National League of Cities

NLC REPORT: National Resource for Municipal DEI Efforts: ICMA Equity & Inclusion Toolkit

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is an association representing professionals working in local government management. To support member engagement on issues related to equity, systemic racism, and social justice, ICMA develops and promotes programs and initiatives in all areas of service delivery, hiring practices, leadership development, community engagement, and workplace culture.

NLC REPORT: An Overview of Homeless Encampments for City Leaders

The information contained in this article is not intended as legal advice and may no longer be accurate due to changes in the law. Consult NHMA’s legal services or your municipal attorney.

NLC REPORT: National State of the Cities Report

Despite immense challenges municipal governments have faced in the last two years, the state of America’s cities is strong, according to the National League of Cities’ 2022 State of the Cities report, released in June.

NLC REPORT: Leaders Who Authentically Embrace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Believe These 8 Things

Everywhere you turn, organizations are posting diversity statements on their websites and hiring leaders to oversee diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. But “diversity, equity and inclusion” (DE&I) is not a corporate buzz phrase or leadership trend; it represents the non-negotiable pillars on which strong cultures must be built. Here are eight things that leaders who authentically embrace diversity, equity and inclusion believe.

NATIONAL CIVIC LEAGUE: Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation

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NLC REPORT: How to Spend ARPA Funds With an Equity Lens

With the arrival of American Rescue Plan Act funding, local leaders are looking at resource allocation through the lens of equity. Instead of limiting the focus to a single department or coordinator, they are taking a broader view, gathering community input and data before they make decisions about where the funds will go.

NLC REPORT: NLC’s Message to Congress: Cities are Ready to Rebuild

As Congress and the new Administration prepare to follow the emergency relief of the American Rescue Plan with an economic Recovery Plan to restore economic security to our nation, the National League of Cities (NLC) released seven key goals for Congress and the Administration to work together with cities, towns and villages on as they advance this next critical step of legislation.

National League of Cities Release New Report Offering Practical Strategies for a Stronger Local Democracy

The National League of Cities (NLC) recently released a new report, Planning for Stronger Local Democracy:  A Field Guide for Local Officials, responding to the challenges of governing democratically. This tool kit, made possible with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, is designed to assist officials in strengthening local democracy by cultivating transparency and inclusivity with citizens and key allies with shared responsibilities and mutual accountability for addressing and solving problems.