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May 2024: NLC Centennial Roadshow, Infrastructure Week, and National Opioid Settlement Dashboard

In May 2024, NLC traveled across the country for the Centennial Roadshow, celebrated Infrastructure Week, and launched the National Opioid Settlement Dashboard.


April 2024: Sustainability, Justice, and Leadership Advice

BONUS: Celebrate NLC’s Centennial and issue a proclamation proclaiming May 2024 National Cities, Towns and Villages Month

NLC recognizes Earth Month and Second Chances Month, followed by reflection on how U.S. Presidents found time to rest and recharge during an interview with Congressional City Conference Keynote Speaker, Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

BONUS: Cities, Towns and Villages are invited to celebrate NLC’s Centennial with a proclamation declaring May 2024 to be National Cities Towns and Villages month. Learn more and sign up at NLC100.org.


March 2024: Women’s History, Congressional City Conference and the Centennial Roadshow

NLC celebrates Women’s History Month featuring a video message from Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Constituency group, a record-breaking Congressional City Conference and the Centennial Roadshow kicks off with a visit to NLC’s Birthplace in Lawrence, Kansas.


February 2024: Black History Month, NLC’s Voice in Congress, and D.C. Lights Up for the Centennial

NLC celebrates Black History Month featuring a reflection from College Park, MD Mayor Pro Tem and NBC-LEO President Denise Mitchell, advocating on Capitol Hill, and continuing its centennial celebration.