With city leaders confronting major challenges across education, infrastructure, economic development and more, Kansas City will showcase its own progress as the host of NLC’s annual City Summit in 2022.
The booming Midwestern metropolis, which was announced as host of the national conference today, will provide a compelling backdrop for city leaders to tackle trending issues and share governing wisdom. Over 2000 elected officials from across America are expected to attend.
As host, Kansas City will showcase how strategic investments in education and infrastructure have created a thriving business-friendly climate. Visitors will also have the chance to explore the city’s diverse districts, civic landmarks, and wealth of historic cultural assets — including the roots of jazz music.
“We are extremely excited and honored that Kansas City has been chosen to host the National League of Cities’ 2022 City Summit,” said Kansas City Mayor Sly James. “An organization like the NLC has the option of meeting in any city in the country, and we are grateful they selected Kansas City. We look forward to sharing our thriving arts scene, world-class cultural attractions and great hospitality with city leaders from across the U.S. Most of all, we look forward to introducing the NLC to the people of Kansas City.”
Held each year in November, City Summit draws thousands of local elected officials, municipal staff and others in the sector for four days of knowledge-sharing, networking, learning, and growing, all in the name of making America’s cities and towns amazing places to live, work and play. In previous years, host cities have included Charlotte, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh.
This year’s City Summit will take place November 7-10 in Los Angeles, the fast-growing Western metropolis that has gained nationwide attention for its successes in transit investment, workforce development and economic growth. The event schedule includes seminars, mobile workshops, conference sessions, tours, and more. Registration for City Summit 2018 is open now online.
Following Los Angeles, upcoming City Summits will take place in San Antonio, Texas (2019), Tampa, Florida (2020), and Salt Lake City (2021).
About the Author: Sam Warlick is the senior content strategist at the National League of Cities and the editor of CitiesSpeak. He is a Nashville native and lives in Washington, DC.