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  • October 01, 2012

    Wes Moore Joins Congress of Cities Speakers Lineup

    Wes Moore, youth advocate, Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network, has joined the lineup of opening session speakers at NLC’s Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston, November 28-December 1.

  • NLC’s Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Steering Committee held its fall meeting on September 25-27 in Brea, CA, where members focused on issues including emergency medical services and the impact of mental health on public safety.
    October 01, 2012

    NLC Committee Focuses on Connection Between Public Safety, Health Services

    NLC’s Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Steering Committee held its fall meeting on September 25-27 in Brea, CA, where members focused on issues including emergency medical services and the impact of mental health on public safety.

  • October 01, 2012

    President Ellis Announces NLC's 2012 Nominating Committee

    NLC President Ted Ellis, mayor, Bluffton, IN, has appointed a 15-member Nominating Committee that will be responsible for recommending a slate of Officers and Board members to lead NLC in 2013.

  • October 01, 2012

    Big 7 Focus on Pension Funding Policy

    The executive directors of the Big Seven state and local associations today released draft “Pension Funding Policy Guidelines” for state and local governments.

  • NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families has published a new municipal action guide that highlights potential strategies and promising city approaches for reducing the persistent disparities between black males and their peers in the areas of education, work and family.
    September 28, 2012

    NLC Announces New Guide on City Strategies to Promote Black Male Achievement

    NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families has published a new municipal action guide that highlights potential strategies and promising city approaches for reducing the persistent disparities between black males and their peers in the areas of education, work and family.

  • September 28, 2012

    Unique Collaborations Needed in Rural America to Meet Veteran Housing Needs

    In rural areas, rugged terrain and vast distances complicate the already challenging process of housing veterans. Understanding the need, identifying service gaps and overlaps, coordinating communication between various stakeholders, using technology as possible and recognizing the need to deliver services to veterans rather than exclusively working to bring veterans to services are tangible steps that can help ensure that all veterans in rural communities have safe, accessible and affordable places to call home.

  • NLC members have the option of participating on any of five member councils within NLC that offer city representatives a gathering place to share and discuss ideas and solutions in a more intimate environment focused on specific types of communities.
    September 28, 2012

    Member Councils Offer Avenue for Greater Participation in NLC

    NLC members have the option of participating on any of five member councils within NLC that offer city representatives a gathering place to share and discuss ideas and solutions in a more intimate environment focused on specific types of communities.

  • As NLC has traveled to many state municipal league conventions throughout the year, we’ve enjoyed seeing our members and meeting potential new members.  Our 2012 tour continues with a few stops around the country in October and November.
    September 28, 2012

    NLC On the Road this Fall - We Hope to See You

    As NLC has traveled to many state municipal league conventions throughout the year, we’ve enjoyed seeing our members and meeting potential new members. Our 2012 tour continues with a few stops around the country in October and November.

  • September 27, 2012

    High Stakes for Cities and Towns in Eminent Domain Showdown

    A proposal being considered in San Bernadino, CA, to use eminent domain to help struggling homeowners could have unintended consequences for the existing rights of cities and counties to use eminent domain. NLC has submitted comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency warning that any federal legislative or regulatory action that could impact use of eminent domain by local governments is a cause for concern.

  • As cities look for new ways to cut costs and streamline government operations, a new payment solution, the NLC Procurement Card Program (P-Card), brings both cost savings and efficiencies to city purchasing.
    September 24, 2012

    NLC Procurement Card Program Brings Efficiencies and Savings to the City Payment Process

    As cities look for new ways to cut costs and streamline government operations, a new payment solution, the NLC Procurement Card Program (P-Card), brings both cost savings and efficiencies to city purchasing.