Videos from the 2017 Congressional City Conference

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This is the fourth post in a series highlighting NLC’s 2017 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., March 11-15.

More than 2,400 of the nation’s city officials united in Washington, D.C. this week for NLC’s annual Congressional City Conference. Whether they were first-timers or thirty-year veterans, this video provided everything they needed to know to make the most of the conference:


The Congressional City Conference is the perfect opportunity for city leaders to boost their leadership skills. NLC University offers thoughtfully-crafted seminars at the start of each conference in which participants learn about current resources, develop strategies, build skills, and engage in small group discussions and exercises with peers from other communities. We asked attendees what they looked forward to learning from the NLCU seminars this year:


City leaders came to the conference to defend Community Development Block Grants and fight the cuts to funding sources on which cities depend. We caught up with a few favorite colleagues, like NLC Immediate Past President and Joplin, Missouri, Councilmember Melodee Colbert-Kean, to hear what they had to say about the proposed cuts:


Paul Konz headshotAbout the Author: Paul Konz is the Senior Editor at the National League of Cities.