RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:24:40 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:24:40 NLC Officer and Board of Director Application Deadline is Tuesday, October 21, 2014 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/reminder-nlc-officer-and-board-of-director-application-deadline-is-tuesday-october-21-2014 All candidates for NLC Officer and Board of Director positions must complete an online Candidate Data Form. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/reminder-nlc-officer-and-board-of-director-application-deadline-is-tuesday-october-21-2014 National League of Cities CHAMPS Initiative Resulted in 7.5 Million Meals Served to Children http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-champs-initiative-resulted-in-75-million-meals-served-to-children The National League of Cities is awarding 13 cities grants to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals. This effort will build on 7.5 million meals that were served over the last 2.5 years under the program. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-champs-initiative-resulted-in-75-million-meals-served-to-children Giving Back, So Others Might Eat (SOME) http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/giving-back-so-others-might-eat-(some) NLC staff volunteered at So Others Might Eat (SOME) to give back to our community and provide meals to those who are less fortunate. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/giving-back-so-others-might-eat-(some) Best Practices in Political Decision Making: Ethical Decisions in Tough Times http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/best-practices-in-political-decision-making-ethical-decisions-in-tough-times Eddie Holloway, the Dean of Students at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, will be hosting his session ”Best Practices in Political Decision Making” on Wednesday, November 19 at the Congress of Cities in Austin. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/best-practices-in-political-decision-making-ethical-decisions-in-tough-times City Leaders Meet to Debate Public Safety Policy http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-meet-to-debate-public-safety-policy NLC's Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee met this month to discuss current issues facing cities and craft policy positions for the membership's consideration during NLC's Congress of Cities in Austin in November. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-meet-to-debate-public-safety-policy Congressional Cosponsors for CDBG 40th Anniversary Resolution Grow to 80 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/congressional-cosponsors-for-cdbg-40th-anniversary-resolution-grow-to-80 In recognition of the 40th anniversary of CDBG, the co-chairs of the Congressional Urban Caucus and a bipartisan group of supporters, introduced H.Res. 668, Supporting the goals and ideals of the Community Development Block Grant program. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/congressional-cosponsors-for-cdbg-40th-anniversary-resolution-grow-to-80 NLC Weighs in on E-Rate http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-weighs-in-on-e-rate NLC applauded recent efforts by the Federal Communications Commission to modernize and streamline the federal E-Rate program. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-weighs-in-on-e-rate Put on Your Dancing Shoes: Two Grammy-winning Bands Announced for Austin Closing Event http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/put-on-your-dancing-shoes-two-grammy-winning-bands-announced-for-austin-closing-event The Congress of Cities closing party at the world famous Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum will feature not one, but two outstanding, Grammy-winning Texas musical acts. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/put-on-your-dancing-shoes-two-grammy-winning-bands-announced-for-austin-closing-event Cities Lead in Building Resilient Communities and Climate Change Mitigation Efforts http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-lead-in-building-resilient-communities-and-climate-change-mitigation-efforts Cities across America are taking the lead in mitigating the harmful effects of climate change by building resilient communities and developing regional climate mitigation solutions. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-lead-in-building-resilient-communities-and-climate-change-mitigation-efforts Administration Challenges Communities To Become My Brother’s Keeper Communities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/administration-challenges-communities-to-become-my-brother’s-keeper-communities Starting this fall, the Obama Administration will take the next crucial step in the "My Brother's Keeper Initiative" (MBK) by issuing a challenge to cities, towns, counties and tribes across the country to become "MBK Communities." Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/administration-challenges-communities-to-become-my-brother’s-keeper-communities Austin: A Resilient and Diverse Economy http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/austin-a-resilient-and-diverse-economy People around the nation – and around the world – are noticing Austin, and that’s no mistake: the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department provides programs and services that lead the growth of Austin’s key industries as well as the speed of doing business in Austin. While there’s no “secret sauce” to be found, the City has developed a multi-sector strategy that has put Austin on dozens of “best of” lists over the past few years. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/austin-a-resilient-and-diverse-economy How the Kansas City Region Cultivates a Supportive Ecosystem for Business Growth http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/learn-how-the-kansas-city-region-cultivates-a-supportive-ecosystem-for-business-growth Thanks to the efforts of many diverse support organizations, the Kansas City region is becoming an epicenter for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/learn-how-the-kansas-city-region-cultivates-a-supportive-ecosystem-for-business-growth Savannah Community Conversation and GradNation Community Summit Focus on Opportunities for Middle School Youth http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/savannah-community-conversation-and-gradnation-community-summit-focus-on-opportunities-for-middle-school-youth Two-part event in Savannah explores challenges facing local middle school students and discusses how afterschool programs and other resources are key solutions for keeping youth on the right track. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/savannah-community-conversation-and-gradnation-community-summit-focus-on-opportunities-for-middle-school-youth Army Corps Accepting Water Resources Project Proposals http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/army-corps-accepting-water-resources-project-proposals Under the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting proposals from local governments for feasibility studies and modifications to authorized water resources development projects. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/army-corps-accepting-water-resources-project-proposals Expanding Youth Opportunities through Afterschool Programs http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/expanding-youth-opportunities-through-afterschool-programs At every level, in communities of every size, leaders are recognizing the value of quality afterschool programming as a tool for expanded learning and enrichment. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/expanding-youth-opportunities-through-afterschool-programs NLC's 2015 Leadership and Steering Committee Appointments Process Gets Underway http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlcs-2015-leadership-and-steering-committee-appointments-process-gets-underway The process for leadership and membership appointments to NLC's Committees and Councils is now officially underway. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlcs-2015-leadership-and-steering-committee-appointments-process-gets-underway City Leaders Meet on Energy, Environment Policy http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-meet-on-energy-environment-policy Last week, the NLC Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Steering Committee, chaired by Council Member Bill Peloza of Auburn, WA, met in Fort Collins, CO to discuss climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience and to review and vote on policy and resolutions. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-meet-on-energy-environment-policy Florida City Leaders Advocate for Hometown Priorities in Washington http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/florida-city-leaders-advocate-for-hometown-priorities-in-washington This week, city leaders from throughout the state of Florida, joined staff from the Florida League of Cities in Washington, D.C. to lobby federal policy makers on a variety of city priorities. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/florida-city-leaders-advocate-for-hometown-priorities-in-washington NLC Calls for Renewed Partnership to Reinvest in Our Water Infrastructure http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-calls-for-renewed-partnership-to-reinvest-in-our-water-infrastructure NLC joins local governments, water utilities and industry leaders to call attention to the state of our nation's aging infrastructure, the staggering need for water infrastructure investments and the impact that such investment would have on local, regional and national economies. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-calls-for-renewed-partnership-to-reinvest-in-our-water-infrastructure Cities Remember 9/11 and the Actions of the First Responders http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-remember-911-and-the-actions-of-the-first-responders NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., released this statement on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-remember-911-and-the-actions-of-the-first-responders 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 2014 PSCP Policy and Advocacy Meeting (Congress of Cities) http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-pscp-policy-and-advocacy-meeting Members of the full Policy & Advocacy Committees are required to meet twice every year: once at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, and again in the fall at the Congress of Cities. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-pscp-policy-and-advocacy-meeting 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 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 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 Welcome to Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/welcome-to-municipal-leadership-for-juvenile-justice-reform Welcome to Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/welcome-to-municipal-leadership-for-juvenile-justice-reform 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 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