RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:20:36 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:20:36 Retailers Join Local And State Governments to Press Congress for Marketplace Fairness http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/retailers-join-local-and-state-governments-to-press-congress-for-marketplace-fairness On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a coalition of local and state government officials and private sector retailers came together today on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to level the tax playing field by passing the Marketplace Fairness legislation. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/retailers-join-local-and-state-governments-to-press-congress-for-marketplace-fairness Lavonta Williams Receives Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/lavonta-williams-receives-women-in-municipal-government-leadership-award Councilmember Lavonta Williams of Wichita, Kan. was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Leadership Award at the group’s luncheon and membership meeting. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/lavonta-williams-receives-women-in-municipal-government-leadership-award Councilmember LaWana Mayfield Elected President of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/councilmember-lawana-mayfield-elected-president-of-the-gay-lesbian-bisexual-and-transgender-local-officials Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, Charlotte, N.C. was elected 2015 president of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO) constituency group during the group's business meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Austin, Texas. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/councilmember-lawana-mayfield-elected-president-of-the-gay-lesbian-bisexual-and-transgender-local-officials Ferguson: The Day After http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/ferguson-the-day-after In the coming days, we continue to encourage communities to remain calm and practice restraint. We hope that all Americans will work towards creating better communities that are welcoming and inclusive to individuals of all backgrounds. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/ferguson-the-day-after New Program Launches to Improve the Lives of Disconnected Youth http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-program-launches-to-improve-the-lives-of-disconnected-youth Five federal agencies are coming together to offer a new opportunity to help communities overcome the obstacles they face in achieving better outcomes for disconnected youth. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-program-launches-to-improve-the-lives-of-disconnected-youth Mayor James Walls, Jr. Elected President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/mayor-james-walls-jr-elected-president-of-the-national-black-caucus-of-local-elected-officials Dr. James Walls, Jr., mayor of District Heights, Md., was elected the 2015 president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) constituency group. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/mayor-james-walls-jr-elected-president-of-the-national-black-caucus-of-local-elected-officials Hispanic Elected Local Officials Elects Board of Directors http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/hispanic-elected-local-officials-elects-board-of-directors The Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group named new members to its Board of Directors during its annual business meeting at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/hispanic-elected-local-officials-elects-board-of-directors NLC Responds to Obama Immigration Executive Order http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-responds-to-obama-immigration-executive-order In his Thursday speech to the nation, President Barack Obama announced that he is issuing an Executive Order on Immigration that is designed to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-responds-to-obama-immigration-executive-order NLC Elects 2015 Leadership and Board of Directors http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-elects-2015-leadership-and-board-of-directors The National League of Cities (NLC) named its 2015 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. The organization elected Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah to serve as NLC's 2015 president, Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as first vice president, and Councilman Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-elects-2015-leadership-and-board-of-directors Over 3,000 Attend Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/over-3000-attend-congress-of-cities-in-austin-tex NLC would like to thank all of the delegates, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and guests for making this year’s Congress of Cities and Exposition such an inspiring and energizing event for all in attendance. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/over-3000-attend-congress-of-cities-in-austin-tex National League of Cities Statement on the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-statement-on-the-ferguson-grand-jury-decision NLC appeals for calm and reflection in Ferguson, Mo. and cities across the country when the grand jury decision is returned. The tragic death of Michael Brown can be viewed as a call to conscience to create fairer and better communities. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-statement-on-the-ferguson-grand-jury-decision National League of Cities Elects 2015 Leadership and Board of Directors http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-elects-2015-leadership-and-board-of-directors The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2015 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. The organization elected Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah to serve as NLC's 2015 president, Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as first vice president, and Councilman Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-elects-2015-leadership-and-board-of-directors National League of Cities Elects Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker as 2015 President http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-elects-salt-lake-city-mayor-ralph-becker-as-2015-president Salt Lake City, Utah Mayor Ralph Becker was named president of NLC at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-elects-salt-lake-city-mayor-ralph-becker-as-2015-president National League of Cities Calls for Calm Around Ferguson Decision http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-calls-for-calm-around-ferguson-decision As the nation awaits the Grand Jury decision in the Michael Brown case, the National League of Cities urges all communities to remain calm and practice restraint during the emotional days to come. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-calls-for-calm-around-ferguson-decision New Report Provides Recommendations for Creating Opportunities for Families http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/aecf-releases-new-report A new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a long-time NLC funder and partner, makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/aecf-releases-new-report NLC Releases State of the Cities Analysis of 100 Mayoral Addresses http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-releases-state-of-the-cities-analysis-of-100-mayoral-addresses As the prominence of cities continues to grow, the voice of our nation's mayors is quickly becoming a barometer for the contemporary conditions and the future direction of our country. Released today, NLC's new annual report, State of the Cities, provides an analysis of mayoral state of the city addresses and identifies key trends in cities and the responses of local governments. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-releases-state-of-the-cities-analysis-of-100-mayoral-addresses National League of Cities Says President Takes Bold Steps on Immigration http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-says-president-takes-bold-steps-on-immigration As 3,000 city officials gathered in Austin, Texas, for the National League of Cities (NLC) annual meeting, it remained clear that comprehensive immigration reform is overdue. NLC welcomes the president’s use of executive authority to take steps to fix our country’s immigration system. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-says-president-takes-bold-steps-on-immigration HUD and the National League of Cities Partner to Continue Fight Against Veteran Homelessness http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/hud-and-the-national-league-of-cities-partner-to-continue-fight-against-veteran-homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help fight against veteran homelessness in cities across the country. To date, more than 255 cities, counties and states are pledging to end veteran homelessness in their communities by 2015 using the power of federal, state, local, and non-profit resources. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/hud-and-the-national-league-of-cities-partner-to-continue-fight-against-veteran-homelessness Cities and Counties Recognized for Achievements in Preventing Childhood Obesity through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-and-counties-recognized-for-achievements-in-preventing-childhood-obesity-through-let’s-move-cities-towns-and-counties NLC recognized the efforts of nearly 460 mayors, city council members, county commissioners and other local elected officials nationwide for their commitment to achieving health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). More than 60 million Americans are now living in LMCTC communities that are dedicated to helping young people eat healthy foods and be physically active. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-and-counties-recognized-for-achievements-in-preventing-childhood-obesity-through-let’s-move-cities-towns-and-counties Resolution of the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities in Memory of the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/resolution-of-the-board-of-directors-of-the-national-league-of-cities-in-memory-of-the-late-boston-mayor-thomas-m-menino At the Board of Directors meeting at the Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas, a resolution was passed honoring the memory of the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/resolution-of-the-board-of-directors-of-the-national-league-of-cities-in-memory-of-the-late-boston-mayor-thomas-m-menino 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 Introduction to the National Center for Mobility Management Webinar http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/introduction-to-the-national-center-for-mobility-management-webinar The National Center for Mobility Management promotes customer-centered mobility strategies to advance good health, economic vitality, self-sufficiency, and community. This webinar will provide an overview of the NCMM's capacity-building resources available to city and regional leaders and share tips on how to tap into the Center's expertise and national network of regional and community-based organizations. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/introduction-to-the-national-center-for-mobility-management-webinar Distribution of Federal Spending http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/distribution-of-federal-spending Federal dollars have a significant impact on state and local fiscal and economic conditions. Each year, the federal government spends over $3 trillion in the states, but the type and amount spent in each state can vary significantly. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/distribution-of-federal-spending Service Delivery and Performance Management http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/service-delivery-and-performance-management Join this webinar for a briefing on NLC's new report, Performance Management Guide for City Leaders, along with presentations from city performance management staff. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/service-delivery-and-performance-management Sharing Data for Better Results http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/data-sharing-for-better-results Data Sharing for Better Results Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/data-sharing-for-better-results Understanding Foreclosure: The City Leader's Guide http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/understanding-foreclosure-the-city-leaders-guide Understanding Foreclosure: The City Leader's Guide Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/understanding-foreclosure-the-city-leaders-guide 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