WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National League of Cities' (NLC) will hold a press conference Tuesday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. to announce a new infrastructure report at the organization's annual Congressional City Conference in Washington. More than 1,500 city officials and local elected leaders have convened for the conference to focus on and advocate for the federal policy issues that are important to local governments.
Who: Keynote speaker Gov. Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania will be joined by Ralph Becker, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah; Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn.; Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa, Ariz.; Michael Mandel, PPI Chief Economic Strategist; and Diana Carew, PPI Economist.
At the afternoon general session, Gwen Ifill, co-anchor and managing editor, Washington Week and co-anchor and managing editor of The PBS NEWSHOUR with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will deliver a keynote, "Politics, Policy and Reality: What's Really Going On in Washington."
Also speaking is Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary of Homeland Security, to discuss security and federal partnerships with cities.
What: The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), the National League of Cities and Building America's Future will host a panel of experts to comment on the necessity for investment in infrastructure. PPI will also release a new report entitled, "Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth: Surveying New Post-Crisis Evidence" on this topic, and offer recommendations to policymakers to stimulate economic growth.
When: Press conference: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. General session: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008. Press conference held in room Lincoln 4; general (Marriott Ballroom Salons 2 & 3).
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