News interview photo
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NLC News

Apr 08
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Shoreline, Wash. Councilmember Named Group's 2015-2016 Leader

WASHINGTON - Doris McConnell, councilmember of Shoreline, Wash. was named the 2015-2016 president of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) constituency group at the group's annual meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.…

Apr 07
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

WASHINGTON - To improve the ability of young people to effectively manage their finances - from spending and saving to building credit and keeping debt manageable - the National League of Cities (NLC) will identify best practices for local leaders to incorporate financial capability strategies into municipal youth employment programs. This new, yearlong project…

Apr 06

Tuesday is the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 7, 2015!

More than 2,600 mayors and county leaders have signed up to participate! Together these mayors and county officials represent more than 149 million Americans, nearly half of the U.S. population!

Here are several steps you can take ahead of Tuesday in order to recognize the impact that national service…

Mar 31
  • Communications

All photographs by Jason Dixson Photography. These photos, and many more, will be available soon on the National League of Cities Facebook page.

Highlights from the National League of Cities' 2015 Congressional City Conference
Mar 27

This is a guest post by Angela Siefer and Bill Callahan.

With a little effort, city leaders could develop account-sharing models and policies that encourage smart, grassroots solutions to the affordable broadband problem at little or no public cost. (Getty Images)

The explosion of interest in community-owned fiber on the part of elected officials and technology leaders has…

Mar 27
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: NLC President Calls for Increased Transportation Funding for Local Priorities NLC Asks EPA to Delay New Ozone Standards Show Your Support for Executive Action on Immigration Letter to Protect Muni Bonds: Did Your Representative Sign? In Case You Missed It: NLC's Wireless Siting Webinar Internet Tax Ban Amendment Thwarted Tell NLC How Your City is Recovering  NLC President…
Mar 27

In this issue:

NLC President Calls for Increased Transportation Funding for Local Priorities NLC Asks EPA to Delay New Ozone Standards Show Your Support for Executive Action on Immigration Letter to Protect Muni Bonds: Did Your Representative Sign? In Case You Missed It: NLC's Wireless Siting Webinar Internet Tax Ban Amendment Thwarted Tell NLC How Your City is Recovering  NLC President…
Mar 25

This is a guest post by Stonly Baptiste.

Could startups be the secret weapon to make cities smarter and combat climate change in the face of ever increasing urbanization? (Getty Images)

When you see the word ‘startups’ in the news, you see headlines like “Meet the Hottest Tech Startups,” “Snapchat Could Become One of the 3 Highest-Valued Startups in the World,” or “Why Startups…

Mar 18
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

WASHINGTON - The National League of Cities (NLC) and Wells Fargo today announced that a new course, Understanding Foreclosure: A City Leader's Guide, will be available for free for the general public. Initially launched last year at the Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas, the course provides city leaders with strategies to successfully address foreclosure in their cities. The course is…

Mar 17
Mayor Becker Testimony
Mayor Becker Testimony
  • Transportation

NLC President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah provided the following testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on March 17, 2015.

Good morning, Chairman Shuster, Ranking Member DeFazio and Members of the Committee. I am Ralph Becker, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah and President of the National League of Cities (NLC). …