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NLC News

Nov 25
Service to Cities Award
Service to Cities Award
  • Partnerships

The National League of Cities presented its 2019 Service to Cities award to the Kresge Foundation and HomeServe for outstanding work helping cities, towns, and villages respond to needs for underserved populations. The awards recognize the philanthropy and corporate social responsibility of these two organizations in building stronger and more resilient communities.

“Local government…

Nov 25
NLC 2020 Officers
NLC 2020 Officers
  • Advisory Board

 

WASHINGTON, DC - Los Angeles Councilmember Joe Buscaino has been elected president of the National League of Cities, the nation’s largest membership and advocacy organization for local elected officials, at the 2019 City Summit in San Antonio. Buscaino will serve a one-year term focused on innovation, homelessness, and collaborative partnerships with federal leaders.

“I am…

Nov 21
Mayor Eric Garcetti
Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Federal

WASHINGTON – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC), the voice of American cities, towns and villages, representing more than 200 million people across the country, unveiled a bold agenda to address the issues that keep America’s residents and local elected leaders up at night. NLC’s Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda, presented by Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, California provides a…

Oct 30
San Antonio Councilmember Ana Sandoval
San Antonio Councilmember Ana Sandoval
  • Health & Wellness
  • Youth & Family

WASHINGTON—Today the National League of Cities, Arnold Ventures and the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill showcasing innovative local on-the-ground strategies to address mental health, substance use, and homelessness. The convening urged the federal government to play an active role in ensuring cities have direct and flexible funding for emergency…

Oct 26
Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
  • City Government
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Taxation

WASHINGTON – October 28, 2019 – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released its annual report, “City Fiscal Conditions,” at an event in Washington. The report, which analyzed survey results and fiscal data from over 500 cities, finds increasing fiscal uncertainty and trends similar to those that emerged at the start of previous economic downturns.

Key findings from this year’s…

Oct 21
Mayor Suarez
Mayor Suarez
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — October 21 – Local elected officials from across the country, in partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC), have formed a 2020 Presidential Election Task Force.

"Local leaders have a major role to play in the Presidential election next November," said NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana. "We have a pulse on the most pressing issues facing…

Oct 18
Lights On Afterschool
Lights On Afterschool
  • Afterschool

This month, on October 24, NLC is partnering with the Afterschool Alliance to celebrate Lights On Afterschool Day, a nationwide event that celebrates afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs. This year marks the 20th annual celebration, and NLC…

Oct 18
Gary Indiana mayor and NLC president Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson
Gary Indiana mayor and NLC president Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson
  • Leadership & Management

NLC President and Gary, Indiana, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has appointed a 14-member nominating committee that will be responsible for recommending a slate of officers and board members to lead NLC in 2020. These leaders will be elected during the Annual Business Meeting at City Summit in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

NLC Past President and Cleveland, Ohio,…

Sep 10
Children Playing Tennis
Children Playing Tennis
  • Education

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the National League Cities (NLC) have announced today that they have joined forces in a pilot initiative to promote children’s physical activity while developing social-emotional skills that will last through their lifetimes. 

Under the pilot program, three cities will incorporate quality tennis instruction based on USTA’s Net Generation…

Aug 07
congested street
congested street
  • Infrastructure
  • Transportation

WASHINGTON — August 7, 2019 — Solving the growing infrastructure crisis is a priority for American cities, towns and villages. Communities are counting on every level of government to work together, increase investment opportunities and most of all, drive forward innovative solutions. To explore new city-led solutions, the National League of Cities (NLC) has released a new guide, “Making Space…