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Feb 14
Leaders from Cabinet and Capitol Hill to Address Congressional City Conference

Angelina Panettieri, panettieri@nlc.org, 202.626.3196

Attendees of this year's Congressional City Conference, held March 8-12 in Washington, D.C., will hear from a number of leading Washington voices on the policy issues that matter most to cities. Secretary Anthony Foxx of the Department of Transportation…

Feb 14
Leaders from Cabinet and Capitol Hill to Address Congressional City Conference

Angelina Panettieri, panettieri@nlc.org, 202.626.3196

Attendees of this year's Congressional City Conference, held March 8-12 in Washington, D.C., will hear from a number of leading Washington voices on the policy issues that matter most to cities. Secretary Anthony Foxx of the Department of Transportation…

Feb 13
Press Release
Press Release
  • Public Safety

Jack Calhoun will serve as the lead facilitator for the interactive seminar, "Fostering Positive Police-Community Relations"  at the Congressional City Conference on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C. This NLC University seminar will also feature a presentation from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Director Ron Davis.

When asked to…

Feb 11
  • Advocacy

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. today released this statement calling on Congress to raise the U.S. debt ceiling limit:

"As the federal government approaches its debt ceiling, cities call on Congress and the Administration to act responsibly and to avoid another fiscal showdown. Let's not even get close to…

Feb 11

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) joined the Florida League of Cities, Florida Association of Counties and others to hold meetings with White House officials and members of Congress to urge a delay to the implementation of the Biggert-Waters Act to reform the National Flood Insurance Program. While the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly last week to postpone implementation…

Feb 11

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) today called on Congress and the Administration to prioritize investments in cities and their residents that encourage and take advantage of the innovation happening on the local level to drive economic growth. NLC's federal action agenda reflects the need for a new federal-local partnership to facilitate investment in our infrastructure…

Feb 10

In honor of the 4th anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative this week, we are reprinting a series of blog posts from the Lets Move! blog. Below is the first post in this series, and was written by Dr. Alan B. Coleman. Dr. Coleman is a Councilmember for the City of Beaumont, Texas.

The City of Beaumont, Texas recently became the first Let’s Move! city,…

Feb 10
Press Release
Press Release
  • Communications

David M. Sander, Ph.D., is a guest author and a Diamond Level award recipient through NLC University. Dr. Sander was first elected to the city council in Rancho Cordova, California when the city incorporated in 2003.  He served as mayor in 2007 and 2012. He is past chair of the First Tier Suburbs Council at the National League of Cities and lectures regularly on the issues surrounding older…

Feb 10

Jon Johnson, Chris Fabian and Kathie Novak will serve as presenters for the interactive seminars, "Introduction to Priority-Based Budgeting," and "Advanced Priority Based Budgeting: Applied Learning Seminar," at the Congressional City Conference on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Reprinted with permission from the October…

Feb 10
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities' (NLC) Sustainable Cities Institute today launched a new website to provide information, tools and resources to local governments and sustainability professionals who want to pursue sustainability in their cities and communities. The website provides a complete sustainability toolkit that features city profiles and best practices, case studies,…