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NLC News

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…

Mar 08
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON - As the nation prepares for the 2016 election cycle, National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, named a bipartisan group of 17 city officials and state municipal league executive directors to serve on the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 Presidential Election Task Force.

With the goal of raising the…

Mar 07
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — March 7, 2015 More than 2,000 city leaders and delegates from cities and towns across the country are convening in Washington for the 50th annual National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference to advocate for city priorities with Congress and the Administration.

President Barack Obama will address delegates Monday, March 9 to speak…

Mar 04

This analysis is a guest post from The American Cities Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts. It originally appeared here. 

A recent report on performance management from the National League of Cities suggested that officials work with employees in city departments to identify which performance metrics to use, and that cities measure both outcomes (long-term impact) and outputs (actions…

Mar 04
Obama
Obama
  • Leadership & Management

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will address city leaders at the National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference Monday, March 9 in Washington. The following statement may be attributed to National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah:

"It is a great honor to have President Obama address city leaders at the National League of…

Mar 02
Press Release
Press Release
  • Public Safety

WASHINGTON - Following the release of the interim report outlining recommendations from President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Community Policing, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah issued the following statement:

"On behalf of the National League of Cities' members, I want to thank the President's Task Force on 21st Century…

Feb 27
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Mark Your Calendar with These Conference Highlights  FCC Decides on Municipal Broadband Petitions and Net Neutrality  NLC Advocacy Priority Issue Updates Issue Update: E-fairness Issue Update: Investing in Local Transportation Priorities Issue Update: Protecting Municipal Bonds HUD Accepting Comments on CDBG Section 108 Loan Program Rescheduled: NLC's 2015 Legislative…
Feb 27

In this issue:

Mark Your Calendar with These Conference Highlights  FCC Decides on Municipal Broadband Petitions and Net Neutrality  NLC Advocacy Priority Issue Updates
Feb 26
Press Release
Press Release
  • Civic Engagement

Washington, D.C. - Following today's vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to preempt laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that limit municipal broadband, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO & Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

"This morning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right choice by voting to eliminate…

Feb 25
  • Technology

25 Communities to Work with Developer Ecosystem to Spur Innovation

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced that the Multi-City Innovation Campaign (MCIC), a program that helps spur quality innovation in cities across the country, will expand to 25 communities under NLC's leadership in 2015. The campaign was started in 2014 by…