RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:03:51 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:03:51 City Leaders Build on Momentum of Juvenile Justice Reform Efforts http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-build-on-momentum-of-juvenile-justice-reform-efforts City leaders and juvenile justice reformers alike have met NLC’s new Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform project with enthusiasm and interest. Both want to create juvenile justice systems that are evidence-based, fair and more effectively hold youth accountable and help them become successful, productive adults. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-build-on-momentum-of-juvenile-justice-reform-efforts Oregon’s VMT Pilot to Begin its Third Phase - Road Usage Charge Program Update http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/oregon’s-vmt-pilot-to-begin-its-third-phase-road-usage-charge-program-update Since last reported on by NLC in December, 2012, the state of Oregon has covered a lot of mileage in its efforts to identify and put into place the next road user charge program. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/oregon’s-vmt-pilot-to-begin-its-third-phase-road-usage-charge-program-update Senate Leaders Announce Plan for Transportation Reauthorization http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/senate-leaders-announce-plan-for-transportation-reauthorization Last Thursday, Senate transportation leaders announced their plan for moving ahead on a transportation reauthorization bill to replace legislation that expires on September 30. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/senate-leaders-announce-plan-for-transportation-reauthorization Mayors from Across U.S. Convene in Chicago to Discuss the Next ‘Big Ideas For Cities’ http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/mayors-from-across-us-convene-in-chicago-to-discuss-the-next-‘big-ideas-for-cities’ Ten mayors from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago today to speak at “Big Ideas for Cities,” an event presented by the National League of Cities and the University of Chicago that featured mayors from around the country offering compelling talks on ideas, initiatives and innovations that can make a dramatic difference to the future of our cities. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/mayors-from-across-us-convene-in-chicago-to-discuss-the-next-‘big-ideas-for-cities’ NLC Supports PACE Legislation http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-supports-pace-legislation The recently-introduced Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Assessment Protection Act (H.R. 4285) would allow state and local governments to develop and implement residential PACE programs to finance the purchase and installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-supports-pace-legislation Transportation Reauthorization Debate Highlights Critical Role of City Leaders http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/transportation-reauthorization-debate-highlights-critical-role-of-city-leaders With federal legislation authorizing surface transportation programs expiring on September 30, House and Senate leaders have begun discussions on how to renew the current program in light of transportation revenue shortfalls. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/transportation-reauthorization-debate-highlights-critical-role-of-city-leaders MSRB Outreach Campaign Highlights EMMA’s Tools for State and Local Governments http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/msrb-outreach-campaign-highlights-emma’s-tools-for-state-and-local-governments The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) is engaged in a national, multi-year campaign to increase its outreach to state and local governments that issue municipal securities. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/msrb-outreach-campaign-highlights-emma’s-tools-for-state-and-local-governments Report Urges Communities to Think Differently, Act Now to Ensure All Children Reach their Potential http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/report-urges-communities-to-think-differently-act-urgently The Annie E. Casey Foundation's report compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level. NLC joins with the Foundation in calling for more targeted investment of resources to improve outcomes for children of color. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/report-urges-communities-to-think-differently-act-urgently National League of Cities Supports New Markets Tax Credit Extension http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-supports-new-markets-tax-credit-extension National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. today released this statement on the New Markets Tax Credit Extension (H.R. 4365) legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier today. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-supports-new-markets-tax-credit-extension National League of Cities Supports Annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-supports-annual-national-mayors-challenge-for-water-conservation The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the start of the third annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a community service campaign to encourage cities nationwide to be more mindful of the water they use. The annual program, held during Earth Month (April 1-30), encourages elected officials to inspire their cities’ residents to make pledges and support water conservation efforts. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-supports-annual-national-mayors-challenge-for-water-conservation More than 1,750 Mayors Unite to Recognize Impact of National Service http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/more-than-1750-mayors-unite-to-recognize-impact-of-national-service More than 1,750 mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico are standing together in support of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps by participating in the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service tomorrow. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/more-than-1750-mayors-unite-to-recognize-impact-of-national-service APAMO Elects New Board of Directors http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/apamo-elects-new-board-of-directors The Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) held its Business Meeting on Monday, March 10, during the Congressional City Conference. A key item at this year’s meeting was the election of the group’s 2014 Board of Directors. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/apamo-elects-new-board-of-directors Cities Must Meet New Pension Financial Reporting Standards by June 15 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-must-meet-new-pension-financial-reporting-standards-june-15 The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) announced last week that they would not delay implementation of GASB Statement No. 68, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-must-meet-new-pension-financial-reporting-standards-june-15 Involving Youth Early and Often: The Importance of Youth Participation http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/involving-youth-early-and-often-the-importance-of-youth-participation NLC hosts a series of sessions for youth delegates as part of both of its annual conferences. More than 100 youth delegates (ages 15 – 18 years old) representing 19 different cities attended the Congressional City Conference this year. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/involving-youth-early-and-often-the-importance-of-youth-participation NLC Works with ‘Big 7’ to Urge House to Act on Marketplace Fairness http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-works-with-‘big-7’-to-urge-house-to-act-on-marketplace-fairness NLC recently joined with state and local government organizations (the Big 7) to urge the House Judiciary Committee to take action on the Marketplace Fairness Act. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-works-with-‘big-7’-to-urge-house-to-act-on-marketplace-fairness Community Conversations on Education to Take Place in Cities Across the Country http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/community-conversations-on-education-to-take-place-in-cities-across-the-country NLC, in partnership with the the Department of Education will participate in community conversations hosted by mayors in 15 cities across the country. The conversations will focus primarily on early childhood education, afterschool learning and postsecondary success. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/community-conversations-on-education-to-take-place-in-cities-across-the-country NLC and USCM Join Forces to Advocate for Infrastructure Investment http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-and-uscm-join-forces-to-advocate-for-local-infrastructure-investment With transportation issues a legislative priority for cities across the country, NLC leadership met with the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors to discuss joint priorities for a new federal surface transportation program. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-and-uscm-join-forces-to-advocate-for-local-infrastructure-investment Diversity Begins with "Infrastructure" says Donna Brazile http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/diversity-begins-with-infrastructure-says-donna-brazile Donna Brazile, political strategist, commentator and author, was the keynote speaker for this year's Celebrate Diversity Breakfast event, cosponsored by NLC’s constituency groups. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/diversity-begins-with-infrastructure-says-donna-brazile Cities Save on Traffic Control Products with New U.S. Communities Contract http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-save-on-traffic-control-products-with-new-us-communities-contract NLC is pleased to announce that TAPCO, (Traffic & Parking Control Co., Inc.), has been awarded a three-year contract to provide traffic control products and solutions through U.S. Communities, NLC's national purchasing cooperative. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-save-on-traffic-control-products-with-new-us-communities-contract March 22: Health Insurance Registration Day of Action http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/march-22-health-insurance-registration-day-of-action With only 15 days left for Americans to participate in open enrollment through state and federal health insurance marketplaces for 2014 creditable coverage, cities around the country are hosting a Local Officials Day of Action on Saturday, March 22 to help get their residents covered. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/march-22-health-insurance-registration-day-of-action Congress of Cities and Exposition http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-congress-of-cities-and-exposition The conference will offer a range of learning and networking opportunities to city officials including mobile tours highlighting successful programs from the City of Seattle, along with the traditional keynote speakers, workshops and peer networking sessions. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-congress-of-cities-and-exposition 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 2014 State League Staff Summer Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-state-league-staff-summer-workshop 2014 State League Staff Summer Workshop Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-state-league-staff-summer-workshop What’s Walking Got to do With it?: A Look at the Economic and Social Impact of Walkability http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/what’s-walking-got-to-do-with-it-a-look-at-the-economic-and-social-impact-of-walkability What’s Walking Got to do With it?: A Look at the Economic and Social Impact of Walkability Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/what’s-walking-got-to-do-with-it-a-look-at-the-economic-and-social-impact-of-walkability 2014 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nlc-risc-trustees-conference 2014 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference Thu, 08 May 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nlc-risc-trustees-conference How to Make Transportation Data Work for You http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/how-to-make-transportation-data-work-for-you NLC will be hosting a webinar with the American Society of Civil Engineers to help local elected officials translate valuable national transportation data into digestible points and stories. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/how-to-make-transportation-data-work-for-you Big Ideas For Cities http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/big-ideas-for-cities Big Ideas For Cities Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/big-ideas-for-cities City Leadership To Promote Black Male Achievement Technical Assistance Cross-Site Convening http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/black-male-achievement City Leadership To Promote Black Male Achievement Technical Assistance Cross-Site Convening Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/black-male-achievement Google+ Hangout with NLC Executive Director Clarence Anthony http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/google-hangout-with-nlc-executive-director-clarence-anthony Next Monday, NLC Executive Director Clarence Anthony will host NLC's first ever Google+ Hangout. Joined by the NLC Federal Advocacy team, Anthony will lead a conversation on the priority areas that will guide the organization's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/google-hangout-with-nlc-executive-director-clarence-anthony Funding the Transportation System of Your Community's Future http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/funding-the-transportation-system-of-your-communitys-future Funding the Transportation System of Your Community's Future Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/funding-the-transportation-system-of-your-communitys-future Increasing Access to Breakfast, Summer, and Afterschool Meals in Your City http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/increasing-access-to-breakfast-summer-and-afterschool-meals-in-your-city Increasing Access to Breakfast, Summer, and Afterschool Meals in Your City Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/increasing-access-to-breakfast-summer-and-afterschool-meals-in-your-city Innovating Transportation Management and Planning with Technology http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/innovating-transportation-management-and-planning-with-technology Data has the ability to transform the way cities manage and provide a variety of services – including transportation. This webinar will demonstrate how readily available transportation data can be leveraged. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/innovating-transportation-management-and-planning-with-technology Congressional City Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference 2014 Congressional City Conference Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference APAN Luncheon at Congression City Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/apan-luncheon-at-ccc APAN luncheon at Congressional City Conference Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/apan-luncheon-at-ccc Making Summer Count: Practices for Success http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/making-summer-count-practices-for-success This webinar will provide APAN members an opportunity to hear from The Wallace Foundation and authors from the RAND Corporation about the findings in their recent report on recommended practices for success in summer learning programming. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/making-summer-count-practices-for-success Innovating Transportation Management with Technology http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/innovating-transportation-management-with-technology Innovating Transportation Management with Technology Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/innovating-transportation-management-with-technology The Impact of Federal $s on Transportation Projects: a Local Perspective http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/the-impact-of-federal-s-on-transportation-projects-a-local-perspective Webinar: The Impact of Federal $s on Transportation Projects: a Local Perspective Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/the-impact-of-federal-s-on-transportation-projects-a-local-perspective Local Governments and Wireless Facilities Siting Policies: What the Latest Action by the FCC Means for Your Community http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/local-governments-and-wireless-facilities-siting-policies-what-the-latest-action-by-the-fcc-means-for-your-community On September 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that looks at local government practices regarding wireless facilities siting. As mobile communication needs steadily increase, industry will continue to look to local government for collocation and attachment permits. Please join us for this webinar to learn more about the local government role and how you can help guide industry and the FCC on policy that is beneficial for all. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/local-governments-and-wireless-facilities-siting-policies-what-the-latest-action-by-the-fcc-means-for-your-community Broadband and the Agricultural Economy http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/broadband-and-the-agricultural-economy Technological innovation has the ability to increase efficiency, encourage innovation, and ultimately, drive social and economic growth. In the case of agriculture, creating the technological infrastructure needed to enhance farming and ranching practices is crucial for sustaining local economies. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/broadband-and-the-agricultural-economy