National League of Cities Opens City Summit 2016 in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — More than 3,000 local leaders and staff have convened in Pittsburgh for the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 City Summit (formerly known as the Congress of Cities) to network, discuss city priorities and learn best practices. Over the next few days, mayors, councilmembers and city staff will attend informative workshops, take mobile tours and education sessions at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The annual conference, which takes place November 16-19, includes many events that are open to press. Please contact us for media availability during the event.  

Speakers will deliver remarks at the general sessions, which are open to press:

  • Terry Bradshaw, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and sports broadcaster at FOX will provide the keynote.
  • Candy Crowley, award-winning journalist who served as CNN's chief political correspondent. 
  • Vernice "Flygirl" Armour, America's First African American female combat pilot.
  • Panel on autonomous vehicles with:
    • Hon. William "Bill" Peduto, mayor of Pittsburgh
    • David Plouffe, senior executive at Uber and former manager for the Obama 2008 presidential campaign
    • Jon Shieber, senior editor at TechCrunch (moderator)

Mobile Workshops: Innovative and informative sessions located throughout Pittsburgh on Wednesday and Thursday, showcasing collaborative solutions to issues facing local government.

NLC's leadership will have media availability to speak about the City Summit impact on the City of Pittsburgh and the educational and engagement opportunities for participating local leaders:

  • NLC President: Melodee Colbert-Kean, councilmember, Joplin, Missouri.
  • NLC First Vice President: Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • NLC Second Vice President: Mark Stodola, mayor, Little Rock, Arkansas

Click here for a full schedule of events.  


About the National League of Cities:
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.