RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:18:29 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:18:29 National League of Cities Elects 2015 Leadership and Board of Directors http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-elects-2015-leadership-and-board-of-directors The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2015 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. The organization elected Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah to serve as NLC's 2015 president, Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as first vice president, and Councilman Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-elects-2015-leadership-and-board-of-directors National League of Cities Elects Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker as 2015 President http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-elects-salt-lake-city-mayor-ralph-becker-as-2015-president Salt Lake City, Utah Mayor Ralph Becker was named president of NLC at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-elects-salt-lake-city-mayor-ralph-becker-as-2015-president National League of Cities Calls for Calm Around Ferguson Decision http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-calls-for-calm-around-ferguson-decision As the nation awaits the Grand Jury decision in the Michael Brown case, the National League of Cities urges all communities to remain calm and practice restraint during the emotional days to come. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-calls-for-calm-around-ferguson-decision New Report Provides Recommendations for Creating Opportunities for Families http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/aecf-releases-new-report A new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a long-time NLC funder and partner, makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/aecf-releases-new-report NLC Releases State of the Cities Analysis of 100 Mayoral Addresses http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-releases-state-of-the-cities-analysis-of-100-mayoral-addresses As the prominence of cities continues to grow, the voice of our nation's mayors is quickly becoming a barometer for the contemporary conditions and the future direction of our country. Released today, NLC's new annual report, State of the Cities, provides an analysis of mayoral state of the city addresses and identifies key trends in cities and the responses of local governments. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-releases-state-of-the-cities-analysis-of-100-mayoral-addresses National League of Cities Says President Takes Bold Steps on Immigration http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-says-president-takes-bold-steps-on-immigration As 3,000 city officials gathered in Austin, Texas, for the National League of Cities (NLC) annual meeting, it remained clear that comprehensive immigration reform is overdue. NLC welcomes the president’s use of executive authority to take steps to fix our country’s immigration system. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-says-president-takes-bold-steps-on-immigration HUD and the National League of Cities Partner to Continue Fight Against Veteran Homelessness http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/hud-and-the-national-league-of-cities-partner-to-continue-fight-against-veteran-homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help fight against veteran homelessness in cities across the country. To date, more than 255 cities, counties and states are pledging to end veteran homelessness in their communities by 2015 using the power of federal, state, local, and non-profit resources. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/hud-and-the-national-league-of-cities-partner-to-continue-fight-against-veteran-homelessness Cities and Counties Recognized for Achievements in Preventing Childhood Obesity through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-and-counties-recognized-for-achievements-in-preventing-childhood-obesity-through-let’s-move-cities-towns-and-counties NLC recognized the efforts of nearly 460 mayors, city council members, county commissioners and other local elected officials nationwide for their commitment to achieving health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). More than 60 million Americans are now living in LMCTC communities that are dedicated to helping young people eat healthy foods and be physically active. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-and-counties-recognized-for-achievements-in-preventing-childhood-obesity-through-let’s-move-cities-towns-and-counties Resolution of the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities in Memory of the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/resolution-of-the-board-of-directors-of-the-national-league-of-cities-in-memory-of-the-late-boston-mayor-thomas-m-menino At the Board of Directors meeting at the Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas, a resolution was passed honoring the memory of the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/resolution-of-the-board-of-directors-of-the-national-league-of-cities-in-memory-of-the-late-boston-mayor-thomas-m-menino National League of Cities Opens Congress of Cities in Austin http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-opens-congress-of-cities-in-austin More than 3,000 local leaders and staff have convened in Austin, Texas for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2014 Congress of Cities to discuss and learn about the future of cities and critical city priorities, including Marketplace Fairness. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-opens-congress-of-cities-in-austin New Initiative to Help Cities Increase Nature Access for Children Launched By National League of Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-initiative-to-help-cities-increase-nature-access-for-children-launched-by-league-of-cities To encourage and support city efforts that expand children’s access to nature, the National League of Cities will partner with the Children & Nature Network to launch the Cities Promoting Access to Nature initiative. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-initiative-to-help-cities-increase-nature-access-for-children-launched-by-league-of-cities Applications for Pay for Success Competition Now Available http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/applications-for-pay-for-success-competition-now-available NLC encourages local governments and service provider-government partnerships to apply to Third Sector’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success (PFS) Competition. Winners will receive technical assistance services from to assess the feasibility of PFS projects in their communities. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/applications-for-pay-for-success-competition-now-available President’s Climate Change Task Force Recommends Stronger Federal-Local Partnerships http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/president’s-climate-change-task-force-recommends-stronger-federal-local-partnerships President Obama’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience this week released 35 recommendations for how the federal government can best support local communities in the face of extreme weather and climate impacts. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/president’s-climate-change-task-force-recommends-stronger-federal-local-partnerships A Hearty Texas Welcome from the City of Austin http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/a-hearty-texas-welcome-from-the-city-of-austin The City of Austin looks forward to welcoming Congress of Cities participants this week to the Live Music Capital of the World®! Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/a-hearty-texas-welcome-from-the-city-of-austin Good Governance and the Necessity of a Strong Council and a Strong Manager http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/good-governance-and-the-necessity-of-a-strong-council-and-a-strong-manager Mike Conduff, President and CEO of the Elim Group, will deliver an NLC University Seminar titled, "Building Strong Elected-Appointed Official Relationships (ICMA)” at the upcoming Congress of Cities in Austin. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/good-governance-and-the-necessity-of-a-strong-council-and-a-strong-manager Urban Land Institute and the National League of Cities Form Partnership to Jointly Guide the Rose Center for Public Leadership http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/urban-land-institute-and-the-national-league-of-cities-form-partnership-to-jointly-guide-the-rose-center-for-public-leadership The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National League of Cities (NLC), which collectively represent the world’s foremost real estate professionals and the nation’s most distinguished municipal leaders, have signed a partnership agreement to jointly guide the oversight and operations of the Rose Center for Public Leadership. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/urban-land-institute-and-the-national-league-of-cities-form-partnership-to-jointly-guide-the-rose-center-for-public-leadership Open Data is an Untapped Resource for Cities, According to New Handbook By National League of Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/open-data-is-an-untapped-resource-for-cities-according-to-new-handbook-by-national-league-of-cities The capture and analysis of data is transforming the 21st Century. As society becomes more data driven, data has the ability to drive the bottom line for private companies and help the public sector to define where and how services can best be delivered. In City Open Data Policies: Learning by Doing, the National League of Cities identifies how cities can take advantage of the opportunities presented by open data initiatives. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/open-data-is-an-untapped-resource-for-cities-according-to-new-handbook-by-national-league-of-cities Negotiation Skills for Public Officials http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/negotiation-skills-for-public-officials The best public sector negotiators know the fundamentals of negotiations. They have not only good “table skills,” but a long terms strategy for achieving their end goal. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/negotiation-skills-for-public-officials U.S. Communities Can Help Cities Prepare for Winter http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/us-communities-can-help-cities-prepare-for-winter As winter approaches and cities and towns look to ensure that they are prepared to respond to weather related conditions and emergencies, U.S. Communities, NLC’s national nonprofit government purchasing cooperative, can provide timely and affordable products and solutions to help get ready for seasonal cold, ice and snow. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/us-communities-can-help-cities-prepare-for-winter Cities Committed to Marketplace Fairness http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-committed-to-marketplace-fairness The National League of Cities remains firm in our belief that remote sales tax legislation is good for local businesses and local communities in America. We also stand firm in our position that these are not new taxes, but taxes that are already owed. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-committed-to-marketplace-fairness 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 Distribution of Federal Spending http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/distribution-of-federal-spending Federal dollars have a significant impact on state and local fiscal and economic conditions. Each year, the federal government spends over $3 trillion in the states, but the type and amount spent in each state can vary significantly. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/distribution-of-federal-spending Service Delivery and Performance Management http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/service-delivery-and-performance-management Join this webinar for a briefing on NLC's new report, Performance Management Guide for City Leaders, along with presentations from city performance management staff. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/service-delivery-and-performance-management Data Sharing for Better Results http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/data-sharing-for-better-results Data Sharing for Better Results Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/data-sharing-for-better-results Understanding Foreclosure: The City Leader's Guide http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/understanding-foreclosure-the-city-leaders-guide Understanding Foreclosure: The City Leader's Guide Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/understanding-foreclosure-the-city-leaders-guide 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 Power Shifts in Congress – What You Need to Know http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/power-shifts-in-congress-–-what-you-need-to-know Join NLC for a post-election webinar on Friday, November 7 to find out how the election results will change congressional leadership, and the impact on cities in the 114th Congress. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/power-shifts-in-congress-–-what-you-need-to-know 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 City Roles in Data Collection and Sharing to Support Local Juvenile Justice Reform http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/city-roles-in-data-collection City Roles in Data Collection and Sharing to Support Local Juvenile Justice Reform Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/city-roles-in-data-collection City Fiscal Conditions Event 2014 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/city-fiscal-conditions-event-2014 Join NLC for the announcement of the 2014 City Fiscal Conditions report, an annual report written by our City Solutions & Applied Research team that examines national trends in local revenues, city budgets, municipal workforce and what to expect beyond 2014. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/city-fiscal-conditions-event-2014 Better Governance Through Cloud-Based Collaboration http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/better-governance-through-cloud-based-collaboration Join NLC and OpenGov’s webinar for a discussion with leading government officials on how you can improve business intelligence, transparency and collaboration within your government. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/better-governance-through-cloud-based-collaboration 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