RSS Feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:31:41 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:31:41 President Barack Obama to Address City Leaders at National League of Cities Congressional City Conference President Barack Obama will address city leaders at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference Monday, March 9 in Washington. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 Cities React to 21st Century Community Policing Taskforce Recommendations Following the release of the interim report outlining recommendations from President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Community Policing, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah issued this statement. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 FCC Supports Cities in Vote on Municipal Broadband This morning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right choice by voting to eliminate barriers to municipal broadband deployment for Chattanooga EPB and the city of Wilson, N.C., underscoring the critical role of local governments to provide broadband services that are integral to a strong, 21st century economy that benefits residents and strengthens communities. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 Tech-Focused Multi-City Innovation Campaign Expands to 25 Communities in 2015 NLC announced that the Multi-City Innovation Campaign (MCIC), a program that helps spur quality innovation in cities across the country, will expand to 25 communities under NLC's leadership in 2015 to work with developer ecosystems to spur innovation. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 Your Workforce Development Area and Its Future Under WIOA The National League of Cities is here to remind you that you and your local area have certain rights under WIOA that your governor must respect, and we want to let you know what those rights are so that at no time are you forced to do what you don’t want to do. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Mayor Peduto on Redevelopment of Almono Site NLC's Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership is working with Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and several local officials to evaluate redevelopment plans for the 178-acre Almono site in the city. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 New Juvenile Justice Certificate Program for Local Leaders Concerned about juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, substance abuse and other systems of care that serve juvenile justice-involved youth? Apply now for the 2015 Youth in Custody Certificate Program. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Mayor Stothert on Encouraging Development in Omaha's North Downtown Area The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National League of Cities (NLC), is working this week with Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and several local officials representing the city to explore additional development in Omaha's North Downtown area. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 2015 Congressional City Conference Workshops Announced Today, the National League of Cities is pleased to announce this year's lineup of new workshops at the 2015 Congressional City Conference, which takes place March 7-11 in Washington, D.C. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 NFPA Fire Department Standards Available for Review The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published proposed revisions to its 1710 Standard governing career department staffing and response times and a new draft 1730 Standard on fire prevention inspection and code enforcement, plan review, investigation and public education operations. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 Cities Tell President, 'Go Local' in FY2016 Budget Proposal NLC urged President Obama to think about what cities and the people that cities serve need most as he prepared his FY2016 budget proposal. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 NLC, Mayors Unite in Support of Immigration Action National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, recently joined more than 30 mayors from cities across the country to announce plans to file an amicus brief in the Texas vs. United States lawsuit to support President Obama's executive action on immigration reform. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 President Obama ‘Goes Local’ with New Initiatives in State of the Union Address‘goes-local’-with-new-initiatives-in-state-of-the-union-address In his State of the Union address, President Obama declared victory over tough economic times and spoke about a number of initiatives to ‘go local’ and help the middle class grow and prosper in the years to come. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00‘goes-local’-with-new-initiatives-in-state-of-the-union-address National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation Selects 2014-2015 Fellows Councilmember Cleophus King of Bessemer, Ala. and Councilmember Romal D. Bullock of East Orange, N.J. have been selected as the 2014-2015 Foundation Fellows by the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 National League of Cities Announces 2015 Leadership Team NLC President Ralph Becker announced his 2015 leadership team for the organization’s policy and advocacy committees and member councils. All chairs and vice chairs were appointed by Mayor Becker to serve a one-year term and will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 Former City Leaders Have Strong Showing in New Congress In addition to making the 114th Congress the most demographically diverse Congress in our nation's history, over a quarter of the freshman class of this Congress have previous experience in city government. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 Cities Urge President Obama to ‘Go Local’ in 2015 State of the Union Address‘go-local’-in-2015-state-of-the-union-address As the president prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, we urge him to push Congress to consider the federal priorities that cities and their residents need most. Cities need strong federal partners that work proactively to support the needs of our residents and communities. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00‘go-local’-in-2015-state-of-the-union-address National League of Cities Selects Seven Cities to Participate in Collaborative on Health Disparities NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has selected seven cities to participate in a Learning Collaborative on Health Disparities. The Collaborative is designed to help city officials reduce childhood obesity-related health disparities. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 Cities Applaud President Obama’s Commitment to Increase Broadband Access’s-commitment-to-increase-broadband-access Today in Cedar Falls, Iowa, President Obama announced his plan to promote fast and affordable broadband access in more communities across the country. The National League of Cities (NLC) has long supported efforts to increase access to broadband because of its vital role in supporting economic growth and educational opportunities in communities. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00’s-commitment-to-increase-broadband-access Cities Urge Senate to Pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Terrorism risk insurance enables city governments to continue to provide critical services to residents in the event of an attack. Since TRIA expired at the end of December, it is crucial that the Senate pass TRIA as soon as possible to ensure America's cities have affordable access to risk insurance. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:00 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading through Tough Times The 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit, "Leading through Tough Times," hosted by the City of Orlando, Florida will be held at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando on September 16-19. This summit will promote personal leadership development focused on new ways of thinking, and highlight opportunities to deal with challenging scenarios both on an interpersonal level, and within the scope of city government. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 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 2015 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference 2015 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 PSCP March 2015 Meeting Throughout the year, committee members participate in advocacy efforts to influence the federal decisionmaking process, focusing on actions concerning local governments and communities. During the Congressional City Conference, committee members have an opportunity, and are encouraged, to meet with their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. When NLC members are involved in the legislative process and share their expertise and experiences with Congress, municipalities have a stronger national voice, affecting the outcomes of federal policy debates that impact cities and towns. Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:00:00 Big Ideas For Small Cities Big Ideas For Small Cities Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:00:00 Forum on the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness Forum on the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:00:00 Congressional City Conference 2015 Congressional City Conference Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:00:00 NLC's New Advocacy Agenda and the Federal Budget The president's budget, released every year on the first Tuesday in February, is the opening salvo in the annual federal appropriations process. Nearly all of the federal programs and funding streams that benefit cities are impacted by this process. City advocates should be aware of the budget arguments being made that can impact them. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 Introduction to the National Center for Mobility Management Webinar The National Center for Mobility Management promotes customer-centered mobility strategies to advance good health, economic vitality, self-sufficiency, and community. This webinar will provide an overview of the NCMM's capacity-building resources available to city and regional leaders and share tips on how to tap into the Center's expertise and national network of regional and community-based organizations. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 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 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 Sharing Data for Better Results Data Sharing for Better Results Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 Understanding Foreclosure: The City Leader's Guide Understanding Foreclosure: The City Leader's Guide Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 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 Power Shifts in Congress – What You Need to Know–-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–-what-you-need-to-know Bring Savings and Solutions to Your City with NLC's 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 2014 NLC-RISC Staff Conference 2014 NLC-RISC Staff Conference Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 City Roles in Data Collection and Sharing to Support Local Juvenile Justice Reform City Roles in Data Collection and Sharing to Support Local Juvenile Justice Reform Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 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 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