National League of Cities Brings ‘Centennial Roadshow’ to the Northeast 

April 29, 2024 - (2 min read)

The National League of Cities (NLC) is excited to announce the next leg of its Centennial Roadshow: 100 Years, 100 Cities. This monumental event, celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary, aims to celebrate the diversity, resilience and transformation of America’s local communities. After a century of dedicated service to cities, towns and villages across the nation, NLC embarks on a journey to commemorate its historic milestone. 

The roadshow kicked off in February at the very place of its inception, the University of Kansas, and will traverse the country, making stops in 100 cities of all sizes, from coast to coast. As part of this celebratory journey, NLC is proud to announce its upcoming visits to cities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island beginning April 29: 

  • Wilmington, DE 
  • Trenton, NJ 
  • East Orange, NJ (pictured above)
  • Newark, NJ 
  • New York, NY 
  • Stamford, CT 
  • Bridgeport, CT 
  • Hartford, CT 
  • New Bedford, MA 
  • Cambridge, MA 
  • Central Falls, RI 
  • Providence, RI 

Each stop of the roadshow will feature unique stories and experiences from municipalities across the nation, showcasing the remarkable achievements and contributions of local governments.  

“As our Centennial Roadshow continues, we are honored to visit the cities, towns, and villages surrounding our nation’s capital,” said Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities. “Over the past 100 years, these municipalities have contributed to the rich history of America, each with its own unique story of resilience and transformation. We’re excited to have them on this journey with us and witness the remarkable progress being made for the betterment of their communities.” 

For more information about the NLC Centennial Roadshow and to track its journey, please visit

For media interested in scheduling an interview or accompanying the NLC Roadshow tour bus as it visits a particular city, please email


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