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NLC to Host City Leaders during 2016 Congressional City Conference

March 1, 2016
The National League of Cities will hold its annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 5-9.
During the conference, participants from across the nation will engage and meet with U.S. Senate and House of Representatives members and their staff to discuss federal policy issues of paramount importance to cities and local governments.

This year, the conference will cover a range of topic areas, including:
  • Criminal justice reform;
  • Federal Transportation Authorization Bill;
  • Federal lobbying tips;
  • Economic development; and
  • Climate change. 
League of California Cities President Dennis Michael will be attending the conference along with League Executive Director Chris McKenzie and several members of the League board of directors.

On Tuesday, the League will host a special briefing for U.S. House of Representatives staff on the League’s Federal Priorities with a focus on Transportation. As the House will not be in session during the conference, the League encourages all California attendees to attend the briefing and connect with the staff of the representative. Details are below. While RSVPs for this event are not required, the League would like to have a general count in order to appropriately plan. 
California attendees registered for the NLC Congressional City Conference are invited to attend the following League-hosted events:
League of California Cities Reception
Monday, March 7
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall East Room
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
League of California Cities Priorities Briefing for Congressional Staff
Tuesday, March 8
2:30-3:30 p.m.
1416 Longworth House Office Building
Information on the League’s 2016 Federal Priorities is available online, and additional materials will be released this Wednesday, March 2. Printed materials will be available for lobbying at the reception Monday night.

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