RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:31:51 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:31:51 National League of Cities Supports Legislation to Improve the Nation’s Water Infrastructure http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-supports-legislation-to-improve-the-nation’s-water-infrastructure Earlier today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), John Duncan (R-TN) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced the Water Investment Trust Fund Act, which would provide funding to replace, repair and rehabilitate critical wastewater and drinking water infrastructure. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-supports-legislation-to-improve-the-nation’s-water-infrastructure The Trust Edge: How to Build Leadership Based on Trust http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/the-trust-edge-how-to-build-leadership-based-on-trust This is the first in a series of articles revolving around topics that were presented at NLC's 20th Annual Leadership Summit in Charlotte, N.C. The program, titled "Leadership That Leaves a Legacy" addressed themes of leadership, trust, change, courage, and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/the-trust-edge-how-to-build-leadership-based-on-trust Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Mayor Bell on Civil Rights District http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/rose-center-for-public-leadership-working-with-mayor-bell-on-civil-rights-district The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Birmingham Mayor William Bell to help the city, its partners and stakeholders develop a strategy that leverages the assets of the Birmingham Civil Rights District (BCRD) into a sustainable, vibrant and revitalized urban center. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/rose-center-for-public-leadership-working-with-mayor-bell-on-civil-rights-district Eight Cities Selected to Participate in National League of Cities Project to Build Financial Inclusion for Families http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/eight-cities-selected-to-participate-in-national-league-of-cities’-project-to-build-financial-inclusion-for-families Eight diverse cities were competitively selected to participate in the Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership (FISCL) project. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/eight-cities-selected-to-participate-in-national-league-of-cities’-project-to-build-financial-inclusion-for-families State, Local Leaders Expand Efforts to Treat Opioid Overdoses http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-local-leaders-expand-efforts-to-treat-opioid-overdoses As the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy hosts a community forum on the opioid epidemic in Knox County, Tenn., state and local leaders today announced an expansion of efforts to facilitate public agencies' access to potentially lifesaving opioid withdrawal medication. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-local-leaders-expand-efforts-to-treat-opioid-overdoses In Final State of the Union, President Obama Supports City Priorities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/in-final-state-of-the-union-president-obama-supports-city-priorities In his final State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a number of policies, successes and challenges over his two terms in office that affect cities and their residents. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/in-final-state-of-the-union-president-obama-supports-city-priorities Listening to Your Community: The Legacy of Great Leaders http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/listening-to-your-community-the-legacy-of-great-leaders This article is part of a series revolving around topics presented at NLC University's 20th Anniversary Leadership Summit. The program, titled ‘Leadership That Leaves a Legacy,’ focused on underlying themes of leadership, trust, change, courage and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/listening-to-your-community-the-legacy-of-great-leaders National League of Cities Statement Following President Obama’s Actions to Reduce Gun Violence http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-statement-following-president-obama’s-actions-to-reduce-gun-violence The National League of Cities (NLC) has been a longstanding advocate of making cities safer by calling on federal policymakers to require background checks for every gun purchaser, regardless of where the gun is purchased. NLC supports the goals of President Obama's actions to expand gun background checks and enforcement to make communities safer from gun violence. Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-statement-following-president-obama’s-actions-to-reduce-gun-violence Cities Nationwide Join Litigation to Support Implementation of EPA Clean Power Plan http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-nationwide-join-litigation-to-support-implementation-of-epa-clean-power-plan The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC) and more than a dozen cities around the nation today joined a legal motion to support the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan, the EPA's signature effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-nationwide-join-litigation-to-support-implementation-of-epa-clean-power-plan Great Leadership and Life-Long Learning http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/great-leadership-and-life-long-learning This article by Carolyn Sawyer is one in a series revolving around the topics that will be presented at the 20th Anniversary Leadership Summit. The program titled, ‘Leadership That Leaves a Legacy’ includes underlying themes of leadership, trust, change, courage and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/great-leadership-and-life-long-learning Cities Bring Powerful Voice to Paris Climate Change Negotiations http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-bring-powerful-voice-to-paris-climate-change-negotiations Cities were at center stage during the two week U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21) climate change negotiations last month, giving a sense of urgency, optimism and resolve to the high-level negotiations taking place at Le Bourget. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-bring-powerful-voice-to-paris-climate-change-negotiations National League of Cities Constituency Groups Announce 2016 Summer Conferences http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-constituency-groups-announce-2016-summer-conferences Three National League of Cities (NLC) constituency groups have announced the dates and locations of their 2016 summer conferences. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-constituency-groups-announce-2016-summer-conferences City Leaders Applaud Historic Climate Agreement http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-applaud-historic-climate-agreement After nearly 200 countries approved the COP21 climate agreement Saturday, NLC CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released this statement. Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-applaud-historic-climate-agreement IBTS Reports 2015 Successes http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/ibts-reports-2015-successes State, county, and city leaders serving as the elected governing board of NLC corporate partner IBTS (Institute for Building Technology and Safety) heard reports on significant achievements during the final board meeting of 2015 at the IBTS headquarters in Ashburn, Va., last week. Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/ibts-reports-2015-successes Cities Applaud Congress on Passage of First Long-Term Transportation Bill in a Decade http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-applaud-congress-on-passage-of-first-long-term-transportation-bill-in-a-decade Last night, the U.S. Senate joined the House to pass a five-year, $305 billion transportation bill, representing the first time Congress has passed a long-term national transportation funding bill in more than a decade. Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-applaud-congress-on-passage-of-first-long-term-transportation-bill-in-a-decade National Association of Counties and National League of Cities to Colocate in New Headquarters http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-association-of-counties-and-national-league-of-cities-to-colocate-in-new-headquarters The National Association of Counties (NACo) and National League of Cities (NLC) announced today that they will colocate their headquarters at 660 North Capitol Street in Washington, D.C. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-association-of-counties-and-national-league-of-cities-to-colocate-in-new-headquarters NLC Presents Distinguished Service to Cities Award to U.S. Communities Purchasing Alliance http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-award-to-us-communities NLC Presents Distinguished Service to Cities Award to U.S. Communities Purchasing Alliance Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-award-to-us-communities A Message from Our President Following the Paris Attacks http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/official-statement-following-paris-attacks An official statement from the National League of Cities following the Paris attacks. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/official-statement-following-paris-attacks Highlights from the 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Tenn., November 4-7, 2015 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/highlights-from-the-national-league-of-cities-2015-congress-of-cities-in-nashville-tenn-nov-4-7-2015 Highlights from the 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Tenn., November 4-7, 2015 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/highlights-from-the-national-league-of-cities-2015-congress-of-cities-in-nashville-tenn-nov-4-7-2015 Councilmember Priscilla Tyson Elected President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/councilmember-priscilla-tyson-elected-president-of-the-national-black-caucus-of-local-elected-officials Councilmember Priscilla Tyson of Columbus, Ohio was elected the 2016 president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) constituency group during the group's annual membership meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Nashville Tenn. Sat, 07 Nov 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/councilmember-priscilla-tyson-elected-president-of-the-national-black-caucus-of-local-elected-officials 2016 NLC University Leadership Summit: Mastering the Art of Multi Sector Leadership http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-university-leadership-summit-mastering-the-art-of-multi-sector-leadership 2016 NLC University Leadership Summit: Mastering the Art of Multi Sector Leadership Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-university-leadership-summit-mastering-the-art-of-multi-sector-leadership 2016 HELO Annual Leadership Retreat http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-helo-annual-leadership-retreat 2016 HELO Annual Leadership Retreat Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-helo-annual-leadership-retreat 2016 NBC-LEO Summer Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2016 NBC-LEO Summer Conference Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2016 Women In Municipal Government Summer Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-wimg-summer-conference 2016 Women In Municipal Government Summer Conference Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-wimg-summer-conference 2016 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-risc-trustees-conference 2016 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-risc-trustees-conference Congressional City Conference 2016 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference-2016 Washington, DC has been attracting visionaries, revolutionaries, and doers since 1790. As a city leader, you fit right in. Be a part of a long history of men and women who have come to Washington to make a difference for the lives of others.Each year, the Congressional City Conference provides delegates with the opportunity to hear from policy makers and to educate members of Congress about the needs of cities.Come to Washington, DC over March 5-9, 2016 to become a history-maker for your community. You’ll get the information you need about federal policies affecting cities, and use what you’ve learned to make an impact on Capitol Hill. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference-2016 Active Cities Equal Healthy Economies: Success Stories from South Bend and St. Petersburg http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/active-cities-equal-healthy-economies-success-stories-from-south-bend-and-st-petersburg The National League of Cities, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are teaming up to host a webinar on Tuesday, January 26 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST for jurisdictions participating in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties and Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets initiatives. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/active-cities-equal-healthy-economies-success-stories-from-south-bend-and-st-petersburg Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive This Supreme Court Term? http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/will-public-sector-collective-bargaining-survive-this-supreme-court-term We won’t know for sure until the end of June when the Supreme Court will most likely issue its opinion in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. But we may have a better idea after the Court hears oral argument on January 11. Discuss the legal issues in this case and what’s at stake for state and local governments if the Supreme Court rules that public-sector “agency shop” arrangements are unconstitutional with Michael Carvin, Jones Day, who will argue this case on behalf of the teachers objecting to fair share. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/will-public-sector-collective-bargaining-survive-this-supreme-court-term Police Protocols to Reduce Arrests of Young People in Your City http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/police-protocols-to-reduce-arrests-of-young-people-in-your-city Police Protocols to Reduce Arrests of Young People in Your City Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/police-protocols-to-reduce-arrests-of-young-people-in-your-city Takeaways for Cities, Regions, and Local Officials in the FAST Act http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/takeaways-for-cities-regions-and-local-officials-in-the-fast-act Takeaways for Cities, Regions, and Local Officials in the FAST Act Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/takeaways-for-cities-regions-and-local-officials-in-the-fast-act Broadband opportunity: Boosting uptake in America’s cities and metropolitan areas http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/broadband-opportunity-boosting-uptake-in-america’s-cities-and-metropolitan-areas On Thursday, December 10 the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, in collaboration with the National League of Cities, will host an event examining how a new federalist framework can promote a network build-out that supports local independence while meeting national objectives around economic opportunity. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will provide a federal perspective and will be followed by a panel of metropolitan and industry leaders. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/broadband-opportunity-boosting-uptake-in-america’s-cities-and-metropolitan-areas Cities Building Systems to Promote Financial Inclusion http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-building-systems-to-promote-financial-inclusion Cities Building Systems to Promote Financial Inclusion Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-building-systems-to-promote-financial-inclusion Financial Inclusion: A National League of Cities Scan of Local Efforts http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/financial-inclusion-a-national-league-of-cities-scan-of-local-efforts-programs-steps-to-get-started Financial Inclusion: A National League of Cities Scan of Local Efforts Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/financial-inclusion-a-national-league-of-cities-scan-of-local-efforts-programs-steps-to-get-started 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-RISC Staff Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-risc-staff-conference 2015 NLC-RISC Staff Conference Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-risc-staff-conference Opportunities for City Leaders to Improve Outcomes for Runaway Youth Without Juvenile Justice System Involvement http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/opportunities-for-city-leaders-to-improve-outcomes-for-runaway-youth-without-juvenile-justice-system-involvement Youth who run away from home often end up in the juvenile justice system despite having committed no crime. This webinar will introduce the runaway youth population, provide an overview of state laws for local governments to consider when crafting services for runaway youth and provide local examples of how cities can serve these young people in the community and avoid unnecessary juvenile justice system involvement. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/opportunities-for-city-leaders-to-improve-outcomes-for-runaway-youth-without-juvenile-justice-system-involvement Ban the Box and More: Strategies for Implementing and Enforcing Fair-Chance Laws http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/ban-the-box-and-more-strategies-for-implementing-and-enforcing-fair-chance-laws-webinar Are you interested in learning the role city and county agencies can play in laws to reduce employment barriers for persons with arrest and conviction records? Would you like to increase the effectiveness of your city’s existing “ban the box” or “fair chance” law? Join the co-hosted webinar (National Employment Law Project and the National League of Cities) as city panelist share best practices for robustly enforcing these laws despite challenges including limited budgets and “tough on crime” political agendas. From the government agency perspective, learn about strategies for stakeholder management, proactive compliance, effective community-based outreach and data collection. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/ban-the-box-and-more-strategies-for-implementing-and-enforcing-fair-chance-laws-webinar Regional Resilience Leadership Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/regional-resilience-leadership-workshop Regional Resilience Leadership Workshop Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/regional-resilience-leadership-workshop PSCP 2015 Fall Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/pscp-2015-fall-meeting PSCP Steering Committee Fall Meeting Sun, 20 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/pscp-2015-fall-meeting 3rd Real Talk Forum (Pre-Summit Event) http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/3rd-real-talk-forum-pre-summit-event From Ground-Zero - A REAL Conversation on City Leadership Responses to Racial Tension Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/3rd-real-talk-forum-pre-summit-event