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Mission Statement

The mission of the League of Nebraska Municipalities is to represent the interests of member cities and villages to preserve local control and empower municipal officials to shape the destiny of their municipality and improve the quality of life of their citizens.

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  1. Represent the interests of member municipalities and preserve local control by working with State Senators, the Governor, and others to promote passage of beneficial legislation and proposed constitutional amendments as well as oppose passage of bills and proposed constitutional amendments detrimental to municipalities
  2. Conduct conferences, seminars, and training programs to inform municipal officials about changes in state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, as well as provide opportunities for officials to learn about innovative strategies other municipalities have developed for addressing common concerns and challenges.
  3. Provide as much technical assistance to municipal officials as logistically and financially possible within the League's budget, including but not limited to, responding to questions from member municipalities, conducting surveys and research on issues of statewide importance, and serving as a clearinghouse for municipal issues.
  4. Coordinate activities and efforts to represent the interests of member municipalities with various state agencies, commissions, and advisory groups.
  5. Coordinate activities and work with the National League of Cities to represent the interests of Nebraska's municipalities on federal laws, regulations, and related issues.
  6. Coordinate activities and work with sections and committees of the League, including but not limited to, Utilities Section, Nebraska Municipal Clerks Association, Nebraska City/County Management Association, and the Municipal Accounting and Finance Officers.
  7. Work with municipal attorneys to address legal issues and cases of statewide concern affecting member cities and villages
  8. Communicate timely information to members through various publications, including but not limited to, weekly legislative bulletins (while in session), the Nebraska Municipal Review, Clerk's Newsletter, Utilities Section Newsletter, and other mailings and communication as needed.
  9. Publish and distribute the annual Nebraska Directory of Municipal Officials
  10. Provide a municipal insurance pool through the League Association of Risk Management (LARM) to stabilize rates, offer risk management services, and provide quality insurance coverage for those member cities and villages desiring to contract for this additional service.

Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

City and state leaders call for proactive approach to emerald ash borer

Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler, Plattsmouth Mayor Paul Lambert and Dr. Scott Josiah of the Nebraska Forest Service called for cities and the state to be proactive in dealing with the emerald ash borer (EAB), which is projected to cause more than $960 million in damage statewide. Costs can be contained by taking action now. Lincoln Southeast High School Students in the background spent time wrapping ribbons around the ash trees to show the impact of EAB when it strikes.

 
The League of Nebraska Municipalities is a nonprofit organization of cities and villages that was established in the late 1800s to represent municipalities in the Legislature. The League’s functions include sponsoring educational seminars, publishing a magazine and newsletters, representing its member cities and villages on state advisory boards and answering technical questions. The top priority is representing its members in the legislative process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Tue Aug 30 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Rubber Gloving Workshop - Sidney
Wed Aug 31 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Rubber Gloving Workshop - Sidney
Thu Sep 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Rubber Gloving Workshop - Sidney
Wed Sep 07 @ 8:00AM - 05:00AM
Electric Distribution Underground School - Sidney
Thu Sep 08 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Electric Distribution Underground School - Sidney
Tue Sep 13 @ 8:30AM - 03:30PM
Backflow Workshop - Wayne
Wed Sep 14 @ 8:30AM - 03:30PM
Backflow Workshop - Beatrice
Wed Sep 21 @ 8:00AM - 12:01PM
Annual Conference - Kearney
Thu Sep 22 @ 8:00AM - 12:01PM
Annual Conference - Kearney
Fri Sep 23 @ 8:00AM - 12:01PM
Annual Conference - Kearney
Sun Sep 25 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICMA Annual Conference - Kansas City
Mon Sep 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICMA Annual Conference - Kansas City
Tue Sep 27 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICMA Annual Conference - Kansas City
Wed Sep 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICMA Annual Conference - Kansas City
Tue Oct 04 @ 8:30AM - 03:30PM
Water Operator Workshop - Albion