LOS ANGELES, November 7, 2018 / PRNewswire / – This week, more than 3,800 mayors, councilors and other representatives from all 50 states and the District of Columbia come together Los Angeles for the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 City Summit Conference. In the immediate aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections and with the federal impasse likely to continue, city leaders take action in their own hands and share strategies and solutions to tackle problems such as the affordable housing crisis, investing in infrastructure, fighting the opioid epidemic and building a sustainable future. NLC is the largest and most representative organization for cities, their elected leaders and municipal officials, and advocates for urban priorities in Washington by building strong federal and local partnerships.
On Thursday, November 8, The main programming of City Summit starts with the Opening General Session, with an analysis of the midriffs of 2018 by CNN's Ron Brownstein followed by a chat with fireplace between Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and entrepreneur and business leader Elon Musk. Other notable speakers during the week include former first lady of California and advocate Maria Shriver, Esri CEO Jack Dangermond, CEO of Wells Fargo Tim Sloan, and many others.
"City Summit offers the American city leaders an incredible opportunity to get together, learn from each other and raise our voices about the problems that cities, towns and villages in the country have to face every day," said National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas. "Washington may be divided, but local leaders are united in our responsibility to find solutions to the challenges we face in our communities. From investing in infrastructure to combating the opioid epidemic to adapting to our changing economy, local leadership has never been more important to advance the country. "
City Summit will be closed on Saturday with the annual business meeting of NLC, when the members of the NLC member states will adopt the latest version of the national municipal policy (NMP), which forms the basis for the efforts of NLC for the whole year . A number of research publications will also be released on topics such as universal basic income, veterans and housing for seniors, innovation ecosystems and preparation for the 2020 census.
In its 94th year, City Summit is the annual NLC conference that brings together city leaders from across the country to share, share and hear networks, ideas and solutions from experts and business leaders. In addition to the aforementioned speakers, city leaders can choose from more than 100 educational sessions and networking opportunities and more than a dozen mobile tours with innovative programs around. Los Angeles.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is committed to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and cities, representing more than 218 million Americans. More information on www.nlc.org.
SOURCE National League of Cities