Pittsburgh City Summit conference
Pittsburgh City Summit conference

Leadership & Management

As local leaders progress through the stages of their roles in local government, we offer the resources and training to help them maximize their effectiveness in this position.

Leadership & Management subtopics:

Recent

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 20, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) welcomes Irma Esparza Diggs as senior executive and director of the organization’s federal advocacy. In her role, Diggs will assist in developing NLC’s federal policy priorities…

photo - Irma Esparza Diggs
photo - Irma Esparza Diggs
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – The National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized six cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities. Presented at the 2017 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., the…

Award Recipients
Award Recipients
  • CitiesSpeak

National League of Cities President Matt Zone challenges every NLC member city to take action to increase economic mobility and opportunity for their residents in 2017.

This is the third post in a series…

photo - How Your City Can Boost Economic Mobility and Opportunity
photo - How Your City Can Boost Economic Mobility and Opportunity
  • CitiesSpeak

With the recent potential for cuts to funding for cities, getting involved with NLC's constituency groups, committees and councils gives city leaders an edge when it comes to knowing the best practices – and the right…

photo - Now Is the Time for City Leaders to Engage with NLC
photo - Now Is the Time for City Leaders to Engage with NLC
  • CitiesSpeak

Annually, city leaders from across the nation convene in Washington, D.C. for NLC's Congressional City Conference. Coupled with traditional conference programming, NLC University is hosting a series of pre-conference…

photo - NLC University Seminars Prepare City Leaders for an Uncertain Future
photo - NLC University Seminars Prepare City Leaders for an Uncertain Future
  • Research Report

In order for cities – large and small, urban, suburban and rural – to be globally competitive and attractive to businesses and families alike, more of their residents must pursue and successfully obtain postsecondary degrees and credentials.…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Communities across the country are integrating smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development approaches to design and build healthy, sustainable, and inclusive neighborhoods.  These diverse communities and many others are finding…

  • CitiesSpeak

The Intersector Project's Neil Britto offers a number of resources to help local officials cope with declining budgets, a changing public-private partnership arena, and the inadequacy of a single-sector approach to…

photo - Cross-sector Collaboration is a Critical Tool for City Leaders
photo - Cross-sector Collaboration is a Critical Tool for City Leaders
  • CitiesSpeak

The participants in NLC's Equitable Economic Development (EED) Fellowship are tackling unemployment, low income levels, and workforce-related issues in their communities – but each city is employing different tactics.…

photo - How Six Cities Are Pursuing Equity and Innovation in Economic Development
photo - How Six Cities Are Pursuing Equity and Innovation in Economic Development
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities across the country are thinking of new ways to use resources and community assets to strengthen their response to numerous challenges presented by the on-going impacts of climate change and sea-level rise.

photo - Mayors Continue to Forge a Path Towards Greater Urban Resilience
photo - Mayors Continue to Forge a Path Towards Greater Urban Resilience