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  • September 03, 2012

    Congress Returns Next Week to Focus on Spending Agreement

    As the Congressional recess draws to an end and the national political conventions conclude, House and Senate members are preparing to return to Washington, DC, for a short pre-election session, during which Congress is expected to focus on enacting a bipartisan spending agreement, or a continuing resolution, in order to avoid a government shutdown.

  • September 03, 2012

    Military Communities Network to Become Formal NLC Council

    Responding to the growing interest among NLC members about how communities can best support and work with nearby military installations and with military service members and their families, NLC will recognize the Military Communities Peer Network as a formal NLC Member Council.

  • August 20, 2012

    Speakers, Program for Congress of Cities to Focus on Local Economies, Sustainability, Neighborhoods and Families

    The Congress of Cities program will focus on three overarching strategies for cities: promoting strong local economies, building sustainable communities and strengthening neighborhoods and families.

  • The first-ever direct flight connecting Boston and Nashville was met with celebrations from community leaders, city officials, and a few hometown icons. Mayors Karl Dean of Nashville and Thomas M. Menino of Boston were both on hand this week to commemorate the new Southwest Airlines route.
    August 20, 2012

    NLC Cities Celebrate Arrival of New Nashville-Boston Nonstop Flight

    The first-ever direct flight connecting Boston and Nashville was met with celebrations from community leaders, city officials, and a few hometown icons. Mayors Karl Dean of Nashville and Thomas M. Menino of Boston were both on hand this week to commemorate the new Southwest Airlines route.

  • August 20, 2012

    The National League of Cities Congratulates Members of FirstNet Public Safety Board

    NLC President Ted Ellis, mayor of Bluffton, IN, released a statement regarding Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank’s announcement regarding initial appointments to the Board of Directors for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

  • August 15, 2012

    This is Police Work? Building Trust in Salinas, Calif., to Reduce Violent Crime

    As part of a comprehensive violence reduction strategy, police officers are working to build trust with residents of Salinas' Hebbron Heights neighborhood. The city believes that bridging the gaps between law enforcement and neighborhoods is essential to public safety.

  • August 15, 2012

    City Leaders Chart Future of California Gang Prevention Network

    City officials gathered in Santa Rosa, Calif., on August 8-9 to develop plans for sustaining the California Cities Gang Prevention Network. Over the last five years, this 13-city network has helped local collaborative teams develop comprehensive gang prevention plans, identify promising strategies for reducing gang violence, and recommend state and federal policy changes.

  • August 15, 2012

    Lynch Scholarship Recipient Pursues Education to Better Serve Community

    Mayor Pro-Tem Quentin Hart, of Waterloo, IA, has been chosen as the 2012 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Recipient. The scholarship provides funding for a city official to attend NLC’s annual Leadership Summit.

  • Boston's new city-wide initiative aimed at helping residents lose one million pounds and move ten million miles together will be highlighted as a mobile workshop at NLC's Congress of Cities and Exposition, November 28-December 1.
    August 14, 2012

    A Healthier Boston, One Step at a Time

    Boston's new city-wide initiative aimed at helping residents lose one million pounds and move ten million miles together will be highlighted as a mobile workshop at NLC's Congress of Cities and Exposition, November 28-December 1.

  • August 12, 2012

    Columnist: American Federalism: Unkempt Garden Needs A Plan

    Neal Peirce praises the proposal for a new intergovernmental policy council that could mold solutions to America’s current deep fiscal emergency.