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  • December 07, 2012

    Cities Jobs Response: Slow Growth Creates an Impetus to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ said November's unemployment report "shows the country moving in the right direction, though with too slow of a pace. This slow growth is reason enough to explore every possibility to avoid the fiscal cliff. Local officials have dealt with increased demands and tight budgets for years. They have found ways to act as prudent managers and make the necessary investments in their communities. It is time for Congress and the Administration to do the same."

  • December 06, 2012

    Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers Accepts Nomination for NLC President

    Read excerpts from Avondale, AZ Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers' acceptance speech for the position of NLC President on December 1, 2012 at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston.

  • The demographics of cities are changing in ways that require faster information and quicker solutions to problems.  A younger, more mobile constituency base has a very different level of expectation from governments than previous generations.
    December 05, 2012

    How Technology is Opening Doors of Innovation in Cities

    The demographics of cities are changing in ways that require faster information and quicker solutions to problems. A younger, more mobile constituency base has a very different level of expectation from governments than previous generations.

  • Youth have more difficulty gaining a foothold in the U.S. labor market than at any time since the 1950s, according to a new KIDS COUNT policy report published today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
    December 03, 2012

    KIDS COUNT Report: 6.5 Million Youth and Young Adults Neither in School Nor Working

    Youth have more difficulty gaining a foothold in the U.S. labor market than at any time since the 1950s, according to a new KIDS COUNT policy report published today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

  • December 03, 2012

    Conference Speakers Offer Inspiring Messages to City Leaders

    Innovation and humanity were resounding themes imparted to attendees at this year’s Congress of Cities and Exposition Opening General Session which took place in Boston last week.

  • December 03, 2012

    Columnist: Sketching The Map Of The 'Walkable City'

    Neil Peirce discusses the new book "Walkable City" and supports the book's argument that rich rewards await cities who can create more walkable environments: cities that move to tame traffic and put pedestrians first, create attractive streetscapes, mix uses, foster smart transit, and create unique, quality places.

  • December 03, 2012

    NLC Membership Approves 2013 NLC Policy Positions at Boston Conference

    As NLC's 89th Congress of Cities and Exposition drew to a close, NLC voting delegates -- representing more than 900 credentialed votes -- ratified changes to the organization's National Municipal Policy that will guide the organization's federal advocacy with Congress and the Administration for the year ahead.

  • December 03, 2012

    NLC Selects New Leadership; Chooses Nashville for 2015 Congress of Cities

    As 3000 city leaders gathered in Boston for NLC's 2012 Congress of Cities and Exposition, NLC members and leaders carried out the governance of the organization, electing new officers and board members and appointing a new executive director. The NLC Board also approved Nashville, TN as the location for the 2015 Congress of Cities.

  • December 01, 2012

    Councilmember Jacquelyn Johnson of East Orange, NJ Elected President of National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials

    Councilmember Jacquelyn Johnson of East Orange, New Jersey was elected the 2013 president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC LEO) constituency group during the group’s annual membership meeting this morning at NLC's Congress of Cities & Exposition in Boston, MA.

  • December 01, 2012

    The National League of Cities Elects New Leadership, Board of Directors

    The National League of Cities membership named Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, Arizona, to lead the organization as president for 2013. The organization also elevated Chris Coleman, Mayor, St. Paul, Minnesota to First Vice President and chose Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah as Second Vice President.