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Nov 14

From the Seattle Kung Fu club and dancing dragons to the color guard and the rousing rendition of the national anthem, the opening general session of the Congress of Cities kicked off with enthusiasm and energy that filled the room and inspired the crowd.  

NLC First Vice President Mayor Chris Coleman urged the crowd to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to learn from each…

Nov 14
  • Communications

Seattle, Wash. - The National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congress of Cities and Exposition begins its third day Friday at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash. Local mayors, city officials and other leaders are participating in the four-day conference designed to provide an opportunity to develop skills through workshops, leadership training and engagement opportunities…

Nov 14

Seattle, Wash. - Mayor Keith McGlashan of Shoreline, Wash. was today elected 2014 president of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO) constituency group during the group's business meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Seattle, Wash.

Other officers serving on the GLBTLO Board of Directors include:

Nov 14

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…

Nov 14
Press Release
Press Release
  • Health & Wellness

Seattle, Wash. - Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) recognized nearly 400 mayors, city councilmembers, county commissioners, and other local elected officials representing communities from across the country for their commitment and efforts to complete health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC).

More than 60 million…

Nov 14
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Seattle, Wash. - T. Oscar Trevino, mayor, North Richland Hills, Texas, was elected the 2014 president of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group during the group's membership business meeting today during the National League of Cities' Congress of Cities & Exposition in Seattle, Wash.

Other officers elected during the HELO meeting include:

Nov 14

Seattle, Wash. - The following statement is from National League of Cities President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, Ariz., in response to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's comments yesterday on immigration reform:

"We are disappointed after hearing Speaker Boehner's remarks yesterday on immigration reform. This decision will leave in place a broken system that…

Nov 13

Seattle, Wash. - The National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congress of Cities and Exposition opens its general session and exhibition hall Thursday at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash. The conference brings local leaders from across the U.S., including many of NLC's members, to participate in the four-day conference and develop skills through workshops, leadership…

Nov 13
Press Release
Press Release
  • Communications

Seattle, Wash. - The National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congress of Cities and Exposition opened today at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash. Local leaders from across the U.S., including many of NLC's members, will participate in the four-day conference designed to provide an opportunity to develop skills through workshops, leadership training and engagement…

Nov 12

Washington, DC - The National League of Cities today announced the selection of the City of Houston to receive technical assistance to boost college-level credential attainment.  Houston joins seven other cities participating in the NLC’s Communities Advancing Postsecondary Success (CAPS) initiative.

“We are so pleased that support from the Kresge Foundation enables the National League…