News interview photo
News interview photo

NLC News

May 01
  • Public Safety

With the onset of tornado season and other hazardous weather events, U.S. Communities, NLC’s government purchasing cooperative, can provide timely and affordable products and solutions to help cities “weather the storm” and assist in recovery from the aftermath.

Through competitively bid contracts with lead public agencies, U.S. Communities offers thousands of products and solutions…

Apr 29

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration's Transportation proposal:

"The president's GROW Act kick-starts the process for reauthorizing a transportation plan that will create jobs and promote long-term economic development for communities and the nation. It is…

Apr 29

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., issued the following statement on the severe weather that continues to affect residents across the U.S.:

"The devastating storm system that continues to threaten a large swath of the country has wrecked lives, destroyed homes and ruined businesses. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the…

Apr 28

A new USDA opportunity provides schools and communities a simple way to help end child hunger while building a more sustainable school nutrition department budget. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) simplifies the process for schools that predominantly serve low-income children to provide free, nutritious school meals to students through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast…

Apr 28

This article originally appeared on the UChicago News website.

Nine U.S. mayors gathered in Chicago earlier this month to share innovative solutions to the toughest problems facing their cities. The University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement and the Institute of Politics, in collaboration with the National League of Cities, hosted the daylong event titled “Big Ideas for Cities…

Apr 28
Press Release
Press Release
  • Public Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking public comment on two draft standards that address fire protection.  The 1710 Standard dealing with staffing and response times in career fire departments is under revision and a new standard (1730) focuses on the elements of fire prevention programs.  Online comments must be sent to NFPA by May 16, 2014.

NFPA is a nonprofit…

Apr 28

Washington, D.C. - After last night's deadly tornadoes that affected residents across the central and southern U.S., National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., issued the following statement:

"Our hearts go out to the communities affected by the string of tornadoes that tore through the country last night, leaving thousands without shelter or power.…

Apr 28

Saint Paul, Minn. - As part of Department of the Interior's ambitious youth initiative, the National League of Cities (NLC), YMCA of the USA and the Department today signed an agreement to coordinate efforts to bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors by creating meaningful connections to nature through four pillars: play, learn, serve and work.

Apr 25
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: City Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform Pressure Building For Congress to Enact A New Transportation Program NLC Urges Congress to Act Now To Extend Terrorism Risk Insurance Program  NLC Prepares to Meet with New Treasury Department Office of State and Local Finance Comment Period Begins on Proposed "Waters of the U.S." Rule FCC Hosts Webinar For…
Apr 25
NLC Deputy Executive Director Antoinette Samuel at the Georgetown University Energy Prize kickoff event.
NLC Deputy Executive Director Antoinette Samuel at the Georgetown University Energy Prize kickoff event.
  • Energy

Across the country, the demand for energy is rising rapidly.  Yet, despite known implications for our environment, we still allow more than half of the total energy produced in the U.S. to go wasted due to inefficiencies.1

The National League of Cities (NLC) wants to help change this, and as part of our commitment to city innovation in sustainability, we are partnering with the $5…