• Date: March 8, 2014 - March 12, 2014
  • Location: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
  • Category: Annual Conference


Coming soon: Information about the 2015 Congressional City Conference, March 7-11 in Washington, DC!

The 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 available to implement the most innovative practices at the local level.

Connect City Hall to Capitol Hill

Come to Washington, DC and join your fellow city leaders in calling on House and Senate members and the Administration to set aside partisan differences and break through the gridlock in order to find ways to support economic recovery and job creation efforts in our communities.

Make your voice heard at NLC's annual legislative conference, where you can share your hard-won insights with members of Congress, the White House, and federal agency representatives, as well as with your colleagues from across the country.

Why should you attend the Congressional City Conference?

  • Connect with Congress and the Administration to ensure that America's cities and towns have a strong voice in the federal policy debates;
  • Hear the latest political news affecting cities from leaders on both sides of the aisle;
  • Learn how new federal laws and regulations will impact your city;
  • Represent your community at this national forum dedicated to the federal policy priorities of cities and towns; and
  • Make your voice heard and share your hard-won insights with members of Congress, the White House, and federal agency representatives, as well as with your colleagues from across the country.

Find out more about the Congressional City Conference


Friday, March 07, 2014

  • 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 08, 2014

  • 7:30 am

  • 7:30 am
    NLC University Information Desk

  • 9:00 am
    NLC University:The Economic Development Financing Toolbox (Show details)

    Credits: 2
    Level: 101(Foundational)

    Economic developers require a comprehensive set of financing tools to support their work. From debt tools such as bonds, tax increment financing and loan programs to tax credits, small business lending and seed and venture capital funds, a community must be proactive in providing financing for the range of its economy’s needs. This workshop will introduce the concept of the development finance toolbox and explain the fundamental concepts behind each type of development finance tool. You will also learn about cities and agencies across the country that are successfully employing the development finance toolbox approach.

  • 9:00 am
    NLC University: Securing and Managing Federal Grants for Small and Mid-Size Cities (Show details)

    Dr. Beverly Browning - eCivis, Inc. and the Grant Writing Training Foundation

    Credits: 2
    Level: 101 (Foundational)

    Designed for city officials and staff from small and medium cities who are new to finding, applying for and managing federal grants – or want to refresh these skills – this session will provide foundational skills related to the federal grant process. Upon completion of this seminar, you will be able to identify, plan and prepare a competitive application, increasing your chances of winning federal grants for your city.

  • 9:00 am
    NLC University: Introduction to Priority-Based Budgeting (Show details)

    Katie Kramer - Council of Development Finance Agencies
    Toby Rittner - Council of Development Finance Agencies

    Credits: 2
    Level: 101 (Foundational)

    Escape the traditional routine of basing “new” budgets on revisions to the “old” budget. Priority Based Budgeting is a comprehensive, transparent process that helps elected officials, staff and the community to identify what results they wish to achieve and align programs and services to meet those larger goals. This introduction to the basic concepts of Priority Based Budgeting will lead to better informed decisions and help elected officials engage citizens to match resources to community priorities.

  • 1:00 pm
    Corporate Partners Leadership Council Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    NLC University: Fostering Positive Police-Community Relations (Show details)

    Cleveland Spruill - Alexandria Police Department
    John Calhoun - National Crime Prevention Council
    Ronald Davis - US Department of Justice

    Credits: 2
    Level: 101 (Foundational)

    Cultivate positive relations between local law enforcement and the public by discovering new ways your police force can partner with residents to prevent crime and build a stronger, safer community.  Following this session, you’ll be able to assess the state of police-community relations, build trust with residents, and develop key partnerships with local allies to sustain and improve police relations in your neighborhoods over time. 

  • 1:30 pm
    NLC University: Performance Management: A Sustainability Case Study (Show details)

    Andrea Peet - STAR Communities
    Dan Guilbeault - District Department of the Environment
    Hilari Varnadore - STAR Communities

    Level: 101(Foundational)

    This session is designed for city leaders who want to learn how to use performance management to accelerate and sustain improvements to local economic, social and environmental conditions. Participants will be introduced to the STAR Community Rating System as a tool to organize and report on progress across areas as diverse as community water systems; workforce readiness; emergency prevention; transportation; business retention; affordable housing; education and equity.

  • 1:30 pm
    NLC University: Utilizing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) (Show details)

    Credits: 2
    Level: 201(Specialized/Advanced)

    Tax increment finance (TIF) and special assessment district financing have become the primary funding mechanisms for the development of defined geographic areas. TIF captures the future increases in property or sales taxes that new development generates in order to finance the present cost of improvements in economically sluggish or blighted areas. TIF provides local governments with a mechanism that does not rely on federal funds, escapes state limits on revenue and expenditures and does not apply new taxes on municipal taxpayers. This workshop will explain the basics concepts of TIF and best practices for using this tool. A variety of successful projects will be highlighted to help inspire how TIF can be implemented in your community.

  • 1:30 pm
    NLC University: Advanced Priority Based Budgeting: Applied Learning Seminar (Show details)

    Credits: 2
    Level: 201 (Specialized/Advanced)

    Priority Based Budgeting is a comprehensive, transparent process that helps elected officials, staff and the community to identify what results they wish to achieve and align programs and services to meet those larger goals.  This applied learning seminar is designed to allow city teams (or individuals, if the city cannot send a team) with a basic understanding of Priority Based Budgeting to explore advanced case studies and work with their own city data and strategic plans to apply these concepts.  

  • 5:15 pm
    NLC University Happy Hour

Sunday, March 09, 2014

  • 7:30 am
    NLC University Desk

  • 7:30 am

  • 8:00 am
    Austin 2014 Congress of Cities & Exposition Information Desk

  • 8:00 am
    Conference Connection Lounge

  • 8:30 am
    NLC Board of Directors Meeting

  • 9:00 am
    NLC University: Strengthening Families and Cities: Connecting Residents to Federal and State Benefits (Show details)

    Dennis J. Campa - The Annie E. Casey Foundation
    Monica Fulton - City of Garden City

    Credits: 2
    Level: 101 (Foundational)

    Municipal leaders can assist struggling local families by connecting them to appropriate federal and state benefits.  Outreach campaigns strengthen the financial security and well-being of local residents bringing significant additional resources into the local economy.  You’ll explore key benefits for working families, including health coverage, nutritional supports, and federal tax credits, and learn how to connect local residents to these opportunities.

  • 9:00 AM
    City Service Delivery Evaluation Project Peer Network Meeting

  • 9:00 am
    NLC University: Leading Your City through the Pension Fund Challenge (Show details)

    Elizabeth Kellar - Center for State and Local Government Excellence

    Credits: 2 
    Level: 101(Foundational)

    For many cities, the number of employees contributing to the pension fund is dropping at the same time the number of baby boomer retirees collecting pensions is on the rise. Thoughtful leadership and a willingness to adjust will be necessary to avoid a pension crisis and move cities to financially sustainable pension systems for the long-term. Participants will be equipped with the knowledge to draft an action plan and return home empowered to ask the right questions to create a more secure future for the city and its employees.

  • 9:00 am
    NLC University: Downtown Re-Development (Show details)

    Credits: 2
    Level: 101(Foundational)

    Help stimulate and aid downtown re-development in your community by determining financing programs and policies for financing downtown re-development, and evaluating which types of businesses or industries to attract. Explore opportunities to work across agencies to develop a strategic plan for re-development, and case studies of major successes and failures in downtown redevelopment.

  • 9:00 am
    NLC University: Public Leadership in the Information Age (Show details)

    Malcom Chapman

    Credits: 2
    Level: 101(Foundational) 

    The fundamentals of the Information Age are the same as in any other age—it is all about people. You will identify simple, effective leadership tools you can use when incorporating emerging technologies to engage the public. We will also explore methods to achieve greater efficiency and improved collaboration even as new technologies continue to emerge. This session will focus on selecting, implementing and effectively using new technologies alongside existing engagement strategies, and making a small shift in thinking to allow us see the familiar in a new way.

  • 12:00 pm
    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTO) Business Meeting (Show details)

    Cathryn Oakley - Human Rights Campaign

  • 12:00 pm
    NLC University Leadership Luncheon

  • 1:30 pm
    NLC Advisory Council

  • 1:30 pm
    Joint TIS-EENR Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting (Show details)

    Katherine Darke Schmitt - US Department of Justice
    Phil McNamara - Department of Homeland Security
    TJ Kennedy - First Net

    The main purpose of the PSCP Policy and Advocacy Committee meeting at the Congressional City Conference is to provide input that guides the development of the 2014 PSCP work plan. The PSCP Steering Committee will then use its meetings to further the plan and develop policy recommendations. Click here for the agenda.

  • 1:30 pm
    Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    Human Development (HD) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting (Show details)

    Erik Peterson - The Afterschool Alliance

  • 1:30 pm
    Information Technology and Communications (ITC) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    Community and Economic Development (CED) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 2:00 pm
    Youth Delegates Orientation

  • 2:15 pm
    Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 2:15 pm
    Transportation Infrastructure and Services (TIS) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 3:30 pm
    Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Business Meeting

  • 4:00 pm
    Community and Economic Development (CED) Steering Committee Meeting

  • 4:00 pm
    Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Steering Committee Meeting

  • 4:00 pm
    Human Development (HD) Steering Committee Meeting

  • 4:00 pm
    Transportation Infrastructure and Services (TIS) Steering Committee Meeting

  • 4:00 pm
    National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Member Networking Open House

  • 4:00 pm
    Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Steering Committee Meeting

  • 4:00 pm
    Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Steering Committee Meeting

  • 4:00 pm
    Information Technology and Communications (ITC) Steering Committee Meeting

  • 4:30 pm
    Louisiana Municipal Association Caucus

  • 4:30 pm
    Alabama League of Municipalities Reception and Caucus

  • 5:30 pm
    New Member and First-Time Attendees Welcome

  • 5:45 pm
    National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Board of Directors

  • 8:30 pm
    National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Evening Out

Monday, March 10, 2014

  • 7:00 am

  • 7:30 am
    First Tier Suburbs Council Steering Meeting

  • 7:30 am
    Breakfast Solution Session by IBM: Building a Smarter City: Harnessing Open Data and Analytics to Predict and Act (Show details)

    Akiba Saeedi - IBM
    Akiba Saeedi - IBM

  • 7:30 am
    Celebrate Diversity Breakfast

  • 7:30 am
    Breakfast Solutions Session by Wells Fargo: Mortgage Reform - What it Means to Your Constituents

  • 8:00 am
    Conference Connection Lounge

  • 8:00 am
    Austin 2014 Congress of Cities & Exposition Information Desk

  • 8:00 am
    Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) Board Meeting

  • 9:00 am
    Opening General Session

  • 10:30 am
    Let's Move Office Hours

  • 10:45 am
    What Does Immigration Reform Mean for Cities? (Show details)

    Barbara Day - U.S. Department of State
    Oscar Trevino, Jr. - City of North Richland Hills
    Rachel Steinhardt - Welcoming America

    The growth of the immigrant population is a reality that cities across the nation are addressing every day. The federal government is working towards comprehensive immigration reform that will have effects on all communities. Prepare for the impacts of the passage of a federal bill and hear how local governments are successfully integrating new citizens into their communities.

  • 10:45 am
    Building Resilient Communities in the Face of Climate Change (Show details)

    Brian Holland - ICLEI - USA
    Caitlin Durkovich - Department of Homeland Security
    Karen Weitkunat - City of Fort Collins
    Mike Boots - White House Council on Enviromental Quality
    Vicki Arroyo - Georgetown Climate Center

    The federal government is tackling climate change and supporting local efforts to create resilient communities. Learn what is being done at the federal and local levels and where more action is needed. Understand how to prepare and protect your critical infrastructure in the face of climate change and extreme weather events. 

  • 10:45 am
    Local Impacts from the Federal Budget (Show details)

    The federal budget is a constantly changing blueprint that has significant impacts on local finances. Plan for increased competition for federal resources and explore original financing options for local priorities. Understand what’s at stake in the debate over municipal bonds. A federal budget forecast will prepare you to make informed decisions about allocating resources within your own budget. 

  • 10:45 am
    Funding Critical Infrastructure Systems (Show details)

    Jason Jordan - Center for Transportation Excellence
    Jason Jordan - Center for Transportation Excellence
    Liz Jaff - U.S. House of Representatives
    Matthew Chiller - CH2M HILL
    Tom Curtis - American Water Works Association
    Xan Fishman - U.S. House of Representatives

    Infrastructure plays an important role in maintaining the vitality of local and national economic success. Local leaders will need to find ways to pay for improvements to the nation’s aging transportation and water infrastructure and meet the growing number of mandates. Understand what federal options are available and the innovative financing mechanisms your colleagues are using to maintain these critical infrastructure systems.

  • 10:45 am
    Preventing Juvenile Violence for Safer Communities (Show details)

    Karen Freeman-Wilson - City of Gary
    Lyman Legters - US Department of Justice
    Tom Smith - City of Saint Paul

    Neighborhoods that are dealing with juvenile violence and gang activity experience physical decay and a lack of civic engagement. A comprehensive strategy addressing this issue can create new opportunities for young people, support families, and build stronger social bonds in neighborhoods. Hear what the Federal Government is doing to combat youth violence and gang activities and what you can do to eliminate the root causes in your neighborhoods.

  • 11:30 am
    Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Membership Luncheon

  • 12:15 pm
    Large City Council Meeting

  • 12:15 pm
    Afterschool Policy Advisor's Network (APAN) Luncheon (Show details)

    Jennifer Rinehart - The Afterschool Alliance
    Dr. Nina E. Sonenberg - The Wallace Foundation

  • 12:15 pm
    International Council Meeting

  • 12:15 pm
    Military Communities Council Meeting

  • 12:15 pm
    "Resilient and Renewable" Leadership Luncheon (Show details)

    Gwen Camp - Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Larry Klein - City of Palo Alto
    Lynn Englum - World Wildlife Fund
    Matthew Appelbaum - City of Boulder
    Mr. Ralph Becker - City of Salt Lake City

    The "Resilient and Renewable" Leadership Luncheon will provide an opportunity to celebrate and network with like-minded local officials who are leading the way in creating more resilient communities powered by clean energy.  Learn more about Resilient Communities for America at www.resilientamerica.org, and RSVP for the luncheon here.

  • 12:15 pm
    Delegates Lunch on their own

  • 12:15 pm
    Youth Delegates Forum

  • 12:15 pm
    Small Cities Council Meeting

  • 12:15 pm
    First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

  • 12:15 pm
    University Communities Council Meeting

  • 12:15 pm
    Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) - Council of State Chairs Meeting

  • 12:30 pm
    State League Executive Directors Luncheon

  • 1:45 pm
    That Other Branch of Government (Show details)

    Bennett Sandlin - Texas Municipal League
    Charles W. Thompson - International Municipal Lawyers Assn.
    Lisa Eileen Soronen - State & Local Legal Center

    The Legislative and Executive branches aren’t the only branches of the federal government that impact local governments. The Supreme Court and other appellate courts continue to play an important role in deciding the scope and limitations of local government authority. Learn about recent cases that are reshaping the way you govern in your community.

  • 1:45 pm
    Federal Agency Round Robin (Show details)

    Kerry Duggan - US Department of Energy

    Learn from federal agencies about various federal programs and opportunities that are available to cities and towns. Administration officials will be available to answer questions about federal resources, tools, grants, and programs of interest to local governments. This session will allow participants to engage in facilitated small group discussions with Administration officials and other local elected officials through a series of 20-minute rotations.

  • 1:45 pm
    Advocating for Hometown Priorities (Show details)

    Anya Malkov
    Clarence E. Anthony - National League of Cities
    Dr. David Sander - City of Rancho Cordova
    Randi Reid - Kountoupes-Denham Consulting, LLC
    Reba Campbell - Municipal Association of South Carolina

    Effectively communicate with federal officials about policy issues, and give them a specific policy “ask” in your upcoming advocacy efforts. Understand what characteristics make a good constituent advocate, how to engage with federal legislators, and why local leaders are some of the best advocates for their communities. Use the information from this session in Washington and in hometown meetings with federal legislators to lobby for the issues that matter to you.

  • 2:00 pm
    Western Municipal Association Meeting

  • 2:00 pm
    Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Business Meeting

  • 3:30 pm
    Monday Afternoon General Session

  • 5:00 pm
    Colorado Issues Briefing

  • 5:00 pm
    Kansas Legislative Briefing

  • 5:00 pm
    Florida League of Cities Reception

  • 5:00 pm
    North Carolina League of Municipalities Reception

  • 5:00 pm
    League of Oregon Cities Briefing

  • 5:00 pm
    Virginia Municipal League Briefing

  • 5:15 pm
    Youth and Elected Officials Event

  • 5:15 pm
    National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) General Membership Meeting

  • 5:30 pm
    Texas Municipal League Reception

  • 5:30 pm
    Association of Washington Cities Reception

  • 5:30 pm
    League of Arizona Cities and Towns Reception

  • 6:00 pm
    League of California Cities Reception

  • 6:00 PM
    Kentucky Delegate Reception

  • 6:30 pm
    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTO) Reception

  • 7:00 pm
    Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Dutch Treat Dinner

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  • 7:00 am
    Democratic Municipal Officials “Oh So Blue” Breakfast with special guest DNC Chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

  • 7:00 am
    State Municipal League Legislative Briefing

  • 7:30 am

  • 7:30 am
    Council on Youth, Education and Families Meeting

  • 7:30 am
    Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Board of Directors Meeting

  • 7:45 am
    Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting

  • 8:00 am
    CLA Caucus Meeting for Republican Mayors and City Council Members

  • 8:00 am
    Conference Connection Lounge

  • 9:00 am
    Integrated Planning: A Flexible Approach for Meeting Environmental Requirements (Show details)

    Kevin Weiss - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Mark Pollins - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Ever-changing environmental rules, regulations, and mandates can be a lot for local leaders to keep track of. Understand how recent court cases and forthcoming regulatory actions will affect your planning decisions. Review the Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework and understand the flexibilities that it allows for in your planning process. 

  • 9:00 am
    What the Affordable Care Act Means to Your City (Show details)

    Amanda Bartoshesky - Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
    Christina Nyquist - Aetna Life Insurance & Annuity Co.
    Erin Rian - National League of Cities
    Geoffrey C. Beckwith - Massachusetts Municipal Association
    Paul Dioguardi - United States Department of Health & Human Services

    Do you still have questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it will affect your city? Join ACA experts so that you can learn the latest about the Affordable Care Act and what you can do to ensure that your city or town continues to meet the requirements of the Act and provide your employees with the insurance you think they deserve.

  • 9:00 am
    Federal Partners for Consumer Financial Protection (Show details)

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a new agency designed to make financial products and services work for Americans. The CFPB will work with local leaders to combat financial scams that can derail neighborhood revitalization. Form a relationship with this new agency to help protect your constituents from financial institutions looking to take advantage of underserved consumers.

  • 9:00 am
    Renewing the Nation’s Transportation Program (Show details)

    Janet Kavinoky - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    John Robert Smith - Transportation America

    The nation’s transportation program will expire at the end of September, and federal transportation funding is in jeopardy. A strong multimodal, multiyear transportation program is important for sustaining our national and local economies. You will learn the future of the federal gas tax , how MAP-21 changed many of the rules for transportation programs, and other transportation issues that are important to local governments.

  • 9:00 am
    How Cities are Working with the Federal Government to Come Together Around Education (Show details)

    NLC is working with the U.S. Department of Education, to support community conversations on improving local education in cities across the country.  These community conversations are designed to highlight how cities can be a catalyst for better communication and collaborations among cities, schools, higher education institutions, community organizations, and other local stakeholders to improve student success. Cities will be focusing on three critical points on the education pipeline: early learning; out-of-school time; and postsecondary access and success.  This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to hear more about how city officials are engaging their communities and the federal government to improve student and life outcomes in their cities.

  • 10:45 am
    Transit Oriented Economic Development (Show details)

    Clifford Graves - City of Carson
    John Holman - City of Auburn

    Well-developed transit systems connect consumers to local businesses and can help drive local economies. It takes a coordinated effort from all city departments and staff to create a healthy local economy and a robust transit system.  Explore the link between transit oriented development and economic development and the importance of funding allocation to foster growth.

  • 10:45 am
    Using Technology to Improve Public Safety (Show details)

    George Rice - Industry Council on Emergency Response Technologies
    Richard Reed - First Net
    Robert LeGrande - The Digital Decision
    Robert Mancini - Government of the District of Columbia
    Scott Agnew - AT&T
    Scott Somers - City of Mesa
    Todd Piett - Smart 911 / Ravs Mobile Safety

    Cities are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of public safety services and are facing the tough decision to layoff first responders. Partnering with the Federal Government can give you access to broadband technology, particularly FirstNet, and other applications that can increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Review what technology is available to you and how you can prepare your public safety services to implement them and protect your residents.

  • 10:45 am
    Creating a Federal Job Training Program for the Future (Show details)

    Gerri Fiala - US Department of Labor
    Mala Thakur - National Youth Employment Coalition
    Mr. Neil Bomberg - National League of Cities
    Neil Ridley - Center for Law and Social Policy
    William Tinti, Esq. - Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey

    The Workforce Investment Act was last authorized in 1998. Most job training experts agree that the Workforce Investment Act must be updated, modernized, improved, and reauthorized if we are going to create a workforce that can compete for the jobs of the future. How that gets accomplished remains the key question. A panel of job training experts will debate the future of the Workforce Investment Act, and discuss the need to modernize the national employment and training system.

  • 10:45 am
    Encouraging Healthier Children for a Healthier Community (Show details)

    Kate Sims - Food Research and Action Center
    Tina Namian - US Department of Agriculture

    Local governments play a large role in increasing access to child nutrition programs for low-income families. Successful implementation of federal out-of-school nutrition programs can have significant impacts on the overall health of your community. Hear about programs that range from anti-hunger to obesity prevention and learn how to create campaigns to raise awareness and increase access in your community. 

  • 10:45 am
    Youth Delegates Wrap Up

  • 12:30 pm
    Delegates Luncheon and General Session

  • 1:30 pm
    Caucus for Maine Municipal Officials

  • 2:00 pm
    Democratice Municipal Officials (DMO) Workshop

  • 2:15 pm
    Capitol Hill Visits

  • 5:00 pm
    Community Leaders of America Reception

  • 6:00 pm
    Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Briefing and Policy Caucus

  • 6:00 pm
    Mississippi Municipal League Congressional Appreciation Reception

  • 6:30 pm
    Louisiana Municipal Association Dinner

  • 6:30 pm
    Capitol Steps Performance

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  • 8:00 am
    Delegates Visits with their Members of Congress on Capitol Hill

  • 8:00 am
    Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Congressional Delegation Breakfast

  • 11:30 am
    National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Leadership on the Hill


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Washington, DC

Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC  20008
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  1. Agnew, Scott
  2. Anthony, Clarence
    National League of Cities
  3. Appelbaum, Matthew
    City of Boulder
  4. Arroyo, Vicki
    Georgetown Climate Center
  5. Bartoshesky, Amanda
    Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
  6. Becker, Ralph
    City of Salt Lake City
  7. Beckwith, Geoffrey
    Massachusetts Municipal Association
  8. Bomberg, Neil
    National League of Cities
  9. Boots, Mike
    White House Council on Enviromental Quality
  10. Browning, Beverly
    eCivis, Inc. and the Grant Writing Training Foundation
  11. Calhoun, John
    National Crime Prevention Council
  12. Camp, Gwen
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
  13. Campa, Dennis
    The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  14. Campbell, Reba
    Municipal Association of South Carolina
  15. Chapman, Malcom
  16. Chiller, Matthew
  17. Curtis, Tom
    American Water Works Association
  18. Darke Schmitt, Katherine
    US Department of Justice
  19. Davis, Ronald
    US Department of Justice
  20. Day, Barbara
    U.S. Department of State
  21. Dioguardi, Paul
    United States Department of Health & Human Services
  22. Duggan, Kerry
    US Department of Energy
  23. Durkovich, Caitlin
    Department of Homeland Security
  24. Englum, Lynn
    World Wildlife Fund
  25. Fiala, Gerri
    US Department of Labor
  26. Fishman, Xan
    U.S. House of Representatives
  27. Freeman-Wilson, Karen
    City of Gary
  28. Fulton, Monica
    City of Garden City
  29. Graves, Clifford
    City of Carson
  30. Guilbeault, Dan
    District Department of the Environment
  31. Holland, Brian
  32. Holman, John
    City of Auburn
  33. Jaff, Liz
    U.S. House of Representatives
  34. Jordan, Jason
    Center for Transportation Excellence
  35. Kavinoky, Janet
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  36. Kellar, Elizabeth
    Center for State and Local Government Excellence
  37. Kennedy, TJ
    First Net
  38. Klein, Larry
    City of Palo Alto
  39. Kramer, Katie
    Council of Development Finance Agencies
  40. LeGrande, Robert
    The Digital Decision
  41. Legters, Lyman
    US Department of Justice
  42. Malkov, Anya
  43. Mancini, Robert
    Government of the District of Columbia
  44. McNamara, Phil
    Department of Homeland Security
  45. Namian, Tina
    US Department of Agriculture
  46. Nyquist, Christina
    Aetna Life Insurance & Annuity Co.
  47. Oakley, Cathryn
    Human Rights Campaign
  48. Peet, Andrea
    STAR Communities
  49. Peterson, Erik
    The Afterschool Alliance
  50. Piett, Todd
    Smart 911 / Ravs Mobile Safety
  51. Pollins, Mark
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  52. Reed, Richard
    First Net
  53. Reid, Randi
    Kountoupes-Denham Consulting, LLC
  54. Rian, Erin
    National League of Cities
  55. Rice, George
    Industry Council on Emergency Response Technologies
  56. Ridley, Neil
    Center for Law and Social Policy
  57. Rinehart, Jennifer
    The Afterschool Alliance
  58. Rittner, Toby
    Council of Development Finance Agencies
  59. Saeedi, Akiba
  60. Sander, David
    City of Rancho Cordova
  61. Sandlin, Bennett
    Texas Municipal League
  62. Sims, Kate
    Food Research and Action Center
  63. Smith, John
    Transportation America
  64. Smith, Tom
    City of Saint Paul
  65. Somers, Scott
    City of Mesa
  66. Sonenberg, Nina
    The Wallace Foundation
  67. Soronen, Lisa
    State & Local Legal Center
  68. Spruill, Cleveland
    Alexandria Police Department
  69. Steinhardt, Rachel
    Welcoming America
  70. Thakur, Mala
    National Youth Employment Coalition
  71. Thompson, Charles
    International Municipal Lawyers Assn.
  72. Tinti, William
    Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey
  73. Trevino, Oscar
    City of North Richland Hills
  74. Varnadore, Hilari
    STAR Communities
  75. Weiss, Kevin
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  76. Weitkunat, Karen
    City of Fort Collins