WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretaries of the U.S. departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, Education and Housing and Urban Development will speak about federal-city partnerships at the National League of Cities' annual Congressional City Conference March 8 – 12 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. The annual conference brings together more than 2,000 elected and appointed city leaders to focus on the federal policy issues that are important to local governments.
WHO: Featured speakers include:
- Anthony Foxx, secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Jeh Johnson, secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Arne Duncan, secretary, U.S. Department of Education
- Shaun Donovan, secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor, Washington Week; co-anchor and managing editor, The PBS NEWSHOUR with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff
- Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent, NBC News and MSNBC
THEME: The theme of the conference is "Connect City Hall with Capitol Hill," and will focus on a variety of topics, including:
- Building resilient communities in the face of climate change
- What the Affordable Care Act means to cities
- What immigration reform means to cities
- Transportation reauthorization
- Tax reform and municipal bonds
WHEN: March 8 – 12, 2014
WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: NLC's leadership and many attending elected leaders will be available for media interviews during the week of conference. NLC leadership includes:
- Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn.
- Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Melodee Colbert Kean, mayor, Joplin, Mo.
- Clarence E. Anthony, executive director, National League of Cities
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.
SOURCE National League of Cities