Despite immense challenges municipal governments have faced in the last two years, the state of America’s cities in 2022 is strong. In the wake of the pandemic, cities have reopened and are rebuilding with the support of unprecedented federal funding in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the American Rescue Plan. These opportunities are reflected in mayoral priorities this year, as cities are finally able to plan the ways they can repair outdated infrastructure and spur economic development.

On Wednesday, June 22 at 2:00pm ET, the National League of Cities will launch this year’s State of the Cities report, which highlights the top issues facing America’s mayors today. This year’s report explores the top ways cities, towns and villages plan to use their BIL and ARPA funding to revitalize and reinvest in infrastructure and transportation, equitably grow their local economies and take new approaches to address public safety, among other priorities.

Join us to learn more about the report’s findings and hear directly from a panel of mayors facing these issues on the frontlines of America’s communities.


Mayor Victoria Woodards
Tacoma, WA
Mayor Nicole LaChapelle
Easthampton, MA
Brooks Rainwater
Senior Executive & Director, NLC
Farhad Kaab Omeyr PhD, Program Director, NLC