RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:30:51 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:30:51 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 last week 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 Hundreds of City Leaders Convene in Salt Lake City for National League of Cities Summer Leadership Meeting http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/hundreds-of-city-leaders-convene-in-salt-lake-city-for-national-league-of-cities-summer-leadership-meeting More than 200 local leaders are convening this week in Salt Lake City for the National League of Cities (NLC) summer board of directors meeting and policy forum. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/hundreds-of-city-leaders-convene-in-salt-lake-city-for-national-league-of-cities-summer-leadership-meeting White House, National League of Cities, Small Business Administration Launch Initiative to Help Entrepreneurs http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/white-house-national-league-of-cities-small-business-administration-launch-initiative-to-help-entrepreneurs In conjunction with the White House and Small Business Administration, NLC launched Starup in a Day, a new initiative that calls on cities to reduce the time it takes to discover and apply for all local, state and federal requirements needed to start a business. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/white-house-national-league-of-cities-small-business-administration-launch-initiative-to-help-entrepreneurs Annual Leadership Summit Scholarship Honors Councilmember's Legacy http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/annual-leadership-summit-scholarship-honors-councilmembers-legacy Members of the National League of Cities who are interested in attending the 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit are eligible to apply for a $2,500 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/annual-leadership-summit-scholarship-honors-councilmembers-legacy Cities see Longest Stretch of Job Growth Since Great Recession, According to Jobs Report http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-see-longest-stretch-of-job-growth-since-great-recession-according-to-jobs-report Local governments have experienced six consecutive months of employment growth—the longest stretch of growth since the beginning of the Great Recession—according to the May jobs report issued today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-see-longest-stretch-of-job-growth-since-great-recession-according-to-jobs-report New Research Shows City Leaders are Taking Action to Address the Financial Struggles of Families http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-research-shows-city-leaders-are-taking-action-to-address-the-financial-struggles-of-families New research released today in a report by the National League of Cites (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families highlights the growing commitment of city leaders to mitigate the financial hardships many of their residents face on a daily basis. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-research-shows-city-leaders-are-taking-action-to-address-the-financial-struggles-of-families New Report on Sharing Economy Finds City Leaders Support Ridesharing, Are Concerned about Safety http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-on-sharing-economy-finds-city-leaders-support-ridesharing-are-concerned-about-safety The growing sharing economy is impacting cities as innovative companies are providing improvements to service efficiency and on-demand information. This new report is the first national quantitative survey of local elected officials' views on the sharing economy. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-on-sharing-economy-finds-city-leaders-support-ridesharing-are-concerned-about-safety NLC Honors Cities for Procurement Savings http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-honors-cities-for-procurement-savings The National League of Cities is pleased to have joined with the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities) in recently honoring the cities of Richmond and Stockton, California for saving taxpayer dollars through the use of cooperative purchasing. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-honors-cities-for-procurement-savings Houston Becomes Largest U.S. City to Effectively End Veteran Homelessness http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/houston-becomes-largest-us-city-to-effectively-end-veteran-homelessness Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has become the largest city in the nation to create a system to house any homeless veteran, effectively ending veteran homelessness in the city. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/houston-becomes-largest-us-city-to-effectively-end-veteran-homelessness Jurisdictions Selected for the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge Network http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/macarthur-foundation-safety-and-justice-challenge-network As part of its bold $75 million Safety and Justice Challenge to change the way America thinks about and uses jails, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the 20 jurisdictions selected to receive $150,000 planning grants. Sun, 31 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/macarthur-foundation-safety-and-justice-challenge-network City Leaders Advocate for Infrastructure Investment http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-advocate-for-infrastructure-investment ity leaders from around the nation came to Washington this week to push for greater investment in infrastructure, as part of NLC's recognition of Infrastructure Week. Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-advocate-for-infrastructure-investment Cities Lead During Infrastructure Week 2015 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-lead-during-infrastructure-week-2015 Throughout Infrastructure Week 2015, city leaders raised their voices in calling for federal infrastructure investments at press conferences, meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill, as well as through social media and in webinars. Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-lead-during-infrastructure-week-2015 Funding Available to Local Governments to Support Asset Building for Low-Income Residents http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/funding-available-to-local-governments Funding is now available to local governments to support asset building for low-income residents. Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/funding-available-to-local-governments NLC Applauds the House’s Support to Ensure Local Concerns are Addressed in EPA “Waters of the U.S.” Rule http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-applauds-the-house’s-support-to-ensure-local-concerns-are-addressed-in-epa-“waters-of-the-us”-rule After the House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 that would halt the currently proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO & Executive Director of the National League of Cities issued this statement. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-applauds-the-house’s-support-to-ensure-local-concerns-are-addressed-in-epa-“waters-of-the-us”-rule 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 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 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 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 2015 Big Ideas for Cities http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-big-ideas-for-cities This event will feature mayors from around the country offering compelling talks on ideas, initiatives or innovations that can make a dramatic difference to the future of our cities. Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-big-ideas-for-cities 2015 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-risc-trustees-conference 2015 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-risc-trustees-conference 2015 WIMG Annual Summer Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-wimg-annual-summer-conference-it-is-nice-to-be-in-minnesota 2015 WIMG Annual Summer Conference Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-wimg-annual-summer-conference-it-is-nice-to-be-in-minnesota Financial Capability and Youth Employment Programs: Steps to Get Started http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/financial-capability-and-youth-employment-programs-steps-to-get-started Financial Capability and Youth Employment Programs: Steps to Get Started Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/financial-capability-and-youth-employment-programs-steps-to-get-started Learn About NLC's Service Line Warranty Program http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/learn-about-nlcs-service-line-warranty-program Ethical business practices and putting the customer first are very important to maintaining Better Business Bureau accreditation. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/learn-about-nlcs-service-line-warranty-program