News interview photo
News interview photo

NLC News

Mar 13

In this issue:

President Obama to Cities: "You're Part of the Reason Why America is Coming Back" Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 Policy and Advocacy Committees Prepare for a Packed 2015 Agenda City Leaders Hold Infrastructure Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, White House New Initiative Focused on Race, Equity and City Leadership Launches with ‘REAL' Talk…
Mar 12
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

Dear NLC Members,

It was a pleasure joining you this past Tuesday at the 2015 NLC Congressional City Conference. As I mentioned, I had the privilege of serving as a local elected official - as a member of the Montgomery County Council in Maryland - and I know well that local government is where the "rubber hits the road."

Strong local leadership is what makes a city thrive, so…

Mar 12

Discussion during a meeting of NLC's Policy and Advocacy Commitees

NLC's Policy and Advocacy Committees advocate on NLC's priorities, provide expertise and insight on federal policy issues, and lead the development of NLC's policy positions that make up NLC's National Municipal Policy. At this year's Congressional City Conference, the committees met to…

Mar 11

WASHINGTON - City leaders attending the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference today held a day of advocacy for passage of a long-term transportation bill and other city priorities on Capitol Hill and at the White House. At a morning transportation briefing to Congressional staff and city leaders, NLC released a new research brief, "Cities, Towns and Common…

Mar 10
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

WASHINGTON - Today the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 was introduced by a bipartisan group of senators: Enzi, Durbin, Alexander, Heitkamp, Blunt, Reed, Corker, Whitehouse and King. The following statement may be attributed to National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah:

"America's cities thank the bipartisan group of senators who introduced the…

Mar 10
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

WASHINGTON - From innovation to equity to safety, the sharing economy is impacting cities in a variety of ways that communities do business. The National League of Cities (NLC) today released a new report, Cities, the Sharing Economy and What's Next, analyzing how the sharing economy impacts five key areas: innovation, economic development, equity, safety and implementation. The report builds…

Mar 09
Collaboration Evergreen
Collaboration Evergreen
  • Leadership & Management

Washington, D.C. – National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized seven cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities at the “Celebrate Diversity Breakfast” during NLC’s Congressional City Conference in Washington. The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) City Cultural Diversity Awards recognize municipal programs that…

Mar 09
Obama
Obama
  • Leadership & Management

WASHINGTON - President Obama today addressed the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington to speak about the importance of local leadership and announce a new initiative to partner with cities, higher education and the private sector to expand access to tech jobs in communities across the country.

Addressing the more than 2,000 city leaders and…

Mar 09
Press Release
Press Release
  • Civic Engagement

WASHINGTON - Following the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., the National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the "Race, Equity and Leadership" (REAL) initiative to facilitate an honest discussion around race and equity and provide tools that strengthen the capacity of city leaders to drive structural inclusion for all groups. To launch the initiative, NLC will hold…

Mar 08
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

On Monday, March 9, the President of the United States of America addressed NLC's Congressional City Conference at approximately 11:30am EDT and announced his TechHire initiative. We are pleased to announce that C-SPAN and the White House live streamed the President's speech, and we hope our members who couldn't make the conference were able to tune in to the excitement surrounding this…