RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:20:48 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:20:48 City Leaders Take Summer Action on NLC Priorities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-take-summer-action-on-nlc-priorities This summer, city leaders around the country have stepped up to take action on two of NLC’s top advocacy priorities: federal transportation funding and passage of marketplace fairness legislation. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-take-summer-action-on-nlc-priorities Sharing Economy Advisory Network Created As Resource for Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/sharing-economy-advisory-network-created-as-resource-for-cities The National League of Cities announces the formation of a network composed of business, policy leaders and city officials to identify the regulatory challenges posed by the disruptive technologies that power the sharing economy. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/sharing-economy-advisory-network-created-as-resource-for-cities Join World’s Most Innovative City Makers at EcoDistricts Summit http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/join-world’s-most-innovative-city-makers-at-ecodistricts-summit This September 24-26, the world’s most innovative city makers will converge on the District of Columbia—a city that has captured the spirit of creative collaboration like few others. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/join-world’s-most-innovative-city-makers-at-ecodistricts-summit How Cities Can Provide Small Businesses with Access to Capital http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/how-cities-can-provide-small-businesses-with-access-to-capital NLC with support of Wells Fargo is hosting a summit to equip local economic development and small business development staff with the tools and resources they need to connect small and young businesses with financing opportunities. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/how-cities-can-provide-small-businesses-with-access-to-capital New Workshops Added for Austin Conference http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-workshops-added-for-austin-conference The ever-growing program for the 2014 Congress of Cities in Austin is now bolstered by four new workshops that have just been added to the website. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-workshops-added-for-austin-conference Spouse and Guest Tours Offered at Austin Conference http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/spouse-and-guest-tours-offered-at-austin-conference As you plan for all the sessions and networking events you'll attend at this year's Congress of Cities, your accompanying spouse or guest to the conference can now plan for their time in Austin too. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/spouse-and-guest-tours-offered-at-austin-conference Announcing Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Webinar Series http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/announcing-municipal-leadership-for-juvenile-justice-reform-webinar-series City leaders interested in improving outcomes for youth and increasing public safety through juvenile justice reform are encouraged to participate in a series of webinars, during the next phase of NLC’s strategic partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/announcing-municipal-leadership-for-juvenile-justice-reform-webinar-series NLC at 90: Still Going Strong http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-at-90-still-going-strong Founded as the American Municipal Association by ten state municipal leagues, today, NLC's members include 49 state municipal leagues and more than 1,800 direct and affiliate member cities, towns, villages, and boroughs. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-at-90-still-going-strong How to Effectively Stress-test Government Reserve Levels http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/how-to-effectively-stress-test-government-reserve-levels Join Dan White, senior economist at Moody's Analytics, as he demonstrates how to effectively stress-test subnational government reserve levels using the Moody’s Analytics baseline forecast and alternative economic scenarios. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/how-to-effectively-stress-test-government-reserve-levels Department of Transportation Proposes New Rail Safety Standards http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/department-of-transportation-proposes-new-rail-safety-standards Department of Transportation Proposes New Rail Safety Standards Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/department-of-transportation-proposes-new-rail-safety-standards Congress Passes Transportation Program Extension http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/congress-passes-transportation-program-extension Congress Passes Transportation Program Extension Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/congress-passes-transportation-program-extension NLC Leaders Gather to Discuss Federal Policy, Advocacy Opportunities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-leaders-gather-to-discuss-federal-policy-advocacy-opportunities NLC Leaders Gather to Discuss Federal Policy, Advocacy Opportunities Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-leaders-gather-to-discuss-federal-policy-advocacy-opportunities Win 3 Free Registrations for the Congress of Cities! http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/win-3-free-registrations-for-the-congress-of-cities NLC just launched a video contest to award one lucky city three free registrations to the Congress of Cities and Exposition November 18-22 in Austin. A second city will win three half-price registrations. We want to see a video from your city! Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/win-3-free-registrations-for-the-congress-of-cities Taking on the Big Challenges: A Conversation with Doug McGowen http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/taking-on-the-big-challenges-a-conversation-with-doug-mcgowen Doug McGowen, Director of the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team in Memphis, Tenn., discusses the vision for the team and how solutions are identified to tackle systemic problems. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/taking-on-the-big-challenges-a-conversation-with-doug-mcgowen Congress Goes on Recess, Leaving Critical Unfinished Business http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/congress-goes-on-recess-leaving-critical-unfinished-business With Congress adjourning today for a five-week recess, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued the following statement on the critical legislative priorities that were left unaddressed in this session. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/congress-goes-on-recess-leaving-critical-unfinished-business Build America Mutual (BAM) Awarded Highest S&P Rating http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/build-america-mutual-(bam)-awarded-highest-sandp-rating Build America Mutual (BAM) announced in July that Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has rated the company AA with a stable outlook, which is the highest rating S&P currently assigns to financial guarantors. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/build-america-mutual-(bam)-awarded-highest-sandp-rating Cities Applaud Congress for Extending Highway Trust Fund, Preventing Crisis http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-applaud-passage-of-highway-trust-fund-extension Following the passage of the "Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014" (S. 5021) earlier tonight, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued this statement. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-applaud-passage-of-highway-trust-fund-extension Cities Can’t Afford Inaction on Transportation; Congress Must Act Now http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-can’t-afford-inaction-on-transportation-congress-must-act-now National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued this statement in response to the Senate passage of the “Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014” (S. 5021). Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-can’t-afford-inaction-on-transportation-congress-must-act-now City Leaders Express Concern About Implementation of EPA’s Integrated Planning Framework http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-express-concern-about-implementation-of-epa’s-integrated-planning-framework The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing last week to discuss the impact of the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Planning Framework on cities across the country. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-express-concern-about-implementation-of-epa’s-integrated-planning-framework Municipal Leaders Convene for the First of Five State Summits on Educational Alignment http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/municipal-leaders-convene-for-the-first-of-five-state-summits-on-educational-alignment Last week, the City of Longmont, Colo., held a statewide summit that brought together Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs, other city leaders and key local stakeholders to bring attention to and to share information about the educational success of young children from birth through third grade. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/municipal-leaders-convene-for-the-first-of-five-state-summits-on-educational-alignment 2014 PSCP Policy and Advocacy Meeting (Congress of Cities) http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-pscp-policy-and-advocacy-meeting Members of the full Policy & Advocacy Committees are required to meet twice every year: once at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, and again in the fall at the Congress of Cities. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-pscp-policy-and-advocacy-meeting 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 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 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 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 PSCP Steering Committee Fall Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-pscp-steering-committee-fall-meeting This year's PSCP Steering Committee Fall Meeting will be held in Mesa, Arizona. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-pscp-steering-committee-fall-meeting 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 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nlc-university-leadership-summit-x10176 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-nlc-university-leadership-summit-x10176 2014 State League Directors Summer Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-state-league-directors-summer-workshop 2014 State League Directors Summer Workshop Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-state-league-directors-summer-workshop Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-expanding-health-access-for-children-and-families Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-expanding-health-access-for-children-and-families Returning Veterans: Homelessness http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/returning-veterans-homelessness Ensuring veterans have a safe place to call home is a critical first step to successful reintegration. In this webinar, NLC will brief participants on their efforts with the Home Depot Foundation to support city leaders in preventing homelessness among veterans. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/returning-veterans-homelessness 2014 State League Staff Summer Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-state-league-staff-summer-workshop 2014 State League Staff Summer Workshop Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2014-state-league-staff-summer-workshop First Tier Suburbs Council Summer Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/first-tier-suburbs-council-summer-meeting-x10287 Presentations from industry leaders along with first hand best practice sharing from Salt Lake City area communities over the course of two full days will provide attendees with an in depth understanding of significant issues confronting local governments. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/first-tier-suburbs-council-summer-meeting-x10287 Summer Learning Day is Right Around the Corner! http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/summer-learning-day Summer Learning Day Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/summer-learning-day The National Physical Activity Plan: How Cities, Towns and Counties Can Take Action to Increase Physical Activity http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/the-national-physical-activity-plan-how-cities-towns-and-counties-can-take-action-to-increase-physical-activity The National Physical Activity Plan: How Cities, Towns and Counties Can Take Action to Increase Physical Activity Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/the-national-physical-activity-plan-how-cities-towns-and-counties-can-take-action-to-increase-physical-activity What’s Walking Got to do With it? A Look at the Economic and Social Impact of Walkability http://www.nlc.org/walk What’s Walking Got to do With it? A Look at the Economic and Social Impact of Walkability Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/walk