RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:04:51 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:04:51 President’s Clean Energy Initiative Could Jumpstart Residential PACE Programs Nationwide http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/president’s-clean-energy-initiative-could-jumpstart-residential-pace-programs-nationwide This week, President Obama announced the Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative to advance solar energy deployment across the country, particularly for low- and middle-income households. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/president’s-clean-energy-initiative-could-jumpstart-residential-pace-programs-nationwide City, County Leaders: U.S. Infrastructure Policy Must Protect Tax-Exempt Bonds, Enhance Long-Term Funding http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-county-leaders-us-infrastructure-policy-must-protect-tax-exempt-bonds-enhance-long-term-funding Republican elected officials from across the nation explained how infrastructure investments have fueled growth in their local economies, and said those successes support the case for more federal resources for infrastructure, as well as the preservation of tax-exempt municipal bonds in any tax-reform legislation. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-county-leaders-us-infrastructure-policy-must-protect-tax-exempt-bonds-enhance-long-term-funding National League of Cities Statement on Police Shooting in Baton Rouge http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-statement-statement-on-police-shooting-in-baton-rouge Statement released after reports that police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were killed and injured. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-statement-statement-on-police-shooting-in-baton-rouge Economic Development, Public Safety are Top Issues for Nation’s Mayors, According to National League of Cities Report http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/economic-development-public-safety-are-top-issues-for-nation’s-mayors-according-to-national-league-of-cities-report For the third consecutive year, economic development remained the top issue for the nation's mayors, according to a comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities (NLC). Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/economic-development-public-safety-are-top-issues-for-nation’s-mayors-according-to-national-league-of-cities-report National League of Cities and U.S. Conference of Mayors Support White House Efforts to Encourage Community Conversations http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-and-us-conference-of-mayors-support-white-house-efforts-to-encourage-community-conversations Following today's session at the White House with mayors, law enforcement officials, the faith community, civil rights leaders and activists, the National League of Cities (NLC) and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released this statement. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-and-us-conference-of-mayors-support-white-house-efforts-to-encourage-community-conversations National League of Cities Statement on Dallas Police Shooting http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-statement-on-dallas-police-shooting Last night, five Dallas Area police officers were slain and nine others, including seven officers and two civilians, were injured by a group of snipers targeting public safety officials at a Black Lives Matter (BLM) assembly. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-statement-on-dallas-police-shooting Cities Applaud Efforts by Congress, Administration to Address Opioid Epidemic http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-applaud-efforts-by-congress-administration-to-address-opioid-epidemic Actions taken today by the federal government to address the opioid epidemic — including a bipartisan report passed by a Congressional conference committee and a new rule announced by the administration to expand access to treatment — follow local efforts to stem the tide of opioid and prescription painkiller addiction. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-applaud-efforts-by-congress-administration-to-address-opioid-epidemic National League of Cities Calls on Congress and the Administration to Take Action to Reduce Gun Violence http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-calls-on-congress-and-the-administration-to-take-action-to-reduce-gun-violence In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history – claiming the lives of 49 victims at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida – the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors voted today to call on Congress and the administration to take action to reduce gun violence. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-calls-on-congress-and-the-administration-to-take-action-to-reduce-gun-violence National League of Cities Launches First-Ever Equitable Economic Development Fellowship http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-launches-first-ever-equitable-economic-development-fellowship The National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are convening today in Portland, Oregon to launch the first-ever Equitable Economic Development Fellowship. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-launches-first-ever-equitable-economic-development-fellowship Supreme Court Halts Immigration Deferred Action http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/supreme-court-halts-immigration-deferred-action The Supreme Court split 4-4 in United States v. Texas on whether the President's deferred action immigration program violates federal law. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/supreme-court-halts-immigration-deferred-action Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Recognizes Local Authority in New Drone Regulations http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/federal-aviation-administration-(faa)-recognizes-local-authority-in-new-drone-regulations New rules issued this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on unmanned aviation systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, recognize that city leaders should play a role in regulating how, when and where drones operate in their communities. The new rules put in place a number of new regulations, including hours of operation, height and line of sight requirements. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/federal-aviation-administration-(faa)-recognizes-local-authority-in-new-drone-regulations Cities Mourn Victims, Condemn Unthinkable Act of Violence in Orlando http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-mourn-victims-condemn-unthinkable-act-of-violence-in-orlando National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued this statement following news that at least 50 people were killed in this morning’s attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-mourn-victims-condemn-unthinkable-act-of-violence-in-orlando NLC Headed To National Political Conventions to Ensure Cities Are a Priority http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-headed-to-national-political-conventions-to-ensure-cities-are-a-priority To ensure issues important to cities hold a key place in the 2016 platform, NLC is traveling to Cleveland and Philadelphia this July. We invite you to join local elected officials from across the United States for an infrastructure briefing, a networking reception, and more. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-headed-to-national-political-conventions-to-ensure-cities-are-a-priority Kansas and Missouri Host 2016 Statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Summer Learning http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/kansas-and-missouri-hosts-2016-statewide-municipal-summit-on-afterschool-and-summer-learning The Kansas Enrichment Network and Missouri AfterSchool Network held a statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas Enrichment Network and Missouri AfterSchool Network were selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) as two of seven statewide afterschool networks (SANs) nationwide to host a statewide municipal summit. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/kansas-and-missouri-hosts-2016-statewide-municipal-summit-on-afterschool-and-summer-learning Securing Our Water Future, and Other Solutions for 21st Century Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/live-broadcasts For Infrastructure Week 2016, NLC broadcast live from our Facebook page. We highlighted the release of our newest report on local infrastructure funding as well as a Capitol Hill Briefing on securing our nation's water infrastructure, and much more. Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/live-broadcasts Honoring Fallen Police Officers http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/honoring-fallen-police-officers Honoring Fallen Police Officers Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/honoring-fallen-police-officers Reversing the Nation’s Declining Infrastructure: New Report from the National League of Cities Reveals New Approaches Are Needed to Close Infrastructure Deficit http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/reversing-the-nation’s-declining-infrastructure-new-report-from-the-national-league-of-cities-reveals-new-approaches-are-needed-to-close-infrastructure-deficit The National League of Cities (NLC) today released a new report on the ability of cities to address the nation’s growing infrastructure challenges. Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/reversing-the-nation’s-declining-infrastructure-new-report-from-the-national-league-of-cities-reveals-new-approaches-are-needed-to-close-infrastructure-deficit NLC University Now Accepting Applications for Annual Michael Lynch Scholarship http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-university-now-accepting-applications-for-annual-michael-lynch-scholarship NLC University Now Accepting Applications for Annual Michael Lynch Scholarship Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-university-now-accepting-applications-for-annual-michael-lynch-scholarship National League of Cities Mourns Passing of Mayor James L. Walls http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-mourns-passing-of-mayor-james-l-walls Following the tragic news that National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Immediate Past President Dr. James L. Walls, Jr., mayor, District Heights, Maryland, passed away at his home on Thursday, the National League of Cities (NLC) leadership issued the following statement. Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-mourns-passing-of-mayor-james-l-walls National League of Cities Launches Initiative Sponsored by ICMA-RC to Examine Retiree Benefits http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-launches-initiative-sponsored-by-icma-rc-to-examine-retiree-costs Initiative will identify trends, challenges and solutions to local government retirement challenges to help cities achieve greater fiscal sustainability Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-launches-initiative-sponsored-by-icma-rc-to-examine-retiree-costs Congressional City Conference 2017 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference-2017 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 11-16, 2017 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, 11 Mar 2017 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference-2017 City Summit 2016 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/city-summit-2016 NLC’s City Summit (formerly Congress of Cities) is coming to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 16-19, 2016. See how this once-industrial town has transformed into a beautiful and vibrant city. Its architecture, food, artists, museums, and universities are attracting young professionals and creating a place where people love to live. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the new Pittsburgh by attending the new NLC City Summit. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/city-summit-2016 2016 NLC-RISC Staff Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-risc-staff-conference 2016 NLC-RISC Staff Conference Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-risc-staff-conference 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 Signs and Speech One Year After Reed http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/signs-and-speech-one-year-after-reed Signs and Speech One Year After Reed Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/signs-and-speech-one-year-after-reed Learn How to Make a Difference for Your City and Cities Nationwide http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/learn-how-to-make-a-difference-for-your-city-and-cities-nationwide Learn How to Make a Difference for Your City and Cities Nationwide Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/learn-how-to-make-a-difference-for-your-city-and-cities-nationwide 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 Funding Transportation Priorities in Your City http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/funding-transportation-priorities-in-your-city Funding Transportation Priorities in Your City Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/funding-transportation-priorities-in-your-city 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 Zika Virus: What Cities Need to Know http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/zika-virus-what-cities-need-to-know Zika Virus: What Cities Need to Know Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/zika-virus-what-cities-need-to-know Securing Our Water Future: 21st Century Solutions for 21st Century Cities http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/securing-our-water-future-21st-century-solutions-for-21st-century-cities Securing Our Water Future: 21st Century Solutions for 21st Century Cities Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/securing-our-water-future-21st-century-solutions-for-21st-century-cities #InfrastructureMatters for State and Local Governments: A Capitol Hill Briefing on Financing America's Infrastructure Future http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/infrastructurematters-for-state-and-local-governments-a-capitol-hill-briefing-on-financing-americas-infrastructure-future #InfrastructureMatters for State and Local Governments: A Capitol Hill Briefing on Financing America's Infrastructure Future Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/infrastructurematters-for-state-and-local-governments-a-capitol-hill-briefing-on-financing-americas-infrastructure-future 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