Hear from Local Leaders on the Most Pressing Issues Facing Mayors, City Councilmembers Throughout the Country 

March 26, 2023 - (2 min read)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congressional City Conference brings together more than 2,800 elected and appointed city leaders to focus on the federal policy issues that are important to local governments. As part of the event, NLC will hold a press conference on some of the most pressing issues impacting local governments throughout the country. 

WHEN: Monday, March 27, 2023; 10:15 AM EST 

WHERE: Marriot Marquis Washington DC 

 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001 

 Independence Ballroom Foyer 

WHAT: Congressional City Conference 

Among the issues discussed at the press conference will be the importance of Congress taking action to improve rail safety in the wake of the East Palestine derailment, how preemption from state governments is undermining local authority, and how local governments are leading the way on infrastructure projects. 

During the press conference, NLC will also release a new report examining the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Coronavirus State and Local Government Fiscal Relief Fund. Cities recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of the law’s passage, which delivered $65.1 billion of direct federal aid to cities, towns and villages across the country. 

Press conference speakers will include: 

  • Victoria Woodards, NLC President; Mayor, Tacoma, WA  
  • David Sander, NLC Second Vice President; Vice Mayor, Rancho Cardova, CA 
  • Sharon Weston Broome, NLC Second Vice President; Mayor-President, Baton Rouge, LA  
  • Vince Williams, NLC Immediate Past President; Mayor, Union City, GA  
  • Clarence Anthony, NLC CEO & Executive Director 

To find out more about Congressional City Conference including a full list of speakers and workshops, visit ccc.nlc.org.  

NLC offers free registration for credentialed press. To register, please email media@nlc.org


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