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NLC News

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

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

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
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…

Mar 08
  • 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 visibility of city issues during the…

Mar 07

WASHINGTON - 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 about the many partnerships and connections that…

Mar 06

This is a guest post by Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert. It originally appeared here.

If you were to build a city from scratch, using current technology, what would it cost to live there? I think it would be nearly free if you did it right.

This is a big deal because people aren’t saving enough for retirement, and many folks are underemployed. If the economy can’t generate…

Mar 04

This is a guest post by Mayor Dayne Walling, Flint, Mi. This post is part of the NLC Community Service Series, and originally appeared here.

With the support of a Cities of Service Impact Volunteering Fund grant in 2013, Mayor Dayne Walling and the city of Flint, Mi., were able to implement neighborhood revitalization projects based on the Love Your Block Blueprint. (image courtesy of…