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Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state…

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  • Research Report

The State of the City speech is a reflection of the mayor’s priorities as well as the city’s accomplishments, challenges and roadmap for the future.

National League of Cities’ annual State of the Cities report is a content analysis of…

State of the Cities 2017
State of the Cities 2017
  • CitiesSpeak

Former Mayor Mike Nelson reveals how city leaders can make policy problems relevant to their constituents and shares four concrete guidelines local officials can use when preparing a public speech on just about any topic…

photo - One Former Mayor Explains How to Deliver an Effective State of the City Address
photo - One Former Mayor Explains How to Deliver an Effective State of the City Address
  • CitiesSpeak

“We created this convening because we wanted to inspire each other,” said NLC Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony. “Looking around the room, I’m confident that we did.”

Melissa Mark-Vivitero, speaker of the…

photo - Infrastructure, Equity and Leadership: Takeaways From the Inaugural City Council Presidents Convening
photo - Infrastructure, Equity and Leadership: Takeaways From the Inaugural City Council Presidents Convening
  • CitiesSpeak

Innovation does not diminish the need for an effective regulatory framework — but does government have the right strategies and tools to effectively engage a deluge of emerging technologies and citizen entrepreneurs? As…

photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
  • Convening

As the national political landscape undergoes vast shifts, local leaders remain laser focused on the unique needs of their communities. But how have these priorities evolved over time?

Join National League of Cities and mayors from across…

State of the Cities
State of the Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

Now is the time to create a fair, sound and economically-stimulating tax code that allows cities to thrive — but the administration's new plan raises major concerns for local governments nationwide.

This week,…

photo - Tax Reform: Growing the Economy Starts with Cities
photo - Tax Reform: Growing the Economy Starts with Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC Research Director Christy McFarland discusses how state preemption of local authority may be adding to the gender wage gap.

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Tuesday – dubbed…

photo - Cities Are Fighting to Close the Pay Gap – But States Are Standing in the Way
photo - Cities Are Fighting to Close the Pay Gap – But States Are Standing in the Way