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NLC News

Nov 04

This article originally appeared in Government Technology magazine.

With a click of a button, governments can now make a dizzying number of data sets available to citizens. The information, from 311 calls to budget trends, can fundamentally change how the public engages with policymakers. Most of the time, however, the sheer amount of data proves daunting to those unfamiliar with…

Nov 04
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Last week, as part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, President Obama established a State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to develop recommendations on how the federal government can better support local preparedness and resilience-building efforts. NLC Second Vice President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah is one of 16 local officials…

Nov 04

National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony joined colleagues from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Association of Counties for a sit-down with the new Secretary of Transportation and former mayor of Charlotte, N.C., Anthony Foxx.   Secretary Foxx welcomed his former colleagues at the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, DC to talk about…

Nov 04
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

The Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Executive Board recently approved 14 best practices – eight new and six revised – on topics from managing health-care costs to pension funding policy.  These new and revised best practices are being released at a time when cities continue to voice a need for new strategies to approach finance, investment and pension policies to improve local…

Nov 04

Due to overwhelming demand for Seattle’s mobile workshops at the upcoming NLC Congress of Cities, we have just added a new workshop, “Playing for Savings,” which offers an exclusive inside look at Seattle’s largest, and greenest, sports venues!

Tour the stadiums of the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, and Sounders FC, exploring how Seattle’s sports facilities are leading the charge to build…

Nov 04

The Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash. is fast approaching, and in addition to innovative conference workshop sessions and new networking events, the opening and closing general sessions are shaping up to be thought-provoking affairs.

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, join Bruce Katz, Vice President of the Brookings Institution and co-author of The Metropolitan…

Nov 04
  • Civic Engagement

Cindy Carlson will serve as a presenter for the interactive seminar, “Authentic Youth Civic Engagement,” at the Congress of Cities on Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Seattle, Wash.

There is a place in nearly every community where the positive passions of young people intersect with the work of local government. From organizing literacy campaigns to seeking solutions to…

Nov 01

Given constrained local revenues, declining federal and state aid, obligations to employees and increased needs of residents, cities are under more pressure than ever to deliver fiscally-sound, high quality city services.

The National League of Cities is launching a new Service Delivery Evaluation project. NLC will help municipal leaders provide core services, including police,…

Nov 01

Washington, DC – The White House announced today that the National League of Cities Second Vice President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, has been selected to serve on President Obama’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to examine how the federal government can support local governments in preparing for climate change and building resilient…

Nov 01

Washington, DC - Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) has named three local officials as finalists for its 2013 Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award. The WIMG Leadership Award recognizes a female local official for unique and outstanding leadership in local government. The winner is recognized for individual achievement in initiating creative and successful programs in local…