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NLC News

Aug 05

Details: Pathways to Careers, Thursday, November 14, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Although Seattle is well-known for its strong tech industry, as well as being home to internet and coffee giants Amazon.com and Starbucks, the city also has a growing manufacturing sector. At this year’s Congress of Cities in November, join representatives from Seattle businesses, educational institutions,…

Aug 05
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

With Congress trapped in budget battles and partisan gridlock, cities have emerged as the best source of government innovation. Two new reports by the Center for an Urban Future and NYU Wagner Innovation Labs demonstrate the growing vitality, experimentation, and creativity of cities in the U.S. and around the world. Together, these two Innovation and the City reports—which were funded by Citi…

Aug 02

Washington, DC - The following statement is from Marie Lopez Rogers, President of the National League of Cities, and Mayor of Avondale, AZ in response to July's unemployment report:

“While today’s unemployment report shows signs of continued improvement, it is still well below the level of job growth needed to drive a robust economic growth in our communities.  As local leaders…

Jul 31

Congress may be beginning the debate on the next transportation bill with a series of hearings, but the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is still working to implement all the changes in the surface transportation bill passed last year known as MAP-21 (Moving Ahead of Progress in the 21st Century).    You can find resources and updates on the DOT MAP-21 website at http://www.dot.gov/…

Jul 31

Should cities or towns move their retirees off of their existing health care plans and into the Affordable Care Act’s individual marketplace or exchange as a way to bring their fiscal house into order? If you read the New York Times or watch Fox News you might think that cities and towns across America are thinking about this. But in reality they are not. The decision on how to treat one’s…

Jul 29

This blog post was written by Neil Bomberg, Program Director, Federal Advocacy at the National League of Cities.

You may not know this, but every city and town in America can become what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is calling a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization.  In simple terms, this means that staff of your city or town can be trained and…

Jul 29

Attendees of NLC’s 2013 Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Washington will have a unique opportunity to share best practices and learn strategies to lead their city toward a brighter future. This year’s conference will provide participants with timely information on how to strengthen local economic and financial health, improve the built and natural environment, ensure quality of…

Jul 29
Every four years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) examines how things have changed over the past four years so that it can develop strategies to address evolving threats and keep our nation safe, secure and resilient.  

This time around, DHS is seeking input from local officials.  Local leaders’ input will be critical to the success of this effort and will ensure that the…
Jul 26

This post is part of a series on Galvanizing the Civic Sector to Reduce Gun Violence.  The series focuses on what several sectors – including parents, teens, schools, hospitals, the faith community, and city leaders – can do, independent of state and federal legislative advocacy, to reduce violence and the high number of gun-related deaths and injuries plaguing America’s communities.  Author…

Jul 26

City leaders who represent first tier suburban communities from across the country will gather for a three day meeting to share ideas, solutions and strategies to confront common challenges while also recognizing the great work that is happening in suburban communities across the country.  The gathering will focus on issues such as economic development, code enforcement, planning and many…