By Ally Freeman
Dr. Frank Luntz, celebrated pollster and political consultant, will address conference attendees at this year's Congressional City Conference in Washington this March. Luntz will speak to conference attendees at the opening general session on Monday, March 11, 2013.
Luntz's insight and expertise on communication is critical now as NLC leaders seek to influence the national policy debate, both in Washington and throughout the country. Luntz—a ‘language architect and public opinion guru'—is widely recognized for his ability to craft messages that resonate with the American people. He will offer his renowned understanding on messaging to city leaders and share effective tips on crafting powerful and compelling advocacy rhetoric. Additionally, he will discuss how to use specific words and language to talk successfully with federal policy makers and constituents, articulate and frame policy debates and compose winning messages.
Luntz draws his experience as the architect of several national policy campaigns, including the 2005 immigration debate, and is widely recognized as the pollster of record for the Contract of America in 1994, that was credited with returning the House of Representatives to the Republican Party.
Luntz has advised everyone from Presidential candidates to Members of Congress and Rudy Giuliani when he campaigned for, and served as mayor of New York City. In addition, his polling firm has done work for more than two dozen Fortune 100 companies. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Words that Work: It's Not what You say, It's What People Hear. From 1989 until 1996 Dr. Luntz was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania; he has also taught classes at Harvard and George Washington University.
NLC's Congressional City Conference is an annual legislative forum bringing together more than 1,600 elected and appointed city leaders to Washington to discuss the most pressing federal policy issues affecting municipal governments. This year's conference will address NLC's 2013 legislative priorities: protecting municipal bonds, comprehensive immigration reform, and allowing localities to collect taxes owed on remote online purchases.
Details: For additional details and registration information for the 2013 Congressional City Conference click here.