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NLC News

Nov 21

Lisa Soronen is the Executive Director of the State and Local Legal Center and a regular contributor to CitiesSpeak.

For the second time in two years, the parties have settled a dispute before the Supreme Court over whether the 1968 Fair Housing Act (FHA) allows plaintiffs to bring disparate impact claims.  These claims are brought when actions are perceived to have a discriminatory…

Nov 21

Washington, D.C. - Following the introduction of the Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund Act of 2013 (H.R. 3582) earlier today, National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., issued the following statement:

"The National League of Cities (NLC) is pleased to support Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Richard Hanna (R-NY), John Duncan (R-TN) and…

Nov 18

The National League of Cities elected Mayor Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn. to serve as NLC’s 2014 President at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash. last week. NLC also named its 2014 Officers and Board of Directors.

Mayor Coleman has been an NLC Board Member since 2010 and served as Chair of its Council on Youth, Education and Families in 2008. As President, Mayor…

Nov 18

Cities across the nation are innovating and problem-solving on a whole new level to address the most important challenges in America.  As a result, cities are experiencing renewed optimism and a sense that today’s challenges can be met through creative local leadership. This was the key message from Bruce Katz, keynote speaker at the closing general session of NLC’s Congress of Cities and…

Nov 18
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

At the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle last week, the National League of Cities launched NLC University, a new education and leadership development initiative that will build the capacity of city leaders to better govern, manage and engage their communities, foster the development and exchange of innovative local policy ideas, and create a pipeline of talented city leaders.

Nov 18

St. Paul, Minn. Mayor Chris Coleman, NLC President, joined AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members in sorting food at the Pike Place Market Food Bank during the NLC's annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash. Photo Courtesy CNCS.

For the second year, the National League of Cities is joining with city leaders across the country to participate in a national…

Nov 16

This post was written by Hilari Varnadore, executive director of STAR Communities.  NLC is a core partner of the STAR Community Rating System.

Today STAR Communities announced that the City of Tacoma, WA has received a 4-STAR Community Rating in the STAR Community Rating System. They also have the distinct honor of becoming the first U.S. community to become certified.

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Nov 16

This post is part of a special series of blogs inspired by NLC’s annual Congress of Cities and related events such as the National Summit on Your City’s Families.

Interestingly enough, much of what we have learned about how to make cities great places for youth can be applied to making cities great places for seniors. Perhaps we ought to start talking in terms of age-neutral cities or,…

Nov 16
  • Communications

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YOUR NAME Engages with U.S. City and Local Leaders at National League of Cities’ Congress of Cities and Exposition

Seattle, Wash. - YOUR NAME, TITLE served as a delegate at the National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congress of Cities and Exposition held Nov. 13 to 16 in Seattle, Wash. LAST NAME engaged with more than 2,400 local leaders from across…

Nov 16
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Seattle, Wash. - The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2014 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash. The organization elected Mayor Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn. to serve as NLC's 2014 president, Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah as first vice president and Mayor Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as second…