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NLC News

Mar 12

Washington, D.C.  – National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., released this statement on the March 12…

Mar 10

According to estimates from the Federal Highway Administration, local governments invested $53 billion in highway programs raised from local revenue sources, yet that amount does not come close to meeting the needs for investment in roads, transit, bridges, waterways and airports.

While Congress debates the renewal of a national surface transportation program and how to pay for it,…

Mar 10
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Washington, D.C. — National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized eight cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities at the “Celebrate Diversity Breakfast” during NLC’s Congressional City Conference in Washington. The NBC-…

Mar 10
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

Washington, D.C. - At National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference on Monday, March 10, NLC and local leaders will join U.S. Education Sec. Arne Duncan to announce a partnership to strengthen collaboration among federal and local governments, schools, families and other organizations.

Who: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be joined by many of initial the "…

Mar 10

Today at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, both local and federal leaders stressed the importance of partnership in advancing solutions to the nation's biggest challenges.

In the opening general session, NLC President Mayor Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, set the tone for the day ahead, challenging city leaders to unite behind the commonsense actions that will support…

Mar 10

During this week’s Congressional City Conference, local elected officials from more than 100 cities, villages and towns signed on to NLC’s letter to Capitol Hill, calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

NLC calls on the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a bill that balances national security needs with renewed efforts to grow the…

Mar 10
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

Community Conversations to Focus on Closing Achievement Gap, Improving Student Outcomes

Washington, D.C. - Today at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Department of Education announced the joint signing of a "memo of understanding" (MOU) detailing a plan to strengthen partnerships among federal…

Mar 09
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

Sixteen Cities Participate in "Homeless Veteran Leadership Network"

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the "Homeless Veteran Leadership Network" (HVLN), a national effort to challenge cities to meet the Administration's goal to end veteran homelessness in 2015. Sixteen cities have initially signed on…

Mar 07
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

In a city of 60,000 with a high school graduation rate of 88 percent, does it matter if 300-500 16-21 year olds have not received a high school diploma? Two short years ago, leaders in Dubuque, Iowa said definitively: Yes, it does matter, we want all our young people to succeed.

That definitive answer led to the creation of Re-Engage Dubuque, supported by a partnership between the…

Mar 05
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing
  • Health & Wellness

Audrey Rowe, second from left, along with staff from NLC and FRAC, visit a middle school in Nashville to see how the school prepares their afterschool meals and to learn more about their coordinated afterschool programs.

Issuing a challenge to “tackle this hunger issue with all the energy, vigor and partnerships that we have,” U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food…