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NLC News

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…

Oct 23

This is a guest post by Hilari Varnadore, executive director of STAR Communities

Recently, STAR Communities announced that Seattle was awarded the 5-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. The city recorded the highest score to date, and is only the second in the nation to achieve the 5-STAR rating for its participation in the STAR Community Rating…

Oct 21

NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor, Saint Paul, Minn., has appointed a 15-member Nominating Committee that will be responsible for recommending a slate of Officers and Board Members to lead NLC in 2015.  These leaders will be elected during the Annual Business Meeting at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, November 22.

NLC Past President Ted Ellis, Mayor…

Oct 20
Big Ideas for Small Business Peer Network tours the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District. Photo Credit: Rick Usher.
Big Ideas for Small Business Peer Network tours the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District. Photo Credit: Rick Usher.
  • Economic Development

“Entrepreneurs often describe their interactions with city government as basically licensing and regulatory, but that does need to change. We need to be more expansive than that, we need to be the creative driver " - Kansas City Mayor Sly James

Earlier this month members of NLC’s Big Ideas for Small Business peer network convened in Kansas City, Mo., for a second annual peer learning…

Oct 20
Press Release
Press Release
  • Health & Wellness

As part of NLC's on-going efforts to provide cities with access to Ebola virus information, NLC is pleased to share the following information on how to properly dispose of Ebola-related waste into public waste water systems. As you will learn, waste water facilities are able to process Ebola-related waste without any difficulty.

Earlier this week, the National Rural Water Association (…

Oct 20

NLC University will launch the first online learning course in its history at the 2014 Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas. In partnership with Wells Fargo, NLC University is offering this free, advanced training course to provide city leaders with strategies to successfully address foreclosure in their cities.

In Understanding Foreclosure: A City Leaders Guide, elected and appointed…

Oct 20
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

The NLC Officers are president, first vice president, second vice president, immediate past president and all past presidents who still serve in elected city office.  Among the officers, the open position of second vice president is normally contested; the NLC president and first vice president positions usually rotate upward.

The NLC bylaws also provide for a 40-member Board of…

Oct 17

Cities across the U.S. are making children’s health a local priority and taking an active role in enrolling kids and families in Medicaid and CHIP.

Moms have gotten wind of NLC’s Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families initiative (CEHACF) and are telling mayors “thank you” for taking the lead on enrolling kids and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health…

Oct 17

Madison, Wisc. - Local leaders, educators, social service agencies, parents, students and community members will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" focused on implementing effective mechanisms to increase family and youth engagement in Madison's afterschool and educational offerings. This Town Hall meeting will provide the community and stakeholders an opportunity to learn from…

Oct 16
  • Economic Development

Anatalio Ubalde will deliver a thought-and-action provoking NLC University Seminar for community leaders titled "Economic Development, Innovation, and Community Marketing" at the upcoming Congress of Cities and Exposition on Thursday, November 20th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Austin, TX. 

Economic development practice is undergoing a deep transformation driven by innovation,…