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NLC News

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…

Nov 16

Seattle, Wash. - Councilmember Adam McFadden of Rochester, N.Y. was today elected the 2014 president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) constituency group during the group's annual membership meeting this morning at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Seattle, Wash.

Other officers elected during the NBC-LEO meeting…

Nov 16
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Seattle, Wash. - Saint Paul, Minn. Mayor Chris Coleman was today named President of the National League of Cities (NLC), the nation's leading advocacy organization representing cities and local leaders. The vote came at the conclusion of NLC's annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash.

Mayor Coleman, who served as NLC's First Vice President in 2013, was elected by the…

Nov 16

Seattle, Wash. - Today STAR Communities is announcing that the City of Tacoma, Wash. 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.

Released last fall, the STAR Community Rating System (STAR) is an active roadmap and measuring system for community sustainability.…

Nov 15

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.

My smartphone informs me about typhoons in the Philippines as quickly as it does college basketball scores. Sitting in Seattle, at NLC’s annual Congress of Cities and Exposition, reminds me just how far many cities have…

Nov 15

Seattle, Wash. - Three Seattle area leaders were honored tonight for their public service at the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2013 Congress of Cities & Exposition in Seattle, Wash. The honorees were recognized during a joint reception of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO), Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) and Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), all NLC…

Nov 15

Seattle, Wash. - Councilmember Mildred Crump of Newark, N.J. was today elected 2014 president of the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group at the group's annual leadership luncheon at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash.

Other officers elected during the WIMG luncheon include:

Nov 15

Seattle, Wash. - Athens, Tenn. Vice Mayor Ann Scott Davis was selected today as the 2013 recipient of the Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Women in Municipal Government's (WIMG) annual award luncheon and membership meeting. Vice Mayor Davis was recognized for her unique and outstanding leadership in local government and her role as a mentor for…

Nov 14

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.

In the Municipal Integrated Data Systems session at the Your City's Family Summit this week, several practical suggestions for how cities can work through Big Data privacy and confidentiality issues emerged in the audience…

Nov 14

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.

Just days into my new job with the National League of Cities, I am attending our national conference, the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle. How does a newbie quickly grasp all the myriad issues facing cities and…