By Will McGahan
City leaders who represent first tier suburban communities from across the country will gather for a three day meeting to share ideas, solutions and strategies to confront common challenges while also recognizing the great work that is happening in suburban communities across the country. The gathering will focus on issues such as economic development, code enforcement, planning and many other topics.
NLC's First Tier Suburbs Council is presenting the meeting as part of their ongoing work to advance the growth and development of suburban communities. The Council Chair, Rancho Cordova, Calif. Councilmember David Sander, will be hosting the meeting in his community from August 15th through the 18th.
Over the course of the three day meeting, participants will hear from local leaders in the Sacramento Valley area such as Rancho Cordova City Manager and best-selling author Ted Geabler. Additionally, participants will take part in a daylong bus tour that will explore different projects and initiatives that neighboring cities are undertaking to improve the lives of their citizens.
The First Tier Suburbs Council represents cities and towns outside of central cities and inside the ring of developing suburbs and rural areas. These cities share unique challenges and strengths that should be included in national, state and regional policy discussions. They are diverse with respect to size, demographic characteristics, age and history, resources and governmental structure.
To learn more about the event and register to participate please visit the event webpage, or contact Will McGahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)626-3027.