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NLC News

Dec 22
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Top Local Policymakers Say Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan is Critical in Reducing Emissions and Averting the Worst Climate Impacts

NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC) and more than a dozen cities around the nation today joined a legal motion to support the Obama Administration's Clean…

Dec 18
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: NLC President and Executive Director Take To Capitol Hill To Applaud Transportation Efforts Congress Clears Legislation to Fund the Government in 2016  Cities Bring Powerful Voice to Paris Climate Change Negotiations  Tax Ban Consideration Put Off Until Next Year NLC President Appoints Federal Advocacy Committee Leaders and Members City Leaders Call for Cooperation to Close…
Dec 18

In this issue:

NLC President and Executive Director Take To Capitol Hill To Applaud Transportation Efforts Congress Clears Legislation to Fund the Government in 2016  Cities Bring Powerful Voice to Paris Climate Change Negotiations  Tax Ban Consideration Put Off Until Next Year NLC President Appoints Federal Advocacy Committee Leaders and Members City Leaders Call for Cooperation to Close…
Dec 17

Cities should proactively talk to businesses about their borrowing needs and rights and lead them in the right direction towards trustworthy sources of capital.

The National League of Cities recently took action by signing on as an endorser to the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights, a pledge that pushes for fairness and accountability when it comes to loans for small businesses. (…

Dec 17

The majority of American voters live in cities, and the 2016 presidential election candidates should pay more attention to the issues that matter most to them.

The nine top-polling 2016 GOP presidential candidates stepped up to the plate for last Republican debate of 2015 hosted by CNN at the Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on December 16, 2015. (photo: ABC News)

This is…

Dec 17
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

This is one of a series of articles revolving around the topics presented at the 20th Anniversary Leadership Summit. The program titled, ‘Leadership That Leaves a Legacy' included underlying themes of leadership, trust, change, courage and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government.

Great Leaders; Life-Long Learning
One of the 10 traits of successful…

Dec 16
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

WASHINGTON—Three National League of Cities (NLC) constituency groups have announced the dates and locations of their 2016 summer conferences. The groups—Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) and Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO)—are networks of city officials that share common interests and concerns that are reflective of NLC's…

Dec 16
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Cities were at center stage during the two week U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21) climate change negotiations last month, giving a sense of urgency, optimism and resolve to the high-level negotiations taking place at Le Bourget.

At a first-ever Climate Summit for Local Leaders forum to highlight local leadership on climate change, hosted by Anne Hildalgo, Mayor of the City of…

Dec 15
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with ICLEI, the U.S. Green Building Council and the World Wildlife fund, sent a delegation of 11 local elected officials to Paris to participate in the U.N. climate change negotiations (COP21) earlier this month. The NLC delegation—representing the largest group of U.S. local officials attending COP21—met with leaders from around…

Dec 11

The speeches from President Barack Obama and other heads of state may have concluded, but the work has just begun for U.S. mayors and local leaders who have traveled to the UN Climate Change conference in Paris to support a global climate change agreement.

Photo: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Day 1

The National League of Cities (NLC) and partner organizations ICLEI, the World Wildlife…