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The White House Briefs NLC on Key Initiatives; Economy, Jobs…

The White House Briefs NLC on Key Initiatives; Economy, Jobs…

WASHINGTON, DC – A group of city officials attending the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference visited the White House today for a dialogue with senior White House officials.  They discussed the ways cities and the [...]

National League of Cities’ Leadership Meets with President Obama.

National League of Cities’ Leadership Meets with President Obama.

WASHINGTON, DC —  The leadership of the National League of Cities (NLC) today (March,12 2012) met with President Obama at the White House as part of its annual legislative meeting – the Congressional City Conference.  The city [...]

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Honor City Programs for Encouraging and Promoting Cultural Diversity

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Honor City Programs for Encouraging and Promoting Cultural Diversity

WASHINGTON, DC — Five cities were honored this morning for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in communities.  The City Cultural Diversity Awards recognize city programs which encourage citizen involvement and enhance and show [...]

Wyoming Senator Michael Enzi to Speak to City Leaders About Protecting Local Revenues

WASHINGTON ,  DC —  Senator Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.) will speak with city leaders from across the country during the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference.  Enzi, a former mayor of Gillette, Wyo., is expected to share [...]

League of Cities Responds to Unemployment Numbers

League of Cities Responds to Unemployment Numbers

WASHINGTON, DC —  The following statement is from Ted Ellis, Mayor, Bluffton, Ind., and President of the National League of Cities, in response to the January 2012 unemployment numbers: “This morning’s unemployment numbers showed signs of improvement, [...]

EVENT SPOTLIGHT: City Officials to Discuss Economic Growth, Job Creation, Infrastructure Investment

EVENT SPOTLIGHT: City Officials to Discuss Economic Growth, Job Creation, Infrastructure Investment

WASHINGTON, DC – The National League of Cities (NLC) will hold its 2012 Congressional City Conference, March 10-14. The conference is NLC’s annual legislative meeting providing city leaders an opportunity to bring local concerns to their federal [...]

NLC Calls on Congress and the Administration to Get to Work

NLC Calls on Congress and the Administration to Get to Work

WASHINGTON, DC–Ted Ellis, President of the National League of Cities (NLC) and the mayor of Bluffton, Indiana, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union: “In an election year, there is [...]

“Big Seven” Associations Announce State and Local Legal Center Executive Director

WASHINGTON –The executive directors of the Big Seven state and local associations are pleased to announce Lisa Soronen as the new executive director of the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC). SLLC serves as a collective [...]

NLC & The Home Depot Foundation Launch Project to Support Veteran Housing

NLC & The Home Depot Foundation Launch Project to Support Veteran Housing

WASHINGTON,DC — The National League of Cities (NLC) and The Home Depot Foundation will launch a new effort to provide local officials with resources to assist in rehabilitating neighborhood-based housing for special needs populations, with a [...]

NLC Praises the President’s Choice for White House Domestic Policy Council

NLC Praises the President’s Choice for White House Domestic Policy Council

WASHINGTON, DC —  The following statement is from Ted Ellis, Mayor, Bluffton, Ind., and President of the National League of Cities, in response to Cecilia Munoz being named Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council: [...]

National League of Cities Testifies on Cost Effective Investments in Water Infrastructure

National League of Cities Testifies on Cost Effective Investments in Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC – Joe Reardon, Mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kan., and Wyandotte County, testified on behalf of the National League of Cities today before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee [...]

NLC Responds to Unemployment Numbers, Calls for Passage of Jobs Plan

NLC Responds to Unemployment Numbers, Calls for Passage of Jobs Plan

WASHINGTON,DC — The following is a statement from Ted Ellis, Mayor, Bluffton, Ind., and President of the National League of Cities, in response to the November unemployment numbers released this morning: “While showing improvement, the number [...]

Local Elected officials disturbed with cuts in community development…

Local Elected officials disturbed with cuts in community development…

WASHINGTON, DC. – Local government officials today are baffled by the short-sighted decision of Congress to cut the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as part of the Minibus Appropriations bill. CDBG is the largest federal [...]

National League of Cities Announces New Leadership President…

National League of Cities Announces New Leadership President…

PHOENIX , ARIZ —  The membership of the National League of Cities (NLC) named Ted Ellis, Mayor, Bluffton, Ind., to lead the organization as president for 2012. The organization also elevated Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale, [...]

Cities Cut Jobs and Infrastructure as Finances Continue to Weaken

Cities Cut Jobs and Infrastructure as Finances Continue to Weaken

WASHINGTON ,DC — The nation’s cities are cutting personnel and infrastructure projects as the economic downturn continues to take its toll on city finances.  That’s according to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 26th annual City [...]

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