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NLC News

Apr 23
  • Health & Wellness

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting grant applications for its Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Food Promotion Program to support local and regional food systems. Applications for both competitive grants are due May 14.

The Farmers Market Promotion Program grants fund farmer-to-consumer direct marketing projects such as farmers markets, community-supported…

Apr 22
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

Louisville, Ky. – Local leaders, educators, parents and community members convened recently for a "community conversation" on how to create greater community support of Louisville’s Cradle-to-Career Initiative, with an emphasis on increasing family and community engagement in early childhood care and education.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan provides…
Apr 20

This is a guest post by Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the U.S. National Park Service.

The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Mo., exemplifies the innovative ways city leaders, businesses and NGOs are investing in new parks, new park designs, and new ways to engage communities in creating healthy and livable cities. (National Park Service)

One hundred years ago…

Apr 20

This is a guest post by Jack Calhoun. The post originally appeared here.

Under the leadership of Mayor Greg Fischer, the city of Louisville, Ky., has created a new program which allows employees the opportunity to take two hours of paid time a week to work with at-risk youth. (Getty Images)

"When I ask businesses and others to step up to mentor, they ask, ‘What are you guys…

Apr 20

The National League of Cities joined the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) on "Stand Up for Transportation Day" for a Capitol Hill briefing about the looming expiration of the Transportation Bill, and the potential consequences for cities. Mayor Emmett Jordan of Greenbelt, Md., who serves on NLC's Community and Economic…

Apr 17

The National League of Cities (NLC) was recently invited by Senator Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) to serve on the Infrastructure, Community Development and Energy working group established by the Senate Finance Committee as it begins to examine the federal tax code. At the first meeting of the working group, NLC had the privilege of providing the perspective of local officials, re-emphasizing the…

Apr 13

In support of National Retirement Planning Week 2015, we asked Alex Hannah, ICMA-RC Vice President, Marketing Communications & Education, to contribute the following post on retirement planning tips and resources for public sector employees.

National Retirement Planning Week® 2015 is a national effort to help consumers focus on their financial needs in retirement.

It’s…

Apr 13
Press Release
Press Release
  • Finance

WASHINGTON - The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 2015 Cities and State Fiscal Structures report, which found that no state has expanded the fiscal authority of its cities since the start of the recession. The report provides a comparative assessment of local fiscal systems in each of the 50 states, including taxing authority, revenue reliance and capacity, state aid, and tax…

Apr 09
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

PHOENIX - Local leaders, educators and members of the business community will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to support and empower more young people to graduate from high school on time and ready for college and careers. Mayor Greg Stanton will host the event, which will take place at Phoenix's historic Heard Museum. Blair Taylor, Starbucks' Chief Community Officer,…

Apr 09

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - F​ollowing a meeting this morning, Gov. Gary Herbert (Vice Chair of the National Governors Association), Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (President of the National League of Cities), Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors), Sen. Curtis Bramble (President­-Elect of the National Conference of State Legislators) issued a joint statement…