The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting grant applications for its Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Food Promotion Program to support local and regional food systems. Applications for both competitive grants are due May 14.
Local leaders, educators, parents and community members convened for a "community conversation" on how to create greater community support of Louisville’s Cradle-to-Career Initiative.
The National League of Cities joined the Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the American Public Transportation Association on "Stand Up for Transportation Day" for a Capitol Hill briefing about the looming expiration of the Transportation Bill, and the potential consequences for cities.
The National League of Cities was recently invited by Senator Michael Bennett to serve on the Infrastructure, Community Development and Energy working group established by the Senate Finance Committee as it begins to examine the federal tax code.
The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 2015 Cities and State Fiscal Structures report, which found that no state has expanded the fiscal authority of its cities since the start of the recession. The report provides a comparative assessment of local fiscal systems in each of the 50 states, including taxing authority, revenue reliance and capacity, state aid, and tax and expenditure limits.
Local leaders, educators and members of the business community will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to support and empower more young people to graduate from high school on time and ready for college and careers.
Following a meeting this morning, Gov. Gary Herbert (Vice Chair of the National Governors Association), Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (President of the National League of Cities), Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors), Sen. Curtis Bramble (President-Elect of the National Conference of State Legislators) issued a joint statement.
Doris McConnell, councilmember of Shoreline, Wash. was named the 2015-2016 president of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) constituency group at the group's annual meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.
To improve the ability of young people to effectively manage their finances – from spending and saving to building credit and keeping debt manageable - the National League of Cities (NLC) will identify best practices for local leaders to incorporate financial capability strategies into municipal youth employment programs.
Tuesday is the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 7, 2015!