National League of Cities Statement on Boston Marathon Bombing

National League of Cities (NLC) President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responds to yesterday's explosions at the Boston Marathon:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Boston today as the city starts to reconcile the tragic events of today's explosion. On behalf of city leaders across the country, we send our condolences to the victims, their family and friends, and all those affected by the explosions. We offer Mayor Menino and the entire city of Boston our support in the coming days and weeks as they begin the recovery process of yesterday's horrific pain and suffering."

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.