NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ addressed mayors and guests from across the country at last week's U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) annual winter meeting in Washington. In her remarks, Mayor Rogers spoke about the two organizations' deep commitment to being strong voices for local governments in the federal policy arena and the need to work together in the coming year to protect local government interests on Capitol Hill and within the Administration.
The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) has announced the judges for the 2013 City Cultural Diversity Awards
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, an NLC Corporate Partner, has become a go-to source for meeting the day-to-day mobility needs of communities and the critical mobility needs in the wake of natural disasters and emergency situations.
Columnist Neal Peirce writes how an ingenious mix of lights -- everything from streetlights to LEDs lighting historic buildlings -- has helped transform Philadelphia's Center City into a thriving downtown district.
NLC President Rogers, mayor of Avondale, AZ, congratulated President Obama saying, "We hope that, over the next four years, our national leaders will resolve to bridge the divides of partisanship and that we can all come together as a country to fulfill our destiny of prosperity for all."
Last week, in a memorandum to the Regional Offices, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new dialogue with local governments to clarify how the financial capability of a community will be considered when developing schedules for municipal projects necessary to meet Clean Water Act (CWA) obligations.
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) welcome U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement that the Agency will work with local governments to clarify how the financial capability of a community will be considered when developing schedules for municipal projects necessary to meet Clean Water Act (CWA) obligations.
NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ addressed colleagues from across the country today at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) annual conference in Washington. Mayor Rogers spoke about the two organizations' deep commitment to local government issues and stressed the vital need for partnership in the coming year.
NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, AZ, released a statement in response to President Obama's proposed plans for reducing gun violence saying, "The actions and ideas shared by President Obama today speak to the comprehensive effort necessary to reduce gun violence across our country. Further, we believe the President is correct in not waiting for Congress to act by using his powers of Executive Order to begin safeguarding the lives of our citizens immediately."
NLC's leadership team gathered in Washington, DC, last week to discuss the organization's legislative priorities for 2013 and to offer strategic guidance to NLC's new executive director on how to increase NLC's impact in federal policy making and its relevance to city leaders.