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.
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.
Columnist Neal Perice examines a new Brookings Institution book, "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America," that studies the growing number of suburbanites living in poverty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, issueda statement on the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg and sent thoughts and prayers to his family, staff, and the State of New Jersey.
A letter authored by Representatives Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Hultgren (R-IL) is currently circulating in the House, urging Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) to reject any proposal limiting the value of the tax-exemption for municipal bonds
This past April, President Obama challenged businesses, non-profits, and governments to work together to provide employment this summer to low-income and disconnected youth. The White House has provided a range of resources that local elected officials may find valuable as they embark on summer jobs efforts in their communities.