Category: General

Local Governments Report Progress on Coronavirus Relief Funds, But Few Unobligated Dollars Remain for Cities and Towns Waiting for Aid

70 percent of relief funds have already been obligated, only 10 percent to local governments, leaving small communities behind. Despite recent assertions to the contrary, information provided by the Treasury Department coupled with the latest data from national organizations representing state and local governments show that an overwhelming majority of CARES Act funds allocated for

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Tyler Tech Partners in Support of Strong Cities

At Tyler Technologies, we’ve long believed that cities are essential. It is not even possible to envision life in America without cities and the local government agencies that keep them running. Right now, we are aware of the new and urgent challenges our cities face. From the recent need to pivot to remote operations, to uncertainties

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Q & A: NLC Officers Share Favorite Moments of City Summit and More

We are excited to announce that City Summit is going virtual! We asked our President, Councilman Joe Buscaino; First Vice President, Councilmember Kathy Maness; and Second Vice President, Mayor Vince Williams to reflect on past conferences and to look forward to the new and reimagined virtual City Summit 2020.  Q: How many City Summits have you attended?  JB: I have attended 8

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Gone Virtual: 2020 City Summit

It’s official! I’m excited to announce that the 2020 City Summit conference is going virtual!  The decision to go virtual with our largest event of the year was not taken lightly.  We have been closely monitoring the ever-changing situation throughout the country, keeping track of state and local guidance, and most importantly, keeping the health and safety

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Learn How New Bedford Expands Delivery of Meals to Residents During COVID-19

A coastal city located 60 miles south of Boston,  New Bedford, Massachusetts, was world-famous in the 19th century for the fleets of whaling ships sailing out of its port. It is home to about 95,000 people, 15 percent of whom are age 65 or older.  New Bedford joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities 

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Homelessness, Health, and At-Risk Populations During COVID-19

The post is a part of the Housing is Health series which aims to foster dialogue that considers health across housing-related policy areas, centered around health equity, and highlights best practices and lessons learned by cities and for cities.   The link between homelessness and health is not always addressed intentionally. We know that the

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How Albuquerque Showed Resilience to COVID-19

Mayor Tim Keller was ready to admit the privilege his own family had when the novel coronavirus hit his hometown, Albuquerque. In his own words, “We have luxuries that not everyone has; like Liz can work from home and we have lots of support for our kids. This has driven us to build a stronger safety

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America’s Mayors Respond to the Lack of Local Aid in Senate Relief Package

Less than 24 hours after the Senate released the HEALS Act, the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors hosted a joint virtual press conference with mayors from across the country to share their ongoing reality in the wake of  the draft coronavirus relief package, which included no direct aid for state

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How Maine Ensures Access to Healthy Food

Maine is the nation’s most rural state, and like most communities there Bowdoinham is small (population: 3,000) with many older residents (median age 43.7). Bowdoin College is located just south in Brunswick.  Bowdoinham joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2015 and named its local initiative  Age-Friendly Bowdoinham.   The Challenge  “During the first few weeks

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Cities Will Need to Address Basic Needs for Postsecondary Students

As the nation suffers through the COVID-19 pandemic and hears the cries for racial justice, municipal leaders are forced to think through solutions to the racial disparity questions about economically stable and mobile populations. One potential solution to is work towards getting more residents employed in jobs that pay family-sustaining wages and on a career

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