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  • HELO President Karen Avilla, City Treasurer, Carson, California visited with Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden at the Vice President's residence for a reception in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on September 26.
    October 12, 2012

    HELO President Attends VP Hispanic Heritage Month Event

    HELO President Karen Avilla, City Treasurer, Carson, California visited with Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden at the Vice President's residence for a reception in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on September 26.

  • On Tuesday, October 9, representatives from NLC joined more than 200 supporters from over 55 veteran and military service organizations, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies to celebrate the official launch of the Community Blueprint. The Community Blueprint is a national initiative to support the reintegration of returning military service members, veterans and their families, including the more than one million veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming years.
    October 12, 2012

    National Initiative Launched to Help Returning Veterans

    On Tuesday, October 9, representatives from NLC joined more than 200 supporters from over 55 veteran and military service organizations, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies to celebrate the official launch of the Community Blueprint. The Community Blueprint is a national initiative to support the reintegration of returning military service members, veterans and their families, including the more than one million veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming years.

  • October 11, 2012

    NLC to NHL: Cities depend on hockey season for jobs, revenue

    The National League of Cities joins St. Paul, Minnesota and cities across the nation in calling on National Hockey League (NHL) players and owners to hasten negotiations and end the current lockout before additional games are canceled this season.

  • October 10, 2012

    NLC Urges Electronic Delivery of Drinking Water Reports

    In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's draft Consumer Confidence Report: Electronic Delivery Options and Considerations, NLC sent a letter to the agency urging a "flexible approach, including use of electronic delivery options, for reporting information about the source and quality of drinking water to consumers when there is no violation of drinking water standards."

  • October 09, 2012

    Local Transit Officials Share Successes in Tough and Changing Funding Environment

    Last week, transit planners and officials from around the nation gathered in Seattle at the annual meeting of the American Public Transit Association (APTA) to learn about the state of transit programs, share successes and learn from one another as transit ridership continues to increase and local budgets continue to tighten.

  • Mobile technology and broadband networks provide opportunities to connect citizens with providers of public services. In the fields of grassroots community building and public safety, technology tools are important for building safer streets and stronger neighborhoods.
    October 05, 2012

    Using Technology to Enhance Communities' Engagement with Public Safety

    Mobile technology and broadband networks provide opportunities to connect citizens with providers of public services. In the fields of grassroots community building and public safety, technology tools are important for building safer streets and stronger neighborhoods.

  • October 05, 2012

    City Leaders Gather in Charlotte to Strengthen Leadership Skills

    Elected officials from across the country convened in Charlotte, NC, last month for a series of programs and skill-building sessions aimed to strengthen and enhance their work as city leaders.

  • October 05, 2012

    Get Your City Featured in NLC's 2013 Calendar!

    NLC is seeking city photos to be featured in the 2013 calendar that is sent to the full membership. Give your city the spotlight! Entries are due October 31st.

  • October 05, 2012

    Cities' Jobs Response to Feds: Don’t Hold Policy Hostage to Politics

    NLC President Ted Ellis, mayor, Bluffton, IN, said, “While today’s jobs numbers show an unemployment rate at its lowest level since January 2009, millions of people remain unemployed or underemployed in this country."

  • October 04, 2012

    NLC Publishes Strategy Guide on Engaging Older Youth in Afterschool Programs

    This guide developed by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families identifies four key strategies for increasing the participation of youth ages 11-18 - those in middle and high school - in high-quality afterschool opportunities.