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  • 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.

  • On August 6, for the second time in as many weeks, President Obama signed legislation to expand and enhance the services and resources available for our service members, veterans and their families.
    August 10, 2012

    Bipartisan Action in Support of Veterans Taken Before Congress Leaves for Recess

    On August 6, for the second time in as many weeks, President Obama signed legislation to expand and enhance the services and resources available for our service members, veterans and their families.

  • August 05, 2012

    Columnist: Fiscal Doom for States: Are There Ways Out?

    Neal Peirce discusses the recent blue-ribbon report on finances of the 50 state governments, issued by a task force headed by Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Richard Ravitch, recently New York lieutenant governor and a chief author of New York City's fiscal recovery plan of the 1970s.

  • As a result of the housing and economic crisis many cities and towns are struggling with a troublesome trend of homes being abandoned. In communities large and small concerns are being raised about how to minimize risks abandoned properties can cause.
    August 03, 2012

    Cities Get Help with Monitoring Abandoned Homes

    As a result of the housing and economic crisis many cities and towns are struggling with a troublesome trend of homes being abandoned. In communities large and small concerns are being raised about how to minimize risks abandoned properties can cause.

  • August 03, 2012

    Cities’ Jobs Response: Congress Must Commit to Partnering with Cities

    NLC President Ted Ellis, Mayor, Bluffton, IN, responded to the July jobs numbers saying that the 8.3% unemployment rate is still too high and will only improve with much-needed federal investments in human capital and physical infrastructure and a focus on getting our fiscal house in order.

  • August 02, 2012

    NLC Member Relations Team on the Road

    The NLC Member Relations team likes to get out to visit with member cities as much as possible. Take a look at where we've been and where we'll be traveling in the coming months.

  • NLC's University Communities Council had the opportunity to expand its partnerships and reach by participating at the Annual Meeting of the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) in June in Richmond Kentucky at Eastern Kentucky University.
    August 02, 2012

    NLC's University Communities Council Represented at ITGA Conference

    NLC's University Communities Council had the opportunity to expand its partnerships and reach by participating at the Annual Meeting of the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) in June in Richmond Kentucky at Eastern Kentucky University.

  • July 30, 2012

    NLC Welcomes New Members

    The National League of Cities is constantly expanding its robust membership to bring the most value and opportunity to member cities. Here are the new members that have joined NLC so far in 2012.