“Large cities are the engines that propel our country forward. Our markets, our workforces, our transit hubs, and our scientific, educational, medical, and cultural institutions serve the whole country, and the country can only move forward if we all succeed together.
That’s why I was proud to be named Chair of the Large Cities Council, part of the National League of Cities (NLC), and will be attending the NLC’s “Congressional Cities Conference” in Washington, D.C. next week to discuss technology and urban resiliency and urge greater federal support for large cities.
As a member council of NLC, the Large Cities Council is composed of elected officials from cities with a population larger than 200,000. By sharing best practices with peers from around the country, and generating policy ideas and creative solutions to the unique challenges facing large cities, we’ll contribute to progress within the NLC and to the nation at large.
Also named to the Large Cities Council (as Vice Chairs) were Supervisor Jane Kim from San Francisco and Councilmember Brandon Scott of Baltimore. I look forward to working with Supervisor Kim and Councilman Scott to advance the NLC’s urban agenda.”