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NLC News

Dec 09

WASHINGTON, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn. is scheduled to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on the impact of the New Starts program on local infrastructure projects and local economic vitality. The hearing will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 2:00 p.m. EST at 2167 Rayburn…

Dec 06
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

WASHINGTON, DC - Anthony Santiago joined the National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF) this week as senior fellow. In this role, Santiago will lead outreach efforts to engage local leaders in the Institute's work and help develop new financial inclusion initiatives that empower city leaders to take action on behalf of the children, youth and families in…

Dec 05

WASHINGTON, DC - The following statement can be attributed to Clarence Anthony, executive director, National League of Cities:

"We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela earlier today. The world has lost a great leader who inspired and brought hope to so many people around the globe for his unyielding pursuit of righteousness,…

Dec 03

Washington, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to Clarence Anthony, Executive Director, National League of Cities:

"In light of United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven W. Rhodes' decision today to allow Detroit to qualify for bankruptcy protection, we hope that all parties are prepared to find a quick resolution on a plan of adjustment that allows the city to…

Dec 02

Last weekend, many of NLC’s member cities supported the small businesses in their communities through participation in Small Business Saturday. The event is designed to encourage shoppers to keep their holiday business local by visiting small retailers in their communities the weekend after Thanksgiving. Small Business Saturday allows local retailers a competitive edge with big-box…

Dec 02
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

NLC’s Institute on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) this week released Lessons from the Communities Learning in Partnership (CLIP) Initiative. The report, the latest product of the YEF Institute’s ten-year partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, extracts key findings on municipal leadership from the nation’s largest private investment to date in community-wide…

Dec 02

As the Congress of Cities Conference in Seattle drew to a close, NLC's voting delegates, representing more than 1,000 credentialed votes, ratified changes to the organization's National Policy that will be used to guide NLC's federal advocacy for 2014.

The policy changes call for federal action to support the local government perspective in a variety of areas, including infrastructure…

Dec 02

At the Congress of Cities Conference in Seattle, NLC members joined the chorus of voices calling for changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.

In a resolution titled "In Support of an Affordable and Sustainable National Flood Insurance Program," NLC is urging Congress to support the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 (S. 1610/H.R. 3370). The bill will delay the…

Dec 02

This article originally appeared on Data-Smart City Solutions.

At the end of the 19th century, the port city of Galveston on the Gulf of Mexico was the largest in Texas and a booming center of international trade. By dawn on September 9th, 1900—the day after the deadliest natural disaster in American history struck the city—Galveston almost entirely ceased to exist.

Had it hit…

Dec 02

The wellbeing of children, youth and families is a key part of the success of any community. Mayors and city councilmembers see every day the communitywide effects of poverty, child abuse and school failure – and the vibrancy brought to neighborhoods when children and youth reach their full potential.

Many city leaders recognize that local actions to strengthen families and improve…