WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities (NLC) today launched an updated and expanded website to better connect city leaders with the information and programs needed to address their cities' challenges. Located at www.nlc.org, the site is a critical tool for the organization that will be used to deepen the connection between NLC, its members and the public, while making it easier for the visitors to tap into the expertise and knowledge NLC has to offer.
"We encourage visitors to the site to take a few minutes and explore the extensive content we have for and about cities," said NLC Executive Director Donald J. Borut. "Whether it's the latest news about how cities are faring in these difficult economic times, or a new guide for how to promote civility and effective problem solving in communities, NLC's goal is to present the pressing information city leaders need."
NLC's website offers three main navigation choices offering ways city leaders can take action : Influence Federal Policy, Find City Solutions and Build Skills and Networks.
The Influence Federal Policy section of the site offers expanded background information and resources on key federal issues including efforts to preserve Community Development Block Grant funding for cities, a priority issue for NLC. The site offers biweekly updates providing timely information about federal legislative, regulatory and legal developments impacting local governments.
Find City Solutions highlights two key areas of NLC programming: the Center for Research and Innovation and the Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. Content is organized by issue area, including top priorities for cities from infrastructure to community wellness, from economic development to education. This section also highlights NLC's Enterprise Programs, which offer products and services that provide value-added solutions and time and cost savings to cities.
Through its Build Skills and Networks area, the site features links to NLC's education and training offerings including the annual conferences, the Leadership Training Institute, webinars and audio conferences. The section also highlights NLC's committees, councils, constituency groups and peer networking groups and links to NLC's many resources, publications and technical assistance programs.
The National League of Cities is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.