The following statement is from the National League of Cities President, Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, AZ:
"We congratulate President Obama on his inauguration. As he begins his second term, we stand ready to work with him to address the many challenges that still face our cities including unemployment which remains too high and the economy which is growing at too slow a pace.
"We also hope that, over the next four years, our national leaders will resolve to bridge the divides of partisanship and that we can all come together as a country to fulfill our destiny of prosperity for all."
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.