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Get Inspired at City Summit!

Strengthen your leadership with advice from inspiring leaders who’ve had a major influence on shaping the America we love today. Learn more about the 2017 City Summit general session speakers and register now. Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly  Address issues in public health & safety Thursday, November 16 – Opening General Session Since an assassination attempt severely wounded Gabby in Continue Reading »


2017 Host City: Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte – the Southern Wall Street, is a business incubator rich in history and culture.  It is a place where Fortune 100 companies and small businesses work together to foster a strong local economy. It is a place where you can experience America’s diverse roots. It is a place where you can discover how to better support your community. Come to Charlotte this November to learn from its deep past and thriving future. During your visit, take time to explore Charlotte’s historic neighborhoods, booming culinary scene and some of the many first-class museums in the nation.  NLC is proud and excited to work with host city Charlotte this year to bring you City Summit 2017, and we hope to see you in November!


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What Will You Learn in Charlotte?

What Will You Learn in Charlotte?

Preemption, Opioid Crisis, Emergency Preparedness and more hot topics. As a strategic partner for local governments, the mission of the National League of Cities is to offer practical solutions to the challenges city leaders face. Local leaders heading to Charlotte next month for City Summit will be a part of an exclusive opportunity to go deeper on the hot topics Continue Reading »
A “One Water” Future for America’s Cities

A “One Water” Future for America’s Cities

This is a guest post from Cynthia Koehler, Executive Director of the WaterNow Alliance and a session leader at City Summit 2017. If there were any doubts about the central role of local decision makers in ensuring sustainable communities and resilient water infrastructure, Irma and Harvey have put them to rest. Many have observed that water — even more than rising temperatures Continue Reading »
Olympic Gold Medalist, CEO & Chairman, Earvin “MAGIC” Johnson will speak at City Summit

Olympic Gold Medalist, CEO & Chairman, Earvin “MAGIC” Johnson will speak at City Summit

The National League of Cities (NLC) is pleased to announce that retired American NBA Basketball Star Magic Johnson will address delegates at City Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina. Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Earvin “Magic” Johnson has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity from the court into the business world as Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Continue Reading »
What will you discover at City Summit 2017?

What will you discover at City Summit 2017?

This November, the country’s top conference for city leaders comes to North Carolina. With so many speakers, sessions, workshops, colleagues and local attractions, there’s only one question: What will you discover in Charlotte?  
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and Astronaut Mark Kelly To Speak at City Summit

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and Astronaut Mark Kelly To Speak at City Summit

NLC  is pleased to announce that retired American Astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly and former state legislator and U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords will address City Summit delegates at the opening general session on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Ever since an assassination attempt severely wounded Gabby in 2011, the couple has inspired the world with their story of hope Continue Reading »
City of Charlotte Closing Celebration with the Commodores

City of Charlotte Closing Celebration with the Commodores

The City of Charlotte will host what promises to be an epic closing celebration on Saturday night. Join your fellow delegates in the convention center ballroom for a special performance by the legendary Commodores! Dance the night away with this beloved R&B and funk group that helped define the motown era with hit after hit, including the tune we all know and Continue Reading »
Charlotte Ready To Roll Out the Royal Treatment for NLC City Summit

Charlotte Ready To Roll Out the Royal Treatment for NLC City Summit

By the City of Charlotte Host Team and Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority | The Queen City is excited to roll out the royal treatment for the 2017 National League of Cities City Summit, which will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center in heart of uptown Charlotte Nov. 15-18. “Charlotte is thrilled to host the National League of Cities. The Continue Reading »
The City of Charlotte Invites You to City Summit 2017!

The City of Charlotte Invites You to City Summit 2017!

Dear City Leader: We are excited to host the 2017 NLC City Summit in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 15-18 and invite you to join us for four days of networking, knowledge sharing, and working to make our cities and towns even better places to live, work, and play. In addition to seminars that build technical and leadership skills, you will also Continue Reading »