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NLC News

Oct 30

This is the seventh and final post in our blog series on financial inclusion. This post highlights an array of programs and services to meet the diverse financial needs of city residents.

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“To fully participate in the economic fabric of a community, all families must have access to the financial tools and pathways necessary to reduce debt and prepare…

Oct 30

This is a guest post by Devon Hawkins-Anderson.

Wednesday’s GOP presidential debate in Colorado produced the most substantive discussion we have seen to date from the Republican candidates – yet the local perspective was still lacking.

The ten top-polling 2016 GOP presidential candidates stepped up to the plate to debate economic issues at University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo…

Oct 30
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

NLC made the call, and members responded - we had a record number of applications received for officer positions as well as seats on the Board of Directors. The 2016 candidates are listed below.

2016 NLC President and First Vice President Candidates

Missouri
Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean -…

Oct 30
  • Advocacy

Nashville, Tenn.—Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks to city leaders during the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. The vice president's remarks will take place on November 5th as part of the Congress of Cities Opening General Session.

"We are honored to have Vice President Biden address the thousands of city…

Oct 29
  • City Government

Rose Fellow and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia spoke today on a plenary panel on the need for more inclusive cities at the PolicyLink #‎Equity2015‬ Summit.

Oct 29

This is a guest post by Mayor Ralph Becker and Mayor Christopher B. Coleman. They are the co-founders of NLC’s Mayors’ Education Task Force.

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There appears to be a renewed surge of urgency from members of Congress to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act - the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). It’s…

Oct 29
  • Communications

We're just days away from the big show in Music City: the 2015 National League of Cities Congress of Cities & Exposition, Nov. 4-7 in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville is turning up the volume, bringing up the lights, and setting the stage to welcome thousands of elected officials from across the country.

"The Congress of Cities is located at the new Music City Center in the…

Oct 29
Republican Debate October 28 Word Cloud
Republican Debate October 28 Word Cloud
  • Advocacy

During last week's presidential debate in Boulder, Colo., the candidates finally started to dig into the issues that the National League of Cities has highlighted in its Cities Lead 2016 campaign. However, the conversation was cursory at best and left much room for improvement. While the word "Washington" was used 43 times, the economy was mentioned only 28 times, and infrastructure and public…

Oct 29
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

The National League of Cities is pleased to have joined the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities) in recently honoring the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The city was presented with a U.S. Communities Customer Appreciation Award last week in recognition of being a leader in saving taxpayer dollars through the use of cooperative purchasing.  The use of…

Oct 29
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management
2015 Rose Center Fellows

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities–Birmingham, Ala.; Denver; Long Beach, Calif.; and Rochester, N.Y.–have been selected as the 2016 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Mayors William Bell, Michael Hancock, Robert Garcia and…