First Lady, Secretary LaHood and Erskine Bowles to Address City Officials

Mar 11, 2011, 10:00 ET from National League of Cities

Conference to Discuss Economic Growth and Job Creation

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood along with other notable figures will address local elected officials during the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2011 Congressional City Conference this week.  The conference is NLC's annual legislative meeting providing local officials the opportunity to discuss federal priorities that are most important to communities.  


During the Congressional City Conference, attendees will also participate in general sessions with national leaders and a range of educational, networking and strategy sessions.  The conference will touch on issues including transportation infrastructure, Community Development Block Grants Program, local energy efficiency efforts, municipal finance and youth, education and families.

What: NLC's Congressional City Conference


  • Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America (Tuesday, March 15, 8:45am)
    • Call for details on set-up times for the First Lady. Equipment must be set-up at 4:00am.
  • Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (Monday, March 14, 3:45pm)
  • Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ron Sims (Tuesday, March 15, 8:45am)
  • Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) (Monday, March 14, 3:45pm)
  • Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) (Monday, March 14, 3:45pm)
  • Erskine Bowles, Former Co-Chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Tuesday, March 15, 8:45am)
  • Trey Grayson, Director of the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University  (Monday, March 14, 9:00am)

When: March 12 – 16, 2011

Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

The National League of Cities is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

SOURCE National League of Cities