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CitiesSpeak provides local leaders with peer-to-peer experiences, tips, resources, and how-to’s that can help make them most effective in how to lead America’s cities, towns, and villages forward.

CitiesSpeak Podcast

NLC’s new podcast, CitiesSpeak with Clarence Anthony, gives listeners an insider’s view of what local leadership in America means today. Subscribe today!

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Federal Advocacy Update

Bi-weekly newsletter for the latest Capitol Hill updates and analysis

Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Newsletter

Quarterly newsletter for leaders who want the trainings and tools needed to help residents from all backgrounds thrive

Institute for Youth, Education, and Families Newsletter

Monthly newsletter for the latest work cities are doing to improve the lives of young children and families

Early Childhood Success Newsletter

See how other cities are supporting the critical early development of kids in their communities

City of Justice Newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest work cities are doing across the country to support justice reform and public safety

Cities of Opportunity

Monthly newsletter for leaders who want to advance equity and wellbeing and address the root causes of poor health

Local Democracy Initiative

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