RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Tue, 03 May 2016 16:08:57 Tue, 03 May 2016 16:08:57 State, Local Groups Urge Senate to Remove Section 2152 from FAA Reauthorization http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-local-groups-urge-senate-to-remove-section-2152-from-faa-reauthorization Local Government Groups strongly urge all Senators to support the bipartisan Feinstein-Tillis-Blumenthal-Perdue-Lee amendment that would strike section 2152 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-local-groups-urge-senate-to-remove-section-2152-from-faa-reauthorization New Report from National League of Cities Highlights Chattanooga’s Innovation District http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-from-national-league-of-cities-highlights-chattanooga’s-innovation-district A new report showcasing "innovation districts," areas designated by cities to incubate creativity and serve as labs for forward-looking concepts and policies. Innovation Districts: The Chattanooga Story highlights how the city of Chattanooga, Tenn., planned and cultivated their innovation district and outlines how cities can create their own innovation districts. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-from-national-league-of-cities-highlights-chattanooga’s-innovation-district State and Local Government Organizations Release Joint Statement Urging Support on Amendment #3558 to H.R. 636 - Senate FAA 2016 Reauthorization Act http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-and-local-government-organizations-release-joint-statement-urging-support-on-amendment-3558-to-hr-636-senate-faa-2016-reauthorization-act Statement urging adoption of the bipartisan Amendment #3558 that would preserve the balance of federal, state and local regulatory authority in order to ensure the continued safe integration of UAS, submitted by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) and co-sponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) to H.R. 636, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-and-local-government-organizations-release-joint-statement-urging-support-on-amendment-3558-to-hr-636-senate-faa-2016-reauthorization-act National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic Holds Inaugural Convening http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-city-county-task-force-on-the-opioid-epidemic-holds-inaugural-convening Local leaders from across the country have come together to take action in response to the rapid escalation and deadly impact of prescription drug abuse and heroin use in cities and counties. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-city-county-task-force-on-the-opioid-epidemic-holds-inaugural-convening Cities Stand United in Support of Local Authority and Inclusiveness in Face of State Actions to Preempt Local Control http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-stand-united-in-support-of-local-authority-and-inclusiveness-in-face-of-state-actions-to-preempt-local-control Recent actions taken by states to limit or preempt local authority—including the recently-passed North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2)—present a dangerous challenge to the principle of local control and run counter to the notion that inclusiveness is a fundamental pillar of strong cities. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-stand-united-in-support-of-local-authority-and-inclusiveness-in-face-of-state-actions-to-preempt-local-control More Than 50 Cities Press Court to Uphold Clean Power Plan, Citing Climate Change Risks http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/more-than-50-cities-press-court-to-uphold-clean-power-plan-citing-climate-change-risks More than 50 city and county governments from 28 states, together with The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC), and the mayors of Dallas, Knoxville, and Orlando have signed an amicus brief explaining why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is critical to the safety and economic security of local communities across the United States. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/more-than-50-cities-press-court-to-uphold-clean-power-plan-citing-climate-change-risks New Education Playbook from the National League of Cities Encourages City Officials to Take the Lead in Promoting Learning http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-releases-new-education-playbook-encouraging-city-officials-to-take-the-lead-in-promoting-learning The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, in collaboration with the NLC Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council), today released the YEF Council Education Playbook, a compendium of 27 specific action steps that city leaders can take to support and expand learning opportunities for children and youth in their communities. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-releases-new-education-playbook-encouraging-city-officials-to-take-the-lead-in-promoting-learning National League of Cities Supports U.S. Department of Transportation’s Principles for Local Control over Transportation http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-supports-us-department-of-transportation’s-principles-for-local-control-over-transportation Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced three core principles that will guide federal transportation decision-making by recognizing and mobilizing its unique power to create pathways to opportunity for all Americans. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-supports-us-department-of-transportation’s-principles-for-local-control-over-transportation Jenni Tan Elected President of Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/jenni-tan-elected-president-of-asian-pacific-american-municipal-officials Council President Jenni Tan, West Linn, Ore. was elected the 2016-2017 president of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) constituency group at the group's annual meeting at the Congressional City Conference in Washington. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/jenni-tan-elected-president-of-asian-pacific-american-municipal-officials Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Mayor Warren on Downtown Revitalization http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/rose-center-for-public-leadership-working-with-mayor-warren-on-downtown-revitalization 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 Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren to help the city, its partners and stakeholders develop land use and implementation strategies to activate and revitalize Main Street, the Genesee River Corridor, and the Broad Street Aqueduct, creating dynamic connections between these three downtown assets. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/rose-center-for-public-leadership-working-with-mayor-warren-on-downtown-revitalization Cities Call on President and Senate to Do Their Jobs: Nominate and Consider Supreme Court Nominee http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-call-on-president-and-senate-to-do-their-jobs-nominate-and-consider-supreme-court-nominee NLC President Melodee Colbert-Kean calls on the president to nominate an individual to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States, and for the Senate to consider that nomination. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-call-on-president-and-senate-to-do-their-jobs-nominate-and-consider-supreme-court-nominee U.S. Communities Announces Foreign Language Interpretation Contract http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/us-communities-announces-foreign-language-interpretation-contract U.S. Communities, NLC’s national non-profit purchasing cooperative, has announced a contract for foreign language interpretation, translation services and related services and solutions. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/us-communities-announces-foreign-language-interpretation-contract Highlights from the National League of Cities' 2016 Congressional City Conference http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/the-2016-congressional-city-conference-in-photos A look back at the 2016 Congressional City Conference, which took place March 5-9 in Washington, D.C. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/the-2016-congressional-city-conference-in-photos New Guide on Community Policing to Help Cities Strengthen Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-guide-on-community-policing-to-help-cities-strengthen-trust-between-law-enforcement-and-communities With Montgomery, Alabama witnessing another tragic death just last week, there is an urgent need for cities to strengthen the trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities that they protect. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-guide-on-community-policing-to-help-cities-strengthen-trust-between-law-enforcement-and-communities Cities Stand United with Flint in Call to Congress and Administration to Resolve the Flint Drinking Water Crisis http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/flint-resolution Today—as 2,000 city leaders are convened in Washington for the annual Congressional City Conference—the National League of Cities (NLC) passed a resolution uniting cities on a call to action for federal support for Flint, Michigan and for water infrastructure nationwide. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/flint-resolution What Cities Need to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/what-cities-need-to-know-about-the-every-student-succeeds-act-(essa) The ESSA supports multiple programs that are locally focused. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/what-cities-need-to-know-about-the-every-student-succeeds-act-(essa) National League of Cities Honors Six City Programs That Promote Cultural Diversity http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-honors-six-city-programs-that-promote-cultural-diversity The National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized seven cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-honors-six-city-programs-that-promote-cultural-diversity Mayor Betsy Hodges Named Chair of Mayors’ Education Task Force http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/mayor-betsy-hodges-named-chair-of-mayors’-education-task-force Today at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was formally announced as chair of NLC’s Mayors’ Education Task Force. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/mayor-betsy-hodges-named-chair-of-mayors’-education-task-force National League of Cities and National Association of Counties Name City-County Officials to Task Force Addressing Heroin and Opioid Abuse http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-and-national-association-of-counties-name-city-county-officials-to-task-force-addressing-heroin-and-opioid-abuse The National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) today announced the members of a new joint national task force to address our nation's opioid and heroin abuse crisis. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-and-national-association-of-counties-name-city-county-officials-to-task-force-addressing-heroin-and-opioid-abuse National League of Cities Launches New Program on Leadership in Community Resilience with Support from the Wells Fargo Foundation http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-launches-new-program-on-leadership-in-community-resilience-with-support-from-the-wells-fargo-foundation The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Wells Fargo Foundation launched a new program to address the challenges and opportunities associated with local resilience initiatives. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-launches-new-program-on-leadership-in-community-resilience-with-support-from-the-wells-fargo-foundation 2016 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading Collaborative Communities http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-university-leadership-summit-leading-collaborative-communities 2016 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading Collaborative Communities 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-leading-collaborative-communities 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 NLC Summer Board and Leadership Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-summer-board-and-leadership-meeting 2016 NLC Summer Board and Leadership Meeting Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-summer-board-and-leadership-meeting 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 Building Broadband Opportunities: How Local Leaders Can Make a Difference - Part 1 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/building-broadband-opportunities-how-local-leaders-can-make-a-difference-part-1 Building Broadband Opportunities: How Local Leaders Can Make a Difference - Part 1 Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/building-broadband-opportunities-how-local-leaders-can-make-a-difference-part-1 Building Broadband Opportunities: How Local Leaders Can Make a Difference - Part 2 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/building-broadband-opportunities-how-local-leaders-can-make-a-difference-part-2 Building Broadband Opportunities: How Local Leaders Can Make a Difference - Part 2 Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/building-broadband-opportunities-how-local-leaders-can-make-a-difference-part-2 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 Infrastructure Week: How Cities Can Participate http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/infrastructure-week-how-cities-can-participate-webinar Infrastructure Week: How Cities Can Participate Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/infrastructure-week-how-cities-can-participate-webinar Big Ideas for Cities: Economic Resilience http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-big-ideas-for-cities On April 15th, the National League of Cities (NLC) will convene for an interactive dialogue with mayors who are deeply committed to moving our country forward by taking bold steps at the local level. This one-day event will provide a platform for America’s mayors to share their “big ideas” that are driving economic resilience within their communities.We will host a series of panels and Ted-style talks so that we can discuss common challenges and opportunities—and end the day with concrete ideas for collaboration moving forward. Conversations from the program will be featured on NLC’s website, in hopes of reaching a broader national audience. NLC will also host a special networking event upon conclusion of the Big Ideas for Cities program. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-big-ideas-for-cities 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