RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:22:03 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:22:03 NLC President Chris Coleman Announces the 2014 Nominating Committee http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-president-chris-coleman-announces-the-2014-nominating-committee NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor, Saint Paul, Minn., has appointed a 15-member Nominating Committee that will be responsible for recommending a slate of Officers and Board Members to lead NLC in 2015. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-president-chris-coleman-announces-the-2014-nominating-committee NLC’s National Peer Network Shares Big Ideas for Small Business at Kansas City Summit http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc’s-national-peer-network-on-small-business-shared-big-ideas-at-kansas-city-summit NLC’s Big Ideas for Small Business peer network convened earlier this month to engage in conversations about how to support traditional small business owners and encourage entrepreneurship in their communities. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc’s-national-peer-network-on-small-business-shared-big-ideas-at-kansas-city-summit Disposal of Ebola-related Waste into Public Waste Water Systems http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/disposal-of-ebola-related-waste-into-public-waste-water-systems As part of NLC's on-going efforts to provide cities with access to Ebola virus information, NLC is pleased to share the following information on how to properly dispose of Ebola-related waste into public waste water systems. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/disposal-of-ebola-related-waste-into-public-waste-water-systems NLC University Launches First-Ever Online Course in Partnership with Wells Fargo http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-university-launches-first-ever-online-course-in-partnership-with-wells-fargo At the 2014 Congress of Cities in Austin, NLC University in partnership with Wells Fargo will launch NLC’s first self-paced, online course, Understanding Foreclosure: A City Leaders Guide. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-university-launches-first-ever-online-course-in-partnership-with-wells-fargo NLC Officer and Board of Directors Application Deadline is Tomorrow http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/reminder-nlc-officer-and-board-of-director-application-deadline-is-tuesday-october-21-2014 All candidates for NLC Officer and Board of Directors positions must complete an online Candidate Data Form. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/reminder-nlc-officer-and-board-of-director-application-deadline-is-tuesday-october-21-2014 Madison Community Conversation to Focus on Family and Youth Engagement http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/madison-community-conversation-to-focus-on-family-and-youth-engagement Local leaders, educators, social service agencies, parents, students and community members will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" focused on implementing effective mechanisms to increase family and youth engagement in Madison's afterschool and educational offerings. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/madison-community-conversation-to-focus-on-family-and-youth-engagement Understanding Today's Challenges in Economic Development http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/understanding-todays-challenges-in-economic-development Anatalio Ubalde will deliver a thought-and-action provoking NLC University Seminar for community leaders titled "Economic Development, Innovation, and Community Marketing" at the upcoming Congress of Cities in Austin, TX. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/understanding-todays-challenges-in-economic-development New Technical Assistance Opportunity for City Leaders Interested in Juvenile Justice Reform http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-technical-assistance-for-jjr This new 14-month technical assistance initiative will support efforts by city leaders to increase public safety and improve outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-technical-assistance-for-jjr Preservation as an Integral Community Development Strategy http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/preservation-as-an-integral-community-development-strategy Preservation can be another tool through which city leaders insure stable and attractive neighborhoods, sustain adequate and well-maintained housing stock, and capture part of the heritage tourism market. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/preservation-as-an-integral-community-development-strategy EPA to Hold WIFIA Listening Sessions http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/epa-to-hold-wifia-listening-sessions The EPA is hosting a series of listening sessions on the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), which NLC supported as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) bill. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/epa-to-hold-wifia-listening-sessions How Did We Get in This Mess? http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/how-did-we-get-in-this-mess Len Wood, President of Len Wood & Associates, a leading training and consulting firm to local governments, writes about his Congress of Cities session, “Budgeting and Financial Management: Essential Skills for Local Elected Officials." Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/how-did-we-get-in-this-mess New Report: City Officials Optimistic On City Financial Health http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-city-officials-optimistic-on-city-financial-health City officials are overwhelmingly feeling optimistic about the health and direction of local fiscal conditions for the first time since the recession, according to a new report from the National League of Cities. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-city-officials-optimistic-on-city-financial-health Cities Further Juvenile Justice Reform through Information Sharing http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-further-juvenile-justice-reform Experts in the juvenile justice field and NLC are developing new resources to support effective information sharing among cities and partner agencies. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-further-juvenile-justice-reform Membership Spotlight: Tennell Atkins, Mayor Pro Tem, Dallas, TX http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/membership-spotlight-tennell-atkins-mayor-pro-tem-dallas-tx In this membership spotlight, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins reveals who he follows on Twitter, three goals for 2014 and what he would be doing if he wasn't an elected official. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/membership-spotlight-tennell-atkins-mayor-pro-tem-dallas-tx South Orange, NJ: Using 21st Century Tools to Bring the Community Together http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/south-orange-nj-using-21st-century-tools-to-bring-the-community-together SOConnect also helps South Orange improve internal efficiency, and elevate the customer experience for its residents everyday. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/south-orange-nj-using-21st-century-tools-to-bring-the-community-together Join a NLC Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/join-a-nlc-policy-and-advocacy-steering-committee NLC is now accepting applications for appointment to the 2015 Policy Steering Committees by the incoming NLC President Mayor Ralph Becker. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/join-a-nlc-policy-and-advocacy-steering-committee Mobile Workshops Spotlight: Partnerships are Key to Resilient, Sustainable Communities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/mobile-workshops-spotlight-partnerships-are-key-to-resilient-sustainable-communities Even as Austin has grown, community leaders inside and outside of government have been the key to implementing bold ideas. This week, we'll look at two Congress of Cities mobile workshops highlighting some examples that can be modeled in any community, of any size, that has the passion to do so. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/mobile-workshops-spotlight-partnerships-are-key-to-resilient-sustainable-communities Better Governance through Cloud-based Collaboration http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/better-governance-through-cloud-based-collaboration Join NLC and OpenGov’s webinar on October 9th for a discussion with leading government officials on how you can improve business intelligence, transparency and collaboration within your government. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/better-governance-through-cloud-based-collaboration Cities to Receive Assistance to Expand Year-Round Meal Programs for Children http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-to-receive-assistance-to-expand-year-round-meal-programs-for-children Initiative builds on success of cities serving 7.5 million afterschool and summer meals from 2012-2014. Thirteen cities have been selected to be part of the project and an additional six cities will be chosen next month. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-to-receive-assistance-to-expand-year-round-meal-programs-for-children National League of Cities CHAMPS Initiative Resulted in 7.5 Million Meals Served to Children http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-champs-initiative-resulted-in-75-million-meals-served-to-children The National League of Cities is awarding 13 cities grants to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals. This effort will build on 7.5 million meals that were served over the last 2.5 years under the program. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-champs-initiative-resulted-in-75-million-meals-served-to-children Congressional City Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference 2015 Congressional City Conference Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference 2014 PSCP Policy and Advocacy Meeting (Congress of Cities) http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-pscp-policy-and-advocacy-meeting Members of the full Policy & Advocacy Committees are required to meet twice every year: once at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, and again in the fall at the Congress of Cities. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-pscp-policy-and-advocacy-meeting Congress of Cities and Exposition 2014 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congress-of-cities-and-exposition-2014 The conference will offer a range of learning and networking opportunities to city officials including mobile tours highlighting successful programs from the City of Austin, along with the traditional keynote speakers, workshops and peer networking sessions. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congress-of-cities-and-exposition-2014 Power Shifts in Congress – What You Need to Know http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/power-shifts-in-congress-–-what-you-need-to-know Join NLC for a post-election webinar on Friday, November 7 to find out how the election results will change congressional leadership, and the impact on cities in the 114th Congress. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/power-shifts-in-congress-–-what-you-need-to-know Bring Savings and Solutions to Your City with NLC's Business Partner Programs http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/savings-and-solutions-webinar-with-nlcs-business-partner-programs The National League of Cities can help your city or town save money and serve your residents. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/savings-and-solutions-webinar-with-nlcs-business-partner-programs 2014 NLC-RISC Staff Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nlc-risc-staff-conference 2014 NLC-RISC Staff Conference Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nlc-risc-staff-conference City Roles in Data Collection and Sharing to Support Local Juvenile Justice Reform http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/city-roles-in-data-collection City Roles in Data Collection and Sharing to Support Local Juvenile Justice Reform Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/city-roles-in-data-collection City Fiscal Conditions Event 2014 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/city-fiscal-conditions-event-2014 Join NLC for the announcement of the 2014 City Fiscal Conditions report, an annual report written by our City Solutions & Applied Research team that examines national trends in local revenues, city budgets, municipal workforce and what to expect beyond 2014. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/city-fiscal-conditions-event-2014 Better Governance Through Cloud-Based Collaboration http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/better-governance-through-cloud-based-collaboration Join NLC and OpenGov’s webinar for a discussion with leading government officials on how you can improve business intelligence, transparency and collaboration within your government. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/better-governance-through-cloud-based-collaboration Providing Small Businesses With Access To Capital http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/providing-small-businesses-with-access-to-capital Providing Small Businesses With Access To Capital Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/providing-small-businesses-with-access-to-capital Big Ideas for Small Business http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/big-ideas-for-small-business Big Ideas for Small Business Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/big-ideas-for-small-business Fall FAIR Steering Committee Teleconference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/fall-fair-steering-committee-teleconference Fall FAIR Steering Committee Teleconference Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/fall-fair-steering-committee-teleconference Midwest Regional Convening on Climate Resilience http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/midwest-regional-convening-on-climate-resilience The Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities is holding a regional convening on climate resilience in Saint Paul, Minnesota. City teams of elected officials and senior staff are invited to participate. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/midwest-regional-convening-on-climate-resilience 2014 WIMG Annual Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-wimg-annual-conference 2014 WIMG Annual Conference Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-wimg-annual-conference 2014 EENR Steering Committee Fall Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-eenr-steering-committee-fall-meeting This year's EENR Steering Committee fall meeting will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-eenr-steering-committee-fall-meeting 2014 NLC HELO Leadership Retreat http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nlc-helo-leadership-retreat 2014 NLC HELO Leadership Retreat Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nlc-helo-leadership-retreat Welcome to Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/welcome-to-municipal-leadership-for-juvenile-justice-reform Welcome to Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/welcome-to-municipal-leadership-for-juvenile-justice-reform 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nlc-university-leadership-summit-x10176 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nlc-university-leadership-summit-x10176 2014 State League Directors Summer Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-state-league-directors-summer-workshop 2014 State League Directors Summer Workshop Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-state-league-directors-summer-workshop Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-expanding-health-access-for-children-and-families Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-expanding-health-access-for-children-and-families