State of the Cities
State of the Cities

State of the Cities:

The Role of Local Leadership in 2017
May 24 - May 24, 2017
National League of Cities
City-County Leadership Center
660 North Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC

As the national political landscape undergoes vast shifts, local leaders remain laser focused on the unique needs of their communities. But how have these priorities evolved over time?

Join National League of Cities and mayors from across the country on May 24 for the release of the latest State of the Citiesreport, our annual analysis of mayoral speeches. Following an overview of our findings, CityLab’s Rob Bole will host an in-depth discussion with mayors on city priorities in 2017 and beyond.

Breakfast will be provided. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. ET 


  • Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, Indiana
  • Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Tampa, Florida
  • Rob Bole, General Manager of CityLab
  • Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of National League of Cities
  • Brooks Rainwater, Senior Executive and Director of the Center for City Solutions at National League of Cities
  • Christiana McFarland, Director of Research at National League of Cities

More speakers to be announced *