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  • 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
  • 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
  • CitiesSpeak

Innovation does not diminish the need for an effective regulatory framework — but does government have the right strategies and tools to effectively engage a deluge of emerging technologies and citizen entrepreneurs? As…

photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
  • Convening

As the national political landscape undergoes vast shifts, local leaders remain laser focused on the unique needs of their communities. But how have these priorities evolved over time?

Join National League of Cities and mayors from across…

State of the Cities
State of the Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

Now is the time to create a fair, sound and economically-stimulating tax code that allows cities to thrive — but the administration's new plan raises major concerns for local governments nationwide.

This week,…

photo - Tax Reform: Growing the Economy Starts with Cities
photo - Tax Reform: Growing the Economy Starts with Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC Research Director Christy McFarland discusses how state preemption of local authority may be adding to the gender wage gap.

The full version of this post can be found on Route Fifty.

Tuesday – dubbed…

photo - Cities Are Fighting to Close the Pay Gap – But States Are Standing in the Way
photo - Cities Are Fighting to Close the Pay Gap – But States Are Standing in the Way
  • CitiesSpeak

Following a boycott campaign that spanned from PayPal to Deutsche Bank to the NBA, the state of North Carolina repealed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — better known as HB2 or the “Bathroom Bill.” Victory for the law’s opponents…

Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – The National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized six cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities. Presented at the 2017 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., the…

Award Recipients
Award Recipients
  • Issue Brief

NLC President Matt Zone launched the Economic Mobility and Opportunity Task Force when he took office in November to pursue a three-pronged strategy over the next year that will include municipal engagement and peer…

photo - Local Action Challenge for Economic Mobility and Opportunity
photo - Local Action Challenge for Economic Mobility and Opportunity