President Barack Obama to Address City Leaders at National League of Cities Congressional City Conference


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will address city leaders at the National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference Monday, March 9 in Washington. The following statement may be attributed to National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah:

"It is a great honor to have President Obama address city leaders at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference next week in Washington. Since the very beginning of his Administration, the president has been a close friend and ally of America's cities. Through local/federal partnerships and numerous joint initiatives, he continues to recognize the critical role municipal governments play in promoting economic development, building transportation infrastructure, protecting the health of our residents and improving the lives of our young people. The president's top appointees at the highest level include an unprecedented number of former local elected officials.

"President Obama's visit comes at a time when federal leaders are ‘going local' by partnering with cities on initiatives that build stronger communities and improve the lives of our residents. NLC and our members have worked closely with the Administration on programs including Let's Move! Cities, Towns & Counties and My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge. In addition, NLC has productive formal partnerships with the Departments of Education, Interior and Housing and Urban Development. We look forward to both seeing President Obama next week and continuing to collaborate with his Administration to strengthen the connections that unite all levels of government working to make our communities, and our country, stronger."

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.

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