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NLC News

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…

Oct 31

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

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OCTOBER 31, 2013

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Oct 31

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

OCTOBER 31, 2013

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Oct 31

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

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OCTOBER 31, 2013

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Oct 29
  • Communications

Andy Huckaba will serve as a presenter for the interactive seminar, “Energizing Communities with Social Media,” at the Congress of Cities on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Seattle, Wash.

The explosion of social media in the last several years has demanded attention from local governments and forced many…

Oct 28

The House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development bill last week. This bipartisan bill, which NLC actively lobbied Congress to pass, advances many of the flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects that are important to local governments and our national and local economies. 

NLC advocated for three important provisions that were…

Oct 28

This year’s Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash. promises to be the National League of Cities’ best and most memorable event yet.  It’s an exciting time for NLC as the organization continues to grow and adapt while remaining responsive to the needs of cities. NLC is working harder than ever to make sure local governments have ample opportunities to work with state and federal…

Oct 28

Seattle has long been a pioneer for new and innovative transportation modes that enhance both the environmental and economic vitality of the region.  At the Congress of Cities in November, attendees will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about some of Seattle’s most popular shared transportation programs as part of the City Showcase. The Transportation Sharing booth will feature both…

Oct 28

This article originally appeared in Governing magazine.

As governments have worked over the past decade or so to take advantage of the dramatic opportunities offered by the Internet and other emerging technologies, the position of chief information officer has become pervasive. Today, however, public executives are struggling with a new challenge: unlocking the potential of big data,…