White House Hosts Local Leaders to Discuss Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

March 11, 2020 - (2 min read)

Washington, DC – Today, NLC’s leadership visited the White House to discuss federal-local partnership, communication and a coordinated response to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, public health emergency. Local leaders are on the front lines of responding to the outbreak of coronavirus disease, and coordination between all levels of government is critically important in ensuring the health and safety of the residents of America’s cities, towns and villages.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to put federal-local partnership in action this morning with a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House,” said Joe Buscaino, President Pro Tempore, Los Angeles City Council and President, National League of Cities. “Alongside NLC’s Board of Directors, we discussed the critical coordination needed to respond to the coronavirus public health emergency and protect the health and well-being of our residents. There are a number of issues we can work on together to serve America’s cities, towns and villages, and I look forward to productive communication and partnership in the coming weeks.”

Local leaders should visit nlc.org/coronavirus for a compilation of resources for city officials.

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