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  • March 01, 2013

    Fault Doesn’t Matter: Fix Sequestration Before Too Much Harm Is Done

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ issued a response to sequestration going into effect today, admonishing Washington for choosing a take it or leave it approach over good governance and urging a quick resolution to the issue that allow for investments in human capital and physical infrastructure.

  • Reverend Al Sharpton, Host of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" and Founder, National Action Network, will be this year's Celebrate Diversity Breakfast keynote speaker at the NLC Congressional City Conference. The breakfast is cohosted each year by NLC's constituency groups.
    February 28, 2013

    MSNBC Host Reverend Al Sharpton Will Keynote the Celebrate Diversity Breakfast

    Reverend Al Sharpton, Host of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" and Founder, National Action Network, will be this year's Celebrate Diversity Breakfast keynote speaker at the NLC Congressional City Conference. The breakfast is cohosted each year by NLC's constituency groups.

  • February 28, 2013

    Call for 2013 NLC Ambassadors

    NLC is looking for enthusiastic members who would like to share their NLC experience with the next wave of city leaders. Could this opportunity be for you?

  • February 28, 2013

    Media Advisory: City Officials to Discuss Immigration, Municipal Bonds, and Marketplace Fairness in Washington

    Local elected officials will gather in Washington to meet with Congressional and Administration officials to discuss the need for comprehensive immigration reform, keeping the tax exemption for municipal bonds and ending the online sales tax ‘break.'

  • February 27, 2013

    Mayors, County and Local Leaders Oppose Move to Cap Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds That Would Harm Infrastructure, Jobs

    NLC, along with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Association of Counties (NACo) called on Congress and the Administration to reject any proposals to hamstring the financing of local infrastructure projects by changing the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds.

  • February 25, 2013

    Conference Workshops to Highlight Immigration, Education and Gun Violence

    NLC's Congressional City Conference, March 9-13, 2013 in Washington will offer an assortment of dynamic workshops that focus on the most pressing issues cities face today and offer attendees to engage and learn with some of the field's leading figures in policy and municipal government.

  • February 25, 2013

    The Ethical Leader: Rules and Tools

    Scott C. Paine will serve as a presenter for the interactive Leadership Training Seminar, "The Ethical Leader: Rules and Tules," at the Congressional City Conference on March 9th, 2013 in Washington, D.C. He writes about the importance of ethics for city leaders.

  • The National League of Cities (NLC) is joining with city leaders across the country to participate in a national day of recognition this April 9, 2013 to highlight the impact of national service in their cities.
    February 25, 2013

    City Leaders Join Together to Recognize Impact of National Service

    The National League of Cities (NLC) is joining with city leaders across the country to participate in a national day of recognition this April 9, 2013 to highlight the impact of national service in their cities.

  • February 25, 2013

    Columnist: 'Meatless' Meat For A World Of Cities?

    Columnist Neal Peirce writes about the need to find substitutes for meat as the demand to deliver meat products rises, and how the world's cities, home to an ever-growing percentage of global population, can play a vital role in bolstering regional food self-sufficiency.

  • February 25, 2013

    NLC Supports National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

    Beginning April 1st, cities across the country will compete in the 2nd Annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Presented by the Wyland Foundation, the month-long challenge asks city leaders and their residents to pledge to conserve water. All those who take the pledge are entered into a national competition to win hundreds of prizes – including a Toyota Prius c, water-saving fixtures and gift certificates.