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Articles

Read the latest articles to stay well informed and up-to-date around current hot topics such as COVID-19, Race & Equity, Intergovernmental Relations, and so much more.

Briefs
Guides

Guides

View and download our resource guides to learn how to better your local city, town, or village. Ranging from the economic workforce to early childhood success, local leaders can find exactly what they need.

Reports

Reports

Each year, NLC releases critical reports such as the 2020 State of the Cities or City Fiscal Conditions report which aid local leaders in understanding what is happening in local communities across the nation.

Toolkits

Toolkits

Toolkits are great quick resources for local leaders and city staff to get a better understanding in how to address the needs of your local community.

NLC University

NLC University (NLCU) delivers real-world solutions – and innovative new approaches – to the challenge’s city leaders face every day.

NLCU is the collaborative executive education and leadership development initiative developed by the National League of Cities to help municipal leaders – both elected and appointed – build the skills they need to better govern, serve, and advocate for their communities.

Focused on skill and knowledge exchange, NLCU brings leading national experts and practitioners to local leaders to support, coach and inform local solutions.

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Online Community & Discussion Groups

NLC’s dynamic online discussion groups allow you to build community, communicate with like-minded people, and collaborate with your peers. They’re your place for knowledge exchange, content curation, and idea incubation.

Become a member and start networking with fellow local leaders and build connections today.