RSS Feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:53:55 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:53:55 Cities Urge President to “Go Local” in FY2016 Budget Proposal“go-local”-in-fy2016-budget-proposal NLC urges President Obama to think about what cities and the people that cities serve need most as he prepares his FY2016 budget proposal. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00“go-local”-in-fy2016-budget-proposal President Obama ‘Goes Local’ with New Initiatives in State of the Union Address‘goes-local’-with-new-initiatives-in-state-of-the-union-address In his State of the Union address, President Obama declared victory over tough economic times and spoke about a number of initiatives to ‘go local’ and help the middle class grow and prosper in the years to come. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00‘goes-local’-with-new-initiatives-in-state-of-the-union-address National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation Selects 2014-2015 Fellows Councilmember Cleophus King of Bessemer, Ala. and Councilmember Romal D. Bullock of East Orange, N.J. have been selected as the 2014-2015 Foundation Fellows by the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 National League of Cities Announces 2015 Leadership Team NLC President Ralph Becker announced his 2015 leadership team for the organization’s policy and advocacy committees and member councils. All chairs and vice chairs were appointed by Mayor Becker to serve a one-year term and will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 Cities Urge President Obama to ‘Go Local’ in 2015 State of the Union Address‘go-local’-in-2015-state-of-the-union-address As the president prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, we urge him to push Congress to consider the federal priorities that cities and their residents need most. Cities need strong federal partners that work proactively to support the needs of our residents and communities. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00‘go-local’-in-2015-state-of-the-union-address National League of Cities Selects Seven Cities to Participate in Collaborative on Health Disparities NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has selected seven cities to participate in a Learning Collaborative on Health Disparities. The Collaborative is designed to help city officials reduce childhood obesity-related health disparities. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 Cities Applaud President Obama’s Commitment to Increase Broadband Access’s-commitment-to-increase-broadband-access Today in Cedar Falls, Iowa, President Obama announced his plan to promote fast and affordable broadband access in more communities across the country. The National League of Cities (NLC) has long supported efforts to increase access to broadband because of its vital role in supporting economic growth and educational opportunities in communities. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00’s-commitment-to-increase-broadband-access Cities Urge Senate to Pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Terrorism risk insurance enables city governments to continue to provide critical services to residents in the event of an attack. Since TRIA expired at the end of December, it is crucial that the Senate pass TRIA as soon as possible to ensure America's cities have affordable access to risk insurance. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:00 Cities Voice New Call for Action as 114th Congress Begins The 113th Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, 2014 after averting a government shutdown and ending one of the most unproductive terms in its history. Ahead of the commencement of the 114th Congress on Jan. 6, 2015, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, has issued a statement. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 Judges Announced for NBC-LEO City Cultural Diversity Awards The awards will be presented during the Celebrate Diversity Breakfast at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference on Monday, March 9, 2015. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 Congress Funds Majority of Government Through 2015 This week, shortly before adjourning, Congress passed a continuing resolution/omnibus measure to fund the bulk of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 2015. The $1.1 trillion spending measure passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 219-206, and the Senate by a vote of 56-40, after extended debate in both chambers. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 How to Turn a National Spotlight on Your City's Most Important Issues’s-be-stronger-together This March 7-11, harness the unique power of cities by uniting with the nation’s leaders in Washington, D.C. at NLC’s Congressional City Conference. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00’s-be-stronger-together City Leaders Champion Marketplace Fairness Last week, as Americans kicked of the multi-billion dollar online holiday shopping season, city leaders came to Washington, D.C. to call for swift passage of marketplace fairness legislation. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 Webinar: Distribution of Federal Spending On Thursday December 11, NLC will host a webinar in partnership with Pew to share the results of the research and draw implications for cities, the city-state fiscal relationship and alternative local revenue streams. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 Congress Struggles with Spending Debate Members of Congress continue to negotiate over an appropriations bill that will keep the government open through September 30, 2015, the end of the current fiscal year. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 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 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 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 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 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 2015 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference 2015 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 Congressional City Conference 2015 Congressional City Conference Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:00:00 NLC's New Advocacy Agenda and the Federal Budget The president's budget, released every year on the first Tuesday in February, is the opening salvo in the annual federal appropriations process. Nearly all of the federal programs and funding streams that benefit cities are impacted by this process. City advocates should be aware of the budget arguments being made that can impact them. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 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 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 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 Sharing Data for Better Results Data Sharing for Better Results Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 Understanding Foreclosure: The City Leader's Guide Understanding Foreclosure: The City Leader's Guide Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 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 Power Shifts in Congress – What You Need to Know–-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–-what-you-need-to-know Bring Savings and Solutions to Your City with NLC's 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 2014 NLC-RISC Staff Conference 2014 NLC-RISC Staff Conference Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 City Roles in Data Collection and Sharing to Support Local Juvenile Justice Reform City Roles in Data Collection and Sharing to Support Local Juvenile Justice Reform Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 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 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 Providing Small Businesses With Access To Capital Providing Small Businesses With Access To Capital Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 Big Ideas for Small Business Big Ideas for Small Business Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 Fall FAIR Steering Committee Teleconference Fall FAIR Steering Committee Teleconference Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 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 2014 WIMG Annual Conference 2014 WIMG Annual Conference Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00