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January 2013

Deadline to Update Survey for January Medals

January 25, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The January round of medals for communities participating in Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties will be awarded on January 30, 2013. To be considered in this round of medal awarding, please update your LMCTC survey by January 25, 2013. If you need the link to your city, town or county’s survey to be resent, please send us an email at

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Save the Date: LMCTC Webinar–Goal II: MyPlate, Your Place

January 30, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on January 30, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST to learn how local elected officials through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) can prominently display MyPlate in all municipally- or county-owned or operated venues where food is served. Attendees will also learn how their community can sign up to be a MyPlate community partner and utilize the free resources available at This webinar will provide valuable information related to the second goal of LMCTC—Goal II: MyPlate, Your…

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February 2013

Lower Calorie Foods: It’s Just Good Business

February 7, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 07, 2013 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST Register at: Live Streamed at:

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Webinar: Cities and Schools Unite Against Obesity

February 12, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 2:00-3:30PM EST/ 1:00-2:30PM CST Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties and the Southern Obesity Prevention Strategy have joined together to bring you an opportunity to learn how Mayors and school officials are joining together across the south to combat obesity. Mayor Jerry Gist of Jackson, Tennessee, Mayor Jack Reed of Tupelo, Mississippi and Dr. Brian Gottardy, Superintendent from North East ISD in San Antonio will share their insights and their successes. Leon Andrews, Senior Fellow for…

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Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Webinar- Goal III: Smart Servings for Students

February 27, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on February 27, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST to learn how local elected officials through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) can increase school and student participation in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Attendees will also learn how local elected officials can form partnerships between schools and other stakeholders from diverse sectors and generate public awareness of these programs. Speakers will include: J. Kevin Maskornick, Program Analyst, Child Nutrition…

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March 2013

Partnership for a Healthier America– Building a Healthier Future Summit

March 6, 2013 - March 8, 2013

In March 2013, the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA honorary chairwoman First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the nation’s childhood obesity crisis, will bring together more than 1,000 leaders from public, private and non-profit organizations, all committed to solving the childhood obesity crisis in America.  At the inaugural 2011 summit, PHA successfully fostered an important and productive exchange between industry, non-profits, academics, government officials and thought leaders from across the spectrum.…

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September 2013

Webinar: How your community can collaborate with museums and gardens!

September 25, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On September 25 from 2-3pm EDT, the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) will host a free webinar on the opportunities for collaboration between communities participating in Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) and local museums and gardens participating in Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens. Like LMCTC, Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens is a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, and calls on museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers to launch community efforts to create a healthier generation using interactive exhibits, outdoor…

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November 2013

Congress of Cities and Exposition and Summit on Your City’s Families

November 12, 2013 - November 16, 2013

Join the National League of Cities and thousands of local elected officials, city staff and community partners in Seattle, WA this November for two exciting conferences–the National Summit on Your City’s Families from Nov. 12-14 and the Congress of Cities and Exposition from Nov. 13-16. National Summit on Your City’s Families: November 12-14, 2013 Sponsored by the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF), the biennial National Summit on Your City’s Families is the nation’s largest…

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March 2014

Congressional City Conference

March 8, 2014 @ 8:00 am - March 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

The National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference brings together more than 2,000 elected and appointed city leaders to focus on the federal policy issues that are important to local governments. Your partnership with the National League of Cities ensures the nation’s cities a seat at the decision-making table with members of Congress, the White House, and federal agencies looking for solutions to addressing the nation’s most pressing challenges. Additionally, you’ll learn about the federal programs, funding opportunities and resources…

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June 2014

51st Annual Making Cities Livable Conference: Making Cities Healthy for All

June 8, 2014 @ 8:00 am - June 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

All too frequently, improvements to a city’s built environment benefit the health and well-being of some, while the more vulnerable (children, elders, and the poor) get left behind. This conference will focus on effective strategies and visionary design solutions that make our cities healthier for ALL. 20th century planning created unhealthy, auto-dominated streets. When we create streets and squares hospitable for the pedestrian, we encourage healthy, independent mobility by walking, biking and public transit, and facilitate sociability and social networks.…

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