Congressional Briefing: Rebuild and Reimagine America’s Infrastructure

Feb 20 - Feb 20, 2018
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Congressional Meeting Room North (CVC 268)
Washington, D.C 20515

It’s time for Congress to work with cities to rebuild and reimagine America’s infrastructure. America’s infrastructure problems cannot wait. Our transportation network is a knot of congestion and disrepair. Our Internet lags behind the rest of the world. Families drink from bottled water in the absence of safe tap water. And all the while, federal partnership for infrastructure has faltered, allowing America to fall behind an ever increasing demand.

Cities know that it’s time to rebuild and reimagine America’s infrastructure. Local leaders are leading the way in building intermodal, sustainable and interconnected infrastructure networks that support a modern economy.

In this session, the National League of Cities will launch its guiding principles for infrastructure investment and local leaders from across the nation will discuss the water, transportation and broadband infrastructure needs in their communities, innovative solutions, including workforce development and training, to meet those needs, and how the federal government can support these efforts. 

Speakers include:

  • The Honorable Roy Buol, Mayor, City of Dubuque, Iowa

  • The Honorable LaWana Mayfield, Councilmember, City of Charlotte, North Carolina

  • The Honorable James McDonald, Councilmember, Village of Pinecrest, Florida

  • The Honorable Ana Sandoval, Councilmember, City of San Antonio, Texas

  • The Honorable Michael Sesma, Councilmember, City of Gaithersburg, Maryland

  • Mike Lynch, Director, Broadband and Cable, City of Boston, Massachusetts and President, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

  • Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities

  • Irma Esparza Diggs, Senior Executive and Director, Federal Advocacy, National League of Cities

  • Angelina Panettieri, Principal Associate for Technology and Communications, National League of Cities

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