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NLC News

Jul 26
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Councilmember Todd Kinsey of League City, Texas, learned the importance of education, family, and community at an early age.

Growing up in a fatherless home, his mother relied on government and community assistance to help supplement the modest income she received from working two low wage jobs. His mother struggled to support his family since she did not have…

Jul 26

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

JULY 26, 2013

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Jul 26

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

JULY 26, 2013

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Jul 26

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

JULY 26, 2013

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Jul 25
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

Washington, DC - The National League of Cities (NLC) has announced that five statewide afterschool networks will receive technical and financial assistance to host Statewide Mayoral Summits on Afterschool and Expanded Learning in the spring and fall of 2014. These summits represent the first statewide convenings of local elected officials that are focused specifically on the issue of…

Jul 24

National League of Cities President Marie Lopez Rogers responded to President Obama's economic speech today at Knox College:

"In his speech today, President Obama said that strong communities are the best defenses against the barriers to upward mobility in our country. I could not agree more, and know these words resonate with my fellow Mayors and city leaders across America. However,…

Jul 22

At NLC’s State Municipal League staff workshop in Chicago last week, former mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley spoke to attendees about the importance of public service and the need for cities to come together to affect change.

Invoking the theme of NLC’s upcoming Congress of Cities, “Cities Lead,” Mayor Daley stressed that cities are at the forefront of issues such as sustainability,…

Jul 22

In September 2012, in conjunction with the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, NLC sponsored an event that highlighted the work that the City of Richmond, VA is doing to alleviate poverty. As part of the "Cities Promote Opportunity" series, Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Richmond, spoke about the importance of city leadership and service coordination in helping the city move toward their goal of…

Jul 22
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

The National League of Cities (NLC) invites all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration as part of NLC's annual policy development process. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 23, 2013.

The NMP is standing policy that reflects the organization's position on federal policy matters and serves as the basis for NLC's…

Jul 22

One of my thrills as a young political writer was to trace the long and arduous -- yet eventually victorious -- struggle to assure the right to vote for all Americans.

I was working on a book about the Electoral College and all the formulas for tallying votes and electing a president that had been proposed over the years. Suddenly I realized that the varieties of compromises then so…