RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:28:30 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:28:30 Taking on the Big Challenges: A Conversation with Doug McGowen http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/taking-on-the-big-challenges-a-conversation-with-doug-mcgowen Doug McGowen, Director of the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team in Memphis, Tenn., discusses the vision for the team and how solutions are identified to tackle systemic problems. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/taking-on-the-big-challenges-a-conversation-with-doug-mcgowen Congress Goes on Recess, Leaving Critical Unfinished Business http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/congress-goes-on-recess-leaving-critical-unfinished-business With Congress adjourning today for a five-week recess, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued the following statement on the critical legislative priorities that were left unaddressed in this session. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/congress-goes-on-recess-leaving-critical-unfinished-business Cities Applaud Congress for Extending Highway Trust Fund, Preventing Crisis http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-applaud-passage-of-highway-trust-fund-extension Following the passage of the "Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014" (S. 5021) earlier tonight, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued this statement. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-applaud-passage-of-highway-trust-fund-extension Cities Can’t Afford Inaction on Transportation; Congress Must Act Now http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-can’t-afford-inaction-on-transportation-congress-must-act-now National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued this statement in response to the Senate passage of the “Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014” (S. 5021). Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-can’t-afford-inaction-on-transportation-congress-must-act-now City Leaders Express Concern About Implementation of EPA’s Integrated Planning Framework http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-express-concern-about-implementation-of-epa’s-integrated-planning-framework The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing last week to discuss the impact of the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Planning Framework on cities across the country. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-express-concern-about-implementation-of-epa’s-integrated-planning-framework Municipal Leaders Convene for the First of Five State Summits on Educational Alignment http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/municipal-leaders-convene-for-the-first-of-five-state-summits-on-educational-alignment Last week, the City of Longmont, Colo., held a statewide summit that brought together Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs, other city leaders and key local stakeholders to bring attention to and to share information about the educational success of young children from birth through third grade. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/municipal-leaders-convene-for-the-first-of-five-state-summits-on-educational-alignment Registration Open for Midwest Regional Convening on Climate Resilience http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/registration-open-for-midwest-regional-convening-on-climate-resilience The Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities, in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), is holding a Regional Convening on Climate Resilience in Saint Paul, Minn. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/registration-open-for-midwest-regional-convening-on-climate-resilience Michael Lynch Scholarship Recipient Places Public Service First http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/michael-lynch-scholarship-recipient-places-public-service-first Mayor Vince Williams, of Union City, GA, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship, allowing him to attend NLC University’s annual Leadership Summit. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/michael-lynch-scholarship-recipient-places-public-service-first Austin Mobile Workshops Promise a Real-World Look at Innovative Solutions http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/austin-mobile-workshops-promise-a-real-world-look-at-innovative-solutions At this year’s conference, the mobile workshop program has been designed to focus on sustainability in all of its forms – environmental, economic and social. This is your chance to learn more about some local innovations and innovators first-hand, and to learn how you might bring similar programs to your own community. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/austin-mobile-workshops-promise-a-real-world-look-at-innovative-solutions National League of Cities Selects Pittsburgh for 2016 Conference http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-selects-pittsburgh-for-2016-conference The National League of Cities today selected Pittsburgh, Pa. to host the Congress of Cities and Exposition November 16-19, 2016, the nation’s largest educational and networking event for city officials. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-selects-pittsburgh-for-2016-conference Cities Thank President for Signing Workforce Bill http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-thank-president-for-signing-workforce-bill National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., issued the following statement today after President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-thank-president-for-signing-workforce-bill Grants and Technical Assistance Available for Cities to Expand Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/grants-and-technical-assistance-available-for-cities-to-expand-afterschool-and-summer-meal-programs NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families invites cities to apply for grant awards of up to $50,000 to raise awareness of and increase participation in the federal Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/grants-and-technical-assistance-available-for-cities-to-expand-afterschool-and-summer-meal-programs NLC President Chris Coleman to Speak on Webinar about Connecting Children and Families to Health Insurance http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-president-chris-coleman-to-speak-on-webinar-about-connecting-children-and-families-to-health-insurance Join NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. to hear insights on how city leaders can develop outreach strategies to connect children and families to health insurance. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-president-chris-coleman-to-speak-on-webinar-about-connecting-children-and-families-to-health-insurance 2014 NLCU Leadership Summit to Include Silicon Valley Highlights http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/2014-nlcu-leadership-summit-to-include-silicon-valley-highlights At the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit, to be held from Wednesday, August 13 to Saturday, August 16, 2014, participants and their guests will experience a number of the local attractions in Silicon Valley, providing a unique look at one of the foremost hubs of innovation in the United States. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/2014-nlcu-leadership-summit-to-include-silicon-valley-highlights Senators Combine Marketplace Fairness and Internet Tax Bills http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/senators-combine-marketplace-fairness-and-internet-tax-bills Senators Combine Marketplace Fairness and Internet Tax Bills Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/senators-combine-marketplace-fairness-and-internet-tax-bills Why Austin? Learn About the 2014 Congress of Cities Host City http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/why-austin-learn-more-about-the-2014-congress-of-cities-host-city Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas boasts more than 250 live music venues located throughout the city. But there’s more to the city than just music. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/why-austin-learn-more-about-the-2014-congress-of-cities-host-city NLC Calls on FCC, Congress to Protect and Promote Internet Access in Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-calls-on-fcc-congress-to-protect-and-promote-internet-access-in-cities NLC Calls on FCC, Congress to Protect and Promote Internet Access in Cities Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-calls-on-fcc-congress-to-protect-and-promote-internet-access-in-cities NLC Calls on Congress to Find Long-Term Transportation Solution http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-calls-on-congress-to-find-long-term-transportation-solution NLC Calls on Congress to Find Long-Term Transportation Solution Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-calls-on-congress-to-find-long-term-transportation-solution National League of Cities Applauds the Senate for Passing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-applauds-the-senate-for-passing-the-terrorism-risk-insurance-program-reauthorization National League of Cities applauded the Senate today for passing a bill to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for seven years. NLC calls on the House leadership to swiftly pass similar legislation as soon as possible. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-applauds-the-senate-for-passing-the-terrorism-risk-insurance-program-reauthorization White House Climate Change and Resiliency Plans Will Help Cities Adapt http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/white-house-climate-change-and-resiliency-plans-will-help-cities-adapt The National League of Cities commends President Obama’s announcement today to assist cities and towns in preparing for the impacts of climate change and building more resilient infrastructure to protect communities. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/white-house-climate-change-and-resiliency-plans-will-help-cities-adapt 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 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 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 Thu, 09 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 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 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 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 Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-expanding-health-access-for-children-and-families Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-expanding-health-access-for-children-and-families 2014 NBC-LEO Summer Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2014 NBC-LEO Summer Conference Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nbc-leo-summer-conference Returning Veterans: Homelessness http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/returning-veterans-homelessness Ensuring veterans have a safe place to call home is a critical first step to successful reintegration. In this webinar, NLC will brief participants on their efforts with the Home Depot Foundation to support city leaders in preventing homelessness among veterans. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/returning-veterans-homelessness 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 First Tier Suburbs Council Summer Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/first-tier-suburbs-council-summer-meeting-x10287 Presentations from industry leaders along with first hand best practice sharing from Salt Lake City area communities over the course of two full days will provide attendees with an in depth understanding of significant issues confronting local governments. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/first-tier-suburbs-council-summer-meeting-x10287 Summer Learning Day is Right Around the Corner! http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/summer-learning-day Summer Learning Day Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/summer-learning-day The National Physical Activity Plan: How Cities, Towns and Counties Can Take Action to Increase Physical Activity http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/the-national-physical-activity-plan-how-cities-towns-and-counties-can-take-action-to-increase-physical-activity The National Physical Activity Plan: How Cities, Towns and Counties Can Take Action to Increase Physical Activity Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/the-national-physical-activity-plan-how-cities-towns-and-counties-can-take-action-to-increase-physical-activity What’s Walking Got to do With it? A Look at the Economic and Social Impact of Walkability http://www.nlc.org/walk 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/walk Immigration and Legalization http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/immigration-and-legalization This webinar will review the key findings of a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, "Immigration and Legalization: Roles and Responsibilities of States and Localities." Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/immigration-and-legalization The Economic Impact of Public Transportation Investment: Stories from Around the Country http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/the-economic-impact-of-public-transportation-investment-stories-from-around-the-country During Infrastructure Week, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), NLC, and the U.S. Travel Association are co-hosting an event to present the findings of APTA’s research which connects investment in public transportation to local economic development, productivity and job creation. Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/the-economic-impact-of-public-transportation-investment-stories-from-around-the-country Trust but Verify http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/trust-but-verify Trust but Verify Wed, 14 May 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/trust-but-verify