RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:24:22 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:24:22 Nashville Mobile Workshop Feature: Spotlighting City Strengths http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nashville-mobile-workshop-feature-spotlighting-city-strengths Nashville is known as Music City, the Silicon Valley of Health Care and one of America's top destinations for tourists and business travelers. These major industries are big employers and economic drivers for the city and will be featured in a Congress of Cities mobile workshop hosted by Nashville called Spotlighting City Strengths. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nashville-mobile-workshop-feature-spotlighting-city-strengths New Report Finds Economic Conditions in Cities Are Improving, But Benefits of Growth Are Unequal http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-finds-economic-conditions-in-cities-are-improving-but-benefits-of-growth-are-unequal NLC released a new analysis based on a survey of more than 250 city officials from cities of all sizes that uncovers dual realities in cities, where even as conditions improve, persistent challenges prevent the benefits of this growth from reaching many. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-finds-economic-conditions-in-cities-are-improving-but-benefits-of-growth-are-unequal Cities Disappointed Congress Passes Yet Another Short-Term Extension to Fund Transportation Bill http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-disappointed-congress-passes-yet-another-short-term-extension-to-fund-transportation-bill For the 35th time in the past decade, Congress has passed a short-term extension to fund the nation’s transportation systems. While Congress has promised further consideration of a long-term bill in the fall, it’s far too long overdue to have a real and robust, long-term plan that would allow greater certainty in the planning process necessary for good projects that contribute to local economies. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-disappointed-congress-passes-yet-another-short-term-extension-to-fund-transportation-bill National League of Cities and Next Century Cities Partner with Google Fiber to Recognize Cities Helping to Close the Digital Divide http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-and-next-century-cities-partner-with-google-fiber-to-recognize-cities-helping-to-close-the-digital-divide The National League of Cities (NLC) and Next Century Cities (NCC), in partnership with Google Fiber, announced a new program to celebrate city-led efforts to bridge the digital divide. The first-ever "Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards" will recognize city governments who are leading successful approaches to tackle barriers to internet adoption. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-and-next-century-cities-partner-with-google-fiber-to-recognize-cities-helping-to-close-the-digital-divide U.S. Communities Announces New Public Sector Consulting Contract http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/us-communities-announces-new-public-sector-consulting-contract The National League of Cities (NLC) is pleased to join U.S. Communities in announcing that Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide public sector consulting services through the innovations solutions solicitation. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/us-communities-announces-new-public-sector-consulting-contract Proposed NLC Policy Resolutions and Amendments Due August 14 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/proposed-nlc-policy-resolutions-and-amendments-due-august-14 As part of its annual policy development process, NLC invites all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 14. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/proposed-nlc-policy-resolutions-and-amendments-due-august-14 NLC Leadership Goes to the Hill to Make the Case for Transportation Funding http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-leadership-goes-to-the-hill-to-make-the-case-for-transportation-funding As the deadline approaches for transportation funding to run out, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Ranking Member Barbara Boxer (D-CA) unveiled the bipartisan "DRIVE Act" (S 1647), the long-awaited Senate proposal for a new long term transportation bill. The DRIVE Act would authorize funding levels for programs supported by the Highway Trust Fund over six years. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-leadership-goes-to-the-hill-to-make-the-case-for-transportation-funding E-fairness Gains Momentum; More Local Voices Needed http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/e-fairness-gains-momentum-more-local-voices-needed In a meeting with Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), lead sponsor of the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775), last week, Mayor Becker thanked the Congressman for his leadership in putting forth a solution to this issue and pledged the support of cities and towns to seeing it get resolved this session. If enacted, the RTPA will give states and local governments the flexibility to require remote online retailers to collect the sales taxes that are already owed on remote purchases. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/e-fairness-gains-momentum-more-local-voices-needed This Month in Federal Advocacy http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/this-month-in-federal-advocacy A summary of NLC's latest advocay efforts on Capitol Hill and beyond. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/this-month-in-federal-advocacy Nashville Mobile Workshops to Spotlight Successful Initiatives http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nashville-mobile-workshops-to-spotlight-successful-initiatives Nashville has announced a lineup of high-impact mobile workshops that will feature innovative and successful initiatives at the NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition, Nov. 4-7. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nashville-mobile-workshops-to-spotlight-successful-initiatives New Report: 75% of Mayors Focus on Economic Development Issues in State of the City Addresses http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-of-the-cities NLC released the “2015 State of the Cities” report, which found that economic development was the most-covered topic in mayoral state of the city speeches given in the first quarter of 2015. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-of-the-cities Early Learning Network Expands to Include Sixteen Communities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/early-learning-network-expands-to-include-sixteen-communities NLC and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) announced a new initiative designed to improve outcomes during the first five years of life for children in communities across the United States. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/early-learning-network-expands-to-include-sixteen-communities Cosponsors Needed to Level the Playing Field http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cosponsors-needed-to-level-the-playing-field Several weeks ago, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775). If enacted, the RTPA will give states and local governments the flexibility to require remote online retailers to collect the sales taxes that are already owed on remote purchases. It is estimated that this loophole costs states and local governments $23 billion annually, which is why its passage is a top priority for NLC. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cosponsors-needed-to-level-the-playing-field Nashville is Center Stage for the Congress of Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nashville-is-center-stage-for-the-congress-of-cities Music City is setting the stage for the 2015 National League of Cities Congress of Cities, which will take place at the new Music City Center convention hall in the heart of downtown Nashville, Nov. 4-7. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nashville-is-center-stage-for-the-congress-of-cities DRIVE Act Creates Long-Term Transportation Solution, Improves Local Control http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/drive-act-creates-long-term-transportation-solution-improves-local-control The DRIVE Act answers the National League of Cities’ call for greater certainty that only a long term transportation bill can provide. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/drive-act-creates-long-term-transportation-solution-improves-local-control HUD Secretary Castro and NLC Leaders Mark HUD's 50th Anniversary http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/hud-secretary-castro-and-nlc-leaders-mark-huds-50th-anniversary The recent event hosted by the Urban Institute was an opportunity for panelists to reflect on the history of HUD and its impact on cities; to discuss the current state of opportunity in American cities; and to look ahead to the challenges urban communities will face in the next 50 years. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/hud-secretary-castro-and-nlc-leaders-mark-huds-50th-anniversary NLC Board and Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee Members Convene in Utah http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-board-and-policy-and-advocacy-steering-committee-members-convene-in-utah Hosted by NLC President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, more than 200 local leaders from all across the country convened in the city for the National League of Cities (NLC) summer board of directors meeting and policy forum. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-board-and-policy-and-advocacy-steering-committee-members-convene-in-utah NLC Announces New Travel Services and Solutions Contract for Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-announces-new-travel-services-and-solutions-contract-for-cities The National League of Cities (NLC) is pleased to announce that Travel Services and Solutions is the newest cooperative contract available through U.S. Communities, NLC’s national purchasing cooperative. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-announces-new-travel-services-and-solutions-contract-for-cities National League of Cities Statement on the Horrific Mass Shooting in Charleston http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-statement-on-the-horrific-mass-shooting-in-charleston National League of Cities statement on mass shooting that killed killed nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-statement-on-the-horrific-mass-shooting-in-charleston Cities Applaud Introduction of the Remote Transactions Parity Act http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-applaud-introduction-of-the-remote-transactions-parity-act Following the introduction of the Remote Transactions Parity Act today, National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah issued this statement. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-applaud-introduction-of-the-remote-transactions-parity-act 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 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 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading through Tough Times http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/annual-leadership-summit 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading through Tough Times Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/annual-leadership-summit Supreme Court Compliance for Local Governments Webinar http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/supreme-court-compliance-for-local-governments-webinar The Supreme Court issued a plethora of decisions big and small which require local governments to make changes to stay in compliance with the law. A sign code case requires virtually all local governments to rewrite their sign ordinances. The Court’s same-sex marriage case also impacts local governments as does a hotel registry ordinance case, a cell phone tower case, a fair housing case, a number of jail cases, and many others. Discuss what you need to know about these case and what you need to do to comply with them with Lisa Soronen, State and Local Legal Center. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/supreme-court-compliance-for-local-governments-webinar Revising Sign Ordinances After Reed v. Town of Gilbert http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/revising-sign-ordinances-after-reed-v-town-of-gilbert In Reed v. Town of Gilbert the Supreme Court ruled that Gilbert's sign code violates the First Amendment. Many, if not most, communities must now revise their sign codes. Most sign codes apply different rules to different categories of signs based on content, which the Supreme Court now generally prohibits. Discuss the practical implications of this case for local governments with John M. Baker, Greene Espel. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/revising-sign-ordinances-after-reed-v-town-of-gilbert 2015 Shadowcliff Sustainability Coordinators Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-shadowcliff-sustainability-coordinators-workshop 2015 Shadowcliff Sustainability Coordinators Workshop Sun, 09 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-shadowcliff-sustainability-coordinators-workshop Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards Webinar http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/digital-inclusion-leadership-awards-event City governments across the country are collaborating with nonprofits and private sector partners to help bridge the digital divide and get more Americans online. In order to celebrate outstanding leadership and encourage innovative approaches to bridging the digital divide, we're announcing the Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards Program. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/digital-inclusion-leadership-awards-event 2015 First Tier Suburbs Council Summer Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-first-tier-suburbs-council-summer-meeting 2015 First Tier Suburbs Council Summer Meeting Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-first-tier-suburbs-council-summer-meeting 2015 NBC-LEO Summer Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2015 NBC-LEO Summer Conference Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2015 State League Executive Directors Summer Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-executive-directors-summer-workshop 2015 State League Executive Directors Summer Workshop Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-executive-directors-summer-workshop 2015 State League Staff Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-staff-workshop 2015 State League Staff Workshop Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-staff-workshop 2015 NLC Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Summer Retreat http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-helo-summer-retreat 2015 NLC Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Summer Retreat Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-helo-summer-retreat 2015 Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-small-cities-council-steering-committee-meeting 2015 Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-small-cities-council-steering-committee-meeting Startup in a Day http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/startup-in-a-day-event Conference Call featuring SBA Deputy Administrator Doug Kramer Monday, June 29 at 4:00pm EST Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/startup-in-a-day-event 2015 Summer Leadership Meetings http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-summer-leadership-meetings Registration is open for the 2015 NLC Summer Leadership Meetings. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-summer-leadership-meetings America's Small Business Summit 2015 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/americas-small-business-summit-2015 NLC is a partner for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit being held June 8-10 in Washington, DC. Share the information with your community's small business representatives so they can register at a reduced rate! Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/americas-small-business-summit-2015 Cities Promoting Access to Nature City Scan Webinar http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-promoting-access-to-nature-(cpan)-city-scan Cities Promoting Access to Nature City Scan Webinar Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-promoting-access-to-nature-(cpan)-city-scan Innovative Approaches to Infrastructure Funding http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/innovative-approaches-to-infrastructure-funding Innovative Approaches to Infrastructure Funding Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/innovative-approaches-to-infrastructure-funding Exploring Local Broadband Initiatives http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/exploring-local-broadband-initiatives-webinar Internet access is vital to a communities’ ability to thrive in today’s economy. It has empowered citizens and local communities by increasing civic participation, facilitating learning, and strengthening neighborhood businesses. With the availability of the Internet, city, county, and state governments are live streaming meetings for public viewing, publishing text of resolutions and other official documents, and communicating with their constituents directly online. Students can communicate with their teachers and with one another and can access immense databases of information from home, schools, libraries, and even neighborhood coffee shops. Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/exploring-local-broadband-initiatives-webinar