Pittsburgh City Summit conference
Pittsburgh City Summit conference

Leadership & Management

As local leaders progress through the stages of their roles in local government, we offer the resources and training to help them maximize their effectiveness in this position.

Leadership & Management subtopics:

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  • CitiesSpeak

Can President Trump cancel President Obama’s “unconstitutional” executive orders?

Former President Barack Obama, like most of the presidents that recently preceded him, issued about 300 executive orders. While on…

photo - President Obama signs an executive order
photo - President Obama signs an executive order
  • CitiesSpeak

Throughout the civil rights movement, housing was inextricably linked to the call for equality. But also tied to the movement was the recognition of a need to serve.

As the nation pauses to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King…

MLK
MLK
  • Case Studies & Practices

Each year, mayors, council presidents, and city managers deliver State of the City speeches. These speeches can increase transparency and help local leaders connect with constituents, network with local business, and tout their accomplishments to…

Mayor Peduto image
Mayor Peduto image
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“As mayors, we are all first responders. A smart resilience strategy can mitigate impacts and speed recovery time in the event that our buildings and infrastructure are compromised – making our cities safer for our residents…

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city
  • Case Studies & Practices
Summary

Family League of Baltimore provides the Baltimore School Climate Collaborative staffing support and facilitation resources to ensure successful implementation of their strategic plan. In addition, Family League plays a critical role in…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the goals of the program?

During January 2015, the City of Tallahassee moved to adopt a new set of guidelines concerning how and when questions of criminal history and criminal background checks will be conducted with regard…

  • CitiesSpeak

A quick look at some of the sessions, workshops & seminars held at last week’s national conference that helped attendees further their skills as city leaders.

Workshops, Sessions & Panels

Mayors’…

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group of students
  • CitiesSpeak

Getting involved with an NLC committee, council or constituency group gives city leaders an edge when it comes to knowing the best practices – and the right people – they need to get the job done for their constituents.…

nlc group
nlc group
  • Press Release

PITTSBURGH — November 19, 2016 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2017 leadership and board of directors at its annual City Summit in Pittsburgh. The membership elected Councilmember Matt Zone of Cleveland to serve as NLC's…

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One mayor’s dynamic, collaborative management model essentially saved a U.S. manufacturing city – Lansing, Michigan – using public-private partnerships. Here’s how it was done.

This is a guest post. The post was co-…

Lansing Michigan
Lansing Michigan