National League of Cities (NLC) President Ted Ellis, Bluffton, IN announces a new project to provide long-term support for local elected officials, including those participating in Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). The announcement came as Mayor Ellis joined First Lady Michelle Obama in Philadelphia to promote the Let’s Move! initiative which is dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity with a generation.
With months remaining until the presidential election, planning is underway to send NLC delegations to both conventions: RNC (Tampa Bay) from August 27 to 30, and DNC (Charlotte) the week of September 3. NLC President Ted Ellis will lead both delegations. Contact us if you would like to be added to the list for on-site communications.
National Elections, Regional Collaboration Focus of NLC Board Meeting in Fort Wayne, Ind.
NLC to Assist 11 Cities in Combating Childhood Hunger
As part of the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool Meal Programs (CHAMP) initiative, NLC has selected 11 cities to receive grant funding and practical guidance as they take steps to increase children’s participation in the federal Afterschool Meal Program.
District Heights, Maryland Commissioner Jamal I. Miller and Nashville, Tennessee, Councilmember Karen Y. Johnson have been chosen as the 2012-2013 Foundation Fellows for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation. The Foundation was founded by the NBC-LEO constituency group and is supported by the National League of Cities (NLC).
The following statement is from Ted Ellis, President of the National League of Cities, and mayor of Bluffton, IN in response to today’s unemployment report:
Fourteen communities were presented the coveted All-America City Grade-Level Reading Award at a recent conference in Denver for developing ambitious plans to help more children read proficiently by the end of third grade.
As detailed in a recent study published by NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute), cities across the country are making a fundamental shift in their approach to afterschool programming.
The House and Senate adopted the conference agreement on MAP-21, the federal surface transportation reauthorization bil