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NLC News

Nov 25
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

Five federal agencies are coming together to offer a new opportunity to help communities overcome the obstacles they face in achieving better outcomes for disconnected youth. For the next 100 days, state, tribes, and municipalities can apply to become a Performance Partnership Pilot (P3) and test innovative, outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements for disconnected youth…

Nov 25

Washington, DC - This statement can be jointly attributed to the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Young Elected Officials Network:

"Last night, the nation gathered as one to watch the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case. In the immediate aftermath, we saw myriad reactions ranging from peaceful protests in cities across the nation, thoughtful postings on social media…

Nov 25
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Austin, Texas - Dr. James Walls, Jr., mayor of District Heights, Md., was elected the 2015 president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) constituency group during the group's annual membership meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Austin, Texas.

"I am honored to lead NBC-LEO and…

Nov 25
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Austin, Texas - The Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group named new members to its Board of Directors during its annual business meeting at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas.

"The HELO Board of Directors looks forward to helping NLC members and colleagues better serve constituents in the coming year by continuing…

Nov 24

In his Thursday speech to the nation, President Barack Obama announced that he is issuing an Executive Order on Immigration -- a rule issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law – that is designed to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation and to provide as many as four million undocumented immigrants with…

Nov 24

The National League of Cities recently named its 2015 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. The organization elected Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah to serve as NLC's 2015 president, Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as first vice president, and Councilman Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio as second…

Nov 24

Thank you to all who participated in Austin! Session materials available online (details below).

Participants arrived to the Congress of Cities in Austin, Tex. with a thirst for knowledge, information and connections. And they left enriched by their experience exploring “The Future of Cities.” NLC would like to thank all of the delegates, exhibitors,…

Nov 24

Washington, DC - The following statement can be attributed to the National League of Cities:The following statement can be attributed to the National League of Cities (NLC):

"The National League of Cities appeals for calm and reflection in Ferguson and cities across the country when the grand jury's decision is announced. All Americans must view the tragic death of Michael Brown as a…

Nov 22
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Austin, Texas - The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2015 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. The organization elected Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah to serve as NLC's 2015 president, Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as first vice president, and Councilman Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio as…

Nov 22
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Austin, Texas - Salt Lake City, Utah Mayor Ralph Becker was today named president of the National League of Cities (NLC) at the organization's annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. NLC is the nation's largest and most representative membership and advocacy organization for city officials.

Mayor Becker, who served as NLC's First Vice President in 2014, was elected…