Tag: Congressional City Conference

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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Fighting for Local Government Priorities on Capitol Hill

NLC is laying the groundwork for Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, which takes place on March 15 during NLC’s Congressional City Conference. More than 250 meetings have been arranged for local officials to speak with their Congressional representatives about city priorities. This post was co-authored by Michael Wallace and Ashley Smith. Thousands of local officials will

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Big Ideas for Small Cities: 6 Mayors Discuss How to Get Creative on a Budget

Union City, Ga., Mayor Vince Williams at the Congressional City Conference Big Ideas for Small Cities event on Sunday, March 8, 2015. (Jason Dixson) In a large city, implementing a creative idea doesn’t necessarily mean choosing between innovation and laying off a police officer. Smaller cities, on the other hand, have a significant challenge when

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What President Obama’s New TechHire Initiative Can Do For Cities

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re the mayor of a big city or a small town – you understand that the economy is dynamic now, and you can’t just stand still; you can’t rest on your laurels.” – President Barack Obama At NLC’s Congressional City Conference on Monday, President Obama addressed an enthusiastic crowd of over

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Why We Host the Congressional City Conference in March

Colorful rowhouses near the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest D.C. (Getty Images) We host our annual Congressional City Conference in March for a number of reasons. Most importantly, March is when Congressional action begins to take place. Before March, new members are likely to still be figuring out the ropes; after March, you’ll find that many

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Just Announced: Chuck Todd, Donna Brazile, Ed Gillespie and Mignon Clyburn to Speak at 2015 Congressional City Conference

We couldn’t be more proud to host these distinguished speakers at our annual Congressional City Conference in March. Clockwise from top left: Chuck Todd, Donna Brazile, Ed Gillespie and Mignon Clyburn. Meet the Press host Chuck Todd will join a stellar lineup of keynote speakers at the National League of Cities’ 2015 Congressional City Conference.

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5 ways to Connect City Hall to Capitol Hill at the Congressional City Conference

NLC’s annual Congressional City Conference is taking place in our nation’s capital from March 8th through the 12th this year. This event is an opportunity to network and share best practices with  over 2,000 local and appointed city officials. It’s also the only event that brings representatives from across local governments together to advocate for a

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The Opportunities and Challenges of Our Withdrawal from Afghanistan

During the State of the Union address last night, NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers joined First Lady Michelle Obama in the gallery, a clear recognition of the vital role that cities play in strengthening our nation. Among the many topics covered, the President announced his intention to withdraw approximately 34,000 American troops from Afghanistan in the

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