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NLC News

Oct 17
  • Finance

This article originally appeared in Governing on October 11, 2013.  

 

When cities struggle, as Detroit is doing now or New York did nearly 40 years ago, why don’t they just follow the blueprint from more successful urban areas? For the past 20 years or more, we have been subjected to a battery of best practices from which all cities…

Oct 17
Press Release
Press Release
  • Finance

ICMA-RC, an NLC Capstone Corporate Partner, is encouraging public employees to take small steps toward planning for retirement during National Save for Retirement Week, an effort to promote the importance of saving for retirement. As part of National Save for Retirement Week, ICMA-RC will sponsor “National Pack-a-Sack Lunch Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, a day in which employees are encouraged to…

Oct 15

NLC’s member councils are an effective way to get involved in the organization and make an impact.  NLC's member councils serve as a vehicle for similar types of cities to come together in smaller groups to address their unique needs and challenges. Currently, there are five member councils:

Small Cities Council Large Cities Council First Tier Suburbs Council University Communities Council…
Oct 15

The National League of Cities’ City Fiscal Conditions in 2013 report, released last week amid the continuing federal government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling deadline, finds that cities are slowly recovering from the recent recession but still bracing for further financial uncertainty.

While conditions are improving, local revenue and expenditure projections continue to point to…

Oct 15
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

Since 1968, the Fair Housing Act has required the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to “affirmatively further fair housing” within all of its programs.  For cities and towns accepting HUD grants, such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) or the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, this has meant undertaking an analysis of local impediments to fair housing and…

Oct 14

Elected officials from across the country convened in Savannah, Georgia last month for a series of skill-building sessions aimed to strengthen and enhance their interpersonal skills and their work as city leaders. The meeting was NLC's 21st Annual Leadership Summit -- developed two decades ago as an interactive retreat designed specifically with local government officials in mind. This year's…

Oct 14

Donna Zajonc will serve as a presenter for the interactive seminar, “Making Shifts Happen: From Political Drama to Finding Common Ground,” at the Congress of Cities conference on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

In this era of political drama and breakdown, the need to find common ground is a frequently heard cliché.  To reveal common ground means we…

Oct 14
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

Melissa Field and David Edinger will serve as presenters for the interactive seminar, “Denver’s Peak Performance: Planning, Resources, and Continuous Improvement,” at the Congress of Cities conference on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

On his first day in office, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock launched the Peak Performance effort. His vision was to build a…

Oct 11

NLC Continues to Urge the Feds to Open for Business
Carolyn Coleman, 202.626.3023

As the federal fiscal standoff that has shut down the federal government and threatens an unprecedented default continues, it remains unclear whether the House, the Senate, and the President are any closer to reaching an agreement to end the stalemate.  NLC and city leaders continue to call…

Oct 11

NLC Continues to Urge the Feds to Open for Business
Carolyn Coleman, 202.626.3023

As the federal fiscal standoff that has shut down the federal government and threatens an unprecedented default continues, it remains unclear whether the House, the Senate, and the President are any closer to reaching an agreement to end the stalemate.  NLC and city leaders continue to call…