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NLC News

Jul 01

Last week, over 150 mayors and council members gathered in the nation's capital as part of the National League of Cities annual summer policy forum to discuss a wide range of federal policy issues of significance to cities and towns. The mayors and council members, who are members of one of NLC's seven policy committees, considered a wide range of issues including cybersecurity, the Community…

Jul 01
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

The Annual Leadership Summit was developed by the Leadership Training Institute (LTI) at the National League of Cities as an interactive leadership retreat designed specifically for local government officials. Over the years, the Summit has featured presentations by noteworthy leadership scholars and has provided many opportunities for engaged learning and networking with leaders from across…

Jul 01

Last week, National League of Cities President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ, attended the 81st annual U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev. In her remarks to the over 200 mayors, who attended the gathering, Mayor Rogers, who was introduced on the stage by her neighbor USCM incoming president Mayor Scott Smith, Mesa, Ariz., thanked President Michael…

Jul 01

Avondale, AZ - National League of Cities (NLC) President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responds to yesterday's deaths of the 19 members of the Prescott, AZ Fire Department yesterday:

"This is a somber day for Arizona. As the mother of firefighters, I join the entire nation in offering our sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the Granite Mountain…

Jun 28

About a month ago, many of us were making final plans for the unofficial start of summer. Memorial Day is a day to reflect and honor the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Flags are hung, we bow our heads in remembrance, and in our own ways we say thank you. But our veterans deserve more than thanks. They deserve action.

At the National Press Club last…

Jun 28
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ issued the following statement in response to today's Senate vote on S. 744 - the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act:

"The National League of Cities (NLC) applauds today's Senate vote to pass historic immigration overhaul legislation. While this bill is not perfect, it…

Jun 27

With a substantial number of school-aged children and youth in need of engaging activities beyond the regular school calendar, city leaders can play important roles in supporting programs that create a positive and supportive environment for younger residents during the afterschool hours.

Researchers have consistently found that access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning…

Jun 27

NLC Executive Director Clarence Anthony responds to today's Senate vote confirming Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary:

"We applaud today's unanimous confirmation of Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary. As a former Mayor, he not only understands and appreciates the stake that local governments have in transportation policy, but has an impressive record of advocating for…

Jun 26

Yesterday afternoon, President Obama gave a rousing speech that introduced his Administration’s Climate Action Plan, a speech that aimed to position the U.S. as a global leader on climate change. ”We want a global low-carbon economy,” he said.

While the global perspective is certainly an important one, local communities – cities, towns, and counties– indeed see and feel the greatest…

Jun 26
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

Mayoral education advisors from more than 30 cities had the opportunity to exchange ideas with federal officials and national experts at last week's annual meeting of the Mayors' Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN), which took place in Washington, D.C.

Hosted by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) with support from the Bill…