Hundreds of City Leaders Convene in Salt Lake City for National League of Cities Summer Leadership Meeting
SALT LAKE CITY – More than 200 local leaders are convening this week in Salt Lake City for the National League of Cities (NLC) summer board of directors meeting and policy forum. In addition to a business meeting for NLC's board of directors, the convening is a platform for members of the seven policy and advocacy steering committees to discuss the organization's federal action priorities and policy positions.
"I welcome city leaders from across the nation to Salt Lake City for the National League of Cities summer leadership meeting," said National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah. "This week we'll be discussing the issues that matter to cities, including supporting our transportation infrastructure, public safety and creating a level playing field for our community businesses. I'm also excited to showcase the innovative and creative initiatives in Salt Lake City that have helped our city grow and thrive."
The summer leadership meeting includes a number of mobile workshops for visiting city leaders to see how Salt Lake City is innovating in areas including transportation and sustainability.
"On behalf of the National League of Cities leadership, I want to thank Mayor Becker for hosting us in Salt Lake City for our summer meeting," said National League of Cities CEO Clarence E. Anthony. "As we meet to discuss city priorities, we are fortunate to experience how Salt Lake City has innovated to become more sustainable and accessible for its residents. The city is a leading example for how you can tackle regional and global challenges on the local level."
During the convening, the steering committees will consider amendments NLC's National Municipal Policy, which will be voted on by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting in November at the Congress of Cities in Nashville, Tenn.
NLC's federal action priorities for 2015 are:
- Close the online sales tax loophole
- Invest in transportation priorities
- Protect Municipal Bonds
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.