Category: 2017 Congressional City Conference blog series

Five Issues Tackled by Youth Delegates at the Congressional City Conference

The delegates designed their own sessions focused on leadership and skill development, developed strategies to solve problems in their communities, and learned the importance of advocacy at all levels of government. This is the fifth post in a series highlighting NLC’s 2017 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., March 11-15. Youth delegates from 37 cities

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Videos from the 2017 Congressional City Conference

This is the fourth post in a series highlighting NLC’s 2017 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., March 11-15. More than 2,400 of the nation’s city officials united in Washington, D.C. this week for NLC’s annual Congressional City Conference. Whether they were first-timers or thirty-year veterans, this video provided everything they needed to know to

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How Your City Can Boost Economic Mobility and Opportunity

Highlighting practical and accessible steps city leaders can take to help individuals and families meet their basic needs and move up the economic ladder, NLC President Matt Zone challenges every NLC member city to take action and sign a pledge to increase economic mobility and opportunity for their residents in 2017. This is the third

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Now Is the Time for City Leaders to Engage with NLC

With the recent potential for cuts to funding for cities, getting involved with NLC’s constituency groups, committees and councils 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. This is the second post in a

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NLC University Seminars Prepare City Leaders for an Uncertain Future

Annually, city leaders from across the nation convene in Washington, D.C. for NLC’s Congressional City Conference. Coupled with traditional conference programming, NLC University is hosting a series of pre-conference seminars designed to prepare city leaders for the road ahead. This post was co-authored by Chris Abbott and Laura Lanford. It is the first post in

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