Media Advisory: Vice President Joe Biden to Address Local Officials at National League of Cities’ Conference

March 7, 2013

Washington, DC -Vice President Joe Biden will address city leaders during the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2013 Congressional City Conference on Tuesday, March 12th in Washington, DC.

"We are thrilled that Vice President Biden will be speaking to leaders of cities and towns from across the nation," said Marie Lopez Rogers, President of the National League of Cities, Mayor of Avondale, AZ. "Cities face a number of pressing issues and we look forward to hearing from the Vice President on the Administration's plans for its second term."

Fully open to the press, the Congressional City Conference is the annual legislative meeting of the National League of Cities, designed to inform city leaders about federal policy issues, while providing an opportunity for city leaders to bring local concerns to their congressional delegations, the Administration, and federal agency leadership in Washington, DC.

Over 1,600 city leaders will attend the conference. These leaders come from towns and cities from every region in the nation including St Paul; San Antonio; New York City; Los Angeles; Wichita; Mesa; El Paso; Memphis; Nashville; Boston; Philadelphia; Charlotte; Bluffton, IN; and Avondale, AZ.

Who:
• Vice President Joseph Biden
• Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture
• Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
• NLC President Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Avondale, AZ

What: National League of Cities' Congressional City Conference

When: March 12; Vice President Biden will deliver closing remarks in the afternoon at 1:50 p.m;
Camera and Equipment Pre-set Times: 6:00-8:30 a.m., Media Access: 12:00 p.m., Last entry: 1:00 p.m.

Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

RSVP: Gregory Minchak, NLC; minchak@nlc.org or 202-626-3003
Allyson Freeman, NLC; freeman@nlc.org or 202-626-3186

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.