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NLC News

Nov 05
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Angela Hendrix Terry will deliver a NLC University Seminar titled "Adaptive Leadership: Tackling Your City’s Toughest Challenges” at the upcoming Congress of Cities and Exposition on Thursday, November 20th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Austin, TX. . The NLC University seminars require pre-registration and have limited spaces, so act now to save your seat.

Leadership is about achieving…

Nov 05

Washington, DC - Now that the most of the elections are settled, it's time for Congress to get back to work in Washington and focus on taking action on important legislation like Marketplace Fairness that will help strengthen the local economies in our cities and towns.

For too many years, online retailers have enjoyed an unfair advantage over our main street retailers who when it comes…

Nov 03

Who I’m following on Twitter –  President Obama and my son Cedric D. King

My three goals for 2014 – 

Register as many persons 18 years of age and over to vote for the November 4, 2014 General Election. Actively engage as many citizens as possible in the political process. Enhance and develop leadership skills to effectively communicate with my fellow council members and constituents…
Nov 03
Press Release
Press Release
  • Technology
  • Economic Development

NLC proudly announces that one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Steve Case, will join Ariel Schwartz, Senior Editor, Fast Company Co.Exist, for a special conversation at the Congress of Cities in Austin.

A pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life, Case got his start as an entrepreneur in 1985 as a co-founder of America Online…

Nov 03

"Equity and access are central issues in improving the health of citizens in the U.S.," said Clarence Anthony, CEO & executive director of the National League of Cities (NLC), at Governing Magazine's Health and Human Services (HHS) Summit in Washington last week.

The summit was designed to give a group of leaders from the national, state and local levels an overview of what…

Nov 03

This Friday, November 7, join NLC for a post-election webinar from 1:00pm-2:00pm EST. We'll walk you through the election results and discuss the impacts on legislative priorities that matter most to cities.

Tuesday's congressional election results will decide the balance of power in the 114th Congress and set the stage for the remainder of this year's lame duck legislative session.…

Nov 03
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Mary Scott Nabers will be a facilitator for the NLC University pre-conference seminar “Developing Successful Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)” at the Congress of Cities and Exposition on November 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Austin, TX.

With burgeoning needs at all levels of government, elected officials throughout the country are seeking ways to fund large, and often…

Oct 30

Washington, DC - National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., today issued the following statement on the passing of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino:

"It was with great sadness that we learned of Tom's passing today. He was an exemplary leader whose passion and enthusiasm for Boston inspired everything that he did in his public service, and whose…

Oct 29

This is the seventh post in NLC’s 90th Anniversary series.

NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., has made education a centerpiece of his mayoral vision.

As the National League of Cities celebrates its 90th year of service to cities, we are heartened to see that improving educational outcomes for young people has become a top priority for mayors and local…

Oct 27
Past Presidents
Past Presidents
  • Leadership & Management

On a beautiful and tranquil Sunday, the suburban Marriott Fairfield Inn was near capacity. Guests were in for the typical fall events such as football, family reunions and weddings. At around 6:30 p.m. when guests were getting ready for dinner at nearby restaurants, the structure suddenly filled with the heavy odor of gas.

Intending to press the brake, a gentleman hit the accelerator…