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NLC News

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…

Jul 26

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 the education needed to advance…

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

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…