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Nov 20

In this issue:

NLC Urges Congress to Protect Local Gains in Transportation Bill NLC Provides Guidance to Congress on Funding Priorities for FY2016 NLC Urges Senate to Reject Sanctuary Cities Amendment "Waters of the U.S." Sees Senate Action, But Rule Remains in Limbo NLC Urges Congress to Protect Local Gains in Transportation Bill

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Earlier this month,…

Nov 19
2015 NLC Distinguished Service to Cities Award
2015 NLC Distinguished Service to Cities Award
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The National League of Cities (NLC) presented the 2015 NLC Distinguished Service to Cities Award to the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance at the NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. earlier this month.

The NLC Distinguished Service to Cities Award is given annually to a partner of the National League of Cities for making a significant contribution…

Nov 16

NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) grew out of the belief that to thrive, cities need strong leaders who make the education, safety and health of the families and children in their communities a citywide priority.

At this year’s Congress of Cities in Nashville, the YEF Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary with a special, interactive session,…

Nov 16

This post was co-written by Laura E. Furr.

In the last decade, the Supreme Court has ruled three times on the rights of juvenile offenders to be free from cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. These cases provide important context for city leaders joining a national movement for reforming juvenile justice practices to hold youth accountable in developmentally…

Nov 13

This post was co-written by Indira Jimenez.

NLC's annual Congress of Cities is the largest gathering of local elected officials and staff in the country. This year’s conference in Nashville also included a large number of youth delegates.

Over 200 youth delegates, from Jacksonville, Florida to Seattle, Washington, came together in Nashville to learn from and network with local…

Nov 13

All photos by Jason Dixson or Paul Konz unless otherwise noted. These photos, and many more, will be available soon on NLC's Facebook page.

National League of Cities – Highlights from the 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 4-7, 2015 from nlceditor
Nov 11

On a day when the nation pauses to give thanks for the sacrifices made by Veterans and their families, Virginians are celebrating that all of their Veterans have access to the basic dignity of a place to call home.

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro, and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)…

Nov 09

At a celebratory event at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities in Nashville, NLC honored cities and counties for their leadership and commitment to preventing childhood obesity and improving community health.

Clifford Johnson, executive director of NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (left) congratulates Osner Charlers, acting director of recreation and…

Nov 07

This is a guest post by Tristan Pollock.

The future of the sharing economy looks a bit like the past. Tristan Pollock explains how the technology we are seeing introduced to our cities is spurring a return to small town values and making our communities more social, localized and connected.

Technologies are shaping the future of the sharing economy in a way that's enabling a…