FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

National League of Cities Announces NLC University

November 14, 2013

Seattle, Wash. - The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced NLC University, a new collaborative education and training initiative designed to provide municipal leaders with skills to better govern, serve and advocate for their communities. NLC University will serve as a single point of entry for the diverse learning opportunities offered by NLC in online and in-person educational event formats.

NLC University builds on NLC's strong history of offering training and educational programs to local officials through its Leadership Training Institute (LTI). The university will also leverage the expertise of state municipal leagues, corporate and nonprofit partners and academic institutions to provide knowledge and resources to participants.

"We are excited to offer NLC's many educational and training opportunities under the new NLC University. By providing NLC's members with collaborative and innovative resources at one location, we can effectively engage with local leaders to develop the essential skills and abilities needed to facilitate good government and promote positive change within their communities," said Clarence E. Anthony, executive director at NLC.

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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