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Communications

Strong communication with constituents and stakeholders is essential to an informed and trusting public. A well-rounded communications program covering media relations, constituent relations, social media and more can make local government stronger. We offer resources and ideas for all areas of communications, including overall community branding and strategy.

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  • CitiesSpeak

"It can seem tempting to default on the side of industry in the hopes of spurring innovation, but obviously you cannot prioritize the needs of one entity or company over those of all the other actors in the room – namely…

photo - Meet Your City Technology and Communications Advocate
photo - Meet Your City Technology and Communications Advocate
  • CitiesSpeak

As we close out 2016, one of the most visible legacies of the year for the National League of Cities is the change in how people see and experience us. And I mean “see” very literally.

In the same week we went from this:    

to…

  • CitiesSpeak

Driven by a singular focus on enhancing your membership experience, our new membership model is divided into regions. Meet your new Member Services and Engagement team and see what they can do by focusing on the specific needs of your community…

Regional Map
Regional Map
  • CitiesSpeak

Throughout 2016, NLC’s Center for City Solutions and Applied Research presented and spoke on a wide range of city topics to audiences from San Francisco to Shanghai and everywhere in between – making sure that, wherever possible, city voices are…

City Summit 2016
City Summit 2016
  • CitiesSpeak

This year saw a number of posts that reached thousands of readers and were shared widely on social media. Here are the top five, in no particular order.

7 Ways City Leaders Can Address Racial Inequities
City leaders must…

City hall image
City hall image
  • CitiesSpeak

A full roundup of the National League of Cities' 2016 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., March 5-9, 2016.

The 2016 Congressional City Conference in Photos from nlceditor

All photos by Jason Dixson. Can't…

  • News Announcement
  • Press Release

Good listening skills are a common trait found among great leaders.

We have a rich legacy of leaders who traveled great distances to hear the voices of the voiceless. We think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.…

MLK
MLK
  • Press Release

NASHVILLE, TENN.—Joplin, Mo. Councilmember and former Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. Colbert-Kean,…

  • Press Release

We're just days away from the big show in Music City: the 2015 National League of Cities Congress of Cities & Exposition, Nov. 4-7 in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville is turning up the volume, bringing up the lights, and setting the stage…

  • Press Release

Nashville is known as Music City, the Silicon Valley of Health Care and one of America's top destinations for tourists and business travelers. These major industries are big employers and economic drivers for the city. As host of the 2015 NLC…

Press Release
Press Release