National League of Cities Convenes to Discuss Affordable Housing and More

May 1, 2018

In partnership with the Chicago City Council, Alderman Laurino and the National League of Cities (NLC) last week convened 15 city council presidents from America’s largest cities to discuss topics including affordable housing, community development and infrastructure needs. By building a peer support network tailored to the needs of city council presidents, speakers and chairpersons, NLC created a platform for these leaders to share strategies and solutions to the unique challenges facing large cities. 

Participating cities included Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.  “I am thrilled to share my city with 14 fellow council presidents from across the county,” said President Pro Tempore Margaret Laurino. “Our citizens rely on us to make the right choices for them and their children every time, every day. This network is one way to share and develop real solutions.” 

NLC is the largest membership and advocacy organization for cities and their leaders, representing the interests of more than 19,000 cities, towns and villages across America. But the vast majority of cities have a population of less than 100,000, with only 47 cities having a population of 400,000 and above, according the U.S. Census Bureau.

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