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NLC News

Mar 07

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan measure that reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), our nation's primary K-12 education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. Passage of the act is significant since it achieved consensus from Republicans and Democrats…

Mar 07
Press Release
Press Release
  • Civic Engagement

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized seven cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities. Presented at the "Celebrate Diversity Breakfast" at the 2016 Congressional City Conference in Washington, the City Cultural Diversity Awards recognize municipal programs that encourage citizen involvement and honor cities that…

Mar 07

Acting Education Secretary Dr. John B. King, Jr. to Attend Convening to Discuss Every Student Succeeds Act

WASHINGTON—Today at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families convened the Mayors' Education Task Force to discuss the recently-passed Every Student Succeeds Act (…

Mar 07

Task Force Will Help Cities Combat Heroin and Opioid Epidemic in our Nation's Communities

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) today announced the members of a new joint national task force to address our nation's opioid and heroin abuse crisis. The City-County National Task Force on the Opioid…

Mar 07

WASHINGTON—As 2,000 city leaders convened in Washington for the annual Congressional City Conference, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Wells Fargo Foundation launched a new program to address the challenges and opportunities associated with local resilience initiatives. The Leadership in Community Resilience program will bring together 10 cities to help local officials, city staff…

Mar 04

Jim Hunt explains how to build strong relationships between city managers and city councils, and Natalie Houghtby-Haddon reveals eight practices for effective multi-sector leadership.

NLC University's pre-conference training sessions at the 2016 Congressional City Conference are an ideal time for you to strengthen your leadership skills and build confidence prior to meeting with your…

Feb 26
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue:  NLC Announces 2016 Federal Priorities 10 Years of Roberts Court for State and Local Government Webinar  Tenth Circuit Upholds Colorado's Effort to Collect Use Tax on Remote Sales Cities, Counties Announce Joint Task Force on Opioid Abuse Epidemic U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $500 Million in TIGER Funding Federal Advocacy Committees Set to Meet at NLC’s…
Feb 26

In this issue: 

NLC Announces 2016 Federal Priorities 10 Years of Roberts Court for State and Local Government Webinar  Tenth Circuit Upholds Colorado's Effort to Collect Use Tax on Remote Sales Cities, Counties Announce Joint Task Force on Opioid Abuse Epidemic U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $500 Million in TIGER Funding Federal Advocacy Committees Set to Meet at NLC’s…
Feb 25

WASHINGTON - A new report released today from the National League of Cities (NLC) examines the "maker movement" and identifies what cities can do to create, support and grow maker communities locally. "How Cities Can Grow the Maker Movement", a first-of-its-type analysis of the maker movement, finds that 26 percent of U.S. cities have makerspaces, and highlights 10…

Feb 22

DENVER (February 22, 2016) - Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced that the City and County of Denver is partnering with the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use to attract new development to West Colfax that will support West Denver residents and businesses and enhance the unique vibrancy in the corridor. The Rose Center is jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC)…