FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

National League of Cities Thanks David Agnew for Service to Cities and Local Officials

August 27, 2014

Washington, D.C. - Following news that White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew will be stepping down this week, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released this statement:

"Over the past five years, many of us at the National League of Cities and local officials from across the nation have been fortunate to work with David in his roles as Deputy Director and Director of the White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Although we are sad to see him go, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him on the Administration's initiatives focused on making cities better.

"David's dedication to local issues and forging strong partnerships with state, county, local and tribal officials has meant that local voices were heard by the Administration, and many of our priorities were included in federal policies that affect cities and their residents. We thank David for his service and wish him well in his next opportunity."

The National League of Cities (NLC) 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.

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