First Lady, Secretaries Donovan & LaHood to Give Remarks
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and Trey Grayson, Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, will address local elected officials during the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2011 Congressional City Conference this month. The conference is NLC's annual legislative meeting providing local officials the opportunity to discuss federal priorities that are most important to communities.
Protecting proven federal investments like the Community Development Block Grant program and rebuilding the nation's transportation infrastructure system are top priorities for NLC in 2011 under their Agenda for Economic Growth, which promotes overall economic growth and job creation in cities.
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 other issues including local energy efficiency efforts, economic development, 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, 8:45 a.m.)
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (Monday, March 14, 3:45 p.m.)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan (Tuesday, March 15, 8:45 a.m.)
Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska)(Monday, March 14, 3:45 p.m.)
Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) (Monday, March 14, 3:45 p.m.)
Trey Grayson, Director of the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Monday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.)
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.