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City Leaders Convene in Boston for Annual Congress of Cities and Exposition

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities (NLC) will hold its 2012 Congress of Cities and Exposition conference, November 28-December 1 in Boston, MA. The conference brings thousands of city officials together from across the country to share resources and explore the challenges and opportunities facing cities today.

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The conference will offer programs and workshops featuring civic leaders and municipal experts from across the US. Additional highlights include mobile tours showcasing successful and innovative initiatives from the City of Boston, an extensive Exhibit Hall with the latest products and services for municipal governments and the annual City Showcase recognizing the achievements of 27 model civic programs nationwide.

During the conference NLC will also elect its new leadership and approve the organization's National Municipal Policy—a compilation of federal policy positions adopted by NLC membership—at its annual business meeting on Saturday, December 1.

WHO:  This year's General Session speakers include:

  • Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst for TIME
  • William C. Taylor, Founder and founding editor of Fast Company magazine
  • Jen Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America
  • Wes Moore, youth advocate, Army combat veteran, and host of "Beyond Belief"

A full list of presenters can be found at www.nlccongressofcities.org.

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 28 - Saturday, December 1

WHERE:  Boston Convention and Exposition Center
415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

Additional details, information and a full schedule of Congress of Cities events can be found at www.nlccongressofcities.org.

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

SOURCE National League of Cities

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