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NLC News

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…

Apr 08

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…