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NLC News

Jan 11
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  • Leadership & Management
  • Communications

Good listening skills are a common trait found among great leaders.

We have a rich legacy of leaders who traveled great distances to hear the voices of the voiceless. We think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. traveling to Memphis more than 40 years ago to meet and listen to the concerns of sanitation workers. Think of Gandhi or Mother Teresa moving among the…

Jan 08

Register for NLC's webinar, Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive The Supreme Court Term? to learn more about what's at stake for state and local governments.

Unfair or Unconstitutional? The Supreme Court to Decide

You can’t make this stuff up. Really. But that doesn’t mean it is unconstitutional.

In Heffernan v. City of Paterson, New Jersey the State and Local…

Jan 05

WASHINGTON—San Bernardino, Calif., Charleston, S.C. and cities and towns across America bear the toll of gun-related violence that has become all too common in our communities. Every day, mayors and councilmembers are called on to be the voice of communities stricken by gun violence. The National League of Cities (NLC) has been a longstanding advocate of making cities safer by calling on…

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
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…