The Military Communities Council kicked off its first official meeting as an NLC member council at the 2013 Congressional City Conference. Agenda items included updates from the Home Depot Foundation and NLC around projects for veterans housing, plus information and discussion on Section 331 of the 2013 Defense Policy Bill on shared service agreements between municipalities and military installations.
City of Detroit, MI and the City of Monroe, NC are the second and third cities respectively to save their residents more than $1/2 million on the cost of their prescriptions through the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program.
In a letter to Congress, local elected officials, business leaders and workforce investment boards expressed significant concerns over provisions in H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act.
Vice President Biden closed the Congressional City Conference in Washington calling on local leaders to address reducing gun violence with lawmakers on the Hill, and in their cities and towns across the country.
Columnist Neal Peirce writes about urban planner Ronald Shiffman who will be awarded the American Planning Association's prestigious Planning Pioneer Award next month.
Advocate and make sure your voice is heard in Washington. These were the messages to city leaders attending the first official day of NLC's 2013 Congressional City Conference.
Reverend Al Sharpton was the keynote speaker at this year's Celebrate Diversity Breakfast during NLC's Congressional City Conference. The breakfast celebrates cultural diversity in communities. Sharpton spoke to city leaders about the importance of diversity, and bringing all members of a community together.
New grants are now available for cities interested in funding ‘open government' projects. The Knight Foundation has just launched its News Challenge, which supports media innovation by funding innovative ideas in news and information.
During the 2013 Congressional City Conference, representatives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Labor and Department of Veterans Affairs spoke with attendees about how they can access available federal resources that target veterans’ needs.
Seven cities were honored today for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in communities. The City Cultural Diversity Awards recognize municipal programs that encourage citizen involvement and show an appreciation of cultural diversity.