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How to tap NLC's network of resources.

Here are some of the knowledge resources that the National League of Cities makes available to its member cities.

Share great ideas by networking with other officials who have similar interests at NLC meetings and online through our:

* Annual Congress of Cities and Exposition

* CityFutures Panels

* Constituency Groups

* Council on Youth, Education, and Families

* Directory of City Policy Officials

* E-mail Groups

* International Council

* Issue-Specific Member Networks

* Leadership Training Council

* Member Councils

* Policy and Advocacy Committees

Solve problems by accessing a wealth of information about issues that matter to your community through:

* Action Kits, Tool Kits, and Action Guides

* Annual Congress of Cities and Exposition

* Audioconferences

* City Practice Resources

* Conference Workshops

* Institute for Youth, Education, and Families

* Mobile Workshops Highlighting City Programs

* Nation's Cities Weekly newspaper

* NLC TV--our Internet TV channel

* NLC Staff, Associate Members and Corporate Partners

* NLC Website

* Surveys and Research Reports

* Technical Assistance Projects

* Webcasts and Web Seminars


Protect your rights and resources by staying informed about federal actions and how to influence federal policy by relying on our:

* Advocacy Training

* City Lobby Day

* Biweekly Federal Relations Update

* Legislative Action Center

* Legal Defense Fund

* Legislative Action Alerts

* Legislative Strike Teams

* National Municipal Policy

Benefit from training by learning new skills, enhancing your job performance, and serving your citizens better at NLC conferences and seminars including our:

* Annual Congress of Cities and Exposition

* Annual Congressional City Conference

* Annual Leadership Summit

* Biennial Summit on Your City's Families

* Equity Agenda Roundtables

* Pre-conference Leadership Training Institute Seminars

* Regional Training Seminars


Receive recognition for your innovative programs and learn about other best practices that can be replicated in your community through our:

* Awards for Municipal Excellence

* Awards Recognition Letter Initiative

* Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Excellence

* City Showcase of Successful Programs at Congress of Cities and Exposition

* National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials' City Cultural Diversity Awards

* NLC Leadership Opportunities

* NLC Membership Milestone Awards

* Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award

Details: Learn more about these knowledge resources in our Membership Pocket Guide: Getting Acquainted with the National League of Cities.

Contact the NLC Membership Department for a copy or go to the Membership Section of NLC's website at

NLC Membership News

New Page on NLC Website

Visit the new and improved NLC Member Services page on the NLC website at:

Visit Member Services Booth at Congress of Cities

Be sure to visit the NLC Member Services booth in the center of the Exhibit Hall at the Congress of Cities in Orlando, Fla., where you can learn ways that NLC saves your city money and pick up a special treat.
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Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Date:Oct 20, 2008
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