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  • February 15, 2013

    National League of Cities Tells Congress to Address Aging Water Infrastructure

    The National League of Cities (NLC) told Congress today that the nation's water infrastructure is aging and that cities face a backlog of projects and funding challenges that were only made worse by the recent economic downturn.

  • February 14, 2013

    Different Generations - One Community

    Todd Arwood will serve as a presenter for the interactive Leadership Training Seminar, "Leading a Diverse Generational City," at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. He writes about the challenge of effectively communicating and collaborating with the diverse generational populations who reside in a community

  • February 14, 2013

    National League of Cities Supports the Marketplace Fairness Act – Urges Quick Adoption

    NLC President released a statement in response to the introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act saying, "We support quick adoption of Marketplace Fairness, which helps Main Street retailers by putting them on an equal footing with their online counterparts. The bill also gives back control to local governments over their own resources by removing another obstacle from Washington that prevents local governments from deciding what is best for their community."

  • February 12, 2013

    National League of Cities Responds to the State of the Union; Urges Congress to Move Quickly on Key Issues

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, AZ, attended the State of the Union address and released a statement in response saying, "Many of our cities still face stubborn unemployment and fragile economic growth. For those reasons, we support the President's commitment to making urgently needed investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, housing and education that will help build a foundation for future growth for years to come."

  • February 12, 2013

    National League of Cities President Invited to Join First Lady at State of the Union Address

    President Obama invited National League of Cities (NLC) President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, Arizona, to sit in the gallery with First Lady Michelle Obama during tonight's State of the Union address.

  • February 11, 2013

    2012 City Showcase Programs Now Available on Website

    If you were unable to visit the 2012 City Showcase at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston, you can still learn about the 27 innovative, successful programs selected for the City Showcase. These programs adopted innovative approaches to improving the quality of life in their communities, and can provide ideas for how your community can build on existing initiatives or develop new solutions to address the challenges your city may face.

  • February 11, 2013

    Local Officials to Focus on Education Reform at Congressional City Conference

    NLC members will call on Congress to act quickly to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) at the Congressional City Conference in Washington. At a session on Tuesday, March 12, Mayor Christopher Coleman of St. Paul, MN, will lead a discussion about the importance of high quality education systems to local public safety and economic growth, and emphasize the need for federal action.

  • ICMA-RC, an NLC Capstone Corporate Partner, is now accepting applications for its ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund), which provides financial assistance for postsecondary education to the surviving children and spouses of local and state government employees.
    February 08, 2013

    Surviving Children, Spouses of Public Employees Encouraged to Apply for Higher Education Scholarships

    ICMA-RC, an NLC Capstone Corporate Partner, is now accepting applications for its ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund), which provides financial assistance for postsecondary education to the surviving children and spouses of local and state government employees.

  • February 08, 2013

    Making Shifts Happen: From Political Drama to Finding Common Ground

    Donna Zajonc will serve as a presenter for the interactive Leadership Training Seminar, “Making Shifts Happen: From Political Drama to Finding Common Ground,” at the Congressional City Conference in March. She writes about the need to find common ground to create practical solutions that meet the needs of the many rather than the few.

  • In December 2011, while on patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Marine Lance Corporal Christian Brown stepped on an explosive device that took both of his legs, one above the knee and the other below his hip, as well as a part of his right index finger. Hours later, in an acute care facility in Germany, a member of his church from Munford, Tenn. was already by his side. It would be an early indication that the citizens of Munford, with the support of the city’s leaders, would play an important role in LCpl. Brown’s recovery process.
    February 07, 2013

    Tennessee Town Rallies Support for Injured Marine

    In December 2011, while on patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Marine Lance Corporal Christian Brown stepped on an explosive device that took both of his legs, one above the knee and the other below his hip, as well as a part of his right index finger. Hours later, in an acute care facility in Germany, a member of his church from Munford, Tenn. was already by his side. It would be an early indication that the citizens of Munford, with the support of the city’s leaders, would play an important role in LCpl. Brown’s recovery process.