RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:02:28 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:02:28 Savannah Community Conversation and GradNation Community Summit Focus on Opportunities for Middle School Youth http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/savannah-community-conversation-and-gradnation-community-summit-focus-on-opportunities-for-middle-school-youth Two-part event in Savannah explores challenges facing local middle school students and discusses how afterschool programs and other resources are key solutions for keeping youth on the right track. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/savannah-community-conversation-and-gradnation-community-summit-focus-on-opportunities-for-middle-school-youth Army Corps Accepting Water Resources Project Proposals http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/army-corps-accepting-water-resources-project-proposals Under the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting proposals from local governments for feasibility studies and modifications to authorized water resources development projects. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/army-corps-accepting-water-resources-project-proposals Expanding Youth Opportunities through Afterschool Programs http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/expanding-youth-opportunities-through-afterschool-programs At every level, in communities of every size, leaders are recognizing the value of quality afterschool programming as a tool for expanded learning and enrichment. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/expanding-youth-opportunities-through-afterschool-programs NLC's 2015 Leadership and Steering Committee Appointments Process Gets Underway http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlcs-2015-leadership-and-steering-committee-appointments-process-gets-underway The process for leadership and membership appointments to NLC's Committees and Councils is now officially underway. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlcs-2015-leadership-and-steering-committee-appointments-process-gets-underway City Leaders Meet on Energy, Environment Policy http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-meet-on-energy-environment-policy Last week, the NLC Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Steering Committee, chaired by Council Member Bill Peloza of Auburn, WA, met in Fort Collins, CO to discuss climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience and to review and vote on policy and resolutions. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-meet-on-energy-environment-policy Florida City Leaders Advocate for Hometown Priorities in Washington http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/florida-city-leaders-advocate-for-hometown-priorities-in-washington This week, city leaders from throughout the state of Florida, joined staff from the Florida League of Cities in Washington, D.C. to lobby federal policy makers on a variety of city priorities. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/florida-city-leaders-advocate-for-hometown-priorities-in-washington NLC Calls for Renewed Partnership to Reinvest in Our Water Infrastructure http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-calls-for-renewed-partnership-to-reinvest-in-our-water-infrastructure NLC joins local governments, water utilities and industry leaders to call attention to the state of our nation's aging infrastructure, the staggering need for water infrastructure investments and the impact that such investment would have on local, regional and national economies. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-calls-for-renewed-partnership-to-reinvest-in-our-water-infrastructure Cities Remember 9/11 and the Actions of the First Responders http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-remember-911-and-the-actions-of-the-first-responders NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., released this statement on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-remember-911-and-the-actions-of-the-first-responders City Officials’ Views Must Be Included In Discussion On Police Equipment http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-officials’-views-must-be-included-in-discussion-on-police-equipment City officials, in their role as community leaders, can best relate local need as Congress begins a review of federal programs that equip state and local law enforcement. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-officials’-views-must-be-included-in-discussion-on-police-equipment Small Local Actions Make a Big Impact on Small Businesses Growth http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/small-local-actions-make-a-big-impact-on-small-businesses-growth To learn more about how your city can provide access to capital for small businesses, please join NLC at our upcoming training in Kansas City, MO on Oct. 8-9. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/small-local-actions-make-a-big-impact-on-small-businesses-growth CFPB to Host Free Financial Empowerment Training for Officials in Capitol Region http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cfpb-to-host-free-financial-empowerment-training-for-officials-in-capitol-region On Tuesday, September 16, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will host a free, full day "Train-the-Trainer" event at their Washington, DC office to prepare interested city officials and staff in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region to bring the new CFPB program Your Money, Your Goals to residents in their communities. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cfpb-to-host-free-financial-empowerment-training-for-officials-in-capitol-region New Engagement Rules for New Residents http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-engagement-rules-for-new-residents A desirable community actively ensures that citizens are highly engaged and are key drivers in community decision making. The needs and preferences of both the younger and aging populations is impacting local planners and city policy makers. It is essential that city leaders understand the shared characteristics of these populations in order to connect with, engage, and recruit the talents of these residents and soon-to-be residents. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-engagement-rules-for-new-residents David Gregory to Speak at Congress of Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/david-gregory-to-speak-at-congress-of-cities The National League of Cities is proud to announce David Gregory as the keynote speaker for the Saturday afternoon general session at the Congress of Cities and Exposition. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/david-gregory-to-speak-at-congress-of-cities NLC Offers Savings and Solutions for Your City http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-offers-savings-and-solutions-for-your-city The National League of Cities can help you save your city money and help your residents. NLC partners with carefully selected organizations to offer products, service and solutions that cities and towns of all sizes can use today. NLC’s business partner programs help meet your city's critical needs and stretch your city budget. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-offers-savings-and-solutions-for-your-city Reinventing Democracy through Participatory Budgeting http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/reinventing-democracy-through-participatory-budgeting Participatory budgeting is coming to the fore as one of the most promising ways to change the relationship between citizens and government, as part of a wave of new democratic innovations. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/reinventing-democracy-through-participatory-budgeting Federal Reserve Vote on Status of Municipal Bonds Is a Blow to Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/federal-reserve-vote-on-status-of-municipal-bonds-is-a-blow-to-cities Yesterday’s vote by the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to approve new liquidity standards on banks will reduce the appeal of municipal securities for banks to underwrite them and increase borrowing costs for state and local governments for desperately needed infrastructure projects. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/federal-reserve-vote-on-status-of-municipal-bonds-is-a-blow-to-cities September 5: Conference Call Update on the Last Weeks of Congress http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/september-5-conference-call-update-on-the-last-weeks-of-congress Join NLC's Executive Director Clarence Anthony for a conference call on Friday, September 5 at 1:00PM EDT to find out what cities can expect from Congress this fall. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/september-5-conference-call-update-on-the-last-weeks-of-congress NLC Capstone Partners Share Unique Perspectives on the Future of Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-capstone-partners-share-unique-perspectives-on-the-future-of-cities NLC Capstone Partners recently had the opportunity to address NLC’s Board of Directors, providing their organizational vision for the ‘Future of the Cities.' Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-capstone-partners-share-unique-perspectives-on-the-future-of-cities Member Spotlight: Councilman Jermaine Reed, Kansas City, Mo. http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/member-spotlight-councilman-jermaine-reed-kansas-city-mo In this member spotlight, Kansas City Councilman Jermaine Reed tells NLC that the future is bright for his city, "a future that is sustainable and has a thriving urban core – one that people want to live, work and play." Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/member-spotlight-councilman-jermaine-reed-kansas-city-mo Improving Public Safety and Youth Outcomes through Juvenile Assessment and Service Centers http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/improving-public-safety-and-youth-outcomes-through-juvenile-assessment-and-service-centers For youth accused of status offenses, diversion away from arrest and prosecution and into community-based services is more effective at improving public safety over the long-term. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/improving-public-safety-and-youth-outcomes-through-juvenile-assessment-and-service-centers 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 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 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