Sen. Begich, Rep. Turner and Valerie Jarrett to Address City Leaders on Economy

Mar 13, 2011, 14:14 ET from National League of Cities

First Lady Michelle Obama Will Also Speak

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) will meet with local elected leaders to discuss economic recovery in cities during the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference on Monday and Tuesday.  First Lady Michelle Obama will also address attendees on Tuesday.

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The conference will touch on other issues important to local officials. (See below for topics.)

Members of the media are invited to attend.  For more information or to request a free press pass, contact Gregory Minchak, 202-626-3003,  or Amanda Straub, 202-626-3015,


  • Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America
    • Please call for set-up details. Equipment must be pre-set by 4:30am. Satellite truck parking available in Upper Valet lot.
  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement
  • Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary, US Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • Erskine Bowles, Former Co-Chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
  • Trey Grayson, Director, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • John Porcari, Deputy Secretary, US Department of Transportation
  • Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
  • Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio)


  • City Finances
  • Economic Development
  • Energy/Sustainability
  • Transportation Reauthorization
  • Education Reform
  • Ending Homelessness (including veteran homelessness)
  • Combating Youth Violence
  • Broadband Deployment
  • Workforce Development
  • Small Business Development
  • Immigration integration and policy challenges

Date: Monday and Tuesday, March 14 and 15

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, 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