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NLC News

Nov 14
Waste management
Waste management
  • Environment & Sustainability

WASHINGTON — November 15, 2018 — To improve municipal waste management practices, boost local green jobs and help address climate change, the National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with Starbucks, today released Recycling Reimagined, a new action guide designed for city leaders. Released on America Recycles Day, the action guide provides cities the tools they need to establish a…

Nov 13
Mayor Bowser
Mayor Bowser
  • Housing

WASHINGTON — November 13, 2018 — Today the National League of Cities (NLC) announced the creation of a national task force to address how communities can better respond to the growing challenge of housing availability, affordability, investment and quality. The National League of Cities Task Force on Housing is being created under the leadership of NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of…

Nov 10
Service to Cities photo
Service to Cities photo
Nov 10
Karen Freeman-Wilson
Karen Freeman-Wilson
  • Leadership & Management

LOS ANGELES — November 10, 2019 — Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana, was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the 2018 City Summit in Los Angeles. Freeman-Wilson, who will serve a one-year term as president of the nation’s largest and most representative membership and advocacy organization for cities and their leaders, will focus her presidential…

Nov 10
NLC Officers
NLC Officers
  • City Government

LOS ANGELES — November 10, 2019 — Today at the 2018 City Summit in Los Angeles, the National League of Cities (NLC) elected the organization’s 2019 leadership and board of directors. NLC’s officers and leaders provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance and membership activities throughout the year. NLC is the largest and most representative organization for…

Nov 09
  • Infrastructure
  • Partnerships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2018

National League of Cities Honors Clear Channel Outdoor with “Service to Cities Award” for Transportation Infrastructure Support

Municipal Leaders Recognize Company’s Use of Digital Billboards to Raise Awareness of the Rebuild With Us Campaign

LOS ANGELES – November 12,…

Nov 09
City innovation ecosystem
City innovation ecosystem
  • Innovation
  • STEM

Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) is announcing $100 million in local partnerships to expand America’s innovation economy. These investments come at a critical time when there is a growing need for resources to create startups and train the next generation of science and engineering talent in communities across America. Currently, 80 percent of venture capital goes to just five…

Nov 09
Veteran housing
Veteran housing
  • Housing
  • Veterans Homelessness

LOS ANGELES — November 9, 2018 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC), thanks to support from The Home Depot Foundation, released a major study indicating that cities can most effectively meet the housing needs of seniors by focusing on veterans first. Data from “Veterans First: An Approach to Meet the Housing Needs of Seniors” reveal that helping aging and disabled veterans stay in…

Nov 08
Thousand Oaks, California
Thousand Oaks, California
  • Federal
  • Violence

Los Angeles — The following statement may be attributed to National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, and League of California Cities President Jan Arbuckle, councilmember of Grass Valley, California:

“We are deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred last night at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks,…

Nov 07
Mural celebrating universal basic income in Stockton, Calif.
Mural celebrating universal basic income in Stockton, Calif.
  • Equity

LOS ANGELES — November 8, 2018 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Stanford Basic Income Lab (BIL) released the first-ever definitive guide for piloting universal basic income (UBI) in cities. The toolkit, entitled “Basic Income in Cities,” is meant to serve as a guide to cities considering piloting UBI, highlighting the history of UBI from the 18th century to present as well…