Economy

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers responded to the May jobs report, calling on leaders in Washington to pass legislation that can provide our economy the jolt it needs to hasten this economic turnaround, including comprehensive immigration reform.

  • June 06, 2013

    A Silver Lining to the Great Recession’s Dark Cloud: Local Government Collaborations

    A new report by the Urban Institute focuses on the importance of building stronger and more sustainable collaborations between local governments and nonprofits. NLC participated in a recent Urban Institute panel to discuss the findings of the report and their implications for local and national policy and practice.

  • June 06, 2013

    Seattle Welcomes NLC's Congress of Cities this November

    In five short months, elected officials from around the nation will land at SeaTac International Airport, hop aboard the newly-completed light rail line and take it through one of the most culturally and socio-economically diverse zip code in the nation, arriving mere blocks from their hotel in downtown Seattle.

  • June 06, 2013

    Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Offer to Help Other Cities Replicate Graduation Coach Campaigns

    The Cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are offering assistance to other cities that are interested in replicating their Graduation Coach Campaigns, which provide support to young people who seek to enter and complete college.

  • June 03, 2013

    Columnist: The Puzzling Quandaries of Suburban Poverty

    Columnist Neal Perice examines a new Brookings Institution book, "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America," that studies the growing number of suburbanites living in poverty.

  • June 03, 2013

    NLC Briefs Federal Agencies on Local Programs and Priorities

    Last week, at the invitation of the National League of Cities, over 25 representatives from the White House and 14 federal agencies came to NLC's offices for a first ever briefing on the organization's programs and priorities for cities and city leaders.

  • June 03, 2013

    National Day of Civic Hacking Celebrated in 83 Cities

    The first ever National Day of Civic Hacking brought citizens together to solve community challenges and create innovative, new solutions using using publicly-released data, code and technology.

  • June 03, 2013

    NFPA Seeking Input on New Fire Prevention Standard

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking public input on a newly released proposed standard that focuses on fire prevention activities. City officials are encouraged to review and comment on the proposal to assess the completeness and workability of the standard that is directed at city fire prevention programs.

  • June 03, 2013

    NLC Joins with White House in Advocating for National Conversation on Mental Health

    NLC joins with the White House in calling for a sustained national conversation on mental health and looks forward to partnering with the Administration to bring this issue to the forefront of cities and towns across the country.