Following Address to Congress, Cities Call on President Trump to Meet Local Officials, Address City Priorities

February 28, 2017 - (1 min read)

WASHINGTON — February 28, 2017 — In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald J. Trump singled out great American cities, including Detroit, Baltimore and Chicago, to illustrate his views on public safety and economic opportunity. In response to President Trump’s remarks, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released the following statement:

“President Trump stood before Congress and proclaimed that every American child should be able to grow up in a safe community, attend a great school, and have access to a high-paying job. The nation’s city leaders agree. Still, there is uncertainty around many important issues that impact cities. That’s why we urge President Trump to accept our invitation to directly address more than 2,000 city leaders and delegates attending NLC’s Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., next month and explain in greater detail his vision for partnering with cities on locally-led initiatives to move America forward.”


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.