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Sep 01

Elected officials and city staff from across the country gathered in Santa Clara, Calif., last month for a retreat-style training program aimed at strengthening and enhancing their work as local leaders. This year's NLC University Annual Leadership Summit -- designed specifically with local government officials in mind -- focused on leading through innovation.

Clarence Anthony,…

Aug 29

Continuing our Congress of Cities mobile workshop spotlight series, this week we'll be talking about programs that address some of the most critical issues for communities - waste reduction and sustainable water resources.

As we mentioned in our last post, this year's mobile workshops in Austin have a particular focus on the core principles behind community resilience and…

Aug 27

Washington, D.C. - Following news that White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew will be stepping down this week, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released this statement:

"Over the past five years, many of us at the National League of Cities and local officials from across the nation have been fortunate to work with David in his roles…

Aug 25

When CNCS speaks to governors, mayors, and community leaders across the nation, we sometimes ask the following question: What is the big, hairy, audacious goal that would be a game changer for your community? A new initiative called Operation AmeriCorps helps answer that question.

Through Operation AmeriCorps, mayors, county executives, and other civic leaders will use AmeriCorps…

Aug 22

The Congress of Cities and Exposition will offer you the best opportunity this year to develop your leadership skills, add to your knowledge, become a more effective leader and build relationships with peers -- all in one place. NLC University seminars require pre-registration and are offered at an additional cost.

These seminars offer an interactive, specialized learning experience led…

Aug 15

This summer, city leaders around the country have stepped up to take action on two of NLC's top advocacy priorities: federal transportation funding and passage of marketplace fairness legislation. The City of Anchorage, Alaska passed a resolution in support of a new, long-term federal transportation program and drew attention to the need for federal partnership on local and regional projects…

Aug 14
  • Economic Development

San Francisco - The National League of Cities announces the formation of a network composed of business, policy leaders and city officials to identify the regulatory challenges posed by the disruptive technologies that power the sharing economy.

The Sharing Economy Advisory Network will create and promote model solutions that can be adopted by communities across the nation as they work…

Aug 11

This September 24-26, the world’s most innovative city makers will converge on the District of Columbia—a city that has captured the spirit of creative collaboration like few others.

Local Change. A Global Movement.

District-scale projects are emerging in cities worldwide, and the Summit will feature information-rich education sessions, keynotes, and workshops designed to share…

Aug 11

The stats are undeniable. Small businesses employ more than half of the private sector workforce and created nearly two-thirds of net new jobs over the past decade and a half. Drill down further to new businesses and start-ups, and the outsized economic contributions are magnified. 

But these numbers only tell you what you already know:  that independent shops, restaurants, service…

Aug 11

The ever-growing program for the 2014 Congress of Cities in Austin is now bolstered by four new workshops that have just been added to the website. With a full workshop schedule plus mobile workshops and NLC University seminars, you'll want to plan ahead for which sessions you will attend, and discuss amongst your colleagues how you will prioritize the many options to get the best…