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  • CitiesSpeak

At an uncertain time for federal transportation policy, local elected officials across the country are rolling up their sleeves and adopting a “do it yourself” ethos — and the result is often surprising.

This is…

photo - All Transportation Is Local
photo - All Transportation Is Local
  • CitiesSpeak

Our annual analysis of mayoral State of the City addresses shows that cities are increasingly focusing on workforce and small business development through an equity lens. Here’s how several mayors from around the country…

photo - Economic Priorities at City Hall: Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Equity
photo - Economic Priorities at City Hall: Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Equity
  • CitiesSpeak

While President Trump sent a signal that the United States is unwilling to lead in the fight against climate change, it's local governments that have committed to action.

This post was co-authored by Christiana…

photo - On Climate, Local Action Trumps National Rhetoric
photo - On Climate, Local Action Trumps National Rhetoric
  • Press Release
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WASHINGTON — After the heartbreaking news that Shelley Simonton, former executive director of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, passed away last week, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director…

Cheyenne, Wyoming
Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • CitiesSpeak

With local education budgets under threat nationwide, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney explains how the community schools model helps more students succeed in and out of the classroom even when school districts are…

photo - Community Schools Serve Students and Families Better
photo - Community Schools Serve Students and Families Better
  • CitiesSpeak

City leaders and the private sector must collaborate for our cities to succeed. NLC’s Capstone Leaders Forum brought together public- and private-sector thought leaders to discuss issues ranging from addressing the…

photo - From Public to Private: Building Bridges at the NLC Capstone Leaders Forum
photo - From Public to Private: Building Bridges at the NLC Capstone Leaders Forum
  • Press Release

Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state…

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SOTC Banner Image
  • CitiesSpeak

Former Mayor Mike Nelson reveals how city leaders can make policy problems relevant to their constituents and shares four concrete guidelines local officials can use when preparing a public speech on just about any topic…

photo - One Former Mayor Explains How to Deliver an Effective State of the City Address
photo - One Former Mayor Explains How to Deliver an Effective State of the City Address
How do the greatest cities succeed?

Find out on July 10–11 when The New York Times convenes the world’s foremost industry experts, policymakers, developers, creative visionaries, entrepreneurs and others at Cities for…

  • CitiesSpeak

“We created this convening because we wanted to inspire each other,” said NLC Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony. “Looking around the room, I’m confident that we did.”

Melissa Mark-Vivitero, speaker of the…

photo - Infrastructure, Equity and Leadership: Takeaways From the Inaugural City Council Presidents Convening
photo - Infrastructure, Equity and Leadership: Takeaways From the Inaugural City Council Presidents Convening