state of the cities
state of the cities

State of the Cities 2019

May 23,2019 9:00AM
May 23,2019 11:00AM

National League of Cities
City-County Leadership Conference Center
660 N. Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Please RSVP by May 17. Seating is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Cofsky at

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As Washington talks, mayors take action. Past the national headlines and polarization, mayors are having nuanced conversations about the issues hitting their communities the hardest. With a lack of national leadership on critical issues, the 2019 State of the Cities report found that mayors are increasingly prioritizing community and environmental health, two areas that saw significant increases from 2018, and pushing the national dialogue on immigration, opioids, housing affordability, climate change and infrastructure.

Please join the National League of Cities and mayors from across the country on May 23 for the release of the latest State of the Cities report. The report analyzes mayoral speeches and illuminates what issues are most critical to cities and how mayors are creating solutions. We will also discuss how mayors have been moving into the national spotlight, and what that means for cities, towns and villages.

A light breakfast will be provided. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. ET.


  • Wayne Messam, Mayor of Miramar, Florida, and Presidential Candidate
  • Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana and President, National League of Cities
  • Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • Lily Mei, Mayor of Fremont, California
  • Brooks Rainwater, Senior Executive and Director of the Center for City Solutions at the National League of Cities
  • Anita Yadavalli, Program Director for City Fiscal Policy at the National League of Cities
  • Christiana McFarland, Director of Research at the National League of Cities

Please RSVP to this event before the event date. Seating is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Cofsky at