Author: Meridith St. Jean

3 Reasons To Get To Birmingham for the NBC-LEO Conference

Every year, the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) brings together city leaders from across the country to build leadership skills and create close connections with fellow local elected leaders. Here are three crucial reasons why you’ve got to make it to Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama to attend this year’s event: Learn and

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

“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 New York City Council, opened up the inaugural City Council Presidents, Speakers and Chairpersons convening in New York City on April 28 with

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A New President. A New Congress. Why You Need to Make it to CCC This Year.

Washington is a-changin’. No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, 2017 will usher in major changes in Washington with a new President, new Administration, and new Congress. Hear from and meet members of the new Administration and better understand the priorities for the President’s first 100 days in office, especially from

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Snapshot: Helping City Leaders Act on Behalf of Youth, Children and Families

From juvenile justice reform to linking post-secondary education to workforce success, the various teams and experts at NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families have helped city leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth and families in their communities. Here’s a snapshot of the work we’ve done in 2016, in no particular order.  New NLC Task

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What the Top Regulatory Challenges of 2017 Will Look Like

Nearly 300 government technologists were recently surveyed about the biggest issues they anticipate facing in 2017. Notably, more than half of the survey participants said their primary concerns were around the regulation of marijuana and the sharing economy. Presidential politics has the tendency to drown out all other electoral storylines. If you’re in need of proof,

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4 Reasons Why NLC Is Moving to a New Building – And What It Means for Cities

The National League of Cities is relocating from its Pennsylvania Ave. headquarters to 660 North Capitol Street in Washington, D.C. Here’s why that matters. Location matters. It determines your neighbors, your amenities, your children’s schools – and, if you’re a business, your workforce. Residents and businesses rely on their community to provide critical public infrastructure,

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