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NLC News

May 19
  • Education

Numerous research studies document that high-quality out-of-school time learning opportunities have been shown to improve student engagement with both school and community, support greater academic achievement and equip young people with the necessary workforce and life skills for a successful future. To this end, the National League of Cities is providing technical and financial assistance to…

May 19
  • Transportation

NLC 1st Vice President Ralph Becker, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, described the critical role public transportation has for local economies and why further investment is needed at a recent Capitol Hill briefing as part of Infrastructure Week 2014.

The briefing hosted by NLC along with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Environmental and Energy Study…

May 19

Chris Coleman is the Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., and President of the National League of Cities.

In October 1924, John G. Stutz, Executive Secretary of the League of Kansas Municipalities, invited the then-21 state municipal leagues to a meeting in Lawrence, Kan., to exchange ideas, methods and experiences on behalf of the nation’s cities.

Ten executive secretaries…

May 19

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) calls on Congress to swiftly pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes 34 new lock, dam, levee, port and ecosystem restoration projects and includes a new pilot program that makes loans available to local governments building large water and wastewater-related infrastructure projects and activities.…

May 15

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released this statement following the markup of the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act introduced by U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), David Vitter (R-LA), Tom Carper (D-DE) and John Barrasso (R-WY) earlier this week:

"Today's Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee markup of the bipartisan…

May 15
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Washington, D.C.  – A new report on city small business development efforts was released today by the National League of Cities (NLC), calling on local governments to make small business development a priority and create “ecosystems” that support small business growth.

The report, “Big Ideas for Small Business,” concludes that cities must reorganize their resources to be business-…

May 14
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Des Moines, Iowa - Members of President Obama's State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience convened earlier today in Des Moines, Iowa, where they received a report of federal policy recommendations from a network of more than 170 mayors and local officials.
 
The report calls for modernizing federal emergency management and infrastructure…

May 12

On a recent Saturday morning, the Montgomery County, Ohio Educational Summit unfolded as the latest in a series of community conversations on education improvement, supported by NLC in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education.

Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley, along with the county administrator and the chair of a business leadership group, welcomed 200 representatives from Dayton…

May 12

Cities leaders from around the country will learn new ways of driving innovation in their communities from top university experts, practitioners and industry leaders in Silicon Valley at the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit. Focused on "Leading through Innovation," the summit will be hosted by the city of Mountain View, Calif., and held in neighboring Santa Clara, from August 13 to 16,…

May 12

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released this statement following the introduction of the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act by U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), David Vitter (R-LA), Tom Carper (D-DE) and John Barrasso (R-WY):

"We are pleased to see the release of a bipartisan Senate proposal for a six-year surface transportation bill…