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NLC News

Jul 28
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Vince Williams, Mayor of Union City, Ga., has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship, allowing him to attend NLC University’s annual Leadership Summit.

Described by his fellow elected officials as “among the most visible examples of integrity, honor and compassion in the community,” Mayor Williams…

Jul 25
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

At this year’s conference, the mobile workshop program has been designed to focus on sustainability in all of its forms – environmental, economic and social. This reflects the goal of Austin’s Mayor and City Council to make Austin the most livable city in the country, a goal that is bound in every way to the concepts of sustainability and community resilience.

While much has…

Jul 25
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
  • Communications

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) today selected Pittsburgh, Pa. to host the Congress of Cities and Exposition November 16-19, 2016, the nation's largest educational and networking event for city officials. As the host city, Pittsburgh will welcome thousands of local officials and professional staff and help organize educational workshops and mobile tours that will explore…

Jul 22

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., issued the following statement today after President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law:

"We are glad to see President Obama sign the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to help the nation train a workforce that is globally competitive for decades…

Jul 21
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) invites cities to apply for grant awards of up to $50,000 to raise awareness of and increase participation in the federal Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs. Through the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meals (CHAMPS) initiative, mayors and other city officials can ensure that children in their…

Jul 21

Join NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., along with Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, to hear insights on how city leaders can develop outreach strategies to connect children and families to health insurance.

NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (…

Jul 21

At the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit, city leaders and their guests from around their country will have the opportunity to learn from and work with nationally-renowned experts to explore the topic of innovation through the lenses of personal leadership, city government and the local economy.

At the summit, to be held from Wednesday, August 13 to Saturday, August 16, 2014…

Jul 18
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Senators Combine Marketplace Fairness and Internet Tax Bills Cities Applaud Passage of Workforce Bill NLC Calls on Congress to Find Long-Term Transportation Solution EPA Proposes Rule to Reduce Emissions from New Municipal Landfills NLC Calls on FCC, Congress to Protect and Promote Internet Access in Cities Senate Passes Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Register Now for…
Jul 18

Earlier this week, over NLC's objections, the House passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA, H.R. 3086), a bill that would strip local governments of the authority to tax or impose fees on Internet access.

To help foster the growth of the Internet, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) was first passed in 1998 and placed a temporary ban on taxing Internet access; the current…

Jul 18
  • Communications


The Congress of Cities and Exposition is fast-approaching, and as the host city, we are thrilled to welcome you to our hometown in November. “The Future of Cities” is a fitting conference theme for a city that has been named numerous times recently as America’s Most Innovative City. Much of your visit will be spent soaking up as many ideas as possible in seminars, conference sessions…