News interview photo
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NLC News

Jan 13
Leading Together
Leading Together
  • Federal

Washington, DC – Today, Pete Buttigieg, presidential candidate and Mayor of South Bend, Ind., announced his commitment to the Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda. Leading Together is the formative, nonpartisan platform from the National League of Cities that seeks to address the issues that keep America’s residents and local elected leaders up at night.

“Commitment to the 2020 Cities…

Jan 06
member council meeting
member council meeting
  • Advisory Board

The National League of Cities has elected new leaders for its Member Councils, which represents the variety of communities that make up NLC membership. Individuals were elected during the 2019 City Summit conference in San Antonio, Texas.

“Our Councils are an important part of how NLC ensures that we are representing the diversity of our cities, towns, and villages,” said NLC President…

Dec 16
Constituency Group Census panel
Constituency Group Census panel
  • Leadership & Management

The National League of Cities has elected new leaders for its caucuses focused on Black, Latino, women, Asian, and LGBTQ communities. The elected officials will lead NLC’s five constituency groups: the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO), Women in Municipal Government (WIMG),  Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO),…

Dec 16
NLC Members at City Summit
NLC Members at City Summit
  • Partnerships

The National League of Cities (NLC), the nation’s largest membership and advocacy organization for local elected officials, and Sister Cities International, a nonprofit focused on creating global relationships have agreed to a new partnership that will improve relations and networking between the two organizations and enhance benefits for their respective members. 

“The National League…

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…