RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 15:53:34 Wed, 27 May 2015 15:53:34 City Leaders Advocate for Infrastructure Investment http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-advocate-for-infrastructure-investment ity leaders from around the nation came to Washington this week to push for greater investment in infrastructure, as part of NLC's recognition of Infrastructure Week. Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-advocate-for-infrastructure-investment Cities Lead During Infrastructure Week 2015 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-lead-during-infrastructure-week-2015 Throughout Infrastructure Week 2015, city leaders raised their voices in calling for federal infrastructure investments at press conferences, meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill, as well as through social media and in webinars. Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-lead-during-infrastructure-week-2015 Funding Available to Local Governments to Support Asset Building for Low-Income Residents http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/funding-available-to-local-governments Funding is now available to local governments to support asset building for low-income residents. Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/funding-available-to-local-governments NLC Applauds the House’s Support to Ensure Local Concerns are Addressed in EPA “Waters of the U.S.” Rule http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-applauds-the-house’s-support-to-ensure-local-concerns-are-addressed-in-epa-“waters-of-the-us”-rule After the House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 that would halt the currently proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO & Executive Director of the National League of Cities issued this statement. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-applauds-the-house’s-support-to-ensure-local-concerns-are-addressed-in-epa-“waters-of-the-us”-rule NLC Supports House and Senate Action on “Waters of the U.S.” http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-supports-house-and-senate-action-on-“waters-of-the-us” Last week, NLC expressed support for House and Senate legislation to halt the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) proposed rule on "waters of the U.S." Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-supports-house-and-senate-action-on-“waters-of-the-us” Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill Receives President’s Signature http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/bipartisan-energy-efficiency-bill-receives-president’s-signature With NLC's support, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act (S. 535) passed the House by voice vote and was signed by President Obama. The bill, which passed the Senate last month, will improve the energy efficiency of commercial and federal buildings. Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/bipartisan-energy-efficiency-bill-receives-president’s-signature Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Constituency Group Convenes for Annual Conference in Saint Paul http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/women-in-municipal-government-(wimg)-constituency-group-convenes-for-annual-conference-in-saint-paul The National League of Cities (NLC) Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group convened this week in Saint Paul, Minnesota for its annual conference focused on issues important to female elected officials. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/women-in-municipal-government-(wimg)-constituency-group-convenes-for-annual-conference-in-saint-paul In Wake of Baltimore Protests, City Leaders Convene in Philadelphia to Reduce Violence Among African American Men and Boys http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/in-wake-of-baltimore-protests-city-leaders-convene-in-philadelphia-to-reduce-violence-among-african-american-men-and-boys Over the past few days, the nation has witnessed yet another community in pain following the tragic death of one of its residents. Our hearts go out to the residents, city leaders and municipal workforce in Baltimore who are searching for answers in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/in-wake-of-baltimore-protests-city-leaders-convene-in-philadelphia-to-reduce-violence-among-african-american-men-and-boys Important My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge Deadlines Approaching http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/important-my-brother’s-keeper-community-challenge-deadlines-approaching For those communities interested in or already signed up for the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge initiative, two important deadlines are approaching. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/important-my-brother’s-keeper-community-challenge-deadlines-approaching In Memoriam http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/in-memoriam-mary-france-gordon Mary France Gordon began her career at the National League of Cities in 1992, and most recently served as Foundation Director as well as Program Director of NLC's Constituency Groups. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/in-memoriam-mary-france-gordon USDA Grants Available to Plan, Implement Farmers Markets http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/usda-grants-available-to-plan-implement-farmers-markets The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting grant applications for its Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Food Promotion Program to support local and regional food systems. Applications for both competitive grants are due May 14. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/usda-grants-available-to-plan-implement-farmers-markets Louisville Community Conversation Highlights City’s Innovative Cradle-to-Career Initiative http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/louisville-community-conversation-to-highlight-city’s-innovative-cradle-to-career-initiative Local leaders, educators, parents and community members convened for a "community conversation" on how to create greater community support of Louisville’s Cradle-to-Career Initiative. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/louisville-community-conversation-to-highlight-city’s-innovative-cradle-to-career-initiative Greenbelt, Md. Mayor Emmett Jordan Calls For Transportation Funding Certainty http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/greenbelt-md-mayor-emmett-jordan-calls-for-transportation-funding-certainty The National League of Cities joined the Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the American Public Transportation Association on "Stand Up for Transportation Day" for a Capitol Hill briefing about the looming expiration of the Transportation Bill, and the potential consequences for cities. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/greenbelt-md-mayor-emmett-jordan-calls-for-transportation-funding-certainty NLC Submits Tax Reform Recommendations to Senate Finance Committee http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-submits-tax-reform-recommendations-to-senate-finance-committee The National League of Cities was recently invited by Senator Michael Bennett to serve on the Infrastructure, Community Development and Energy working group established by the Senate Finance Committee as it begins to examine the federal tax code. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-submits-tax-reform-recommendations-to-senate-finance-committee Report: Cities Need States to Provide More Authority to Collect Revenue http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/report-cities-need-states-to-provide-more-authority-to-collect-revenue The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 2015 Cities and State Fiscal Structures report, which found that no state has expanded the fiscal authority of its cities since the start of the recession. The report provides a comparative assessment of local fiscal systems in each of the 50 states, including taxing authority, revenue reliance and capacity, state aid, and tax and expenditure limits. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/report-cities-need-states-to-provide-more-authority-to-collect-revenue Phoenix Community Conversation to Focus on High School Completion and Postsecondary Success http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/phoenix-community-conversation-to-focus-on-high-school-completion-and-postsecondary-success Local leaders, educators and members of the business community will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to support and empower more young people to graduate from high school on time and ready for college and careers. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/phoenix-community-conversation-to-focus-on-high-school-completion-and-postsecondary-success Joint Statement Supporting Bipartisan Approach to e-Fairness http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/joint-statement-supporting-bipartisan-approach-to-e-fairness F​ollowing a meeting this morning, Gov. Gary Herbert (Vice Chair of the National Governors Association), Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (President of the National League of Cities), Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors), Sen. Curtis Bramble (President­-Elect of the National Conference of State Legislators) issued a joint statement. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/joint-statement-supporting-bipartisan-approach-to-e-fairness Doris McConnell Elected President of Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/doris-mcconnell-elected-president-of-asian-pacific-american-municipal-officials Doris McConnell, councilmember of Shoreline, Wash. was named the 2015-2016 president of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) constituency group at the group's annual meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/doris-mcconnell-elected-president-of-asian-pacific-american-municipal-officials NLC Launches Project to Incorporate Financial Capability into Local Youth Employment Programs http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-launches-project-to-incorporate-financial-capability-into-local-youth-employment-programs To improve the ability of young people to effectively manage their finances – from spending and saving to building credit and keeping debt manageable - the National League of Cities (NLC) will identify best practices for local leaders to incorporate financial capability strategies into municipal youth employment programs. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-launches-project-to-incorporate-financial-capability-into-local-youth-employment-programs Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/mayors-day-of-recognition-for-national-service Tuesday is the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 7, 2015! Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/mayors-day-of-recognition-for-national-service Congress of Cities and Exposition 2015 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congress-of-cities-and-exposition-2015 The conference will offer learning and networking opportunities to city officials including mobile tours highlighting successful programs from the City of Nashville, along with inspiring keynote speakers, informative workshops and engaging peer networking sessions. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congress-of-cities-and-exposition-2015 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading through Tough Times http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/annual-leadership-summit 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading through Tough Times Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/annual-leadership-summit 2015 Shadowcliff Sustainability Coordinators Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-shadowcliff-sustainability-coordinators-workshop 2015 Shadowcliff Sustainability Coordinators Workshop Sun, 09 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-shadowcliff-sustainability-coordinators-workshop 2015 NBC-LEO Summer Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2015 NBC-LEO Summer Conference Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2015 State League Executive Directors Summer Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-executive-directors-summer-workshop 2015 State League Executive Directors Summer Workshop Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-executive-directors-summer-workshop 2015 State League Staff Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-staff-workshop 2015 State League Staff Workshop Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-staff-workshop 2015 NLC Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Summer Retreat http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-helo-summer-retreat 2015 NLC Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Summer Retreat Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-helo-summer-retreat 2015 Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-small-cities-council-steering-committee-meeting 2015 Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-small-cities-council-steering-committee-meeting 2015 Summer Leadership Meetings http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-summer-leadership-meetings Registration is open for the 2015 NLC Summer Leadership Meetings. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-summer-leadership-meetings America's Small Business Summit 2015 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/americas-small-business-summit-2015 NLC is a partner for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit being held June 8-10 in Washington, DC. Share the information with your community's small business representatives so they can register at a reduced rate! Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/americas-small-business-summit-2015 Cities Promoting Access to Nature City Scan Webinar http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-promoting-access-to-nature-(cpan)-city-scan Cities Promoting Access to Nature City Scan Webinar Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-promoting-access-to-nature-(cpan)-city-scan Innovative Approaches to Infrastructure Funding http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/innovative-approaches-to-infrastructure-funding Innovative Approaches to Infrastructure Funding Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/innovative-approaches-to-infrastructure-funding Exploring Local Broadband Initiatives http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/exploring-local-broadband-initiatives-webinar Internet access is vital to a communities’ ability to thrive in today’s economy. It has empowered citizens and local communities by increasing civic participation, facilitating learning, and strengthening neighborhood businesses. With the availability of the Internet, city, county, and state governments are live streaming meetings for public viewing, publishing text of resolutions and other official documents, and communicating with their constituents directly online. Students can communicate with their teachers and with one another and can access immense databases of information from home, schools, libraries, and even neighborhood coffee shops. Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/exploring-local-broadband-initiatives-webinar 2015 Big Ideas for Cities http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-big-ideas-for-cities This event will feature mayors from around the country offering compelling talks on ideas, initiatives or innovations that can make a dramatic difference to the future of our cities. Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-big-ideas-for-cities 2015 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-risc-trustees-conference 2015 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-risc-trustees-conference 2015 WIMG Annual Summer Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-wimg-annual-summer-conference-it-is-nice-to-be-in-minnesota 2015 WIMG Annual Summer Conference Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-wimg-annual-summer-conference-it-is-nice-to-be-in-minnesota Financial Capability and Youth Employment Programs: Steps to Get Started http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/financial-capability-and-youth-employment-programs-steps-to-get-started Financial Capability and Youth Employment Programs: Steps to Get Started Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/financial-capability-and-youth-employment-programs-steps-to-get-started Learn About NLC's Service Line Warranty Program http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/learn-about-nlcs-service-line-warranty-program Ethical business practices and putting the customer first are very important to maintaining Better Business Bureau accreditation. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/learn-about-nlcs-service-line-warranty-program Increasing Wireless Communications Services for Your Residents http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/increasing-wireless-communications-services-for-your-residents Wireless communications services are vital to cities because it improves the ways residents can get online and access information. In an effort to increase Internet access through wireless networks, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has developed a set of rules around wireless siting practices that cities will need to adhere to. Panelists on this webinar will discuss the importance of wireless broadband for their communities and how local governments are getting ready to respond to the new FCC rules. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/increasing-wireless-communications-services-for-your-residents Big Ideas For Small Cities http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/big-ideas-for-small-cities Big Ideas For Small Cities Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/big-ideas-for-small-cities